By Laura Zigman
Elise meets Donald on a flight to Washington, D.C., the place he teaches and he or she edits self-help books. he's dreamy: 6'6" with unflinching eco-friendly eyes and a proclivity for talking frankly. exceedingly, they fall in love, get engaged, and begin discussing marriage ceremony invitations.
And then Elise meets her--Adrienne--Donald's beautiful, leggy ex-fiancée. Adrienne is newly unmarried and making plans a circulation to D.C. Cleavage-baring, half-French, and with a level from Yale, she seduces males with one flick of her hair. Worst of all, she and Donald have remained "good friends" considering they broke up. confident that Adrienne is out to win Donald again, Elise starts off stalking either one of them obsessively . . . and begins including up clues to what seems like a brazen affair.
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