Gone With A Handsomer Man

Gone With A Handsomer Man

Book - 2011
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Teeny Templeton, aspiring Charleston, S.C., pastry chef, is looking forward to her marriage to Bing Jackson, until she catches him playing nude badminton with a pair of lovely ladies. Teeny's throwing unripe peaches at the three results in an assault charge, probation, and a restraining order problems that pale after Teeny finds Bing dead a few days later and she becomes the prime murder suspect.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780312571221
Branch Call Number: WEST
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 25 cm


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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.

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...

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)

Aug 14, 2011

Cute. An easy read that engages the reader immediately!

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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