- Mass Market Paperback: 347 pages
- Publisher: Lionhearted Publishing (Feb 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1573430080
- ISBN-13: 978-1573430081
- Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.6 x 2.6 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,186,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Katrine Summerville is a romance writer and Trey Westmoreland is a book critic. They have been battling for years ever since he wrote a scathing column about the romance genre. Katrine feels this review cost her in book sales and more importantly, demeaned her talent. They are tricked into attending an award ceremony together by their respective friend. They are both using aliases and they each assume the other to be a "gigolo" and "hooker" so when the winners are announced - they are astonished at who they are with. The sparks fly as they both accept their awards. They both feel betrayed by their friend. Trey feels the "romance" genre has warped women's ideas of men! His wife divorced him seeking a more dynamic romantic partner - one that appears on the pages of romance novels. He writes another little ditty for his column that offends Katrine regarding the awards dinner. He had to financially compensate Katrine for the prior column he had written and his editor is hoping to avoid another occurrence. The two combatants are lassoed into working together. They are assigned by Trey's boss and her editor to work on a newspaper feature on romance. This involves a month of dating where each will write from their perspective about them. The newspaper will fund all these dates and the publisher is hoping to raise his circulation numbers. Trey goes to great lengths to arrange terrible dates. Katrine must find a positive aspect for each of them and she does!
This was a laugh out funny book!!! The dates are hilarious!! The verbal sparring between the Kat and Trey is great! These were two very likable characters with strong personalities. They are each determined to win. The sparkling dialogue sets this book apart from all others. The plot line is fast paced. I couldn't stop reading until I reached the very end. The secondary characters add so much to the book especially Katrine's daughter who is so much wiser than her 11 years. The author has written a truly enjoyable book!! I highly recommend it to all who enjoy the "romance" genre and even those who don't! I look forward to reading her next book!
First of all, I liked the cover. OK, I know we shouldn't judge books by covers, but this one is tops, and reflects the book's personality perfectly. Katrine and Trey - one romance writer, one journo who hates romance. A meeting made in hell - or rather, cooked up by their respective editors! I won't give away the plot, but I will say it plays back and forth like a tennis match, tit for tat, as two strong characters fight it out in the arena. OK, they're fighting one another, but they're also up against themselves and their own pasts. Sounds like weighty stuff, but it's fun, fun, fun all the way. Washday will never be the same and the concept of s*fe s*x is presented in - shall we say - a highly memorable fashion?
I'm smiling as I write, and I'd happily recommend this one to any readers with a taste for a dash of fun to spice up their romances.
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