The Trouble with Lexie: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Jun 28, 2016 - Fiction - 336 pages

From the beloved author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and The Wonder Bread Summer comes the jaw-dropping story of Lexie James, a counselor at an exclusive New England prep school, whose search for happiness lands her in unexpectedly wild trouble.

Lexie James escaped: after being abandoned by her alcoholic father, and kicked out of the apartment to make room for her mother’s boyfriend, Lexie made it on her own. She earned a Masters degree, conquered terrifying panic attacks, got engaged to the nicest guy she’d ever met, and landed a counseling job at the prestigious Ruxton Academy, a prep school for the moneyed children of the elite.

But as her wedding date nears, Lexie has doubts. Yes, she’s created the stable life she craved as a child, but is stability really what she wants? In her moment of indecision, Lexie strikes up a friendship with a Ruxton alumnus, the father of her favorite student. It’s a relationship that blows open Lexie’s carefully constructed life, and then dunks her into shocking situations with headline-worthy trouble.

The perfect cocktail of naughtiness, heart, adventure and humor, The Trouble with Lexie is a wild and poignant story of the choices we make to outrun our childhoods—and the choices we have to make to outrun our entangled adult lives.

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User Review  - dldbizacct - LibraryThing

Because Jessica Anya Blau writes beautifully I've given this book 3.5 stars. The story itself probably doesn't rate that high. It was a little boring at times, somewhat trite, and ended rather ... Read full review

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User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

This book was my prize for the library's summer reading challenge. It turned out to be total chic lit, but the writing is pretty good. There is humor in there and it clips along at a good pace (I ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Jessica Anya Blau is the author of the nationally bestselling novel The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and the critically acclaimed Drinking Closer to Home.

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