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She was the perfect party-planning, haute-to-the max trophy wife. Now Maxine Cambridge is broke, unemployable and living with her mother and teenage son in a retirement village, with her self-esteem kicked to the curb.
Until her geeky former classmate Campbell Barker returns, all grown-up- and off-the-scale smokin’ hot. Campbell refuses to believe Max isn’t that smart, funny girl he’s crushed on since high school. The more Max tries to show him he’s wrong, the more she rediscovers her long-retired mojo. Now, she’s ready to throw down some payback on her ex-life and fight for what she deserves…
Max Cambridge was totally in love when she signed a prenup, now Max is totally broke thanks to that very same ironclad prenup. It’s one hell of a messy divorce, so much so Max is forced to move in with her mother…in a retirement village…with her son. Because every good rich man knows to leave his ex with nadda. Max is in for it, especially since she’s never set foot in a Walmart before never mind having to apply to a job at a fast food restaurant.
Whats worse? Applying to said job at fast food resturant, making a scene & running into someone you know from high school. Even worse, he’s hot hot hot. With Campbell’s help, can Max return to her old self? Can she get her mojo back?
You Dropped A Blonde On Me is the first book in Dakota Cassidy’s Ex Trophy Wives Series and her first contemporary romance.
I was a bit leery reading a contemp, especially by Dakota Cassidy. I started reading again with “chick lit” and when I jumped into paranormals, Mrs. Cassidy was one of my firsts. I was slightly afraid it wouldn’t live up to Mrs. Cassidy’s paranormals, in terms of the snark & the quick wit. When I was reading “chick lit” I felt like many of the female characters were pretty stupid and blind. Thank all that is unholy, not only did Mrs. Cassidy stay true to the snark & the quick wit, she surpassed my expectations.
Max is made of awesome, but here’s a secret for you all. Max is loosely based on Mrs. Cassidy & her divorce. No wonder I liked Max, she might be down & out for a bit, but she picks herself up & keeps on going. Did I mention she snarks? Oh does she snark! Did I also mention there is a character named Seamus? *snort*
The only difference I found between Mrs. Cassidy’s paranormals is there isn’t as much pop culture references in her contemp, as there is in the paranormals. It doesn’t make a difference at all, just the only difference I noticed. Her tone doesn’t change at all, thank the gods and goddesses or snark.
Snark, thy name is Dakota Cassidy. No matter which genre she’s writing, Dakota Cassidy tells good story. I may even have sniffeled a little iddy bit. But don’t tell anyone!
By the way, you can read the first chapter of YDABOM on Mrs. Cassidy’s website!