I am thinking of a book. Here is what I know about it:
*It would definitely be classified as "chick lit"
*The main character is a girl, with red hair. She is a bartender while going to college to become a teacher. She is Irish. She bakes a lot of cakes. Her roomate is a drag queen bar performer with a lot of money. Her family is constantly trying to hook her up with a man.
*They try and hook her up with a guy who refers to himself in the third person all the time. In my mind, his name is Hesh since that is the name of the guy on Sealab 2021 who does that, but it is not actually Hesh.
*Other people in her apartment include a mystery man that no one ever sees, a redneck girl who only has lawn furniture and a realtor friend
*She meets a cute fella who turns out to be hot on the trail of her missing roomate, who might be involved in some sort of smuggling ring.
*Cute fella is a high-level repossessor. He buys Redhed a big dog named...something. Big dog is loveable and cute. Redhed falls in love with cute dog and cute fella.
Any ideas? Oh, and I am not going to ask whatwasthatone
because if *I* were in that community, I would get really irritated with people who joined to ask one stupid question. I don't want to irritate them. I WANT TO IRRITATE YOU.
EDIT: To be clear, she is of Irish descent. She is American. I think the story takes place in Boston, maybe?