Otherwise Engaged


Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They’re young, in love, and newly engaged.

But when Gabe sells his first novel—a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia—and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can’t help but feel like the third wheel. To make matters worse, Talia reappears in Gabe’s life, eager to capitalize on the book’s success and to rekindle what she had with Gabe… at least, that's how it seems to Molly. But even more concerning? Gabe doesn’t seem concerned at all. Instead, he’s delighting in his newfound fame and success.

Jealous, paranoid, and increasingly desperate, Molly starts to spin out of control. Her social life, work life, and love life all go to pieces. As fact and fiction, and past and present, begin to blur, Molly realizes the only way out of this downward spiral is to fight her way back up. But what—if anything—will be left of her life and her relationship when she arrives?

Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jennifer Weiner, OTHERWISE ENGAGED explores the life we seek when the life we have... suddenly goes down the drain.

My Review

Ok, so Molly decided to go full on obsessive fiancé. To the fact that she was taking it to work. I felt back for the one interviewee who Molly went off on. I can understand have tons of crazy thoughts running through your head when you find out your fiancé has written a novel about him and his ex-girlfriend's prior relationship; especially if the ex comes back into the picture. 

However, I felt like Molly was going overboard. One of the reason's is shortly after Gabe signed his book deal, he got upset that Molly used "we" to describe the money. Gabe said it was his money. Yet, he would not have gotten the book deal if it had not been for Molly. After this encounter I was turned off by Gabe. My feelings did not change towards him the further I got into the story. 

I wanted to yell at Molly...Gabe is a big jerk. You don't need him. So the actions she took throughout the story were not worth it to me. 


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