Better Off Without Him by Dee Ernst
Mona Berman, a best-selling romance author, knows how to write a fabulous happily-ever-after story. But her own world gets an unwelcome rewrite when her husband of twenty years leaves her for a much younger, thinner and French….girl. Her three teenagers daughters convince Mona she needs to give dating another shot, and spending the summer down at the Jersey Shore seems to be the perfect place for her to get back in the swing of things. But can Mona concentrate on her dates (the majority being blazing failures) when she can only think of Ben – the sexy plumber back at home that inspires her steamiest love scenes? Mona gets the idea for a new novel that features the heroine finding true happiness after being dumped. But will her writing reflect her own life?
I thought Better Off Without Him by Dee Ernst was a perfectly pleasant novel. I really connected with Mona regardless of our age difference, and I loved the romance between her and Ben. I thought some of the dates she went on while at the Shore were hilarious, and the cast of supporting characters really helped this book give it that extra oomph. I love books that feature atypical characters, and I definitely think that is where Better Off Without Him falls. A very enjoyable read that I would recommend to chick lit fans.