Friday, October 23, 2015

Review: The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster

Bridesmaids meets Big Little Lies in a novel told from the alternating perspectives of two women who define the term frenemies—from New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster.

Jacqueline Jordan knows conflict. A fearless journalist, she’s spent the past decade embedded in the world’s hot spots, writing about the fall of nations and the rise of despots. But if you were to inquire about who topped Jack’s enemy list, she’d not hesitate to answer: Kitty Carricoe.

Kitty reigns supreme over the world of carpools and minivans. A SAHM, she spends her days caring for her dentist husband and three towheaded children, running the PTA, and hiding vegetables in deceptively delicious packed lunches.

Kitty and Jack haven’t a single thing in common—except for Sarabeth Chandler, their mutual bestie. Sarabeth and Jack can be tomboys with the best of them, while Sarabeth can get her girly-girl on with Kitty. In fact, the three of them were college friends until the notorious incident when Jack accidentally hooked up with Kitty’s boyfriend…

Yet both women drop everything and rush to Sarabeth’s side when they get the call that her fabulously wealthy husband has perished in a suspicious plane crash. To solve the mystery surrounding his death, Jack and Kitty must bury the hatchet and hit the road for a trip that just may bring them together—if it doesn’t kill them first.

Received for review.

If there is a rule in books it's that Jen Lancaster simply cannot write anything bad and one must immediately simply snap up any new book written by her - which, of course, I did with this, her latest release.

I immediately fell in love with the characters - well, Kitty more than Jack and Sarabeth - and the story.  Its brilliant mix of Chick Lit, mystery, and humor made for a simply delightful read.  It was smart, funny, and really quite touching at several points.  I unashamedly admit that I devoured it in a single day.

Whether you're already a dedicated fan of the author or just looking for something fabulous to read this is the answer.  You really cannot go wrong with it on any level.  I certainly highly, highly recommend it.

★★★★ = Really Liked It

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StephTheBookworm said...

Jen Lancaster is my author obsession so I'm glad you're a fan too. <3 I still need to read this one though!

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