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Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom

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Get your teeth into this devilishly racy romantic adventure that's full of surprises!

All work and no play makes Nina a dull girl... But when you're PA to a celebrity chef who's even tastier than one of his delicious dishes you can't help loving your job. And what's wrong with fancying the pants off your boss? Erm, everything if he's married to someone else. So when Nina me
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by Little Black Dress (first published 2010)
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RLA
Aug 07, 2012 RLA rated it really liked it
I just love the title of this book!

Julie Cohen is truly a master when it comes to story telling, and this is another brilliant book from her.

Nina is everything I like in a heroine; she's confident, sometimes overly confident, full of chutzpah, a little bit of a control freak, prone to moments of impulsiveness, and always looking for something more in her life. Call me cruel, but I enjoyed reading about life kicking her about a bit! It made this book feel real, and Nina wallows, winges, and feel
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Alexa
Sep 19, 2013 Alexa rated it it was amazing
I loved this, one of my Julie Cohen favourites. I would have liked it even more if it had an epilogue. Good stuff.
Deborah Ideiosepius
Mar 05, 2013 Deborah Ideiosepius rated it it was ok
Oh dear.

I was in the market for a bit of chicklit, not having read any for a while. Started off well, I liked the main character – she had a bit of character, even if her life revolved around her job and her crush on her married boss. The family (absent) and social scene (minimal) added interest and I was all set to enjoy some nice fluff fiction.

Then it went wrong for me; So she kisses her boss-who-is-married, is horrified, flees her job and runs into the arms of another guy. Doable. She then pe
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Rocialle
Mar 16, 2012 Rocialle rated it liked it
I would have given this book 4 stars, as i did really like most of it, i enjoyed the first part of the ending too, when she meets Viktor and they have this strange hate relationship, i like the way the book has been split into 3 pats also as they are different ideas and different reactions and all different things change; it feels as though Nina is presented as a different person in each of these sections. Afterwards however, i feel the book at the ending has been really rushed. It had the meeti ...more
Goddess Of Blah
Oct 28, 2012 Goddess Of Blah rated it it was amazing
from Julie Cohen's book this is my fav. This and Spirit Weak flesh Willing are her best for romance. Girl From Mars is good as a book based on friendship (the romance is eclipsed due to the relationship between the protagonist and her friend).

The first two parts drag on a bit. But when you get to the Temple of Doom its well worth the wait. I loved Victor - a triumph of a character.

The great thing about Victor is that you first view him from a Superficial, typical chick lit perspective i.e. weir
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Sarah
May 31, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
Nina has a slight problem, she has fallen in love with her boss - who just happens to be a very happily married man. Desperate to move on she jumps into starting a new life with Juan, moving to a country where she doesn't know anyone and can't even speak the language. When things go horribly wrong she is left homeless and without a penny to her name and takes refuge in the flat of a deceased family member. It isn't going to be easy to start her life over again but perhaps she'll be able to do it ...more
Namratha
Sep 11, 2010 Namratha rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
First of all…Brilliant Title. I love stuff that does a smack-dab job of wordplay. You got to get itchy fingers to pick up a chick-lit titled “Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom”. Ol’Indy would be right proud.

Nina Jones is a tall, blonde PA to one of the hottest chefs in London: Edmund Jett. Efficient, hardworking and devoted to a lifestyle of making Edmund’s fast-paced life easier, Nina is content. And she’s also in love with her handsome, charismatic boss. But said handsome, charismatic is boss
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Cecilia
Jul 09, 2014 Cecilia rated it really liked it
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Afifah
Feb 17, 2015 Afifah rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
FINALLY I can finish this book. It took me so long to read it, probably because it's a romance book. I don't really enjoy romance book but I think this book is okay. I don't like the first 2 parts because they're too exhausting for me to read. I'm not sure how I can be exhausted when all I did was reading, but I do feel that way.
Pollypoptart
May 10, 2010 Pollypoptart rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
Enjoyable enough, and a likeable heroine (and hero!)
Jessica
Nov 02, 2010 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Loved this book ! Simple but original !
Penny Poonusamy
Oct 30, 2012 Penny Poonusamy rated it liked it
Sweet book... Light and easy to read
Jeannine
Total fluff, but really fun.
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