The Diary Of V: Happily Ever After
by Debra Kent
Category: Fiction / General
272 pages; ISBN: 9046610518
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
Valerie Ryan is finally divorced from her philandering husband Roger and has temporary custody of her son Pete. She is struggling to make ends meet while her lawyer battles the attorney of her ex so she and her son can have a piece of his fortune though he has in actuality hidden his assets.
Valerie is also starting to delve into the singles dating scene. However, that has changed from her memories of her premarital days as a gay person trying to go straight want to ask her out while a lesbian wants her to change her sexual orientation. Finally, her neighbor wants her trees best out of his yard.
This tale is a witty social commentary about life after the divorce. The characters are drawn true to life and run the gamut of human behavior. Ever trapped Roger is the villain of the piece though there are a few moments when readers will actually feel sorry for the bum. Valerie is a role model of a survivor of the divorce wars.
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