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Controlling Interest Paperback – May 27, 2008
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Natalie Tubberville cannot believe that her father has hog-tied her future to Matt Hogan; putting them in competition for the controlling interest in his detective agency based on who can locate a missing Pakistani heiress first. Never mind that it is kind of her fault that the young woman is missing in the first place. Matt and Natalie reluctantly join forces to find the beautiful Jasmine, who clearly does not want to be a participant in an arranged marriage. Within a few short days, it becomes perfectly clear that Matt and Natalie are in a little over their heads, in more ways than one.
This delightful story is a page turner with its clever, romantic jest and an underlying story line seeped in international terrorism and heroism.
Elizabeth White has crafted a wonderfully funny, entertaining mystery romance. You'll laugh as you turn each page.
Natalie Tubberville has left the Tunica County Sheriff's Department to try her hand in the world of private investigating. Matt Hogan's detective agency suffered a major financial setback and he was forced to accept partnership with a wealthy investor. With the partnership comes a partner he never expected or wanted, Natalie. Natalie also has no interest in partnering with anyone. So, when a runaway bride is the case they must solve they agree to work together long enough to solve it, but whoever solves it first wins the agency. The sparks fly.
In an intriguing twist of plots and characters, Elizabeth has her readers hoping Natalie and Matt find the bride one second and rooting for the bride to get away the next. The runaway fiancé manages to remain one step ahead of them. And the situations they find themselves thrown into can be humorous and dangerous. Elizabeth keeps you turning the pages from start to finish. As the characters travel from Memphis, down the Mississippi River through Louisiana and Alabama, romance and faith weave an interesting story. While this was the first of Elizabeth White's books I have read it won't be the last. I plan to go back and read her others also. I highly recommend this book.
Matt Hogan hasn't had much luck with his clients lately. His last client turned out to be a crook which hurt his pride and his pocketbook. So, he feels that he has no other alternative than to accept Eddie Tubberville's offer to finance his detective Agency even with the stipulation that Eddie's naive, wanna be daughter is to be his partner.
When Natalie and Matt have their first case together it turns out o be anything but fun! Their first case, Yasmine Patel, has decided to run her own life and choose the man she will marry and now Yasmine is running for her life! Her fiance wasn't the upstanding man she thought him to be so now she is running scared. She has asked Natalie and Matt to help her get out of this mess.
This turns out to be a mess of an escapade for all involved!
This in a great, fast read! I love the story line! Toss in unusual relatives, Yasmine's disappearance and a romance of two unwilling.to.bend individuals. All the characters are well rounded and fun to read about!
*This book was provided for review by Zondervan*
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Controlling Interest was a good relaxing read that made me smile. Just the kind I like. Natalie Tubberville, the heroine, is smart but trouble prone. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I read once that people think Christian works of today are all low key. This was not the case with Controlling Interest. Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Jaymie
Elizabeth White has written another funny, entertaining, and at times very poignant novel, sprinkled with a bit of suspense. I enjoyed reading Controlling Interest. Read morePublished on September 13, 2008 by Kathleen Fuller
Controlling Interest tickles your funny bone and your romantic one too. The interaction between Matt Hogan and Natalie Tubberville is priceless. Read morePublished on August 21, 2008 by Winter A. Peck
Controlling Interest was a really fun story. We first met Matt Hogan in Off the Record. Now he is a changed man but in need of money to keep his agency afloat. Read morePublished on June 15, 2008 by Love 2 Read Novels