- Series: Berkley Sensation
- Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; First Edition edition (April 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425220850
- ISBN-13: 978-0425220856
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,643,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fast & Loose (Berkley Sensation) Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Cole and Lulu meet and are attracted to one another, but she knows nothing will come of it as he will have a choice of so many glamorous women. However, Cole knows she is the one for him that he has waited to meet her seemingly forever. Besides hoping to win the first leg of the Triple Crown, the bigger prize is winning Lulu's heart.
FAST AND LOOSE is an engaging low key Kentucky romance that uses the backdrop of the Derby to set the time and place, which in many ways steals the show. The lead couple is a wonderful pairing as he knows she's the one for him while she assumes "King Cole" as the press calls him can have any female he desires so why her. Fans will enjoy this lighthearted romp while wondering whether Silk Purse wins the race.
I just recently read my first Elizabeth Bevarly book and I'm already a fan. I really like her style to write, love her storylines and because she always presents more than one lovestory I'm on the way to get addicted to her books.
So, "Fast & Loose" is mainly about Lulu Flannery and Cole Early. Lulu is renting out her house because of the Kentucky Derby and Cole is the one to rent it from her. But both don't know about that when they first meet. They have something like a "feeling/attraction on first sight" and meet again some days later still with some attraction between them. But because both usually look for partners with different qualities than the other possesses they are a bit unsure about what to do. Especially because Lulu thinks that Cole is a womanizer using his status as a famous Thoroghbred trainer to get what he wants and Cole thinks that Lulu is a bit crazy, somewhat odd but also very charming and interesting. Things get even more complicated when Lulu realizes that Cole is renting her house and Cole discovers that the owner of his house which he imagined as a hot, sexy and vibrant woman is Lulu.
Both have to handle that sometimes what we think we want is not what we need and that often the outer appeareance is just a shell that helps to cover the real person in order to find love and happiness with each other.
Even though it takes half of the book until they realize who each other really is that doesn't mean that the first pages are boring, contrary they are really funny and beautifully written and I really enjoyed this way to get them to know each other.
The second lovestory is between Lulu's friend Bree and Rufus who's working as a bartender.Read more ›
And once they meet, Cole is determined to win Lulu but can he overcome Lulu's reluctance and convince her that he's worth forever?
If I had to choose one word to describe Fast & Loose it would have to be...well...bland. While Lulu and Cole have chemistry together and Cole's sneaking around Lulu's personal belongings is totally humorous, the story never really seems to flesh out. Add to this a secondary story involving Lulu's best friend that I was never able to get emotionally involved in and while Fast & Loose is certainly entertaining reading when your looking for something to do on a lazy day, it never seems to live up the true potential that Lulu and Cole promised.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I also wanted to like this book,(the cover pic is fabulous, but the heroine wears a dress ONCE under duress!)but I found myself skimming pages at the end just to finish. Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I love this series of books. Romance and a little mystery thrown in and they take place in Louisville, KY with good information on that town.Published on December 19, 2008 by T. Spencer
The book has the elements that are classic Beverly - lots of humor, a fun storyline, and a subplot/romance that is much better than the main story and romance. Read morePublished on August 11, 2008 by Butterscotch
Fast & Loose is the perfect romance for a lazy Spring day! And reading this Louisville-set, Kentucky Derby-themed romance right before the actual Derby was run added to the... Read morePublished on May 5, 2008 by Marcia A. Anderson