Friday, February 01, 2008

Tracey Bateman's You Had Me at Good-bye ~ Reviewed

You Had Me at Good-bye
By Tracey Bateman
Published by Faith Works, Feb 13, 2008
ISBN-10: 0-446-69894-6


When aspiring editorial diva Dancy Ames finds herself unemployed and unattached, is it time to get her head out of other people’s books and pursue her own storybook ending?

Dance Ames had a plan for the future—one that did not involve handsome Brit Jack Quinn swooping in and stealing her dream job at Lane Publishing. Now unemployed, Dancy must find a new career. Coffee barista? Literary agent? Hmm. Maybe she’ll write a novel, featuring a relentless, job-stealing, caffeine-addicted editor who falls in love with a beautiful coffee barista. She's got time on her hands.... But what will she do when it turns out that Jack is interested in her book—and maybe more?


Bateman is one of the best at her genre. While I can quickly get tired of reading about twenty-something girls looking for love, You Had Me at Good-bye kept me turning pages. Bateman’s humor is right on the money and she adds twists worthy of the best mystery writer. Her fresh plot avoids clich├ęs and I laughed out loud numerous times, garnering glares from my husband who was watching TV. Even if you aren’t a regular chick lit reader, you’ve got to read You Had Me at Good-bye.

Reviewed by Ane Mulligan

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