January 2, 2009

Review: Fifteen Minutes of Shame by Lisa Daily


Darby Vaughn is America’s relationship expert. She has a successful dating tips book, TV and radios shows, a loyal following of fans and a perfect marriage. That is until her weasel of a husband dumps her for his ex-wife. To make matters worse Darby finds out about the break up from Matt Lauer on the Today Show and she promptly tosses her cookies on live TV.

Utterly humiliated Darby runs to the comfort of her “Dreamgirls”, the group of friends that have been there for each other since college. After wallowing in shame and margaritas for a few days Darby has to pick up the pieces of her failed marriage and rapidly failing career and figure out a way to win back her family.

Fifteen Minutes of Shame had me cracking up from the opening scene. Darby is a wonderfully likable character that goes through this horrible experience and still comes out a winner. The plot is typical chick-lit but the story is still a page turner because of Darby’s struggles and ultimate triumph.

Author Lisa Daily is a real TV relationship expert with a published dating book so peppered throughout the book are tips and pieces of advice that I found helpful and able to apply to my marriage so that was an enjoyable plus with this read. Romance and
chick-lit fans will love this book.



10 comments :

bermudaonion said...

This is in my TBR pile - glad to see it's a fun read.

cmgnbox01 said...

Wonderful, right up my alley. I'm putting this on my chick list book list. Thanks!

Luanne said...

I liked this one too Monie! It had me laughing out loud in spots!

Carol said...

Fifteen Minutes of Shame by Lisa Daily looks like something I might like for a summer read at the beach - light - doesnt require a lot of thought yet entertaining!

Becky said...

I am going to add the one to my TBR list. Sounds like a fun read!

DeeAnn S said...

Fifteen Minutes of Shame by Lisa Daily is a book that might help me in my current situation. If I can learn any tips on getting my life back on the right track, I'm all for reading this book! Thanks.

Marge said...

Based on your review of "Fifteen Minutes of Shame" I plan on going out and seeing if it is in the library. Sounds just like "my cup of tea" kind of book. Thx.

Brenda said...

Love to win this, found the review Fifteen minutes of Shame by Lisa Daily, interesting, the fact that there were tips and advice you could apply to your own marriage, makes me want to read it.

Katherine said...

The book 15 minutes of shame seems to be a scream! I think I'd love it!

Vicki said...

i love darby's spirit! women can make it through anything