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Tongue In Chic (Fortune Hunter #2)

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Devlin Fitzwilliam caught Meadow Szarvas red-handed, breaking into his mansion to steal a painting. In sheer desperation, she used a case of amnesia as her excuse. But then he pulled a fast one-and claimed she was his wife. Playing along was the only way for Meadow to get her hands on that painting.
Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Signet
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
When I read a romance, and it gives me the classic romantic comedy vibe (circa 1930s-1960s), that's a high compliment. I love the mix of laugh out loud humor and passion that a very good contemporary romance delivers. And Tongue in Chic definitely delivered.

I am no stranger to Christina Dodd. She is one of my favorite authors. Yet, I am gun shy about contemporaries (other than the series romances). They just don't hold my interest like a good paranormal or historical romance. But, I bought this
Fani loves angst
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Jun 11, 2009 Holly rated it really liked it
Shelves: christina-dodd
Natalie Meadow Szarvas has just been caught breaking and entering in what she thought was her grandfather's South Carolina estate to look for a painting that she feels in rightfully hers. Instead she runs into the new owner, Devlin Fitzwilliam and he's demanding to know who she is and what she is doing. Thinking fast, she tells him she has amnesia and doesn't know why she's in his living room. Thinking even quicker, Devlin counters with the fact that she's his long lost wife and he's so happy sh ...more
May 02, 2009 Shea rated it really liked it
At it's core this is an entertaining romance novel. I enjoyed the characters and it made me laugh out loud. The plot is a little outlandish but it is a romance novel and it is supposed to be fantasy. Our very likable heroine, Meadow, breaks into Devlin Fitzwilliam's estate to steal a painting of her grandmothers that is rightfully hers. In the course of the B & E she is caught and hits her head quite hard so she claims amnesia. Not to be outdone in crazy stories Devlin claims that she is his ...more
Feb 03, 2010 Adrianna rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mature Adults
Recommended to Adrianna by: Eureka, CA Library
Shelves: in-roseville, romance
I don't usually read contemporary romances other than Jennifer Cruise and Jayne Ann Krentz books. When I saw Tongue In Chic at the Friends of the Library sale, I decided to give it a chance merely because Christina Dodd was the author. I've always enjoyed her historical romances, so I was curious as to what she would deliver in the contemporary realm. As I expected, Dodd wrote another fun read with memorable characters engaged in funny and romantic situations.

When reading the book, I didn't know
Apr 25, 2016 Eve rated it really liked it
Tongue In Chic (Fortune Hunter, #2)
by Christina Dodd (Goodreads Author)

Contemporary Romance


Natalie Meadow Szarvas has just been caught breaking and entering in what she thought was her grandfather's South Carolina estate. Instead she runs into the new owner, Devlin Fitzwilliam and he's demanding to know who she is and what she is doing in his house.
Thinking fast, she tells him she has amnesia and doesn't know why she's in his living room.
Thinking even quicker, Devlin counters with the fact t
Plus she had to face the fact that she couldn’t handle the power of coitus with Devlin.” p.421

Author: Christina Dodd
First published: 2007
Length: ~300 pages
Setting: Contemporary, South Carolina.
Sex: Explicit. Reasonably frequent.
Hero: Wealthy illegitimate hotel magnate.
Heroine: Hippy glass artist hiding her identity.

Book 1, Trouble in High Heels, could pretty much stand alone. Book 2, Tongue In Chic , has far stronger links to other books in the series (and to other Dodd series) giving a more co
Barbara ★
I didn't like this as much as other Christina Dodd books. I can't put my finger on why but it just didn't do it for me. I loved Meadow and Devlin individually but regardless of the lust, I couldn't feel them as a couple.

Meadow breaks into what she thinks is her grandfather's mansion to steal a painting that is rightfully hers. Unfortunately the new owner, Devlin Fitzwilliam catches her in the act. She thinks fast and claims amnesia but he thinks faster and claims she's his wife. Now Meadow know
Mar 09, 2009 Donna rated it liked it
When Isabella left her husband, she left him one of her paintings. Her granddaughter needs money for her mother's cancer treatment. She decides to use her grandmother's house key to get in to her grandfather's house and steal the painting. She is caught, falls, and knocks herself out. When she comes to, she pretends amnesia, hoping to evade criminal charges. However, the house no longer belongs to her grandfather. The house and its furnishings were bought by Devlin Fitzwilliams. He tops her amne ...more
Jun 24, 2011 Ning rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
พระนาง นารักนาเตะดีมาก
ชอบโทนเรืองทีเหมือนจะดรามา แตกไมไดรุนแรง ..

นางเอก มองโลกในแงดีมาก ๆ แตไมโง .. ประมาณวายืดถึอ กฏแรงดึงดูด นะแหละ
สวนพระเอก .. ตอใหวางมาด ใจแขง ยังไง แตกยังนารักมากอยูดี

เปนเลมทีอานไปยิมไปไดเรือย ๆ

เพิงมีโอกาสไดอานงานของ คริสตินา ดอดด คะ
สนุกสนานนาสนใจมาก ๆ เลยที
คิดวาคงติดตามงานอืน ๆ ของเธอตอไป

Aug 28, 2016 Cyndi rated it it was amazing
At first I thought it was too much insta- love. But, Christina Dodd somehow made it seem plausible. She even saved a romance where both people tell huge lies. Genius!!
Sharon Eikenberry-Deary
Jan 03, 2017 Sharon Eikenberry-Deary rated it it was amazing
1951 when things were so different in the world and women were still at the mercy of their husbands. Isabella was a painter and her husband was under the impression their child was not his. She left and her and her daughter Sharon made a new life. When Sharon's daughter being an artist too Meadow wanted the picture her grandmother left at the mansion so she could pay for her mother's can cer treatment. What she didn't know was there were other people who wanted the paingting too. What Meadow did ...more
I've been in a re-read mood lately and I re-read Trouble in High Heels a few months ago, so I figured, why not, I'd re-read this one too. The first time I read this book, probably right around the time it was first published, I was definitely not feeling it. In fact, it's the first Christina Dodd book I can remember that did not "do it" for me (unfortunately this was followed by a long hit-and-miss period that is mostly misses for me these days. All I remember is a vague sense of boredom. Whethe ...more
Sep 20, 2016 Teresa rated it really liked it
One of my favorite books. Funny, engaging, and well written.
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Jul 18, 2008 Anna rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one
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Christie P.
May 08, 2015 Christie P. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: contemporary
Unconscious and bleeding was not the way Meadow Szarvas thought her night of breaking and entering was going to end. She came to Devlin Fitzwilliam's estate to steal back the painting her grandmother painted of herself before her husband threw her and their child out. She knew the painting had to be here since it wasn't already in her mother's possession; but since Devilin Fitzwilliam recently bought the house Meadow didn't know where the painting would be. Thus she fell and knocked herself out, ...more
Nov 01, 2014 JoAnne rated it really liked it
Fortune Hunters #2
Meadow needs to find a painting that her grandmother, Isabelle, left behind when her grandfather kicked her out in 1951. Bradley thinks that their baby daughter is not his child. He thinks that Isabelle has many affairs while they were married. But she didn't.

Meadow's mother has cancer and she needs money for treatment. She hatches a plan with another woman, Judith, who sometimes lives at Meadow's parents' art commune. Meadow goes to South Carolina, breaks into her grandfather'
Fira Rosli
Mar 16, 2013 Fira Rosli rated it really liked it
This is my first time reading a suspense contemporary romance novel by Christina Dodd. I mean, I love her historical and paranormal romance books but I was really, really reluctant to read her contemporary ones. And I'm glad I finally broke out from my shell and pick up this book from my local library.

This book was quite good and I love it. The summary itself intrigues and attract me in the first place and it has a really lovely plot. Just Dodd being Dodd, she doesn't exaggerate and add redunda
Jenny Delandro
Sep 02, 2010 Jenny Delandro rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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Jun 12, 2011 Cassie rated it it was ok
Shelves: suspense, romantic
It kind of fizzled out for me around the middle. All of the secondary characters were annoying, or had very little to add, so any diversion from the hero/heroine elicited a groan from me, and Meadow's "artistic free spirit" crossed the line from quirky to twee and obnoxious around that point, too. Plus, everyone that saw her or talked to her couldn't help but fall in love with her, and so her perfection was really off-putting.

I liked Devlin, and felt he kind of got the short end of the stick her
Aug 09, 2010 Sara rated it it was ok
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Oct 22, 2014 Anita rated it it was amazing
This was really a romance with a dash of suspense and a lot of humor. I love a book that makes me laugh out loud and this one did in spots.
I really like this Fortune Hunter series and look forward to reading the rest.

Meadow is caught in the act of doing a little B&E in order to steal a valuable painting that her grandmother left behind when she bailed on her prig of a husband back in the 1950's. she thought it would be a simple job, except granddad doesn't live there anymore and the current
Mar 19, 2011 ErinReadsTooMuch rated it it was ok
This book was OK. Placed in South Carolina, in a town where the same 4 wealthy families that ran the town before the Revolutionary war still run the town, there is intrigue for sure. You do love the main characters, but I feel that something was missing to really make their feelings for each other believable. The fact that Meadow (the main character) cared enough and trusted Devlin (hero) to sleep with him, but not tell him the truth just didn't seem likely to me. Not with her personality the wa ...more
Sep 12, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
For some reason Christina Dodd is still a relatively new-to-me author so I’m having a lot of fun discovering her books. In the second book from the Fortune Hunter series, Meadow is trying to get her hands on a painting left to her family to help pay for her mother’s treatments. When she is discovered trespassing she fakes amnesia which Devlin snaps up as a quickly as possibly as an excuse and tells her that she is his wife. They both know that this is a lie but Devlin is waiting for Meadow to be ...more
Sep 22, 2013 Bbabri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Régi értékelés: 5 csillag

Párszor már olvastam a könyvet, de évente néhányszor mindig újraolvasom. Szeretem a történetet, nagyon kedvelem a karaktereket, szóval miért ne olvasnám újra?
Az alapötlet nagyon jó, rengeteget nevettem olvasás közben. A karakterek hamar megkedvelhetőek, bár Meadow a könyv végére veszített a varázsából. Devlin-t hamar megkedveltem, annak ellenére, hogy mennyire besavanyodott volt a történet elején.
A krimiszál nem volt olyan hangsúlyos, hamar rájöttem, hogy ki áll a dolgok
May 25, 2011 Margaret rated it really liked it
i enjoyed reading this book. i fell in love with the main characters. Meadow became my favorite heroine. she only did what she thought was right to help her family. it inspired me. Dev, the hero, at first, to me was a totaly a**. i thought he was only in it for revenge. but as the story went i began to liked him more and more.
i enjoyed watching him fall in love with her. i liked how they professed their love for each other and how Meadow stayed true to herself and made sure she was loved for her
Sep 12, 2009 Joy rated it it was ok
3 stars only, I've read better Christina Dodd books than this one, although I have to admit this was more enjoyable than Trouble in High Heels. Characters were OK, their backgrounds explained but it was sometimes confusing because of the family tree. I'm still looking forward to the rest of the books in this series if only to pass the time. There's a little bit of everything, humor, drama, suspense, sex - all those elements that make up a good read. Of course, since this is a love story we'll al ...more
Sep 26, 2008 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, traded
This book was pretty good. I picked it up because I found the storyline intriguing. A woman breaks into a home searching for a painting by her grandmother. The man who owns the home finds her, and to escape arrest she claims to have amnesia. Imagine her suprise when the man claims that she is his wife!

This book includes old houses and traditions coming face-to-face with a modern world, disfunctional families aplenty, a mystery or two to solve, a painting to find, and even some dancing naked in t
Jul 10, 2016 Jaime rated it really liked it
This was a cute little caper. Devlin and Meadow start lying to each other from the moment their eyes meet. The humor comes from the fact that they both know each other is lying, but neither of them is willing to call the other on it. I enjoyed watching their relationship grow, including the frustrations they had with each other. In fact, I got so caught up in the romance part of it that by the time the climax of the novel came around, I had forgotten they had another bad guy to deal with. I gues ...more
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“We're lucky." He slipped his hand around her waist and splayed it in the small of her back. "Most couples have only one first kiss. We'll have two.” 10 likes
“She wished she hadn't succumbed to irritation. Because she wanted to know about his inner feelings. She always thought people were like pieces of art glass-- strong enough to handle and use, delicate enough to shatter under a strong blow, and filled with swirls of color that fascinated the eye. But while most people--and most glass--allowed light through, she could discern nothing of Devlin's heart and soul through the smoke and mirrors he held before him.” 10 likes
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