Jen Lancaster is one of my favorite authors, both in her memoirs which are always great and her forays into fiction. I adore her sarcasm and sense of humor and sitting down with a book of hers is a treat for me. Her newest The Best of Enemies was such a good listen for me and I enjoyed every minute with my only issue being that it ended too soon. The audiobook is narrated by Julia Whelan and Emily Rankin and both of these ladies are amazing narrators and I always enjoy listening to them. They do a great job of portraying the characters of this story perfectly!
Jacqueline (Jack) has been besties with Sarabeth (Sars) from the time they are kids. Branching out in college Jack decides to room with someone else and that ends up being Kitty. While they start out on the right path to becoming best friends they manage to derail that friendship big time and while they are both still friends with Sarabeth, they are sworn enemies of each other.
While Jack becomes a journalist and travels to some of the most dangerous places in the world Kitty becomes a mom and devotes herself to her husband, kids, and her blog. The two of them have absolutely nothing in common but when they learn that Sarabeth’s husband has died they both rush to her side. Despite the two disliking each other as much as they do they both find they agree that his death seems suspicious. They decide to put aside their differences to do some investigating. After all they’ve both got to protect their best friend Sarabeth. To solve the mystery Jack and Kitty set out on a road trip. The big question is can the two of them survive each other?
I really loved this book and the twist at the end was good too. Jen’s humor shines through in this story and I found myself laughing over and over again throughout the book. In all seriousness though, while the story has its humorous side there is also the very real side of forgiveness and moving on. Another fabulous read from Jen Lancaster! Highly recommended!