Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster

The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster
Hardcover and e-book, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by NAL

Bridesmaids meets The In-Laws in a novel told from the alternating perspectives of two women who define the term frenemies—from New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster.

Jacqueline Jordan knows conflict. A fearless journalist, she’s spent the past decade embedded in the world’s hot spots, writing about the fall of nations and the rise of despots. But if you were to inquire about who topped Jack’s enemy list, she’d not hesitate to answer: Kitty Carricoe.

Kitty reigns supreme over the world of carpools and minivans. A SAHM, she spends her days caring for her dentist husband and three towheaded children, running the PTA, and hiding vegetables in deceptively delicious packed lunches.

Kitty and Jack haven’t a single thing in common—except for Sarabeth Chandler, their mutual bestie. Sarabeth and Jack can be tomboys with the best of them, while Sarabeth can get her girly-girl on with Kitty. In fact, the three of them were college friends until the notorious frat party incident, when Jack accidentally hooked up with Kitty’s boyfriend…

Yet both women drop everything and rush to Sarabeth’s side when they get the call that her fabulously wealthy husband has perished in a suspicious boating accident. To solve the mystery surrounding his death, Jack and Kitty must bury the hatchet and hit the road for a trip that just may bring them together—if it doesn’t kill them first.

My thoughts about The Best of Enemies ~~ 

What a hilarious look at friends and the lengths those friends will go for each other, even when they are nothing alike. Jacqueline and Kitty are complete opposites but they come together to support their mutual friend, Sarabeth, when her husband is killed in a boating accident.

The characters in The Best of Enemies are all wonderfully written. First there is Kitty, a mother of three, who is completely devoted to creating the best life for her family. She actually hides vegetables in everything she can think of, even broccoli in the chicken nuggets. Then there is Jacqueline, or Jack as she prefers to be called, who travels all over the world reporting on the conflicts and troubles she witnesses. She is the worldly one and the two of them are nothing alike and quite honestly, can't stand each other. But then there is Sarabeth, the one who draws them together. 

Watching Kitty and Jack try to get along, for Sarabeth's sake, is hilarious. I think the parts that I enjoyed the most where when Jack and Kitty were together and they threw their insults back and forth to each other. 

The Best of Enemies is the first Jen Lancaster book that I have read. I am familiar with her and know that she has a great sense of humor and now I 'get it' as to why she is such a popular author. She is a hoot and it comes out in the characters she writes about. I am definitely going to be reading more of her books and I will be anticipating her new releases.   

Thank you to First to Read for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

About the author 

Jen Lancaster is the author of her own memoirs including: Bitter is the New Black, Bright Lights, Big Ass, Such A Pretty Fat, Pretty in Plaid, My Fair Lazy, and the newest: Jeneration X

She has also dabbled with fiction in her first book, If You Were Here.

If you want to read a really funny bio - in Jen's own words - check out the bio page on her website. click here.]

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1 comment:

  1. I just read this book too and enjoyed it. Like you, I also received access via First-to-Read. I love that site!


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