Title: The Love Wars
Author: L. Alison Heller
Length: 352 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade
Rating: 5 Stars
Breaking up is hard to do. At least the first few times.
Even though Molly Grant has only a handful of relationships behind her, she’s already been through more divorces than she can count.
At the premier Manhattan law firm where she’s a matrimonial attorney, the hours are long, the bosses tyrannical, and the bonuses stratospheric. Her clients are rich, famous, and used to getting their way. Molly’s job—and primary concern in life—is to work as hard as possible to make sure they do. Until she meets the client who changes everything...
Fern Walker is the desperate former wife of a ruthless media mogul. Her powerful ex is slowly pushing her out of her young children’s lives, and she fears losing them forever. Molly—haunted by an incident from her own past—finds herself unable to walk away from Fern and sets out to help her. She just needs to do it without her bosses finding out.
Now, as complications both professional and personal stack up, Molly can only hope that her own wits, heart, and instincts are enough—both in and out of court -Goodreads
This is a case of an author doing a wonderful job writing what she knows. L. Heller has hit the nail on the "shamelessly readable chick-lit" head. Coupling her experiences as an attorney with a quick witted and true to life writing style; this book's author has achieved a story that is the perfect blend of "The Devil Wears Prada" meets "Boston Legal".
Molly Grant is the girl to root for. The minnow in the legal shark tank that is Bacon and Payne. When she decides that she has had enough of the mindless paper pushing afforded her in the corporate division, opting instead to test the waters at the matrimonial end of the pool...things really get interesting.
The thing that makes this read one to love is the fact that Molly never loses sight of who she is. On the contrary, she uses her moral compass to beat the players at their own game.
This is also a read that while extremely intellectual in it's content, is very easy to read and in some cases highly informative to the layperson.
This is a story for the lovers of quirky characters, fast paced plot lines, and that irresistible "never say die" spirit found in every great underdog.
There's even that ever present chick-lit bow at the end that ties everything up so nicely.
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