Book Reviews of Suddenly Single (Flipside)

Suddenly Single (Flipside)
Suddenly Single - Flipside
Author: Millie Criswell
ISBN-13: 9780373441952
ISBN-10: 0373441959
Publication Date: 8/1/2004
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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I am a fan of the Flipside series and am sad to see it be discontinued. I have never read a bad book in the series, and recommend them all! :)
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A short, hilarious, sexy romance about Lisa Morelli Mackenzie and her husband, who vows to win her back after she leaves him. Too many uses of the word "sh," but otherwise thoroughly entertaining. Sequel to Staying Single.
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A fun and witty read!
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Could not put this book down
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Unable to cope with her dangerously seductive new husband's uptight family, Lisa Morelli is back home. Too bad there's no peace there, either! Lisa vows to stick to her newly single life, despite every female relative's despair at letting a catch slip away (after all, she's hitting spinsterhood-at 27!) But there's one small detail she hasn't counted on. Alex Mackenzie likes being married to Lisa. And he's wooing his runaway bride with everything from tight T-shirts and torn jeans, to motorcycle rides and tattoos! With this kind of temptation, how will Lisa resist returning to wedded bliss?
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This book keeps you laughing until the end.
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I'm sorry to say, but this story wasn't nearly as good as what I hopped it would be. The book was a quick read and lacked many things, like back story or character development. The book gave very little detail about the main characters, Lisa and Alex, or back story. The back story on some of the other characters were lacking too. It's frustrating because how can a reader love the characters when the author doesn't write enough about them to get us to love them.

Still I gave this book one star because the story line was good and their were even instances in the book that made me laugh.

"Suddenly Single" is a story about what happens after two people get married. Lisa and Alex get married after only knowing one another for just a few weeks. They move in with Alex's parents and that's when things went wrong. Their's not a lot of information about what was said, but it's known that Alex's parents used every opportunity they could to let their opinion be known, that Lisa wasn't what they would have wished for a daughter in law. This was horrible and made even worse by Alex no defending her and always keeping silent. To Lisa his silence said it all.

Lisa leaves him in the middle of the night and goes to stay with her sister. Her sister having just been married is off with her husband looking at houses and wasn't expected to return for a few days. Her sister's neighbor, Leo, a very gay man, let's her stay with him. Leo decides to let Lisa stay indefinitely while she figures her life out. After many failed attempts at finding a job Leo gives her a job at his Design Firm. She does well but feels like designing isn't her calling. Then she meet's Sol a man who own's a bakery shop across from Leo's business. She loves his place and his food. Sol is contemplating closing his doors. He can't compete with the larger chains. After a small talk Sol hires Lisa to work for him. He's old and the help is welcomed. Lisa even gives Sol some ideas on how to bring in more customers.

During this time Alex decides that if Lisa is attracted to the more dangerous men then maybe he can play the part. He buys a motorcycle, he purchases new clothes and visits her. She thinks his new look makes him look hotter, but she can't forgive him and let's him know he's wasting his time. Alex leaves but is determined to win his wife back.

While Sol and Lisa work at updating the store's look Alex comes by and lends a hand. In fact he comes every day to help and this is when Lisa comes to realize her error. Alex was more likely keeping silent not because he agreed with his parents but because he was trying to keep the peace. He didn't know what to say to the parents he loved and he couldn't give excuses for his parents behavior to Lisa. He was in a no win situation.

After a few dates and some long over due conversations they reconcile and get back together. All in all the book was okay. It just had some areas that needed some improvements. Their conversations didn't feel believable and the two sex scenes were at the end of the book and were skimmed over. The back story was lacking and the character development was too.......