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DEATHBED DIMES

DEATHBED DIMES

4.4K Reads 188 Votes 21 Part Story
Naomi Elana Zener By satiricalmama Updated Apr 01

Deathbed Dimes exposes the reality that if you can outlive your relatives, friends and sometimes even strangers, your odds of hitting the inheritance jackpot are better than playing the lottery!  Joely Zeller is a beautiful and ambitious 32 year-old attorney and only daughter of Hollywood film royalty, who is determined to build a successful career, find love and marriage without their help. To emerge from under her parents' cloud of notoriety, Joely fled to New York upon graduation from Stanford Law School to practice Estates and Trust law at a blue chip Wall Street law firm. Over the next six years she endured ninety-hour work-weeks and sacrificed her love life (jilted by her fiancé for his best man) only to have her career efforts foiled by her male and incredibly incompetent counterpart. A serendipitous encounter with her former Estates law professor and former lover, Blake Hart, reminds her that with the impending inevitable demise of aging baby boomers, an unprecedented wealth transfer would take place, making Joely realize that with her experience, Hollywood connections, she could start her own law firm back in L.A. With her two best friends and former law classmates, as her partners in her new L.A. law firm, Joely sets about helping the recently disowned, dispossessed and penniless sharpen their claws as they stake their claim to the fortune of the dearly departed.

I love the way you reveal the characters' attributes as the story goes. There's not like a three paragraph description at the beginning of the story, but you let them unfold with the story.
Dang it! I thought dumping through texts was low. Post-it? Gee!
That's the way to do it. I would hate it if people said "She only got X because her parents are so-and-so." I wanna make my own legacy
I love this book so far. It's very entertaining to read, and the characters are modern and believable.
The older the wine, the sweeter the taste ;) And at least he would be old enough to not be in the closet right?
MaryFahey MaryFahey Feb 04
This chapter made me laugh in numerous places but especially about Chipwit, the Liza Minnelli loving flatware thief and her 911 call.