Author: Hilaria Alexander
Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
Release Date: Nov 24, 2016
Lucy has always been a good girl. The most hardcore thing she’s done in her life was falling for a divorced man 10 years her senior.
But he was the love of her life, and she married him. When her Peter Pan of a husband decided to divorce her, she thought it was her chance to start anew. That was until she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Besides looking like Britney circa 2007, she is taking it well, real well. You might see her walk around the hospital during chemo sessions with bright colored wigs and outrageous t-shirts that seem to shock the most conservative employees. One of them reads FU CANCER.
Rating: 4 Groupie Stars
This is my first book by Ms. Alexander. I thought by the title that this would be an ugly cry book but was pleasantly surprised that it was full of comedy. I loved that the author took a serious subject and made it more by adding the comedy.
Lucy had the perfect life and traditional family she’d always wanted. That was until her husband left her and their two young boys. Leaving her as a single mother. She could survive this but then a routine visit to the doctor revealed that she had stage III breast cancer. She decided that she had too much to live for and that this wouldn’t get her down. So she bought a pink wig and t-shirts with witty sayings on them to wear to her chemo treatments. Then she met Brandon and there was an instant connection. He was a doctor in the oncology department. Even though this wasn’t the best time to start a relationship they couldn’t stay away from one another.
This was so much more that just a love story or a story about cancer; it was a wonderful journey to watch as Lucy experienced so much loss. First the loss of her marriage, then her battle with cancer losing both her hair and breasts, and finally the HEA for her. Elizabeth Klett did a wonderful job narrating this book. I love the way she brought this story to life. I look forward to listening to more books written by Ms. Alexander and narrated by Elizabeth Klett.