Chad bursts into the living room where Hubert and Lola are playing Scrabble demanding to know where his fiancee is. He insists she had to have come here because it’s exactly 22.2 miles to Lola’s house and Mindy drives 44.4 miles round trip every time she comes over. Belinda’s dog goes missing again, and they find him in Ryan’s garage — right by Mindy’s car.
So they steal her car. Ryan has 0 emotion for Lola during the entire shitstorm. Chad dumps Mindy, who has to move back into their parents’ home. It’s too late to cancel the cake or the wedding hall, so they move the block party indoors and make it a dinner thing, thus getting the parents their deposit back.
Brother Jasper Exposition party!
“I don’t want to muddy the man’s name, but I did hear he’s a player.”
“He dates a lot of women?” […]
“Also he doesn’t have a job, from what I hear. His family has some sort of trust fund set up for him, but he’s always running out of money. […] But wasn’t it odd,” Brother Jasper said, speaking into my ear now that the music started up again, “the way Belinda’s little dog was in that closed garage?”
God did it? I dunno, what’s he getting at?
Ryan left town again and hasn’t come back, leaving Mindy all sad and alone. Boo friggan hoo.
Myra’s the babysitter for Piper! OMG best ending ever!
“You’re really something else, Hubert Holmes.”
I got nothing.
The book ends with Hubert giving Lola an engagement ring — her aunt’s. She left her the house so she’d get to know the people on King Street because Lola’s always been a loner.
AND SO IT ENDS.
I’m not sure what to think now that all’s said and done. I mean, it’s still the WORST BOOK EVER, but it did grow on my a little toward the end. As you saw in my video review, I even lol’d at the badness, which is a sign it’s straying into So Bad It’s Good territory.
Still…. I’ve got to think of something suitable to do to Kae for making me read it. Any suggestions? Oh yeah, and I guess I need another terrible book to read…..