A hilarious tale of girl meets boy, girl falls in lust, girl discovers boy is not playing with a full deck...
When Kas meets William while on safari in South Africa he seems perfect-a gorgeous park ranger, both kind and brave (he saved the tour from certain death by water buffalo). Her two best friends, Max, an endlessly scheming personal trainer, and Libby, a jobless bombshell, would like to get their hands on William...but he's only interested in Kas, an editorial assistant at a struggling New York literary agency who thinks William is out of her league. The two have a fling, and Kas returns home to New York wondering if she'll hear from William again. So when he finally sends an email, she's delighted.
Until she opens it.
The email is not quite the love missive Kas expected. Did she misjudge William? A miscommunication ensues, triggering a rapid-fire series of comic developments that, within days, bring William to New York, now under the impression that Kas has offered him a place to live. As he unveils his big plan to take Manhattan by storm and make his fortune, Kas finally recognizes how limited William's intellectual capabilities are: He makes Kevin Federline look like Albert Einstein.
Readers are along for the outrageous ride as Kas copes with her new roommate's eccentricities, including a preoccupation with the Psychic Friends Network and a passion for collecting Big Apple-themed souvenirs, and the realization that her dream man is a comic nightmare.
"Elaine Szewczyk is smart and funny, and knows that New York bars and African safaris have something important in common: When it comes to dating, it's a jungle out there. If you savor Sophie Kinsella or Lauren Weisberger, you'll want to add her to your reading list."---Chris Bohjalian, author of MIDWIVES, THE DOUBLE BIND, and SKELETONS AT THE FEAST
"Spirited, irreverent, bilious, and above all funny, Elaine Szewczyk's bitter cocktail provides a much-needed antidote for the chick-lit genre..."---Adam Langer, author of Ellington Boulevard, Crossing California, and The Washington Story.
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1 . Good for the price.
Posted October 05, 2010 by El!zal3eth , LouisvilleThis wasn't the greatest book but not the worst either. It has some very funny parts but its hit or miss. One or two chapters would have me hook and then the next two would be womp, womp. I did really enjoy the characters and it was a good casual read that I could read a little and then put down for a few days and come back to. Soooo, if your looking for a casual read this is a great book for you but if your looking for a really good read to lose yourself in then you should look for something else.
2 . Hilarious
Posted September 02, 2010 by Tomica , Durham NCAlot of cussing if bothers you, but the story is hilarious and kept me glued to the book. Well written and just funny. I found myself laughing out loud..(lol) for real.
3 . HIGHlarious
Posted April 29, 2010 by taina , wernersvilleI got this book as a bargain,and I got so much more!! I never laughed so much while reading a book, this should be made into a movie, is super hilarious and funny. Well written and I totally recommend it.
4 . I loved this book!
Posted March 27, 2010 by Traveladam , Copenhagen, DenmarkI bought it as a bargain and got much more than I bargained for! It is extremely funny and well written. It should be made into a movie!
5 . Pretty good for $1.99
Posted March 12, 2010 by Cat C , Paso RoblesGlad I bought this book when it was featured for $1.99! Funny read and good easy-to-follow book. Worth the buy for sure!
6 . funny
Posted March 09, 2010 by dangel , oklahomaThis is a funny quick read. Decent ending. I love Max!
7 . Funny Read
Posted March 02, 2010 by Dominique , NYThis book is quite hilarious and was a very easy read! I totally recommend it
8 . Very Very Funny
Posted March 02, 2010 by WR , NYI have not read a book in a long time that I laughed out loud while reading,I could not bring it out in public to read, (due to laughing out loud). looking foward to this authors next book
9 . Everybody
Posted February 23, 2010 by Myquestion , AnytownUSARating Worth Reading??? Everybody would like to know more about a book before putting money down. Maybe you can help me by answering my questions about this book. First, do the character use explicit (foul) language or take God's name in vain? Next, does this book rely on sexual context to titillate the reader and have little or no story substance? Then, does it have a story line that enriches and leave the read a better person for having spend her/his time in it's pages? Finally, does it stimulate or entertain in an edifying way? Thanks, competition of our time as readers is extremely important and many readers are looking for more.
10 . Glad it was only $1.99
Posted February 21, 2010 by M , BillingsThe beginning was slow and unfortunately did not improve much from there. I muddled through it, but was not very entertained. This is not a book that you read cover to cover without putting it down. I could only read 30-40 pages at a time and then would walk away for a day or so. Glad it was only $1.99 but I still feel I spent too much!
July 23, 2008
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