Gone With A Handsomer Man

Gone With A Handsomer Man

Book - 2011
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" Gone with a Handsomer Man is fun, funny, and fabulous!"---Janet Evanovich

Take one out-of-work pastry chef . . .

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.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780312571221
Branch Call Number: WEST
Characteristics: 342 p.

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atnielsen7
May 28, 2013

This novel is hilariously funny. Teeny is a real woman. She's short, slight on the chunky side (with all the right curves; she's a baker after all) with frizzy hair and a penchant for getting into a lot of trouble. She pines for the love of her life (who dumped her for his ex) and kicking herself for not seeing her fiance as the sleazy womanizer that he really was. You feel for her predicament, but she's a fighter and it's easy to cheer her on. The writing is pretty good. While catching a cheating fiance with another woman isn't entirely new, catching him playing naked badminton with two is rather original. Enjoy the book. It's a good ol' fashion mystery who some rather funny recipes.

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bridge1
Jul 01, 2012

Teeny Templeton thought she had it all but her world is turned upside down when she finds the love-of-her life playing naked badminton with two girls. A good, fun read!

jhfortier Oct 20, 2011

Yikes, I couldn't get past the first few chapters. I found the book a bit too chatty, and couldn't sympathize much with Teeny. Another one of those books where the protagonist is in denial about how stunning she is, doesn't realize she's initially dating a complete jerk, doesn't understand why she ever left her One True Love in the first place etc etc.

I'm all for a good dose of chick lit, but it should at least be a bit more original...

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bookpusher
Aug 24, 2011

Found this book by 'following' another reader's "bookshelf"...Super cute book, a real mystery until the end. Teeny is a great character, love all the poison recipes and the vengeance in her....can't wait for the next one. I'm also gonna check out all other books by Michael Lee West (female, fyi)

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anna_d_m
Aug 14, 2011

Cute. An easy read that engages the reader immediately!

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tbruner
Aug 08, 2011

I actually really enjoyed this book and found myself wanting to finish it very quickly. I liked Teeny's character and enjoyed the plot as well. If you are a fan of the Stephanie Plum series, I think you will like this book as well.

debwalker May 29, 2011

Fluffy as a buttermilk biscuit, novelist West's debut mystery features Teeny Templeton, a Charleston baker whose life crumbles after she catches her fiance, Bing, and two "skanks" playing nude badminton. Teeny throws an unripe peach at Bing's "nether region" (who wouldn't?), then becomes the prime suspect when he's found murdered days later. While trying to prove her innocence, she rekindles an old flame, bakes dozens of red velvet cakes and fantasizes about offing people with poisoned desserts. Snappy dialogue adds zing, and Teeny's endearing vulnerability keeps this charming treat from sugar overload.

NZaleske May 09, 2011

It was a cute book

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