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  • Hardcover
  • 301 pages
  • The Best of Enemies
  • Jen Lancaster
  • English
  • 03 April 2015
  • 9780451471093

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  1. Brandice Brandice says:

    The Best of Enemies is the second book I’ve read by Jen Lancaster It’s the story of three women Two Jack Kitty who are not friends with each other they’re actually enemies due to a series of events in college but are both friends with the third Sara Beth aka Sars or Betsy depending on which friend is referring to her Jack and Kitty have wildly different personalities but find themselves having to come together after a tragic event to help their mutual friend Lancaster incorporates a fair amount of pop culture references into the story which is modern even with several flashbacks to college scenes from the 1990s I enjoyed the varying viewpoints of enemies Jack and Kitty This is a uick light read with a somewhat predictable yet entertaining story I thought the ending was a little “neat” but overall I knew what I was getting into reading this one and I enjoyed it

  2. Melissa Melissa says:

    I loved Jen Lancaster's take on the concept of frenemies She really made both Kitty and Jack sympathetic characters even when they were brutal to each other It was interesting to see them through the other's eyes and impossible to hate either even when they were at their worst I loved seeing how their differences played out and how they made them work to their advantage when it came to helping their mutual best friend The dialogue was snappy and witty and I laughed out loud times than I could count I even got teary eyed a few times The dialogue was great and I even enjoyed the banter with the supporting characters such as Kitty's mother in law and Jack's brothers There were even some clever twists that I didn't see coming and kept me on my toesMy only criticism is that some of the minutiae such as all the flashbacks seemed to take away from the main point of the story slowing it down a bit for the first uarter of the novel but other parts made it fun to see where and how things unraveled I wish I could have seen what really went down to entail the damages listed in the letters in the beginning of the book I know they hinted at things but all the action was never played out in the flashbacksOverall it was an enjoyable and memorable story that will keep readers entertainedOf course I had to cast this for Hollywood considerationKitty Abby Elliot After seeing her in Odd Mom Out she's the only one I pictured in the roleJack Cobie Smulders Sarabeth Anna Camp Bobby Dax Shepard Teddy Stephen Amell

  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    DNF 45%August 2015I'm a fan of Jen Lancaster I find her absolutely hilarious This book started out with multiple laugh out loud moments for me but I'm struggling now I'm not ready to DNF but I am going to pause it 45% for a little while Hoping it's just a mood thing on my part and I'll laugh again once I pick it back up We shall see


    I love this author so much that I’m always eager to read any piece of writing she creates even if it appears on a dirty napkin Unfortunately as much as I try I don’t love her novels as much as her memoirs I keep trying and will continue to do so because I believe in her writing For instance Here I Go Again an earlier foray into fiction was much better – it was humorous entertaining with funny characterizations and a good plotWhile I read The Best of Enemies I found myself bored and somewhat disappointed It’s funny here and there but not laugh out loud which is usually the norm Since I like Jen Lancaster’s style of writing and think she’s uite skilled at it I could dismiss how banal the story turns out to be Again I feel like I’m telling a friend that she looks too fat in pair of jeans which makes me feel terrible Only my sister and I would critiue each other that severely but I must be honestAnyway three women – two who are sworn enemies from college and polar opposites – journalist Jack Jordan and stay at home mom Kitty Carricoe – come together for the funeral of the newly deceased husband of the third Sarabeth Chandler Essentially Sarabeth is the unlikely glue between the three much to the chagrin of Jack and Kitty Both ladies suspect that Sarabeth’s husband is not dead so they set off on a madcap adventure to seek out the truth Oddly Sarabeth does not accompany them or know about this road tripOne of the main problems is that it takes too long to get to the bulk of the story Although Lancaster introduces the characters and scenarios through humorous memos and letters the plot is too predictable She usually peppers her writing with fun 1980s references that are accurate and apt to the story but the excessive Top Gun references overwhelmed the book to the point of eye rolling If she toned them down or eliminated a few they would have been effective Regarding the use of slang she was right on my 1970s example with present day terms but it filters in to the flashbacks which just don’t fitAs for the characters I disliked Jack who was too dry and serious Once the book nears its conclusion her personality suddenly shifts and I couldn’t buy it I couldn’t successfully believe Jack changing by observing Kitty’s vastly different lifestyle Jack’s “acting” skills in pulling off a few capers seem implausible even beyond the suspension of disbelief in fiction Also in retrieving information during their spy missions it was too easy and didn’t really employ Jack’s expertise to great effectHowever I loved her character Kitty and not because I’m a blogger and stay at home mom like her Despite her flaws she’s likable believable and so much fun Lancaster could build a series on Kitty and continue with the outrageous stories of suburbia she’s that appealing But in keeping Sarabeth who goes by two different nicknames in maintaining how diametrically opposed Jack and Kitty are under wraps I didn’t sufficiently grasp her present day character When she is finally featured it doesn’t make sense Her past was painted with broad strokes but didn’t gel for todayI found Jack and Kitty’s eventual bonding forced and not a real meeting of the minds How could they truly accept each other and say they’re now best friends? I cannot imagine either one changing due to their reformed association Sure they could forgive each other’s past transgressions and learn to be civil but friends? One simple road trip isn’t enoughWhat don’t really work are the twists at the end and that the story wraps up too neatly There’s not enough adeuate foreshadowing to believe it or be shocked enough to amp up the ending Scooby Doo cartoons echoed during the climax which spun out of control I could almost hear the villain grumbling that “I would have gotten away with it if it hadn’t been for those meddling kids” Maybe if Lancaster posed the ending in that framework it would be an awesome parody and another throwback to days gone byFor some reason the antics and capers the characters engaged in never elicited laughs for me I know Lancaster can deliver the laughs – please read her memoirs – but this novel didn’t do it Having been apoplectic with laughter while reading most of her books not even able to hold the book while in hysterics and veering into tears I think things can only get better and I do commend Lancaster for branching out into fiction She has the chops for itMore Reviews of Jen Lancaster’s Books

  5. Kala Glass Kala Glass says:

    Obviously this is a book written for women My issue is that it is written for a particular subset of women I am not sure exactly who these women are but I am not one of them It is hard for me to find the humor in PTAs blogging for business and catty frenemy ships Is that a word? This book alternates between the voices of Kitty and Jack Jacueline two frenemies with an overly dramatic past and a mutual friend Sarabeth There are occasional ‘inserts’ throughout the book – such as invitations blog comments book reviews – which works well to put our characters in context However I wish the stuff at the beginning of the book was in another place It is difficult to care about these things or understand their significance when I have no clue who these people are in the story I went back to the beginning after I finished the book and things made a heck of a lot sense But at that point I really did not care The story is sometimes funny – especially Kitty – but otherwise predictable And I have to say these characters are very stereotypical which made it difficult for me to care too much for them If you want a lighthearted somewhat humorous beachvacation read – this will probably suit you fine But long story short this is about a bunch of ladies that I’m pretty sure I would never be friends with and the dirt bagidiotic men in their livesI received an advanced copy of this book from Penguin's First to Read

  6. Hilary Grossman Hilary Grossman says:

    Although I've loved every book that Jen Lancaster has written I have always preferred her memoirs to her fiction However Best of Enemies totally changed my mind I LOVED this book The characters were terrific and kept me laughing out loud from the first page to the last There were so many twists and turns I wasn't able to put the book down and I think I am going to re read it again that is how much I enjoyed it

  7. Renee Renee says:

    The Best of Enemies starts out with a fluffy chick lit feel which was all I was expecting when I picked it up I enjoyed the little snippets of flashbacks showing how the two main characters relationship had developed over the years Somewhere in the middle the story twisted and became of a mystery The plot thickened the pace picked up and I found it difficult to put down Although the two main characters didn't like each other I liked both of them and was glad I wasn't caught up in their feud I'd hate to have to choose sidesThis was the first of Jen's books I've read and I'd be interested to see what else she has published I listened to the audiobook edition The narrator was fantastic

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    brought to you by OBS staff member AndraFrom the beginning I felt that the book was kind of frivolous and hard to get into The back and forth with the chapters did not work so well in the electronic format for me this time ANDThe actual conflict is not spelled out until about 40% through the bookso I was confused for the beginning portion The present past and not so recent past continuum was confusing Luckily for this reader once I was past this the book and my enjoyment level increased exponentiallywhewso I persevered and uite enjoyed the book in the endI enjoyed the interactions between Jackie and Kitty – Whitney University Central Illinois October 1994 – when the girls were getting ready for rush The story about the blue pantyhose when Jackie dressed as a smurfette for Halloween and how it is affecting Jackie’s ability to be comfortable wearing nylons now is priceless“I can’t put my finger on how or why but I feel like this exchange has somehow brought up to a new level in our relationship and that makes me so happy Despite how we differ Jackie’s awesome and I want us to be friends forever And very soon sorority sisters”‘Nairgate’ did have me chuckling And the chocolate fountain incident had me in stitches The ensuing antics to get back at each other was uite humorous until Jackie went too far sleeping with Kitty’s boyfriend That is when the friendship developed the big divideNana Baba is wise “All’s I’m saying is sometimes you have to forgive your enemies” Is it so true that nana’s always give sage adviceWhen Kitty and Jackie start working together to solve the mystery of Trip’s death I really liked how they interacted “Our tentative truce holds while we compare notes and form our plan of attack” Slowly they were able to realize their friendship was precious and get back to what they were about as friends all those years ago While the mystery was somewhat predictable there were a few moments that were a surprise While this read got off to a rocky start for me I thoroughly enjoyed the story once I reached the half way mark The humor in the book was what saved it for meOBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review

  9. Melanie Johnson Melanie Johnson says:

    I'll be honest I didn't think she had it in her I knew that Jen Lancaster can be fantastically funny but mystery writer?? However she does a solid here with this story You know how three friends can't ever really be best friends? There is always one who feels left out? Well this is what makes this story so much fun Sarabeth is the math whiz who is the childhood friend of Jacueline Jack Johnson Jack is the tomboy in the neighborhood As they go off to college they meet Kitty a girlie girl who divides their friendship as she also tries to keep them together They begin their in fighting which is where the story gets juicy A great read by Lancaster I will be recommending this one to my girlfriendsThank you to First to Read program for the Advanced Copy

  10. Kelly Kelly says:

    I'm so bummed because this book started out AMAZING view spoilerI cannot believe it ended with her uitting her job overseas because secretly she was afraid of love but conveniently found her lost love don't worry he had secretly been pining away for her for the last 15 years married him and then of course she's pregnant Because no woman can ever be fulfilled by an exciting career because BABIES hide spoiler

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The Best of Enemies[KINDLE] ❂ The Best of Enemies Author Jen Lancaster – Bridesmaids meets The In Laws in a novel told from the alternating perspectives of two women who define the term frenemies—from New York Times bestselling author Jen LancasterJacueline Jordan knows Bridesmaids meets The In Laws in a novel told from the alternating perspectives of two women who define the term frenemies—from New York Times bestselling author Jen LancasterJacueline Jordan knows conflict A fearless journalist she’s spent the past The Best PDF/EPUB or decade embedded in the world’s hot spots writing about the fall of nations and the rise of despots But if you were to inuire about who topped Jack’s enemy list she’d not hesitate to answer Kitty CarricoeKitty reigns supreme over the world of carpools and minivans A SAHM she spends her days caring for her dentist husband and three towheaded children running the PTA and hiding vegetables in deceptively delicious packed lunchesKitty and Jack haven’t a single thing in common—except for Sarabeth Chandler their mutual bestie Sarabeth and Jack can be tomboys with the best of them while Sarabeth can get her girly girl on with Kitty In fact the three of them were college friends until the notorious frat party incident when Jack accidentally hooked up with Kitty’s boyfriendYet both women drop everything and rush to Sarabeth’s side when they get the call that her fabulously wealthy husband has perished in a suspicious boating accident To solve the mystery surrounding his death Jack and Kitty must bury the hatchet and hit the road for a trip that just may bring them together—if it doesn’t kill them first.

About the Author: Jen Lancaster

Jen Lancaster is the author of her own memoirs including as Bitter is the New Black Bright Lights Big Ass Such A Pretty Fat Pretty in Plaid My Fair Lazy and the newest Jeneration X She has also The Best PDF/EPUB or dabbled with fiction in her first book If You Were Here.