Best EnemiesBook - 2004
New York Times bestselling author Jane Heller focuses her sly wit on female bonding in this hilarious story that proves there are two sides to every friendship. . . . Jane Heller is: "Wildly inventive!" &mdash- People "Fresh . . . Spirited!" &mdash- Publishers Weekly Amy Sherman is doing just fine&mdash-she has a nice apartment in Manhattan, a good job as publicity director at a publishing company, and a decent social life&mdash-until she runs into Tara Messer, the beautiful blond prom queen who was once her best friend. It's been four years since Tara stole Amy's fiancé&mdash-four years since Amy swore she'd stop playing second fiddle to spotlight-hog Tara. Amy thought she had finally made peace with herself, but when Tara asks whether she's dating anyone, Amy can't bear to admit there's no man in her life. Instead, she claims she's getting married in six months, figuring she'll never see Tara again, so the lie won't come back to haunt her. Wrong. The next day, Amy learns that her publishing house has just acquired a lifestyle book called Simply Beautiful by none other than Tara&mdash-and that Amy's job will be to make it a bestseller. Now she'll not only have to promote her nemesis to the media, she'll also have to dig up a temporary Mr. Right. When she enlists a commitment-phobic mystery writer as the pawn in her game of payback, she stumbles on the surprising truth about Tara's "lifestyle"&mdash-and her own fears about falling in love. What follows is a laugh-out-loud story of betrayal, reconciliation, romance, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship. Told from both Amy's and Tara's points of view, Best Enemies is a thoroughly entertaining tale about trying to keep up appearances, even with the person who knows you best.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2004.
Characteristics: 341 pages ;,25 cm.