You Don't Know Jack (NY Girlfriends #2)
Jamie Peters no longer believes in true love. True idiots, true scumbags, true moochers -- these she believes in wholeheartedly, and she's got the checkered dating history to prove it. So she's more than a little skeptical when her cross-dressing psychic tells her she's a...more
In this story we meet Jack (Jonathan) and Jamie, who meet up not by coincdence but because Jack is trailing Jamie to find out if she's the one playing the stock market with her employers money, he also just happens to Jamies housemates brother. Jamie doesn't know Jack from Adam when she bumps into him on the subway, but they end up goi ...more
A few months ago, I read a novella by Erin McCarthy that I absolutely loved, and during that same time frame, many of my online friends had been raving about her recently released Fast Track series. I had also found the first book of the NY Girlfriends series, The Pregnancy Test to be a pretty good read even though it didn't earn keeper status from me, so when I picked up You Don't Know Jack, I was expecting something equally good if not outstanding. Unfortunately, what I ...more
The story is really good at the start right up to the half-way mark. McCa ...more
My favourite thing at this book is that the hero falls head over heels in love with the heroine and isn't afraid to say it.
The heroine is quirky and endearing but she constantly pushed the hero away for what seemed like ridiculous reasons and ...more
I liked Jack, and I felt that he had an ok reason to lie. I did not like Jamie. She was too inflexible, unforgiving, impractical, illogical. I had no reason to admire or like her. The way he fell for her was unrealistic. There were no interesting conversations. Not once did I laugh out loud. Nothing surprised me or delighted me.
Sexual content: not quantified, as I recall probably moderate, maybe strong. Setting: current day New York. Copyrt 2006. Genre: contemporary romance ...more
Jamie is a social worker living in NYC. She's asked for funding from her roommate's family's foundation, but Jack, who is running the foundation while his grandfather is in a rehabilitation facility, has noticed some odd transactional activity that implies something shady is going down where Jamie works. So he ...more
The illegal activity going on at Jamie's charity organization is what really pushed the two characters together and had the makings of a great story. However, it was solved very early on and killed any real a ...more
Jack is just yummy,'no?
Once in a while I can go for some decent chick-lit. But this, with its stereotypical characters (Plucky Midwestern girl-next-door meets the city! Cantankerous old man! Snide teenager! Snobby WASP mother! Cute, preppy, Upper East Side catch! Gaggle of faceless city friends ala Sex in the City!) and completely preposterous plot lines, is ...more
Jamie is a social worker, she loves her job and helping people, and she is not looking for the love of her life at all. ...more
Hell bent on saving the world, Jamie focuses all of her time and energy on helping criminals to bring restoration back into their lives. Her constant desire to change everything around her for the best sometimes gets in the way of her own personal life. Turning to a "psychic" friend for help, she learns through a tarot card reading that a chance meeting with her soul m ...more
I loved these characters. Jamie and Jack make t ...more
The tale begins with a cross-dressing psychic telling a group of four women living in NYC (drinking martinis) about their destinies. Our heroine, a hippy-dippy busty country gal, who relocated to the big city and became a social worker due to her big time daddy abandonment issues, naturally believes the psychic's advice and meets, sexes (and eventually luurves, natch) a secret-millionaire hunk with a heart o'gold.
Hunk and Heroin ...more
This is definitely not for the "young adult" category, with intimate scenes vividly described. It's not profound or bedecked with surprising twists and turns, however it was quite enjoyable and definitely puts it under guilty pleasure!
A dark chocolate of contemporary novels if I may say so myself.
There are only two books in this series and it is a bit saddening to find out that the other two books have not been written due to the author's change i ...more
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