Best Enemies [NOOK Book]

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What happens when your best friend morphs into your worst nightmare – and you’re stuck with her or you’ll lose your job and your self-respect?

That’s the predicament confronting Manhattan book publicist Amy Sherman. It’s been four years since she asked her best friend Tara Messer to be her maid of honor at...
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Overview

What happens when your best friend morphs into your worst nightmare – and you’re stuck with her or you’ll lose your job and your self-respect?

That’s the predicament confronting Manhattan book publicist Amy Sherman. It’s been four years since she asked her best friend Tara Messer to be her maid of honor at her wedding to Stuart Lasher… four years since she walked in on Stuart and Tara doing the nasty in her bed… four years since her broken engagement broke her heart.

Now comes a chance meeting with her former BFF on a Manhattan street…

Amy runs into Tara, the beautiful high school blonde prom queen who’s now blissfully married to Stuart, and her ego plunges. Tara brags about her perfect life and asks Amy if she’s dating anyone. Amy swore she’d stop playing second fiddle to self-absorbed Tara, so she’s not about to admit she’s relentlessly single. To save face, she pretends she’s getting married in six months, figuring the lie will never come back to haunt her.

Wrong. The next day, Amy learns that her publishing house has just bought Tara’s lifestyle book. Now, she not only has to promote her nemesis to the media but come up with a temporary Mr. Right to play the part of her fiancé. In desperation, she turns to one of her authors, bestselling mystery writer Tony Stiles, who doesn’t have a clue that he’s being used in a game of one-upsmanship. Will Tara betray her yet again and steal Tony?

In Best Enemies, we get the story from both Amy and Tara in their own voices, and the result is as hilarious as it is truthful – a cautionary tale about trying to keep up appearances even with the person who knows you best.


“A flat-out funny read.” – Cosmopolitan

“Smart-alecky…outrageous.” – Houston Chronicle

“Superb.” – Midwest Book Review
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Editorial Reviews

. - Cosmopolitan Magazine (June, 2004)
When PR whiz Amy Sherman runs into Tara Messer, the wench who ran off with her fiance, she puts a happy spin on her life and claims she's getting married. Amy's bogus story bites her in the ass when she's hired to promote Tara's book. Watching her wiggle out of her lie makes for a flat-out funny read.
Houston Chronicle (May 14, 2004) - Martha Liebrum
IF you are a reader of Chick Lit, you know what it is. It comes in books by Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones's Diary) or Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City) or Plum Sykes (Bergdorf Blondes).
And now comes the less heralded but extremely successful Jane Heller, who is the Stephen King of Chick Lit and exults on her Web site JaneHeller.com, "Another spring, another new book!"
bookreporter.com (2004) - Jocelyn Kelley
What do you do if you find your fiance and your best friend/maid of honor in a "compromising" position just days before your wedding? If you are Amy Sherman, the star of Jane Heller's most recent novel BEST ENEMIES, you throw them both out of your life and vow never to look back. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try to forget your past, life has a funny way of forcing it back into your present.
. - Kirkus Reviews (January 15, 2004)
What if your best friend turned into your worst enemy?
Is it legal to kill someone who has sex with your fiance right before your wedding? Is it a little bit legal? Amy Sherman would like to know. She walked in on Tara Messer, naked and straddling an equally naked Stuart (admittedly an unimpressive sight - hunkalicious he is not) just as Tara shouted, "Take me home!" Four years later, Amy's still sulking, while Tara and Stuart decorate a Mamaroneck mansion.
. - Library Journal (December 3, 2003 )
Amy Sherman, a 30-year-old publicity director, has always played second fiddle to her best friend from high school, Tara Messer. The blond prom queen who always got what she wanted, Tara stole Amy's fiance, but that was four years ago. Amy is finally getting over it, thanks in part to her expensive therapist. It isn't until Amy runs into Tara on the street that things start to fall apart.... Recommended.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014635554
  • Publisher: TMG Electronic Self Publishing Services
  • Publication date: 6/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 186,014
  • File size: 597 KB

Meet the Author

After nearly a decade of promoting bestselling authors for New York publishing houses, Jane Heller became a bestselling author herself. Her 13 novels, nine of which have been sold to Hollywood for movies and television, are now entertaining readers around the world. She has also written a nonfiction book about her passion for baseball and the Yankees, as well as a forthcoming survival guide for those caring for a loved one with a chronic or critical illness. Born and raised in Scarsdale, New York, Heller currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband, Michael Forester.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2005

    if you don't love this book...then you are nuts!

    this book was amazing. i know when a good book when i read one and i loved it. it made me laugh plenty of times and got me hooked with tony and amy. i also loved the scenes with amy and her best friend tara. read this book PEOPLE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2004

    Not the greatest

    This book was a waste of time. It started off interesting but later dragged and turned out to be so predictable. I have no interest to read any of the authors other books. The writing style of the author was too corny and the dialog between the characters were not developed or matured.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2009

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    Best book ever!

    I got in to this book because I had to read a book for a report. Once I got into this I couldn't put it down. It's an amazing book and Amy is definitely a relate able character. A realistic book with a funny and romantic twist in it. I actually wished I could jump in and join the characters myself. Especially the sexy and mysterious Tony Stiles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2006

    A Good Read

    I picked up this book to read on vacation. It was a cute book about best friends that became best enemies over a boy. An easy, enjoyable, relaxing fun read. I have already given it to lots of my friends and they all love it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2006

    cute

    I tend to gravitate back to Jane Heller's novels and enjoy them, and this one didn't dissapoint. But, felt Tara's side was a bit rushed and short. Was miffed she left out the B. in Robert B. Parker. Share it with your friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2005

    It was OK

    Not a bad book but just OK..Nothing very special about it..Relaxing, easy read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2005

    Differently Good!

    I am usually a Danielle Steel reader, but when I saw this book at the store I thought I'd give Jane Heller a try. I finished the book in a few hours. It was SO different & interesting and shows how things in life can come full circle.

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