This Is How It Happened (not a love story)

By Jo Barrett
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061241109, 320pp.)

Publication Date: February 2008

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He lied, he cheated. He destroyed her life.

How difficult could killing him be?

Madeline Piatro devoted four years of her life to her boyfriend Carlton—and, in return, got romance, flowers, and the best sex she'd ever had. But then he dumped her—by e-mail, no less! He used her, he broke her heart...and he even cost her the marketing job she dearly loved. Now Maddy's on a mission. She wants revenge and she wants her career back.

But Maddy's about to discover that getting even, no matter how justifiable, isn't as easy as it might at first appear—even with a batch of arsenic brownies, the help of a professional (if bumbling) hit man, and the advice and best wishes of her very best friends.




About the Author

Jo Barrett was born in Okinawa, Japan. She moved to San Antonio, Texas, with her family and attended the University of Texas, Austin, where she received the Normandy Scholarship. From Texas she moved to Washington, D.C., to work on Capitol Hill. While working full-time, she earned a law degree from Georgetown University. Instead of taking a legal job, she moved to New York City to become a writer.




Praise For This Is How It Happened (not a love story)

A great read, and great laugh -- and now we guys know what’s really going on in there!
-Hugh Jackman, Actor, Producer

A clever, fresh slant on losing and loving again. A great read.
-Karen Quinn, author of The Ivy Chronicles and Wife in the Fast Lane

A clever, fresh slant on losing and loving again. A great read.
-No Source

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