The Ultimatum

The Ultimatum

by Dan Graziano


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Henry's got it good. He's a semi-successful, if not yet famous novelist. He's got a good job and good buds. Best of all, he's got Layla, his long-time, live-in lover, a fast-track associate at a New Jersey law firm. Henry loves Layla and she loves him. Life is a banquet, until . . . The Ultimatum!

In a week, Henry and Layla are off to Maine for a friend's wedding. And if Henry hasn't proposed marriage by the time the bride tosses the bouquet, Layla swears they're finished. For good. Henry thinks if it's not broke, don't fix it. But Layla needs proof of his love and devotion. And she's not kidding.

So who can he turn to for advice? Jake, his despondent divorced brother? His marriage-junkie golf friend, Big John? His outsized Peter Pan pal Pete, who simply won't grow up? Meanwhile Layla's got her two best girlfriends, tough-talking Gloria and sensitive Susan, giving helpful, contradictory advice.

Time is ticking away on the most important decision of Henry's life. But it'll take a mad, high-speed road trip and some bizarre behavior—perhaps even an impromptu kidnapping—to point him in the right, life-changing direction.

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ISBN-13: 9780060847975
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/03/2007
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

An avid baseball fan but a mediocre player, Dan Graziano didn't play sports in college — he wrote about them instead. Since it took up all of his time there anyway, he didn't have a lot of other options than to make a career of it. Within two years of graduation he was a full-time baseball writer — a job that has taken him all over this country and all over the world. Still, no matter how many times he had deep-dish pizza in Chicago, coffee in Seattle, or clam chowder in Boston, there was never a place like New York. It was when he moved to New York that his career took off, that he really felt at home, and where he started his family, finally and thankfully putting all of the lunacy of the single-guy life behind him. A life on the road, working nights, weekends, and holidays, somehow ended up leading to a very happy, nicely peaceful home life. He's now gone suburban and moved to New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and son, and is not ever haunted by relationship ghosts.

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