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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.; Unabridged B-O-T Library Edition 7 Audio Cassettes edition (April 24, 1996)
  • ISBN-10: 0736633537
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736633536
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,837,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

With bold style and a wicked sense of humor Krentz ( Sweet Fortune ) tells the story of Letty Thornquist, an Indiana librarian who heads for Seattle to run the sporting equipment company she has inherited. This threatens the plans of Thornquist Gear's CEO Joel Blackstone, who made the firm a success and plans to take over another company owned by an old and dangerous enemy. Joel tries to undermine Letty's influence; but, calm and steadfastly staying at the helm, Letty discovers his tricks and finds ways to improve the company's line. After Joel and Letty's new working relationship moves out of the office, she even fine-tunes his plan for revenge. Toss in a gaggle of vividly drawn minor characters--including Letty's former fiance, the pompous professor Philip Dixon, who arrives in Seattle shod in wingtips and claims that he should run Thornquist Gear--and it adds up to entertaining contemporary romance. Letty's stereotypical librarian background is a letdown, but when Krentz sharpens her claws on business professors and prenatal classes for yuppie mommies, she's in top form.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jayne Ann Krentz's acclaimed New York Times bestsellers include Light in Shadow, Smoke in Mirrors, Lost and Found, Soft Focus, Eye of the Beholder, Flash, and Grand Passion. She writes contemporary romantic suspense novels under her own name, futuristic novels as Jayne Castle (also available from Pocket Books), and historical romance novels under the pseudonym Amanda Quick. She lives in Seattle. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

The author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 35 million copies of her books in print.

Customer Reviews

This is one of my favorite JAK's.
Amanda
When you read a book and: 1 You can't put it down till you finish it.
Jorge Frid
Sometimes you have to love a good feel, humorous, yet sensual story.
Mary

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on June 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
JAK has a unique writing style that I absolutely love! It just seems to me people either love her or hate her! I grab her books wherever I can find them, and they stay on my keeper shelf labeled: "Comfort Books." Her hero's are very "Alpha," and her heroines just hysterical! Joel has built the heroine's Uncle's company from the Ground floor and has arranged to buy him out, but before he can, Uncle Charlie dies and has willed his company to his midwestern librarian niece Letty. She feels this is exactly the sort of change her life needs. Joel's outraged but stuck with Letty who is serious about her new position in the sporting good company. Meanwhile he's in the middle of a revenge plot against an old adversary and doesn't want Letty to stand in the way. They have a bickering attraction to one another in pure JAK style. They do address each other as Mr. Blackstone and Ms. Thornquist occasionally, as another reviewer complained about. It's not that JAK is in the "Dark Ages." It's all part of the humorous struggle between the two. Granted some of these books do date back over ten years. Along the way is Letty's stubborn ex-fiancé who just adds more humor to the tale. This is one of my favorite JAK's. Keep in mind; it's just fun fiction! I'll even admit that I might slap a restraining order on some of her hero's if it were real life.

So you know where my taste lie, it might help further to know that some of my favorite authors are Julie Garwood, Amanda Quick (a.k.a. Jayne Ann Krentz), Gaelen Foley, Lavyrle Spencer, Dorothy Garlock, Linda Howard, Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kinley MacGregor, Susan Anderson, Rebecca York, Lauren Bach, Nora Roberts, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and Karen Robards. Just to name a few...Hope this is helpful.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 27, 1998
Format: Paperback
I like reading about smart intelligent women and intelligent men. The plot was very realistic also. I also love happy endings and this was a story with one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By globetrotter on April 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
"Perfect Partners" is a wonderfully rich story! JAK had me chuckling from start to finish. JAK furthermore has mastered storytelling by keeping the story narrow in scope (ie. tight and lucid), but exploring every aspect of that scope. Here in "Perfect Partners" we have Letty Thornquist, an ex-librarian from Indiana. She has come to Seattle in order to claim her inheritance - Thornquist Gear, a successful corporation (which by the way reminds me of REI) that CEO Joel Blackstone practically created from start to finish. Joel Thornquist is royally pissed about her arrival. Letty's uncle had after all promised to sell Joel the company before his untimely death. Since Joel has proprietary feelings toward Thornquist Gear, he sets out to show Letty who is the boss, but in attempting to do so, falls hard for Letty.

"Perfect Partners" also has a wonderful cast of secondary characters. They include the arrogant and obtuse Professor Phillip Dixon who doesn't take the hint that Letty is over him until he walks in on a deja vu kind of scene; Stephanie Thornquist, a sophisticated and superficially blonde ice-maiden who cracks under the pressure of pregnancy; Arthur Bigley, Letty's harried and socially awkward executive assistant and so on.

This book like so many of JAK's books is a must read. For other excellent JAK books, I recommend: "Wildest Hearts;" "Trust Me," "Family Man," "Grand Passion," "Sweet Fortune," and "Hidden Talents,"
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 17, 1997
Format: Paperback
Joel and Letty were witty and wonderful. This book, like all Ms. Krentz's, has a mix of romance, humor, and family. If you like witty dialog and well-drawn charactors, you will love this book. Almost as good as her book Wildest Dreams, which is #1 in my mind and heart.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 1997
Format: Paperback
Excellent characterizations. A clever, imperfect heroine, a hero you can fall in love with, and a satisfying plot. What more can you ask?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Hill VINE VOICE on October 20, 2002
Format: Paperback
Letty Thornquist inherits Thornquist Gear from her uncle. But Letty's uncle had promised to sell Thornquist Gear to Joel Blackstone. Joel was the one to transform the company from a store into an empire single handedly while Letty's uncle was literally out fishing. Much to Joel's annoyance, Letty decides to take control of the company. There wasn't a big mystery in this novel--unlike most of Jayne Ann Krentz's novels. Perfect Partners was very, very funny. I don't regret reading it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jorge Frid on August 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
When you read a book and:

1 You can't put it down till you finish it.

2 You see women on par with men.

3 You see respect in both genders.

4 You learn that even in your worst mood you have to listen to other people.

5 You understand that everybody has its own fears.

6 You thought you knew how'll it finish and you were wrong.

The book deserves SIX stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By stamatia on April 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
Let me say up front that I'm a long time fan of this author. I have read all her Quick books and love them. However with me living in a rather remote part of the world it has been rather hard finding her Krentz titles until I dicovered Amazon. So at this late date I have just finished reading Perfect Partners. I loved the fact that it made me laugh out loud(got a couple of sideways looks from my husband)I was rather sad lately to find Ms Krentz usually sparkling style slightly faded and though she seems to be coming out of this phase nicely (Second Sight, All night long) it made my heart good to read a nice romp like this one.
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