The Best of Enemies

Finished The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

Bridesmaids meets The In-Laws in a novel told from the alternating perspectives of two women who define the term frenemies—from New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster.

Jacqueline Jordan knows conflict. A fearless journalist, she’s spent the past decade embedded in the world’s hot spots, writing about the fall of nations and the rise of despots. But if you were to inquire about who topped Jack’s enemy list, she’d not hesitate to answer: Kitty Carricoe.

Kitty reigns supreme over the world of carpools and minivans. A SAHM, she spends her days caring for her dentist husband and three towheaded children, running the PTA, and hiding vegetables in deceptively delicious packed lunches.

Kitty and Jack haven’t a single thing in common—except for Sarabeth Chandler, their mutual bestie. Sarabeth and Jack can be tomboys with the best of them, while Sarabeth can get her girly-girl on with Kitty. In fact, the three of them were college friends until the notorious frat party incident, when Jack accidentally hooked up with Kitty’s boyfriend…

Yet both women drop everything and rush to Sarabeth’s side when they get the call that her fabulously wealthy husband has perished in a suspicious boating accident. To solve the mystery surrounding his death, Jack and Kitty must bury the hatchet and hit the road for a trip that just may bring them together—if it doesn’t kill them first.”

This book is ridiculously funny.  I couldn’t begin to tell you how many times I laughed out loud.

Kitty is a mean girl except now she’s actually grown up and is just sort of a bitch.  Her heart’s in the right place—well, sort of—but she is just relentlessly catty (appropriate, I guess, given her name).  And Jack is the exact opposite.  She’s not catty but she’s abrupt and rude.  There’s no way the two of them can ever get along…until they have to.  And then they accidentally become really great friends.

Jen Lancaster is better known for her series of memoirs, but I love her novels.  (And every time I read one, I remember how much I really need to binge-read her memoirs.)



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