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Petty Cash [Kindle Edition]

Kimberly Vargas , Katherine Ozga Barsnica
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is the romantic office comedy that human resources warned you about.

What if the smartest guy and the most beautiful girl at the office formed an alliance to help each other get promoted?

Florida resident Rebecca Blake works as an assistant to a group of psychologists. She is strikingly beautiful and athletic. People see her as a nice, likable girl who is fine in her role but who could never really aspire to more at the company. Rebecca is told in her performance review that in order to get promoted, she is going to have to work on her credibility. As part of her career development plan, she is sent to a behavioral training course (nicknamed 'Club Detention') at company headquarters in Virginia. In error, she is partnered with Foster Diamond, who has the highest intelligence scores in the company. Even though he is a genius, Foster has his own issues around interpersonal skills, attitude and his perception overall. Rebecca and Foster have nothing in common, but between his weakness for her beauty and her admiration of his intellect, they forge an unlikely bond. During the course they find that by pooling their respective strengths, they are able to improve their careers. Sooner rather than later, their startling natural chemistry begins to take their partnership in another direction, and they must face their glaring differences or part ways.

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Editorial Reviews


"Petty Cash by Kimberly Vargas gives us a glimpse of what goes on in the corporate world. On her 5th anniversary as an assistant at Blue Chip Financial, Rebecca Blake thinks that she will be promoted to Project Manager. However, Dr. Albert Noble, her boss, instead sends her to Richmond, Virginia to participate in a week-long Behavioral Coaching program nicknamed "Club Detention" where she can learn to work on her credibility. Rebecca is partnered with Foster Diamond who, on the other hand, has the highest IQ scores of any other person in the company but needs to learn to be gracious and polite. The training course is designed to improve employee behavior but when their partnership turns to something romantic, Rebecca and Foster need to face their differences if they decide to save their relationship.

Kimberly Vargas' Petty Cash is a delightful romance novel that is entertaining and well-written. The chemistry between the main characters - Rebecca and Foster - is perfect, making them both likable. They are so entertaining that you would not want anyone to disturb you while following their story. What makes this book truly successful is it does not bore the reader. Instead, each page continued to intrigue me and made me want to know where the relationship of the two characters was going. The dialogue is not shallow - it is not philosophical either - but the fact that everything they say makes sense is enough to make this a must-read romantic story." -Maria Beltran, Readers' Favorite

From the Inside Flap

"It's like Wuthering Heights meets The Office..."  - Kira Smith on Petty Cash

Product Details

  • File Size: 2456 KB
  • Print Length: 380 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #542,427 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I could not finish this book October 29, 2013
By Terisa
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I received a notice a couple of weeks ago that this book was free for a limited time on Amazon. It had quite a few 4 and 5 star reviews and very few that were lower than that at the time so I got it. Thankfully I didn't have to pay the regular $4.99 price for this book because I would have been really, really ticked off at myself! It's been a really long time since I have written a review on book that I hated but here goes...

I only read 67% of this book. I know, you would think that after investing that much time I would go ahead and finish it but after Foster stepped in and made things work the way that he wanted them to go, I just couldn't. I wanted to scream at Rebecca because she was so blind and stupid to not that what happened to her was his fault. Now I know that I could be wrong on this particular turning point in the book since I didn't finish the story but I highly doubt it. I don't want to give anything away because like I said a lot of people really liked this book.

I didn't really care for this book from the beginning. It starts off extremely slow and boring and I kept hoping that it would get better but sadly, it only got worse. Yes there were a few parts that were funny and okay but they were so few and far between. The characters drove me crazy and the grandma... well she was just plain mean. She never had a nice thing to say about anyone and was constantly putting people down. I couldn't stand that women! I wanted to throttle the old bitty every time she spoke.

The two main characters were not compatible at all. They couldn't have more different than each other and I can't why either of them were attracted to the other one.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just in time for football season! September 25, 2013
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i'm so happy to have been turned onto this book now, its football season and I need a distraction! its a funny read that would be perfect to bring on a plane, the beach, etc. the main characters have a true to life vibe - not that tired medieval romance, or supernatural being pairing or the latest trend of mommy porn...but there is a steamy moment or two :p looking forward to more from the ms vargas!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Reads like a DIY travel guide October 23, 2013
By RoseAnn
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Very disappointed in this book. Poorly written and very poorly edited with missing words and inconsistent tenses. The characters were unbelievable with stilted and unrealistic conversations. Focus seemed to be on describing Tampa Bay, Ybor City and Richmond rather than on character development. Filled with unrealistic characters such as the Musee Fait messenger who flipped from professional to thug on a dime. What was the point? I kept waiting for something to happen, but nothing really did, and then it ended abruptly.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and easy book to read September 30, 2013
By Amy
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What a fun and easy book to read. I really enjoyed the character development. The story was a little predictable; since it followed the flow as most romantic novels. However, the story explored issues with work and our personal lives. There are many people that could benefit from a behavioral training course. :)
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ehhh..... October 3, 2013
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This book started good, very good in fact. But it seems like a little over half way through, it read like the author got bored and pushed through to the end just to say it was finished. There were some points where it seemed like the guy was going power over sanity but always came back around to a normal story line.
I kept waiting for the story line to take a twist but it never did...and a very anti-climactic ending.. Disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating June 8, 2014
By Heather
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I am torn over this review. While the story was entertaining I can not get over how frustrating the female character. She is completely controlled by the "hero" the entire book and never develops her own sense of self. Reading this made me quite sad and it fed into the stereotypes about romance novels and heroines. I cannot recommend this book due to the poor portrayal of women, and find myself very frustrated that I read it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read September 22, 2013
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Character development was fantastic, really enjoyed the scenery. Loved this book! I will be reading her other book next, Gumbeaux.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just- Wow! October 15, 2013
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This is not my typical story type, but I gave it a shot. I am so glad I did! The story line is interesting, it never bogs down. She is laugh out loud funny. The dialogue is honest, sincere, irreverent , amusing...I could just keep going on. Do yourself a favor and read this book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Chick Lit Fabulousness!
Twists, turns, spice and characters you can't tell if you love or want to smack. Slow to start but ends well. Beach read extraordinaire!
Published 6 days ago by E. L. Matt
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, light
Very engaging characters and an interesting plot. Good, light, vacation reading.
Published 9 days ago by Alyssa McGrew
4.0 out of 5 stars Not usually my type of book, but really enjoyed it.
Enjoyed it. It is a romance. Do not usually read those, but this had a different twist. It will keep you reading.
Published 14 days ago by W. R. MULLEN
2.0 out of 5 stars in hopes it would get better. Unfortunately
Very slow reading, didn't hold my interest and I was ready to stop several times throughout the book but forced myself to finish ... in hopes it would get better. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Paula P. Ash
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read. Easy and inpredictable. Loved it.
Published 1 month ago by Margot Benavides
5.0 out of 5 stars very well written, enjoyed it!
I enjoyed the authors writing style, and the story line kept me interested, a fun lighthearted read, just what I needed this weekend.
Published 1 month ago by glolamb
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!!!
Wow! Wonderful story with so much angst that I couldn't put it down. This book has to be one of your "Must Read's"
Published 2 months ago by Michele Storms aka: Stormdrac2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good and funny, I laughed out loud
Published 2 months ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing
A storyline that is unique and hasn't been recycled was so nice to stumble upon! Buying Kimberly's second book too!
Published 2 months ago by A
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read!
Loved it! Loved the characters and how the story evolved.
Published 2 months ago by paulad
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More About the Author

Kimberly's first book, Gumbeaux, received a gold medal for Chick Lit in the 2011 Readers Favorite literary contest. Her second book, Petty Cash, won a gold medal for Popular Fiction in the 2014 eLit Awards contest. Kimberly is represented by the WordServe Literary Agency and is a regular contributor for the WordServe Water Cooler blog. She has called San Diego home for over ten years. Kimberly and her husband Michael spend as much time as possible in the Pacific Ocean, cooking for friends and enjoying life in Southern California.

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