Kent Bliss makes the biggest mistake of his life when he forgets
his third wedding anniversary. He comes home to find an angry
Rosie, his designer clothes waiting for him in trash bags, his
credit cards canceled, and Rosie is demanding the keys to the
Porsche she gave him as a wedding gift. The scenario is nothing new
except that, unbeknownst to them both, at this very moment, Rosie
has won the lottery. Not just any lottery --- the Wonderball
jackpot of $302 million!
Would you share a $302 million-winning lottery jackpot with a
philandering husband who forgot your anniversary and called you a
fat pig, even if he was a George Clooney double with bedroom brown
eyes? Rosie isn't planning on it. She denies she won, hides the
ticket, and tries to figure out how she is going to keep Kent from
getting his half, since he is still legally her husband.
In between romps with Heather and Hillary, and a Rolodex of
conquests who keep him in the style he is accustomed to, Kent
breaks into Rosie's home repeatedly to look for the winning lottery
ticket. Meanwhile, Rosie's best friends Vickie and Luna Mae set her
up with eligible bachelor and personal trainer Jack Silver to lose
the fifty-five pounds she gained during her miserable marriage to
Kent. Twenty-six pounds lighter, Rosie and Vickie toast Rosie's
first shopping spree with fine crystal glasses in a private sitting
room at Nordstroms. A new, poised, self-confident Rosie emerges as
her new personal shopper provides her with a Pretty Woman
Jack Silver pushes Rosie hard and his moral support quickly turns
to desire. Jack surprises Rosie by showing up at her doorstep with
a picnic basket he prepared himself and invites her to his house by
the river for the day. Rosie can hardly believe Jack is attracted
to her still plump body. When Jack talks Rosie into entering the
triathlon, Rosie's transformation becomes more than a physical one.
After miles and miles of paddling, pedaling and running, Rosie and
her conscience come to the conclusion that a man's love does not
have to be bought.
As for Kent Bliss, he undergoes some amazing transformations of his
own. You won't believe how Fern Michaels transforms Rosie and Kent,
and how Kent accomplishes getting his Porsche back.
Reviewed by Hillary Wagy on January 19, 2011