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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

The Best of Enemies by Jen Lancaster

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.

Hey! Here's my review.

The Best of Enemies starts out with a fluffy chick lit feel, which was all I was expecting when I picked it up. I enjoyed the little snippets of flashbacks showing how the two main characters relationship had developed over the years. Somewhere in the middle, the story twisted and became more of a mystery. The plot thickened, the pace picked up and I found it difficult to put down. Although the two main characters didn't like each other, I liked both of them and was glad I wasn't caught up in their feud. I'd hate to have to choose sides.

This was the first of Jen's books I've read and I'd be interested to see what else she has published. I listened to the audiobook edition. The narrator was fantastic. 


  • Where: Audible
  • Format: audiobook

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