Book description: "Delilah White, television’s semi-famous (to her own shock) and completely endearing Domestic Diva, likes herself just the way she is: a perfect size twelve. When her boss announces that she’s taking an early retirement, Delilah finds herself pitted against her rival, the statuesque Margo Hart, for one of the most coveted promotions in television. As the office politics are heating up, Delilah jumps at the opportunity for a long weekend at her friend’s family estate in the Catskills, only to have Margo make a surprise appearance and start stirring up trouble. Armed only with a pink polka dot bikini and her sometimes overactive imagination, Delilah must balance her budding romance (with a man who just might be otherwise committed) and a sudden meltdown at the office. As one disaster follows another, it takes all of Delilah’s charm, ingenuity, and spirit to come out on top."
First line: "The studio lights are too hot; they're melting the f***ing meringue!"
My thoughts: The book description is correct, Delilah is endearing - she's funny, smart, talented, and driven, but doesn't take herself or life too seriously (most of the time). I could relate to her habit of "self-conversating." The lavish Trawler estate where the Fourth of July party is held sounded like a truly awesome place to visit, complete with its own private beach and mini-golf course. And the party guests, including a tone-deaf uncle who forces people to sing and an enthuasiastic inventor father who invented the little round thing that goes in the middle of delivery pizzas, add some extra entertaintment. There are some really funny parts, especially towards the end at the big party. But in this comedy of errors, there are a quite a few really obvious misunderstandings that I figured out long before Delilah did. Which is part of the genre, I know, but I did want to shout them out to her, like a kid in a pantomime audience.