Multiple Listings

Multiple Listings What would you do if your ex con father suddenly came to visit indefinitely Family drama ensues when Nicki s dad unexpectedly moves in with her her son and her boyfriend in this comedic novel from s

  • Title: Multiple Listings
  • Author: Tracy McMillan
  • ISBN: 9781476785523
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What would you do if your ex con father suddenly came to visit indefinitely Family drama ensues when Nicki s dad unexpectedly moves in with her, her son, and her boyfriend in this comedic novel from successful TV writer Tracy McMillan.Nicki Daniels owns a home appraisal business, but real estate is her true passion she lives for open houses and really knows her way arounWhat would you do if your ex con father suddenly came to visit indefinitely Family drama ensues when Nicki s dad unexpectedly moves in with her, her son, and her boyfriend in this comedic novel from successful TV writer Tracy McMillan.Nicki Daniels owns a home appraisal business, but real estate is her true passion she lives for open houses and really knows her way around a floor plan And especially at this juncture of her life, real estate has come to signify the stability she is trying to build with her teenage son, Cody, and her much younger boyfriend, Jake She s finally ready to find the perfect house for the three of them and work on a new business venture with Jake that she thinks will jump start their lives together.Meanwhile, Ronnie, a longtime inmate at a nearby correctional facility, is getting some good news for once there was a mistake in his sentencing, and he s eligible to get out of prison After a sixty day stay in a halfway house, Ronnie decides his best option to avoid homelessness is to move in with his estranged daughter Nicki Even though they haven t spoken in years, her door is always open to him, right Inspired by the author s life and imbued with wit and profound insight into relationships, Multiple Listings speaks poignantly and often hilariously about the ties that bind families of all types together.

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    1. Let me start by saying that I love reading books that make me feelrmal. So often we feel like our lives are crazy, like we must be on the edge of losing it, and that others are certainly looking at us wondering what our problem is. Sure, it's usually mostly in our heads, but there's a certain comfort in escaping into a book that tells of a family way more complicated than your own. Tracy McMillan's newest novel, 'Multiple Listings,' is the story of Nicki Daniels. Nicki is a real estate appraiser [...]

    2. This book is simply and unambiguously a chicklit waiting to be a chickflick. It's so comfortable being what it is and utilizing various clichés of the genre, it's practically admirable. No surprises here, this book reads exactly like something written by a person whose other literary credits are dating how tos. It's actually strongly (although certainly unintentionally, merely due to limited imagination, not plagiarism) reminiscent of the recent De Niro's movie where he plays a magical intern w [...]

    3. This is a good book for what it does, but it is also the kind of book that dudes refuse to read. So while I am going to kind of review it, I am also refusing to admit that. It is the kind of book designed to make women readers feel comfortable—and it succeeds wildly at that, full as it is of affirming, girlish talk that establishes congenial feelings between narrator Nicki Daniels and the reader. The big thing is that Nicki is just like you—or Stephanie Plum or Ana Steele or any other vaguel [...]

    4. Thank you to giveaways for a chance to read this book. It took me awhile to get into it at first. The two points of view between the main characters - a father and his daughter were exchanged back and forth to tell their story. I had to get used to the writing style, a little light, and fluffy chick lit. However, I definitely started appreciating the somewhat Eastern wisdom, inner strength, and spiritual philosophy she presented in addition to the humorous way she wrote realistically of some pe [...]

    5. Nicki Daniels is a thirty-something single mom, and she's doing pretty well for herself. She's got a great job, a sweet boyfriend, and several interesting adventures on the horizon. To any outsider, she looks like she has everything a woman could want. But Nicki is fighting some pretty serious childhood demons, and she's having trouble feeling settled, contenthappy. So when her father, Ronnie, shows up unexpectedly after a long, long stint in prison, Nicki's world is upended. And all those insec [...]

    6. A unique tale that explores what happens when one day Nicki’s long absent father shows up at her front door and wants back into her life. Happily settled in with a successful business and on the verge of buying a house with her boyfriend so he can move in with her and her son, Nicki has no interest in renewing her relationship with her father. Especially since the reason he has been away for so long in because he was in prison.Ronnie, the absentee father, is quite a character. Full of life exp [...]

    7. This was an unexpected delightful read. Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read this novel before its publish date in March. Initially, I would have rated the first half of this book 3.5 stars since it concentrated primarily on Nicki, the main character of the book. She's a thirty-something single mother with a 16 yr old son and a successful business but lousy choices in men. Sure they're cute and younger than her but, they have issues. The book really gets better when her ex-con father [...]

    8. Loved this book! What would you do if the father who has been in prison for 17 years unexpectedly shows up at your front door? I'd most likely panic! How the author made the main character react did not disappoint!The author manages to give us both a humorous and heart felt story. Her life is going well, a boyfriend, buying a house and raising a teen age son. Like so many single parents, she has struggled and worked hard to get where she is. This was a well developed storyline that held my inter [...]

    9. 3.5/5 This is the cotton candy type of chick-lit: light and fun, but not a lot of substance. If you're in a bad mood and need a pick me up or are drained after a long day, then this is just what you need. It's fun, consistent, never too serious or sad. It's easy to get into and doesn't require much thought. For what it is, it does it exactly right. I'm just not sure that what it does is exactly my thing.

    10. I won this book in a giveaway. Thank youGallery Books for sending a copy to me. I enjoyed reading this book and the characters. It was a "happy" type book. It was predictable but a nice light read. A single mom is raising her teen son. She makes a good living but has no trust in men. Her father is actually a good guy but he is in prison. After almost a decade he shows up on her doorstep and changes her life and the people in it in a good way. It reminded me a little of Max Dugan Returns from yea [...]

    11. When I first requested Multiple Listings, by Tracy McMillan on NetGalley, I will admit that I was initially drawn to the cover art. I then read the description and was immediately interested. A successful woman in the midst of a family crisis? I can identify with that!What I liked:Nikki: Nikki is a woman who appears to have it all: She owns a home, has a thriving business, and is dating a handsome, younger man. I empathized with how Nikki, despite having all this, still had deep insecurities and [...]

    12. Nicki Daniels, a single mother to 16-year-old Cody, has her life together in some major ways. Except for her relationships with men. Her current boyfriend, Jake, is eleven years younger, and even she knows that it won’t be long until it’s over. Because she keeps picking the wrong kind of guy.Could her “daddy issues” have something to do with those choices? Her father, Ronnie, has been in and out of prison most of her life, with his last stint being seventeen years. Abandonment is definit [...]

    13. Dollycas’s ThoughtsI escaped right into this novel.First we meet Nicki, a real estate appraiser with a 16 year old son, Cody, and a boyfriend, Jake, that is 11 years her junior. Things seem to be on track. They are looking for a new house and are opening a restaurant together.Then we meet Ronnie, Nicki’s father who has been incarcerated most of her life. He is being released from prison and needs to have a place to live and a job or he will violate his parole and be sent back. He wants to re [...]

    14. Before I read this book, I thought this was by TERRY McMillan. I thought this was one of her newer novels,thus I was excited to read her latest novel, considering that she is one of my favorite authors. However it dawned on me that this was not Terry but Tracy, but ironically both authors have humor within their books and this novel was pretty good.Nicki is a thirty something year old who is dating someone who is half her age. While she was apprehensive about dating such a young guy, Jake is the [...]

    15. Multiple Listings is a light and fluffy chic-lit book about a thirty-something single Mum with a teenage son who is confronted with her ex-con father turning up at her door after 17 years of silence between them. I was looking for something undemanding and fun to read after finishing a run of dark and sinister books and this did the trick. It was an entertaining albeit predictable story with a lot of basic psychology thrown in. Written in dual perspective switching between the first person narra [...]

    16. I loved this book! McMillan writes with humor and skill, and her characters are rich and deeply formed. Great plot – a single mother whose jailbird dad arrives unannounced on her doorstep to move in with her and disrupt her life. In the unfolding of their estranged relationship, both characters grow and evolve. It’s a beautiful, fun story, with a satisfying ending.

    17. A charming book about forgiveness that will have you turning the pages to see what happens next. It is written from two views Nicki and her father's Ronnie. The doorbell rang and when Nicki went answer it, her estranged father was there. It has been 17 years since she has seemed him. What should she do? She dropped the platter of meat she was holding. Her father was in prison the last she knew. He has no place to go unless Nicki allows him to stay. Nicki already has problems her teenage son is s [...]

    18. A solid, enjoyable three stars. Protagonist Nicki is a single mom and successful real-estate appraiser with a younger boyfriend who dreams of opening a restaurant. When her long-lost, longtime-incarcerated dad reappears, it coincides with everything going sideways.If you're looking for an enjoyable beach read, this would be a good candidate. There's a lot of pop psychology that explains everything too beautifully, and just about every plot strand ties up in an awfully neat bow, but, like I said, [...]

    19. Originally, I quit this novel a third of the way in. Then I took another look and read the whole thing after all. I *like* it and appreciate the author's insights into human motivations, behaviors and dynamics. No tropes of the thriller genre! The return of the father (fresh from his third prison stint, this one lasting 17 years) seems almost like a fairy tale (he cooks! he washes dishes and helps out with the heroine's teenage son, who needs a father, and the "cool" felon of a grandfather fills [...]

    20. This book was so unique. It's a mix of novel and self-help book. And I loved it! Told in alternating chapters in the two main characters' voices, McMillan has woven together a humorous yet intense family drama and insightful relationship advice.Nicki is 37 years old. She almost has it all - a successful career, a wonderful yet somewhat aloof teenage son, and a great boyfriend. But then her son gets suspended from school for truancy, her boyfriend flakes out on her, and her father shows up on her [...]

    21. Thanks to NetGalley and to the publisher for the opportunity to read an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. Multiple Listings is a delightful read and one that is perfect for either a beach weekend or for a snow day—with a cup of coffee and a cat or two, curled at your feet. The novel revolves around Nicki Daniels, a real estate appraiser in Portland, OR. As the story opens, she and her boyfriend, Jake, are house-hunting, hoping to find the perfect place they can share, along with N [...]

    22. Title: Multiple ListingsAuthor: Tracy McMillanPublisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket BooksReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: Four Review:"Multiple Listing" by Tracy McMillanMy Thoughts.What a good read "Multiple Listings" was! I will say that this read started and went around a complete circle giving the reader a complete story from start to finish of about Niki, her son Cody, then to her father Ronnie, motherBeth, Nikki's friend .Peachesher boy friendsJake and Alexto a few others that make this suc [...]

    23. 4.5 stars, rounded to 5 since we can't give 1/2 stars. I was immediately curious about this book when I saw it on Netgalley and was happy I was selected to read it early in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Ms. McMillan, Simon and Schuster and Netgalley for the enjoyable read.I was a little surprised because based on the title I thought there would be more focus on the real estate business that Nicki, the main character owned. The first part of the book, maybe the first 35% or 40% dragged [...]

    24. I think any time you deal with a single parent and all the craziness that they deal with on a normal basis, then you throw in the parental ex-con father who shows up at your door, you have plenty of opportunity to find humor in your life.I think we all know that life in general is stressful and for Nicki she has found her life plan that keeps her centered. Then comes her boyfriend who throws a wrench in the works, her father, her son, and even her best friend who stresses her out and you have th [...]

    25. I really liked this book a lot. I held my breath a lot through this hoping that Ronnie did not get sent back to where he came from. It was a great story about love, family, the loss and renewal of family and how people you love can take advantage of you without you knowing about it.The story was well written and I loved the characters. They came together and made a great, if not unusual family. I loved how Ronnie brought Cody out of his teenage angst and really brought out his personality. I sin [...]

    26. Geez, Nicki had a lot of stressors in this book! I was impressed with how the main character (Nicki) was able to keep it together without checking herself into a mental institution. I really enjoyed the book and thought the material could be the great makings of a reality tv show.I just wanted to keep reading and ended up binging on this book in one evenings time! I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I didn't think it was necessary for the author to have Nicki dating again and diving into [...]

    27. Wonderful characters--so believable--conflicts in both family and romantic relationships mixed with lots of self exploration, touching scary love and warm realizations. I just didn't want it to end, I enjoyed it from the beginning. I read that it was inspired by Tracy McMillan's own life story and am grateful she found a way to share it with us. I loved how she created characters with great dialogue that were multi-layered, not perfect, often vulnerable and went from light and fluffy to wonderfu [...]

    28. Nicki Daniels thinks she finally has her life together. A great boyfriend, even if he quite a bit younger, and they are buying a house together as well as getting ready to open a restaurant. Ronnie, her father is finally getting out of prison and has nowhere to go. He shows up at her front door with the idea ofmoving in. She doesn’t want him there but he’s great with her son Cody who’s been having problems at school. Is her life getting more or less complicated?This is a funny laugh out lo [...]

    29. I am sad that this is Tracy McMillan's first novel, because if she had 20 previous books, I'd go back and read them all immediately. This is a wonderful book about relationships of all kinds. The characters are all so great and so beautifully drawn that they make me want to live in this book. Please write more very soon, Tracy!

    30. It took me awhile to get into the story, but I kept reading and it started to flow. I did enjoy the way the author had both points of view. gave you a better understanding of the characters. I appreciate receiving a free copy in return for my review.

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