Time Off For Good Behavior Kindle Edition
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Wanda's gonna live forever.
For Wanda Lane, life has been one long string of screw-ups. Her abusive ex-husband keeps threatening to kill her, she just lost her crappy job, and a head injury (sustained while diving off the witness stand to attack an obnoxious attorney) has left her hearing phantom music no one else can hear. It isn't until she hits the rock bottom of her bottle of scotch that she begins to wonder if maybe -- just maybe -- the problem is her.
On her pothole-ridden path to becoming a decent human being, she makes friends with Elizabeth, a single mother looking for her own solid ground; Father Gregory, the patient priest who counsels Wanda, even though she's not technically Catholic; and Walter, a Jimmy-Stewart-ish lawyer who is smart, sexy and single... and so far out of Wanda's league that she thinks he must have been sent from God as one last punishment for her past transgressions. Can an angry, lost woman find her way back from failure, or are second chances the stuff of myth?
Wanda's gonna find out.
You may want to move out of her way.
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- ASIN : B008601QWM
- Publisher : StoryWonk; 4th edition (May 23, 2012)
- Publication date : May 23, 2012
- Language: : English
- File size : 2011 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 260 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #741,634 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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You know how sometimes it takes quite a while to get into a book? Well, this was NOT one of those stories. Right from the start I was captivated by Wanda's first person narrative and her biting, sarcastic humor. Wanda is a little...well, trashy is the word that comes to mind. She drinks too much, she's rude and frankly Wanda is her own worst enemy. As the story moves along we learn why Wanda acts the way she does, and there's a surprisingly dark side to this otherwise light and funny story.
As much as I enjoyed this, there came a point where Wanda got to be just too much. Too much sarcasm, too much self-pity and too much all around "woe is me" behavior. Frankly, I found it hard to believe that a man like Walter would even be interested in her in the first place, never mind be willing to put up with all her baggage. Overall it was an entertaining story and I would recommend it for the humor, not for the romance. Walter's character is too vague and insubstantial to be a plausible romantic interest for the hot mess that is Wanda.
"And then Bill O'Reilly came on, and I realized the whole world was a bottomless pit of crap, just like I'd always known" - Wanda Lane
Some strong language and mild sexual content
Wanda is badly injured in an accident and winds up in a coma. When Wanda comes to, her life falls apart. She loses her job. Her loser, abusive ex is coming back to see her. And to cap it off, she's turned down by a really, really nice guy. Instead of foul-mouthing and wise-cracking her way through the rest of her life, Wanda takes a serious look at her life, with the help of friends and acquaintances, and tries to get to the roots of why she is this way and what she can do to improve things. That's when I started to like Wanda. She is just as confused about things as the rest of us. She doesn't have all the answers, she can't tell you how to fix it, but she's darned sure going to give it a try.
This is an outstanding book, well written, with likable characters and a story that hangs together well. You'll wind up liking Wanda. A lot.
Top reviews from other countries
Wanda decides, after years of what she sees as 'messing up', to clean up her act and improve her life. Lots of people help her and these characters are well developed, giving us an insight into how Wanda has allowed her life to become such a mess. When she finally plucks up the courage to do things she has avoided for many years, we see Wanda's life from the prospective of others and this is what makes it thought provoking.
The romance wasn't ultra romantic or ultra hot, but it was believable and I was left feeling that they would probably live HEA, or as happy as any marriage could be.
It's not short and you can't skim any of it if you want to understand what is going on, but it is worth the effort.