Never Try To Explain

Never Try To Explain

by Donna McDonald

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Never Try To Explain 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great ending for a wonderful series. Read them all, they're very entertaining.
kdawnms More than 1 year ago
Donna is keeping it fresh! This series has been so much fun. A single mom who works at many things to make ends meet for herself and her two boys. She has promised to go on one date using the dating service, but she decides to make it work for her and look for a friend who can help her sort her finances. Greg is an accountant who keeps busy with a variety of pro-bono jobs as well as work. He is constantly harassed by his sister and mom about dating. They are in for a surprise when Jellica comes on the scene...couple of twists and turns takes the reader through the story. See if you agree with Jellica's assessment of the morning after- I know I didn't!!
alisajean More than 1 year ago
Another great entry in this series! Maybe it takes someone sturdy and reliable, and very patient, to mend the heart and soul of a woman whose self esteem has been torpedoed by an a***ole. Jellica has spent years just putting one foot in front of the other everyday to raise her boys and keep them fed and clothed. She has lost all sense of her self worth, though she has the tight knit group of friends who keep propping her up. She takes care of everyone but herself. She no longer believes that she is worthy of love, and has decided that she just needs a male "friend" as a role model for her boys. In walks Greg, who is so bowled over when they meet that he can't even mind his manners. This has to be one of the most awkward dinner conversations ever. No spoilers here, but due to the magic of hot dogs and ice cream, they start to connect. I also love Greg's mom, Eleanor, who gives that ex-husband what he deserves. I'm hoping she gets her own book (hint, hint Donna!). I still have trouble figuring out how Donna gets such complex characters and relationships developed in these shorter books. They read like much longer novels and are a fabulous way to spend an afternoon! Very satisfying. I received an ARC copy from the author.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
Let me get this out of the way: I will NEVER look at a sweater vest the same way again! Jellica self describes herself as a ‘woo-woo’ woman, mostly because it is the only way folks will understand what she is about. At heart, she is a very down to earth, wonderful person – she tries to walk the high road and always find something good in a person. Having said that, she is really not up for this “perfect date thing” that she feels roped into by her friends. You will have to read her story as I cannot do it justice. Trust that she is strong, sweet, hard on herself, and has a biting sense of humor, even when it is directed towards herself. Her downfall is that she does not know how good and beautiful and successful she is. When you read about her sons, you’ll know they are proof of how all the good she has done with her life has worked out. Enter Greg Skyler, her date from the agency. He is a hoot! That is saying a lot because he is an accountant, wears a sweater vest (yes, that’s what I’m talking about!), and has a physique to make any woman pant. I loved his personality and sometimes felt badly for him as he had to work realllllllllllllllly hard to break down Jellica’s walls. I found the story funny, and sweet, and sad with all that has happened to these two, and I truly enjoyed their story. Jellica had to get it together, IMHO, as she was afraid to open up to Greg. Never fear, she figured it out! She did get to see Greg as a desirable man, and father figure, and it made the story very special. And Greg had to learn to trust as well but he did his very best to be there for Jellica when she really needed him. I really love this series! Characters from previous stories, Jellica’s friends, show up and are just as funny and feisty as they were in their own stories. I recommend!