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Mounting Desire Hardcover – 9 May 2005

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 259 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (9 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582345015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582345017
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.9 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,322,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nina Killham is the author of three novels: How to Cook a Tart, Mounting Desire and Believe Me. Born in Washington, DC, she now lives in London, England with her Australian husband and tri-national children. The daughter of an American foreign service officer, she grew up in the US, Belgium, and Denmark. She has worked for ABC News, The Washington Post, Columbia Pictures and an ear plug factory. Please visit her website at ninakillham.com.

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Nina Killham's first novel is a devilish delight... sexy, hilarious, and not to be missed (Washington Post) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A funny and brilliantly written take on the perils of finding true love...

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MD on 22 Jun. 2008
Format: Paperback
This book pretends to be a romance, and a satire, but it fails badly. The hero is a romance novelist who writes pretty bad romances, judging from all the quotes. The heroine sleeps with everyone indiscriminately. The hero is a "born-again" virgin, who behaves very arrogantly to all women ("they are all sluts", even if he doesn't say so directly). He never learns. He and she are together very few times in the book, and I don't see what would attract them to each other. Towards the end of the book, he ends up in bed with a prostitute (really!). It was definitely unromantic. The jokes weren't funny, either - I want to like my characters, even if I laugh at them, and both of them are pretty unlikable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shf.yax on 15 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a clever, funny and sharp book, from the author of the wonderful 'How To Cook A Tart'. Nina Killham is very successful at getting into the mind of a (male) romantic novelist, with issues of his own. Jack Carter, the central character, is searching for the perfect woman while making a living writing steamy romantic page-turners in the classic style. Killham makes good use of the genre without mocking it, creating as she does a hilarious yarn with a cast of crisply-drawn characters. Recommended and some!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brissygirl on 31 July 2007
Format: Paperback
The main character is a guy who writes romances and is a born again virgin while the female lead is not particularly choosy in who she has sex with and winds up out of work through a sexual harassment suit (and subsequently gets pregnant). It was a confusing story to read and it jumped around and had several sub plots that didn't quite fit together that miraculously fixed themselves in the last 20 or so pages (funnily enough on Valentines Day). Overall I wouldn't recommend it - there are better books out there to read.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tigersfan on 25 Aug. 2007
Format: Paperback
I had read the synopsis of this in the back of another Little Black Dress book, and thought it looked entertaining. The book itself was rather diappointing, the hero seemed immature and arrogant while the heroine was just easy and very one dimensional.
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