Estay's third series installment is wickedly funny and will certainly appeal to readers of all ages. Protagonist Angie proves that even a 50-year-old grandmother has the power and the sex appeal to take control of her destiny.

Angie, who's just turned 50, attends a birthday party hosted by her friends and her adult children. She hopes that her relationship with boyfriend Tim will become more serious, and she's annoyed that her ex-husband is a constant presence in her life. When Angie's new boss turns out to be a micro-managing maniac, she decides that she will use her womanly wiles to turn on the charm as she tells him what he can do with the job.

Laugh-out-loud humor ensues as Angie receives unsolicited advice from her friends, her workout buddies and her children about how to fix the difficulties in her personal life and jump-start her career. (Avon trade, Nov., 288 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick