Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Book of the day: "Inappropriate Men"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"Inappropriate Men" by Stacey Ballis:
Sidney Stein has come undone, but who's going to pick up the pieces?

After eight years, the passion has evaporated from Sidney Stein's marriage. Her husband seems disinterested and Sidney, always flirtatious, begins to turn her attentions elsewhere. But surely, Sidney could've chosen more wisely than a man more than 20 years her senior? Wait - it gets worse. He's also married. And here's the coup de grĂ¢ce - he's a partner in her father's law firm.

One would think that Sidney couldn't make a worse choice - but perhaps that's what makes it all seem so right.
(Summary courtesy of StaceyBallis.com.)

Melissa A:
I had read, and loved, two books by Ms. Ballis prior to reading "Inappropriate Men." However, this one took the cake. Sidney is down to earth and not afraid to display her flaws. I found myself cheering for and sympathizing with her throughout the entire story. Plus, Ms. Ballis' descriptions of food made me super hungry!

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22 comments:

Laura Kay said...

This sounds really cute!

S.Sabia said...

I have a couple of her books on my to-read list. I'm happy to add this one as well!
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

Sounds good!

Kathy Holmes said...

One of my favorite chick lit books and my favorite of Stacey Ballis - love that book! Need to find more like this.

Cathy said...

I would love to read Stacey Ballis! Anyone whose bffs with Jen Lancaster must have a great sense of humor.

Sherry said...

Love Stacy Ballis--:Good Enough to eat" and would love to read more of her work.

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shazjera said...

Haven't read this book but sounds interesting - one for the list! I probably wouldn't have checked it out without your 'Book of the day' !

jennysararyan said...

so many books, so little time....sigh.

Margie said...

I'd like to see how this one turns out!
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Teresa said...

I loved Good Enough to Eat. I'll have to check this one out for sure. I love the cover.

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Kat said...

This sounds like an interesting read! I have enjoyed so many of the authors CLC has introduced me to!

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Nina said...

I haven't heard of this author before! This sounds like a really good read, and will definitely have to add her to my to-read list! New to this blog btw, and am loving it! Congrats on the anniversary ;)

Linda Kish said...

I love the title

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Kirsten McElroy said...

Go Sidney!! If your man is significantly older than you and your relationship seems "inappropriate" to some, ignore them and go with your heart! I haven't read the book yet, but I'm hoping that Stacey Ballis writes a happy ending for Sidney.

Tiffany said...

Interesting! I was unware of this one. It looks like a good read!
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Jeryl M. said...

Love the title. There must be plenty of those out there.

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Margaret said...

Another one with a coffee on the cover. Love it!

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Krystal Lynn said...

Really interested in this. Thanks for all these books! I wouldn't even know about half of them!

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Tiffany Drew said...

I have yet to read any of her books, but I have a few on my wish list. I will keep my eyes open for them :) They all look like pretty good reads.

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Bec said...

I would like to read this, the description (and reviews) sell it well

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Sarah said...

I love the cover:)

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