An Ex to Grind (Paperback)

A Novel

By Jane Heller

William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780060899301, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2006

List Price: 14.99*
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The battle of the sexes rages on in this smart, witty, and extremely timely comedy from the phenomenally popular Jane Heller

At first, Manhattan financial planner Melanie Banks adores Dan Swain, her pro football player husband who's got a sexy Oklahoma drawl to go with his athletic good looks. But then his career comes to a screeching halt and he spends the next few years out of a job, seemingly unconcerned about it. Suddenly, she's the one bringing home the bacon and falling out of love with the paycheck-devouring, couch-sitting mooch. Divorce is the answer, she decides -- only to learn she has to fork over alimony while he lives like a prince on her income and she has to share custody of their precious dog, Buster. Consumed with the unfairness of it all, she plays dirty, hiring a high-profile matchmaker to find some unsuspecting female she can dump on Dan for ninety days and cause him to violate their cohabitation clause.

But then Melanie's scheme backfires. Her ex's new love revitalizes him, miraculously transforming him into the focused, responsible go-getter she always hoped he'd be. And now, with the ninety-day clock about to chime, she realizes she wants him back.

Praise For An Ex to Grind: A Novel

“Wildly inventive.”


...the master of the slick urban modern woman’s getaway romance.

“Sharp, witty.”


“Jane Heller is feisty, funny and fully in control.”

“Anything Jane Heller writes, I buy. Her romantic comedies are the absolute best.”

“An Ex to Grind was a joy from beginning to end.”

“Come along for a witty, fast-paced and clever ride! Jane Heller is at the top of her game.”

“An Ex to Grind is the perfect battle-of-the-sexes tale for today’s world.”

“Lively, warm, and wise. Melanie Banks is a heroine to root for, and I couldn’t put this book down! ”