It's Christmas Eve, and native Philadelphian, world-class friend, and champion of the underdog Brandy Alexander has just been asked by her boyfriend, sexy and street-wise Nick Santiago, to add "wife" to her impressive list of descriptors. But, from the outset, it's not exactly smooth sailing for the pair.
Brandy loves Nick and wants to build a life with him. However, her issues with change, unresolved feelings for her former flame, police detective Bobby DiCarlo, and Nick's dangerous and mysterious line of work complicate their lives together. Meanwhile, Brandy and Nick aren't the only ones in choppy waters, as everyone in Brandy's colorful group of friends and family all seem to be in the process of breaking up, making up, or hooking up. Even with her own relationship to sort out, Brandy dives into helping her friends with their romantic woes, including making sure her uncle Frankie and his fiancé Carla find Carla's missing cousin "Benny the Gun Runner," since their nuptials won't go forward until Benny is home safe and sound. Friendship, love, change, and a little bit of mystery are the driving forces in this funny, sentimental farewell novella which bids ahoy to Brandy and her friends.
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Sorry about the corny headline! And BTW no spoilers in my review, but I was looking forward to the release of the last No Such Thing book with mixed feelings. I love Brandy and the whole cast so much and really didn't want to see the series end... and yet wanted to know what happens next! This book doesn't disappoint. Brandy- I will miss you, but I look forward to more wonderful characters and stories from the pen (or computer?!) of the talented Shelly Fredman
Every once in a while, if you're lucky, you find a book, a series, an author that makes the characters on the flat page come to life. You start reading & all of a sudden you are right there inside the story. The characters, no matter how whacky, become your friends & sometimes your enemies. Shelley Fredman's Brandy Alexander series is one of those! In this, her last book, Brandy has to solve one mystery to allow her cousin Frank & his Carla to get married. But more importantly she has to decide what & who she really wants to be her future - good looking, life long friend & ex BF, or hunky, mysterious current BF Nick. Brandy has to finally make some very life altering decisions. All I can say is I laughed & cried. I really don't want this series to end, but if it had to, this was the perfect ending! And Xena: Warrior Princess was Brandy to perfection! (Maybe Shelley can be enticed to do a novella showing us Brandy & company, say in about 5 years down the line???)