Readers first met the McBroom sisters in Eric Jerome Dickey s "New York Times" bestseller "Naughty or Nice."In the highly anticipated sequel, "Naughtier than Nice," we find out what happens on the other side of the fairy tale. Read more...
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Readers first met the McBroom sisters in Eric Jerome Dickey s "New York Times" bestseller "Naughty or Nice."In the highly anticipated sequel, "Naughtier than Nice," we find out what happens on the other side of the fairy tale.
The lives of Frankie, Tommie, and Olivia (Livvy) haven t turned out quite as planned. Frankie has a pair of stalkers. The life that Tommie had dreamed of having with Blue has become anything but perfect, and Olivia, despite her efforts, hasn t been able to get over the psychological barrier caused by her husband s affair in "Naughty or Nice."
Frankie s life has taken on an element of danger, and she calls upon Driver, an ex-con who first appears in Dickey s "Drive Me Crazy," to bail her out of a potentially life-threatening situation, but that is a secret she has kept from her sisters.
Tommie and Blue are now engaged, but due to something her more-mature love has done, the wedding is indefinitely on hold.As Blue and Tommie remain the perfect couple in public, Tommie has found herself physically attracted to a younger man. But that is a secret she has kept from her sisters.
Livvy is trying to recapture the adventure she had during her revenge affair. She is seldom intimate with her husband, Tony, but when she has relations with him, it is by her rules and under certain conditions it has to be a menage a trois. But that is a secret she has kept from her sisters.
Though the sisters are as close as any sisters could be, none wants the other two to know the dark secrets she is hiding. And during this season, all of the McBroom sisters are "Naughtier than Nice.""
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-08-31
- Reviewer: Staff
Dickey’s excellent second novel of the McBroom sisters (after 2003’s Naughty or Nice) spans a year from one Christmas to the next, delivering family drama, romantic angst, and sexual gymnastics by the boatload. When eldest sister Frankie McBroom is betrayed in love, her sisters, Livvy and Tommie, come immediately to her defense. But soon the rest of the McBrooms are struggling to conceal the flaws in their own relationships, and their secrets and lies endanger them all. Everyone in the book seems simultaneously focused on love, honesty, chaos, and self-destruction. Dickey has deft control of each voice, and the Los Angeles backdrop is so well drawn that it becomes a character in its own right. The resolution is messy, terrifying, and satisfying all at once, with fresh blooms of hope for all concerned. Agent: Sara Camilli, Sara Camilli Agency. (Oct.)