She'll Take It

She'll Take It

by Mary Carter


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Aspiring actress. Temp worker. Shoplifter. For Melanie Zeitgar, stealing is a lot like love: she knows the right thing when she sees it. Unfortunately, she sees it everywhere. She doesn’t mean to take things. Just like she doesn’t mean to fib about her career. Or continue eating chocolate. Or wait for a call from Ray, the Beautiful Musician Who Must Have Been in a Horrible Accident that Broke His Dialing Fingers.
Melanie’s number one rule—in life, love, and theft—is this: Don’t Get Caught. But sometimes, even the best kleptomaniac has an off day. Now, with every part of her life veering out of control, Melanie’s met a guy whose heart is hers for the taking—if she’s brave enough to pay the price . . .
 “Funny, outrageous, and touching.”
—Holly Chamberlin, author of The Summer Nanny

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496706355
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 630,408
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MARY CARTER is a freelance writer and novelist. Her other works include Home with My Sisters, London from My Windows, Meet Me in Barcelona, Three Months in Florence, The Things I Do for You, My Sister’s Voice, Sunnyside Blues, She’ll Take It, and Accidentally Engaged. Readers are welcome to visit her at, find her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter @marycarterbooks.

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She'll Take It 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was hilarious and found myself feeling like a bit of a klepto myself. Melanie is a very likeable, flawed, warm and imperfect heroine. Wish I had it to read all over again.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After every binge, Melanie Zeitgar vows never again. However, the cycle repeats itself whenever something goes wrong. So the wannabe actress fails to get a part that auditioned for, she steals from some store she breaks up with a boyfriend, she shoplifts visits from mom monster thievery her vibrator has no battery, ¿stealaholic¿ at work. Melanie is a kleptomaniac having an urge to purloin stuff whenever she perceives something has gone wrong in her life. --- Currently she is binging on chocolate and shoplifting as her squeeze, Ray the musician, has failed to call her. However, as she rationalizes his failure to communicate by wondering if her beloved might have been in an accident, she meets a hunk whose heart she must steal as he has purloined hers, but the problem is he is also the guy who could send her to jail for robbery. --- Though Melanie is an interesting character, she is also unlikable and consequently will not gains reader sympathy for her kleptomania. Still her thieving reactions to anything she deems negative makes her a fascinating protagonist especially how often afterward she vows not to steal again. The chick lit format allows some extra insight into her personality, but the underlying deep rooted psychological causes of her kleptomania are revealed in the latter half of the tale after the audience¿s opinion on the protagonist is cemented. Harriet Klausner