The Not-So-Perfect Man

A Novel

by Valerie Frankel

On Sale: 10/13/2015

The Not-So-Perfect Man

A Novel

by Valerie Frankel

On Sale: 10/13/2015


About the Book

In Valerie Frankel’s witty novel, a single mother must choose between “the perfect man” or the imperfect one who seems oh-so-right for her.

The decree has been set. It’s time to find Frieda Schast a man….

As far as her family and friends are concerned, Frieda has been the grieving widow for long enough. At 35, she's still (relatively) young, still (adequately) attractive. Her sex drive is very much alive; even Frieda admits she'd like to put it to use again. Besides, she has a son who certainly needs a father figure. With visions of the perfect second husband in mind, Frieda's sisters start to send eligible males in her direction.

Big sister Ilene has found the ultimate unattached catch: a gorgeous, independently wealthy, successful, divorced father, pillar of society and paragon of potential. What more could a single mom ask for? Apparently a lot more than loved ones realize. Frieda's own efforts bear very tasty fruit. Sam is young, talented, devoted, and incredibly sexy—though broke, only sporadically employed, and clueless about kids. But he makes Frieda feel brand-spanking-new, in a most wonderfully wanton way. When all is said and done, does Frieda really need the "perfect man"...or the far-from-ideal man who's perfect for her?

Critical Praise

Praise for The Accidental Virgin: “Stacey Temple’s adventures are often laugh-out-loud funny, making it impossible not to root for Frankel’s plucky, determined heroine.” — Booklist on The Accidental Virgin

“Frankel’s wit and playfulness make the tale scroll right along.” — Publishers Weekly on The Accidental Virgin

“Amusing farce, with pearls of urban wisdom and some great zingers.” — Kirkus Reviews on The Accidental Virgin


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062431547
  • ISBN 10: 0062431544
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 10/13/2015
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • BISAC3 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC6 : FICTION / Romance / General
  • BISAC8 : FICTION / Romance / Historical / American
  • BISAC10 : FICTION / Romance / New Adult
  • BISAC12 : FICTION / Literary

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