"Andrews is at her best in this thoroughly satisfying story with the right blend of mystery, romance, and sharply funny writing." — Orlando Sentinel
A delicious tale of revenge and renovation, Hissy Fit tells of a wronged spitfire who’s determined to see that the no-good lowdown, lying, cheating ex-fiancé who ruined her life and her business gets the comeuppance he deserves…even as she struggles to revitalize a broken-down mansion for a hunky, if slightly odd, local businessman.
Whether it’s a mystery, sassy women’s fiction, or a combination of the two, New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews always gives her fans a read to remember. And now she’s throwing a Hissy Fit, in the best possible sense. If you like the novels of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, and Emily Giffin, or are a devoted follower of Rebecca Wells or Jill Conner Browne’s Sweet Potato Queens, then Mary Kay’s Hissy Fit is not to be missed.
Interior decorator Keeley Rae Murdock has designed her whole life, right down to the antique Oriental rug planned for the foot of her bed. What she never counted on was discovering her fianc , A.J. Jernigan, cavorting with her maid of honor in the middle of her rehearsal dinner. She pitches a hissy fit that reverberates through her tiny hometown of Madison, Ga., and captures the attention of Will Mahoney, a newcomer who recently purchased an antebellum plantation house. Headstrong, freckled Will pressures Keeley to restore the rundown mansion within six months. His plan: to woo a woman whom he has seen only on television by designing the house of her dreams by Christmas. Keeley knows it's an insane plan, but the Jernigans are now trying to put her out of business, so she begrudgingly accepts. As the house comes together, Keeley discovers links between the Jernigan legacy of infidelity and her mother's disappearance many years ago. Darker than the book's fluffy title suggests, this black comedy is riven with shocking secrets. And Keeley's vast knowledge of all things antique offers a fascinating peek into the luscious world of designer home furnishing, sure to make readers drool with envy over sideboards and sofas.
Love this book!
Laughed from beginning to end! Great summer read!
The books reads like it’s a journalistic piece. Some of the details in her writing are way to descriptive for me (e.g. what the bridal party wore, how the character cooked a meal, the shopping, etc).
I liked the premise of the story though which is why I gave it 3 stars
Although this is my LEAST favorite of all MKA's books, I still enjoyed it. Definitely funny and easy to read.