Author: Lisa Daily
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Plume (March 25, 2008)
From the back of the book:
America’s favorite dating expert just found out her husband is cheating. Live. On national TV.
SARASOTA, FL — Darby Vaughn, a small-town girl turned dating guru, has finally landed the life she’s always dreamed of: A handsome, charming husband she’s crazy about, a fabulous home in an exclusive neighborhood, a bestselling dating book, and tax-deductible pedicures.
Thousands of women have attended Darby’s famous Dreamgirl Academy and followed her man-snagging advice, in hopes that their lives will turn out just like hers. But when she finds out her husband is cheating, her publicity-perfect world spins out of control.
Not only is the most humiliating moment in her life splashed across every supermarket tabloid and celebrity gossip show, but her reputation as America’s favorite love expert is shot. Her book sales have tanked, her publisher has canceled the rest of her tour, and her love life has become fodder for late-night TV. To make matters worse, the ex-wife Gigi keeps feeding the media frenzy in hopes of furthering her own reality TV career.
If Darby takes her philandering husband back, she will be breaking her own most cardinal law of relationships (Never stay with a cheater!), and her career will be over. If she sticks to her own rules, she’ll lose the only man she has ever truly loved. As her marriage and career fall apart, Darby learns that even dating experts get their hearts broken, and that when it comes to matters of the heart, none of us are in complete control.
Fantastic book, as soon as I picked it up this book I couldn’t put it down. Managed to finish it in one night, and that’s still getting to sleep on time and doing all my homework. Darby was a lovable character, someone that would hit right to the heart of many women. I found myself groaning out loud when she got herself into more trouble, and cheering her on when she did something amazing. The other characters in this book are realistic, and make me smile thinking about how they match up to my own friends. The whole time I was reading this book I kept thinking about what would happen next, while some parts were predictable, all in all a fantastic story.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5