Otherwise Engaged: A Novel

Otherwise Engaged: A Novel

Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They?re young, in love, and newly engaged. But when Gabe sells his first novel?a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia?and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can?t help but feel like the third wheel. To make matters worse, Talia reappears in Gabe?s life, eager to capitalize on t Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They?re young, in love, and newly engaged. But when Gabe sells his f...

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Title:Otherwise Engaged: A Novel
Author:Lindsey J. Palmer
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:151073239X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Otherwise Engaged: A Novel Reviews

  • Jessica
    Feb 27, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

    Such a wonderful book, I finished it in just two days! As someone who recently went through a whirlwind engagement and marriage, I love how the author captured the highs and lows of a modern day engagement. This was a really fun read, with an incredibly sweet, touching, and unexpected ...

  • Libby
    Feb 26, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

  • Lindsey Erickson
    Jan 04, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

  • Meredith Schorr
    Aug 04, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

  • Laurie
    Feb 25, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

  • Amy
    Feb 23, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

  • MissBecka
    Jan 12, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

  • Justina
    Nov 28, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

    Such a wonderful book, I finished it in just two days! As someone who recently went through a whirlwind engagement and marriage, I love how the author captured the highs and lows of a modern day engagement. This was a really fun read, with an incredibly sweet, touching, and unexpected ...

    I wanted to like this book from the synopsis, however it missed the mark for me. I just couldn't engage with any of the characters and found myself skimming over chunks of each chapter. This book was just a miss for me. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    Typical chic lit....but that?s not a bad thing. The ending isn?t necessarily typical and I really liked that. It?s easy to tell where this book is heading but it?s a a light, fun read. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC! ...

    Really, really enjoyed this book! It was cute, relatable, and also pretty realistic portrait of relationships and friendships. Molly is 30 years old and has been in a long-term relationship with her aspiring writer boyfriend, Gabe. She's successful at her job as an HR Recruiting Ma...

  • Nichole
    Jan 10, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

  • Karen
    May 03, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

  • Lisa Schneider
    Oct 14, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

    Such a wonderful book, I finished it in just two days! As someone who recently went through a whirlwind engagement and marriage, I love how the author captured the highs and lows of a modern day engagement. This was a really fun read, with an incredibly sweet, touching, and unexpected ...

    I wanted to like this book from the synopsis, however it missed the mark for me. I just couldn't engage with any of the characters and found myself skimming over chunks of each chapter. This book was just a miss for me. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    Typical chic lit....but that?s not a bad thing. The ending isn?t necessarily typical and I really liked that. It?s easy to tell where this book is heading but it?s a a light, fun read. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC! ...

    Really, really enjoyed this book! It was cute, relatable, and also pretty realistic portrait of relationships and friendships. Molly is 30 years old and has been in a long-term relationship with her aspiring writer boyfriend, Gabe. She's successful at her job as an HR Recruiting Ma...

    I received an Advanced Review Copy of Otherwise Engaged from the Publisher Skyhorse Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What It?s About: This book tells the story of a young newly engaged couple, where the boy, Gabe, has just written an explosive new boo...

    I received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. My opinions are my own. This is the story of Molly and Gabe who recently got engaged. Here is the thing Gabe is an aspiring author who wrote a book loosely based on his past relationship. He presents the boo...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Molly is on top of the world. She has a great boyfriend, Gabe, and a job that pays the bills. It all goes down hill when Gabe proposes to her. The dominoes start to fall one at a time. When Gabe gets a novel about his ...

  • Janilyn Kocher
    Dec 22, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

    Such a wonderful book, I finished it in just two days! As someone who recently went through a whirlwind engagement and marriage, I love how the author captured the highs and lows of a modern day engagement. This was a really fun read, with an incredibly sweet, touching, and unexpected ...

    I wanted to like this book from the synopsis, however it missed the mark for me. I just couldn't engage with any of the characters and found myself skimming over chunks of each chapter. This book was just a miss for me. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. ...

  • Susan Peterson
    Mar 11, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

  • Kathleen Gray
    Feb 24, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

  • Nicole Altherr
    Apr 24, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

  • Hristina
    Feb 12, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

  • Seth Palmer
    Feb 24, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

  • Kaitlyn Joy
    Apr 01, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

    Such a wonderful book, I finished it in just two days! As someone who recently went through a whirlwind engagement and marriage, I love how the author captured the highs and lows of a modern day engagement. This was a really fun read, with an incredibly sweet, touching, and unexpected ...

    I wanted to like this book from the synopsis, however it missed the mark for me. I just couldn't engage with any of the characters and found myself skimming over chunks of each chapter. This book was just a miss for me. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    Typical chic lit....but that?s not a bad thing. The ending isn?t necessarily typical and I really liked that. It?s easy to tell where this book is heading but it?s a a light, fun read. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC! ...

    Really, really enjoyed this book! It was cute, relatable, and also pretty realistic portrait of relationships and friendships. Molly is 30 years old and has been in a long-term relationship with her aspiring writer boyfriend, Gabe. She's successful at her job as an HR Recruiting Ma...

    I received an Advanced Review Copy of Otherwise Engaged from the Publisher Skyhorse Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What It?s About: This book tells the story of a young newly engaged couple, where the boy, Gabe, has just written an explosive new boo...

  • Elizabeth
    Dec 30, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

  • Julia | gameofreading
    Apr 03, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

  • Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves
    Mar 01, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

  • Laura Yamin
    Nov 29, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

    Such a wonderful book, I finished it in just two days! As someone who recently went through a whirlwind engagement and marriage, I love how the author captured the highs and lows of a modern day engagement. This was a really fun read, with an incredibly sweet, touching, and unexpected ...

    I wanted to like this book from the synopsis, however it missed the mark for me. I just couldn't engage with any of the characters and found myself skimming over chunks of each chapter. This book was just a miss for me. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    Typical chic lit....but that?s not a bad thing. The ending isn?t necessarily typical and I really liked that. It?s easy to tell where this book is heading but it?s a a light, fun read. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC! ...

    Really, really enjoyed this book! It was cute, relatable, and also pretty realistic portrait of relationships and friendships. Molly is 30 years old and has been in a long-term relationship with her aspiring writer boyfriend, Gabe. She's successful at her job as an HR Recruiting Ma...

    I received an Advanced Review Copy of Otherwise Engaged from the Publisher Skyhorse Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What It?s About: This book tells the story of a young newly engaged couple, where the boy, Gabe, has just written an explosive new boo...

    I received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. My opinions are my own. This is the story of Molly and Gabe who recently got engaged. Here is the thing Gabe is an aspiring author who wrote a book loosely based on his past relationship. He presents the boo...

  • nicole
    Jul 24, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

  • Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice)
    Feb 24, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

  • Michelle
    Jan 12, 2019

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

  • Laura
    Nov 10, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

    Such a wonderful book, I finished it in just two days! As someone who recently went through a whirlwind engagement and marriage, I love how the author captured the highs and lows of a modern day engagement. This was a really fun read, with an incredibly sweet, touching, and unexpected ...

    I wanted to like this book from the synopsis, however it missed the mark for me. I just couldn't engage with any of the characters and found myself skimming over chunks of each chapter. This book was just a miss for me. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    Typical chic lit....but that?s not a bad thing. The ending isn?t necessarily typical and I really liked that. It?s easy to tell where this book is heading but it?s a a light, fun read. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC! ...

    Really, really enjoyed this book! It was cute, relatable, and also pretty realistic portrait of relationships and friendships. Molly is 30 years old and has been in a long-term relationship with her aspiring writer boyfriend, Gabe. She's successful at her job as an HR Recruiting Ma...

    I received an Advanced Review Copy of Otherwise Engaged from the Publisher Skyhorse Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What It?s About: This book tells the story of a young newly engaged couple, where the boy, Gabe, has just written an explosive new boo...

    I received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. My opinions are my own. This is the story of Molly and Gabe who recently got engaged. Here is the thing Gabe is an aspiring author who wrote a book loosely based on his past relationship. He presents the boo...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Molly is on top of the world. She has a great boyfriend, Gabe, and a job that pays the bills. It all goes down hill when Gabe proposes to her. The dominoes start to fall one at a time. When Gabe gets a novel about his ...

    Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They're young, in love, and newly engaged. But when Gabe sells his first novel?a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia?and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can't help but feel like the third whe...

    Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They're young, in love, and newly engaged. But then Gabe sells his first book. The book about his relationship with his ex Talia and quickly becomes a national sensation. You can see where this is going... To make matters worse, Talia re...

  • Mindy
    Nov 13, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

    Such a wonderful book, I finished it in just two days! As someone who recently went through a whirlwind engagement and marriage, I love how the author captured the highs and lows of a modern day engagement. This was a really fun read, with an incredibly sweet, touching, and unexpected ...

    I wanted to like this book from the synopsis, however it missed the mark for me. I just couldn't engage with any of the characters and found myself skimming over chunks of each chapter. This book was just a miss for me. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    Typical chic lit....but that?s not a bad thing. The ending isn?t necessarily typical and I really liked that. It?s easy to tell where this book is heading but it?s a a light, fun read. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC! ...

    Really, really enjoyed this book! It was cute, relatable, and also pretty realistic portrait of relationships and friendships. Molly is 30 years old and has been in a long-term relationship with her aspiring writer boyfriend, Gabe. She's successful at her job as an HR Recruiting Ma...

    I received an Advanced Review Copy of Otherwise Engaged from the Publisher Skyhorse Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What It?s About: This book tells the story of a young newly engaged couple, where the boy, Gabe, has just written an explosive new boo...

    I received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. My opinions are my own. This is the story of Molly and Gabe who recently got engaged. Here is the thing Gabe is an aspiring author who wrote a book loosely based on his past relationship. He presents the boo...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Molly is on top of the world. She has a great boyfriend, Gabe, and a job that pays the bills. It all goes down hill when Gabe proposes to her. The dominoes start to fall one at a time. When Gabe gets a novel about his ...

    Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They're young, in love, and newly engaged. But when Gabe sells his first novel?a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia?and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can't help but feel like the third whe...

  • Lauren Paulos
    Dec 17, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

  • Melissa Thomas
    Dec 16, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...

    Gabe and Molly are a young couple living the artsy life in New York. Gabe writing his novel, waiting tables at night; Molly at a practical monotonous desk job to pay the bills. Patiently waiting to actually feel like a grown up, mesmerized as their friends marry and get pregnant. When ...

    so ive finished the book, and i have to say i was so angry while reading it. i HATED gabe most of the time, and could totally relate to and understand why molly acted the way she did. if my FIANCE had written a book about an amazing, lustful, exciting relationship inspired by his EX gi...

    Molly and Gabe have been together for two years, they're on a romantic getaway for their anniversary and he has a surprise for her; there's a beautiful view in a remote clearing, sparkling wine and a love poem - not the proposal she was secretly hoping for. Back home from their brea...

    Thanks to Skyhorse Publishing for an advanced copy of this book. Y?all know I?m not normally big on the rom-com style brain candy books?they can easily venture into cheesy for me. But, there have been two over the past few months I?ve actually liked (How to Walk Away and One...

    Messy relationships. Complex characters. Compelling story. Honest friendships. Witty dialogue. Heartfelt emotions. All of these elements combine to create this novel about a young woman whose life becomes very unsettled after she becomes engaged. Molly finds it hard to focus on her upc...

    Lindsey J. Palmer takes her heroine, Molly, and puts her through all manner of hijinks and hilarity, desperately hoping that Molly will grow up in the process. It begins with Molly expecting her longtime boyfriend Gabe to propose to her. He doesn?t. Gabe has a book to finish, one ...

    Thanks to NG for an ARC. A book within a book, now there is a book that peaks my interest. While I did have problems relating to the characters and felt like there were a few things that were skipped over and/or left out, I give it 2.5 stars because I stayed engaged in the story. The e...

    3.5 stars - fun, quick read. I always like a book inside a book! ...

    I really enjoyed this book and it evoked a lot of feelings. How would I feel if my fiancÚ wrote a book inspired by an earlier relationship? Would I be jealous? Insecure? Doubt his feelings for me? Yes, I think I would. Even the strongest relationships can be rattled by something like ...

    Thank you to NetGalley, Skyhorse, and Lindsey Palmer for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me. Like: - The character of Sam - she?s unsure about life, but she tells it like it is - It?s a character study - The storylines with Molly?s mom ? so s...

    I really enjoyed this book! It was so unique, almost like a backwards love story! When Molly's boyfriend finally proposes, she thinks she has everything she's ever wanted: the guy, the job, the future. Everything feels perfect until her fiancÚ's debut novel gains popularity and eve...

    3.5 stars, but rounding up, as I did enjoy this book. I found myself very conflicted throughout on how the main characters feelings and reactions to her fiancÚs ?fictional? novel impacted her. Plus, the ending continues to make you think. ...

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I ended up really enjoying it. The characters seemed very authentic and relatable to me, and I could see myself being friends with women like Molly, Sam, and Kirsten in real life. Also, I usually hate when stories have ambiguous endings,...

    What would you do if your boyfriend wrote an explicit novel about his relationship with his ex? AND if it then became a best seller? That's what happens to Molly when Gabe's book about Talia is published. Molly spins and spins and then she implodes. How much you like this will depend o...

    Such a wonderful book, I finished it in just two days! As someone who recently went through a whirlwind engagement and marriage, I love how the author captured the highs and lows of a modern day engagement. This was a really fun read, with an incredibly sweet, touching, and unexpected ...

    I wanted to like this book from the synopsis, however it missed the mark for me. I just couldn't engage with any of the characters and found myself skimming over chunks of each chapter. This book was just a miss for me. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. ...

    Typical chic lit....but that?s not a bad thing. The ending isn?t necessarily typical and I really liked that. It?s easy to tell where this book is heading but it?s a a light, fun read. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC! ...

  • Char (1RadReader59)
    Dec 26, 2018

    Molly was a wonderful character! She was meticulous, paranoid, funny, heartwarming and slightly bananas. I really enjoyed getting to know her and becoming immersed in her whirlwind of a life. This had a fantastic support of both side characters and stories to keep me intrigued. Norma...

    I struggled to get through this one. I really hated all of the characters and I just didn?t desire to get back inside of their brains so I found myself avoiding reading. This is a story of an insecure woman that makes assumption after assumption about her fiancÚ and experiences a se...

    I tried to read this book a few times before I finally managed to get through it. Don't get me wrong, the plot is well paced. The writing style is great, it flows well and it's not tiring. The story itself is fairly interesting and intriguing. And the entire concept of a book within a...

    Fun read, while also beautifully written and compelling. Highly recommend!! ...

    Fun premise. Beautifully written. I tore through it in two sittings to discover what would happen to our protagonist. ...

    Oh my gosh. It took me a little while to get into this book - even though the characters were well written, they didn't grab me. The book starts off with this couple who go out camping and then the girl is disappointed that they don't get engaged. Pretty boring so far. But it gets so m...

    Talk about a storyline that gets into heads of its characters as they go through major meltdowns in their lives. As the reader, you see their private turmoil as well as sometimes their very public and embarrassing turmoil?s. Relationships are not easy under the ideal of circumst...