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Trust Me on This (Loveswept) Mass Market Paperback – October 26, 2010
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Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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Dennie Banks is stuck in a dead-end society page reporter's job and decides to take charge of her life and get an interview with a famous writer who's know for her astute observations about interpersonal relationships. However Dennie has just gotten the scoop that the writer is on the verge of a divorce, and she sees this as her chance for the big time. Alec Prentice works for the government investigating fraud cases. He is on the trail of a land swindler, and just happens to wind up at the same conference that Dennie is attending. Of course, he mistakes her for the swindler's accomplice, and the story takes off from there. It is pure fun to watch two people who are used to getting their own way on charm alone finally meet their match.
In other hands this would be a trite and ho-hum story, but Ms. Crusie's excellent characterizations and sharp dialogue make this a joy to read. What I like best about her writing is that she lets you know all of the main characters' thoughts and emotions, not just the female lead. This is one book that is worth finding, and here's hoping that it'll be reissued soon.
Reporter Dennie Banks is in a bad place professionally, so she needs a good story, an important story. Her best idea is to go to an upcoming Literary Conference to try to interview a famous feminist author, the authority on what makes a good marriage. See, Dennie has just caught wind of the woman's impending divorce, and she just knows this will be an incredible story.
Of course, Dennie very definitely does not intend to exploit this story. Oh, no, she wants to help, she wants to make sure the first story to come out about it is respectful and sympathetic, hoping this might set the tone for the rest of the press' coverage. Too bad she doesn't handle the initial approach very well. The author doesn't believe her, and Dennie ends up accused of harassment and almost kicked out of the hotel where the conference is taking place. But she refuses to give up. She will get this interview, even if she has to approach her quarry in an indirect way, maybe through one of her friends...
Also present at the hotel is Alec Prentice, a Federal agent working undercover to catch a conman. Alec is there with his aunt Victoria, a well-known academic. Through some funny coincidences, he becomes convinced that Dennie is an accomplice of the conman he's hunting, and so it begins: Alec trying to use Dennie to get at his man, and Dennie trying to use Alec to get at her woman, because it just so happens that Alec's aunt is very good friends with her...
I think what I loved best of all here was the dialogue. That was the main thing that kept me smiling. No one does banter like Crusie.Read more ›
Alec Prentice is a government fraud agent who has used his farm-boy good looks and an 'aw, shucks,' demeanor to put dozens of con men and hucksters behind bars. Now consigned to a desk to work on an important fraud database, Alec longs for one more operation in the field. When his Aunt Victoria invites him to the literature convention, Alec's intuition tells him that this might be his chance to finally nab Brian Bond, a predatory grifter who specializes in fleecing college professors. With great anticipation, Alec convinces his boss to set up a sting operation at the convention.
When Alec meets Dennie, sparks fly and confusion multiplies. Alec's convinced Dennie is working with Bond and for the first time, he's trying to figure out a way to get a crook off the hook instead of trying to arrest her. Dennie is both irritated by and attracted to Alec. She senses right away that he is hiding a sharp mind and keen intelligence behind his 'good ole boy' act but she doesn't have time to figure out why. She need Alec to get an interview with her subject, who happens to be a close friend of his aunt's.Read more ›
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I like to read Jennifer Crusie when I'm needing a little pick-me-up! She has a pleasant way of making things funny and light!Published 1 month ago by S.E. Adams
Love all books by Jennifer Crusie. So when I see new book that is not in my collection I am quick to jump by ordering one. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Upbeat, fast-moving & hilarious!! A wonderful escape from today's world-wide problems!!!Published 9 months ago by Gini Lisanti
Trust Me on This is a cute romantic comedy written by author Jennifer Crusie. I have enjoyed everything written by this author.Published 10 months ago by Bernie
After giving five stars to “Bet Me” by the same author, I had high expectations for this book but was disappointed because it turned out to be a mediocre romance novel. Read morePublished 11 months ago by karsiyaka