YOU DROPPED A BLONDE ON ME
This tale of figuring out life after a horrible divorce is wrapped up in a plot that leavens reality with humor, and characters that you can cheer for. The situations are spot on and the character growth one readers can all identify with.
Maxine Cambridge has been downgraded from trophy wife to an unemployable, broke, single mom living with her teenage son at her mom’s retirement village. Her cheating ex has cut off any access to money, she can’t even get a job at the local fast food joint and she’s wearing her mom’s sweats. It seems like things can’t get more humiliating, but they do when she runs into Campbell Barker, her high school chemistry lab partner, who has aged extremely well. Maxine would like to die now, please. But Campbell sees her as smart, funny Max, not the mess that she has become, and he won’t give up on her. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Dec., 368 pp., $15.00)