Red Dress, May 2003, 12.95, 320 pp.
In New York, actress Angie DiFranco wonders if she will always serve as the woman who “loosens the lid” so some other woman marries her ex boyfriends. Three times that has happened to her. However, she thinks this time she might have the spouse as her current boyfriend Kirk was seeing his previous girlfriend for three years before breaking up. She believes that if there is justice in the world, the ex will have been the lid opener for her to marry Kirk.
Angie begins her campaign to make Kirk jealous and ultimately into proposing. Her scheme works perfectly but as the wedding day nears she has doubts that he is the one. Instead, she finds herself suddenly attracted to her roommate Justin, but he has lovers all over the country and surely cannot reciprocate or does he?
Though Angela's lid theory on marriage seems a bit jarred, fans will relish this delightful Manhattan romantic romp. The story line will amuse fans of chick lit due to the neurotic charming lead character. Angie's hesitation after finally being on the verge of obtaining what she thinks she wants is marvelous as she wonders if she is opening the wrong lid.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner