Patron Recommendation: Gone With a Handsomer Man – Michael Lee West
Teeny Templeton believes that her life is finally on track. She’s getting married, she’s baking her own wedding cake, and she’s leaving her troubled past behind. And then? She finds her fiancé playing naked badminton with a couple of gorgeous, skanky chicks.
Add a whole lot of trouble . . .
Needless to say, the wedding is off. Adding insult to injury, her fiancé slaps a restraining order on her. When he’s found dead a few days later, all fingers point to Teeny.
And stir like crazy!
Her only hope is through an old boyfriend-turned-lawyer, the guy who broke her heart a decade ago. But dredging up the past brings more than skeletons out of the closet, and Teeny doesn’t know who she can trust. With evidence mounting and the heat turning up, Teeny must also figure out where to live, how to support herself, how to clear her name, and how to protect her heart.”
I have just finished reading Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael West and truly enjoyed it. If you are looking for Shakespeare, forget about this book. However, if you are just looking for an out and out fun read, then you have found it with this book. Having grown up in the greater Boston area I could see where people outside of the Southeast might find the characters unbelievable, but having lived in Charleston, SC for close to twenty years, I can attest to the authenticity of these characters. In fact, I actually told two women, aka Southern Bells or should I say “Southern Cuckoos” who I work with, Ms. Sheri Harmon and Ms. Nina Johnson-West, that they had to read this book as I could definitely picture them throughout some of these pages. So, if you want a good laugh and some out and out entertainment be sure to check out Gone with a Handsomer Man.
Reviewed by Ruth Fortini