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Gone with a Handsomer Man Hardcover – April 12, 2011
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"Gone With A Handsomer Man is fun, funny, and fabulous." --Janet Evanovich
"West's diverting debut plays nice variations on several mystery subgenres—Southern, romantic, screwball, culinary.... Readers will look forward to more helpings of Teeny Templeton."
"Warm, funny page-turner. Teeny is a delightful heroine and Charleston, S.C.’s historic district is the ideal setting."
--RT Book Reviews
“A fresh, funny and delightfully flawed heroine that you’ll fall in love with from the get go. Teeny is a trouble magnet, and it is wholly diverting to follow her tumbling joyride through bad men and good recipes. By turns sweet and surprising, it’s a wonderful, quirky escape.” --Joshilyn Jackson, NYT bestselling author of Backseat Saints
“Great cook --- though reluctant detective --- Teeny Templeton keeps the pot bubbling as she dishes out pathos, humor, and intrigue in equal measure... A delicious début to this new series.” --Lee Smith, NYT Bestselling author of The Last Girls
"A story as delicious as the food she describes... sprinkled with startling insights... soaked with humor, mystery and redemption." --Patti Callahan Henry, NYT Bestselling author of Driftwood Summer
About the Author
Michael Lee West is the author of six novels, including Crazy Ladies, Mad Girls in Love, American Pie, and She Flew the Coop, as well as a food memoir, Consuming Passions. She lives with her husband on a farm in Lebanon, Tennessee, with three bratty Yorkshire terriers, a Chinese crested, assorted donkeys, chickens, sheep, and African Pygmy goats. Her faithful dog Zap was the inspiration of a character in Mermaids in the Basement.
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I liked the main character, Teeny, though I found it hard to believe that she would count her lies but find it totally appropriate to sleep with a guy mere days after her finance is found dead. And don't even get me started on the repeated phrase after having sex of, "She felt a vague soreness between her legs." Barf and double barf. Additionally the whole love triangle thing was not needed. Are we expected to believe that her new boyfriend's estranged wife would show up on the scene, beg her rival to leave her husband alone so they can get back together, then eventually leave without putting up a fight for the husband she claims to adore? It is these inconsistencies that knock this book down to the beach read only category.
Well, during the tornadoes, we had no power, no internet and no cable. Thank goodness, my kindle was all charged up, and waiting for me was, Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West.
It was everything I needed at that moment. It totally lured me in from the very beginning. It was the perfect combination of romance, mystery, chick lit, some food...everything I love! In addition, the writing was everything I have come to expect from Michael Lee West.
Some of my favorite lines:
All I ever wanted in life was true love, a set of copper cookware, and the perfect recipe for red velvet cake.
I fixed him with my blandest expression - not cold, because I didn't want to send coldness. I wanted to send blankness. I () you.
I cannot wait for more in the Teeny Templeton series, I can tell that this will be one that I will anxiously await each new book!