Sunday, July 13, 2014
A Match of Wits by Jen Turano
After his departure from New York two years ago to meet up with his almost-fiancee, 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?
Publisher: Bethany House, 2014
This book was 345 pages of pure fun! In fact, if you're not hooked by the conclusion of the first chapter, you don't have a pulse. Agatha, a strong heroine with a beautiful heart and a destiny for trouble (Anne Shirley on steroids), gets tangled in a wild west adventure with childhood friend, Zayne Beckett--turned reclusive mountain man, a surly bodyguard protecting Agatha from a hitman, a sassy, match-making chaperone, and a pig named Matilda. When disaster strikes--and it usually does when Agatha is involved--the group travels home to New York where more mayhem, and romance, awaits.
I chose this book after reading Gentleman of Her Dreams, a delightful and free ebook introducing this series. The great cover caught my attention but most of all the title. It promised conflict and humor, and, boy, did it deliver!
I gave this book 5 stars!