Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Match of Wits, by Jen Turano

From the Publisher:

After his departure from New York two years ago to meet up with his almost-fiancée, Zayne Beckett is the last person Agatha Watson wanted to stumble upon in her travels as a reporter with the New York Tribune. Quite pathetically bedraggled, he clearly needs to be taken in hand and sent back East to his family. Although she no longer has feelings for him, Agatha realizes, by hook or by crook, she'll have to be the one to get the obstinate man home.

Zayne has no desire to be taken anywhere and is prepared to drag his heels all the way home... until he finds himself slipping back into the familiar banter of his former friendship with Agatha. Once they arrive in New York, Zayne realizes Agatha's determined nose for news has earned her a few enemies, and he hopes to repay her help with some help of his own. When she rebuffs all his attempts to prove himself a knight in shining armor, the lengths to which they'll go to win this battle of wills lead to some memorable antics.

Everyone else may think them a match, but nothing could be further from the truth--until Agatha finds herself in real trouble. Have these two stubborn, too-smart-for-their-own-good people been meant for each other all along?

My Review:

I really liked the characters in this book a lot. Agatha is interesting, feisty, independent... but also a lady. She is unconventional, but still wants love and romance. Zayne is completely clueless when it comes to women, but has a kind heart and is chivalrous. The supporting characters are equally as interesting. The book is worth reading for the characters alone.

The storyline was somewhat flat. Agatha got herself into a little trouble, but it was never very interesting and there was never really a climax to the plot... or it was a very small one. The plot could have been much more well-developed in this book.

This was the first book that I've read from Jen Turano, and I would read another one. I recommend this book, but if there is another that you'd really like to read... then read the other one first. Don't put this at the top of your reading list.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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