***WARNING -POSSIBLE SPOILERS***
I made it through this book, but not without a lot of skimming. I found the different plotlines to be a bit convoluted and some just completely unnecessary.
I think the author would have done well to have stuck to just one of the 'monkey wrenches' that was thrown in the path of the two main characters. It was very easy to lose interest in the majority of the goings on in this book.
I'd have to say that the main problem with this story is that neither of the main characters, Lucy and Jonas, were the sharpest tools in the shed. She vows to not get involved with another man after her fiance steals her car and runs off with her best friend. The next thing you know she's sleeping with Jonas on their first date and thinking of him as 'her guy'.
For his part, Jonas immediately goes over the deep end about Lucy...to the point of being creepy. When he tells her she can have some empty containers for a summer work project she's doing at the 'Y' he proceeds to dump out most of his food and beverages into other containers just so he can give them to Lucy. All this happens while his scantily clad, stalker ex wife and her son are looking on. Bizarre.
There's a lot of back and forth and WAY too much tiresome inner dialogue, which I absolutely hate in a book.
All in all, this just struck me as a tale about two extremely co-dependent people who are pretty much doomed to make each other miserable in the future.
The felonious grandmother had some merit, but at the end of the day her and Lucy's flippant attitude toward major insurance fraud was just downright irritating.