Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Match of Wits by Jen Turano

Book Description:  Two years ago, Zayne Beckett's departure from New York City to meet up with his almost-fiance caused Agatha Watson no small amount of grief. So he is the last person she wanted to stumble upon in her travels as a reporter with the New York Tribune. Looking worse for the wear, he clearly needs to be taken in hand and taken back East to his family. Even though she's over him, Agatha can't help feeling sorry for him and realizes she'll have to be the one to get the stubborn man back home.

Zayne has no desire to be taken anywhere. Content to sit and mope over his recent bad fortune and the desertion of his not-quite-fiance, he's prepared to drag his heels all the way back to New York. That is, until he and Agatha find themselves slipping back into the strangely enjoyable bickering and bantering of their old friendship.

It isn't until they arrive in New York City that Zayne realizes Agatha's determined nose for news has earned her a few enemies. When his attempts to repay her for helping him go sadly awry, Agatha proves herself just as stubborn as Zayne. 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 Thoughts:  I must admit that I am fickle.  I chose this book because first, I love the color of Agatha's dress and hat and secondly, look at her eyes.  Eyes speak from the soul and these eyes are full of merriment and mischief!  

And I wasn't disappointed.  Agatha IS full of life (and mischief).  Now, her almost fianc√©, Zayne, at first I was somewhat "miffed" with him.  Honestly! Can't he see what is right before his very eyes?!  

But as the story continues the reader is taken in by his bantering (hence a match of wits title) with Agatha.  
I do believe that Agatha and Zayne are two of the most stubborn souls that may have ever graced this planet.  At times I was a bit agitated with both of them.  Learning to love each other and yet, liking each other seems hard for these two.  Maybe, it's pride?!  Yeah, that's what I kept thinking...just let it go and get it together so that you can have a life together.  Quite a mix!  What a match of wits!  What a couple!  Quite a story!  One of Jen Turano's best stories, yet!

*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*
And a special thanks to the author too!  

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764211277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211270

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