In this fifth book in the series, Helen - who had vowed to never get married again - has tied the knot with her former boss, Rick. As she goes kicking and screaming into married life, the independently wealthy Rick is talking about retiring much to her dismay. Meanwhile her sister, Julia, is not only having a hard time adjusting to first-time motherhood, she also is harbouring a huge secret. The sharp-tongued Helen may not be for every reader but she's ably supported by an amusing cast of characters including Leoni the best friend; Helga the cleaning lady; and Sally the gorgeous former neighbour.
In this sequel to Housewife Down, widow Helen loses her $2 million windfall to a shonky investor, so she is forced to get a job. Her new boss, Rick, is a businessman who needs help handling his personal affairs. He keeps making huge demands of her but he may just come through for her in the end.