A Love Story

eBook - 2016
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A cracklingly funny and poignant debut novel about the ways we love, even when we're not at our best. Stacey Lane feels like a monster. Tommy DeMarco is one. Since her husband died eight months ago, Stacey's been a certified mess--a poet who can't write anymore, a good mother who feels like she's failing her kids. She's been trying to redefine herself, to find new boundaries. Tommy has no respect for boundaries. A surprisingly well-read, A-list Hollywood star, Tommy's fallen in love with Stacey's novel-in-verse--a feminist reimagining of Frankenstein, no less. His passion for the book, and eventually its author, will set their lives on a collision course. They'll make a movie, make each other crazy, and make love--but only in secret. And all with a vodka--or wine, or scotch--in hand. As Stacey travels between her humdrum life in the suburbs of Omaha and the glamorous but fleeting escape Tommy provides, what begins as a distracting...
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781101982488
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JCLDebbieF Jul 06, 2017

Maybe I like darker, tormented stories, or maybe it was just written well, but I devoured this book.

Sep 04, 2016

I gave this a solid three stars because I really wanted to know what happened next. The relationship, based on booze and with violence just under the surface, was kind of cringe-worthy. I wouldn't want my daughter or son in this relationship. Still, I grew fond of Tommy and found myself rooting for him in the end. Could we trust the narrator? Tommy's commentary suggested not, but I wasn't sure. Still, I'd give this author another try.

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