A NovelBook - 2001
The queen of modern comedy of manners serves up her sharpest novel yet, Bad Boy. Best friends Tracie and Jonny meet for coffee each Sunday night to discuss their forlorn love lives: Tracie loves boys with an affinity for leather jackets and poetry-classic bad boys who seem too good to be true (and usually are); Jonny foolishly falls for girls who never like him "in that way ...until Jonny convinces Tracie to teach him some tricks of the trade. After a wardrobe makeover, learning to return from a dinner date with another phone number scrawled on his hand, scope for women at the airport baggage claim, and always carry a motorcycle helmet (even though he doesn't ride a motorcycle), Jonny quickly becomes a successful heartbreaker. And Tracie discovers that she just might be head-over-heels in love with her best friend. But there are more than a few loose ends: Tracie's current bad boy has at last decided he wants to settle down, her girlfriend has the hots for Jonny, and Jonny can't understand why Tracie never liked him for who he was before the leather. With her inimitable wit, Olivia Goldsmith, bestselling author of The First Wives Club, delivers a smart, laugh-out-loud tale of modern romance sure to keep readers everywhere in stitches.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2001.
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,24 cm.