I’ll Have Who She’s Having by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

I'll Have Who She's HavingRemember when Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton, authors of I’ll Have Who She’s Having, guest posted here a while back? Well here is my review of their book:

I’ll Have Who She’s Having by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke is fun, fast-moving read about two sisters who are struggling to find happiness—but looking in all the wrong places.

One is single and the other married, but the big thing they have in common is that neither is feeling particularly fulfilled; their searches lead them both to Tim, a hunky volleyball coach in whom they both see salvation.

As Scooby Doo would say, “Ruh roh!”

I really, truly enjoyed this book. The story is told from several perspectives, which I almost always love and certainly did here; the writing throughout is witty, snappy, and just plain fun to read.

I especially loved all the pop culture references sprinkled brilliantly throughout the book—describing someone as Jack of “Will and Grace” says so much in so few words. Yes, it places the book firmly in the time in which it was written, but it works, especially as those references made me feel like I was hearing the story from a girlfriend over the phone. And I love that in a book.

Great for the beach or a long cold night, this book had me furiously turning pages, deeply involved in the lives of Kate, Kelly, and the gang after only a couple chapters. In fact, I’m kind of hoping for a sequel. Hint hint….

I give it four espresso cups out of five—because I’m trying to convince the authors to fill that fifth espresso cup in a new book. Sequel! Sequel!


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7 Beans of Wisdom to “I’ll Have Who She’s Having by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke”
  1. 05.30.2009

    Sounds like a fun book. Could be perfect for killing time in Newark between flights. Thanks for the review 🙂

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    This is a great travel book…alternating viewpoints in relatively short chapters are great for picking up and putting down if you need to 🙂

  2. Sounds fab! I like it already.

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  3. 05.30.2009

    So many wonderful books!!! My summer reading list just keeps getting longer and longer.

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  4. 05.30.2009

    I think I need a ‘stimulus check’ to pay for all the books on my list now! But this is obviously a ‘must read’ for me – as one of two sisters (an obviously not Itaian family) my sister and I sound like these two gals – looking for happiness is all the opposite places! Can’t imagine us going for the same type of man – and we didn’t – both married for many years – I am way too blessed with my valentino!

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  5. 05.30.2009

    Thanks for the review Michelle! You rock, girl!

    xoxo Liz and Lisa

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  6. 05.30.2009

    Loved your review – now I definitely want to read it 🙂

  7. 05.31.2009

    I’m sort of having icky feelings at the idea of having the hots for the same fellow one of my sisters was all warmed up for….

    Yeah but there’s something about chick lit that make icky situations seem somehow less icky 😉



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