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As I expected this was light, over-the-top and fun. If lust at first sight bothers you, you won't like the story. Read it if you want something fast-paced and entertaining. Oh, and pretty unbelievable. The old cover is much better and more suitable for this story. After her financial advisor steals all her money, Afia St. John gets a job as a PI assistant not knowing that her rich godfather asked the PI, Jake Leeds, to babysit her for two weeks. She seems to be jinxed: born on Friday 13 to a mot...
I was once again utterly charmed by Ciotta's writing. Romantic comedies with a hint of mad cap can so easily slip into awful. This one stayed fun and sexy all the way. I love this kind of heroine (a little like Private Benjamin without the whine and horrible taste in men) quirky, sheltered, kind, accident prone, hard working and regaining her herself. The hero is simply poleaxed. I love a pole axed hero. And he has cats. Great cats and an sexy PI. Yum.The mystery is fun and gives us a good bit o...
Afia St. John, the heroine in JINXED, was simply delightful. She made you understand and sympathize with her fragile emotions, and she made you laugh aloud at her entrance into the working world. The perfect counterpoint to the hapless socialite was rough, tough Jake Leeds, a P.I. who ends up as Afia's employer. Their relationship just reeked of sexual tension from the get-go. This slightly different romance was amusing, sexy, romantic, and hugely enjoyable.
Amusing at times romance story between a ditzy and unlucky heiress and a down at heels PI. If you like romance novels that are a bit saucy then you'll probably love this.
Boring. (tedious,slow,ho-hum, wearisome,deadening, tiresome, uninteresting, dull, irksome)Robbed me out of my time so i wont spend a minute more with this review.
An easy read if a little trite. I would read the next one in the series. I'm not great with helpless women as heroines but she wants to and does find her mojo.
This is a lighthearted fast read. Just what I expected. Easy to follow plot with characters you know from the beginning.
A super cute and fun read!
Fun and quick read. Fairly solid story. Enjoyable. =)
I had hoped to really enjoy this book, but I was just disappointed with it. I really don't like insta-love situations, plus the character development felt forced and there was a lack of a major climax. The issues that came up weren't really issues and there was a genuine lack of consequences that just didn't make sense to me. Afia is not a believable character, really. She is a good person, but she doesn't know anything about surviving in the world today. We are talking about someone who had acc...
Wealthy socialite Afia St. John has just been embezzled out of her fortune by her business manager, a man recommended by her mother. Afia can't believe this has happened, another piece of bad luck. Her mother, an extremely superstitious women, believes Afia is a jinx and prone to bad luck since she was born on Friday, the 13th and has spent her life making Afia feel guilty. Since Afia's father and 2 husbands have died in the last 7 years she believes what her mother says. Afia's godfather tries
Aria is a rich socialite who falls from grace when her accountant takes off with all of her money. Mommy is on her honeymoon with strict Do Not Disturb instructions so her godfather takes care of her by setting her up with a fake job with a PI he frequently employs and who needs the money in a bad way. No on expected Afia to love PI work and then to also fall in love with the PI. The title comes from her mothers serious superstitions which doesn't help things when Afia is born on Friday the 13th...
I re-read this after reading the second book in the trilogy and still really enjoy it. Poor Afia, she did seem jinxed, but that could also be that she lived her life based on what her mother and others expected from her. It was nice to see her come into her own.Jake is practically a perfect hero. He wants to save everyone (he even has 5 stray cats) and is competent enough to make a difference.The background characters are good as well. Rudy trying to begin a "real" relationship and Joni dealing
Well, this was a really good read. I liked both Jake and Afia a lot. And together were fabulous! Sparks were flying everywhere! And they were SO HOT together! Damn! At first impact, Jake seemed a bit if a jerk but then we got to see his real self and what's inside him and he is a real keeper. Afia was a really good heroine and I liked her, well except for her superstitions. But that was her stupid mother's doings. I liked Rudy and Jean-Pierre too. Really good friends. I really enjoyed this book!...
This book reminded me of a sweet Marilyn Monroe movie, in the very best of ways. It was sweet and cute and made me happy, even though I’m not really a fan of women who need a man to care for them. Afia has buried her father, two husbands and has been bilked out of a small fortune – but somehow she manages to keep naiveté and sweetness. Her sweetness makes the story. I enjoyed the fast pace of the story and all the little digs at superstition.
Totally not my thing. Liked the idea more than the execution. ____________________Came across hundreds of saved book recs from a 2005 calendar while clearing out a box today. This one was on top and still looked good! (I'm afraid to go through the rest of them, for fear that they do, too.) They called it reminiscent of a 1930s screwball comedy, so I think it's worth tracking down.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was a light, easy read, filled with humor and warmth. I loved the central characters, they were well rounded and thought out and their interactions were natural and fun. The secondary characters were also enjoyable to read. Recommended as a light-hearted and enjoyable lazy afternoon read.
Wow, that was just irritating. Insta-love and forced character development and just all around lack of major climax. The issues weren't really issues and there was a genuine lack of consequences that just didn't make sense to me. I thought this would be a fun read and instead I was just disappointed.
I actually bought this book in a dollar store a few years ago just for the heck of it...some of the best money I've ever spent! Great fast, fun, sexy story. You can't help but like the characters...they're so lovable. Great story and some hot scenes! Loved it!
Great book, weak endingI fell in love with the characters. The damsel in distress and the PI. When paths cross, sparks fly. I loved how the damsel, Afia becomes the super hero of her own life and changes everything for herself.
Fun!I enjoyed the story and the characters very much. It was a fun and quick read. The only complaint is the main character seemed a little too naive at times, but overall I would say it is a story I would read again and will look for more from this author.
Story was interesting, but there was a homosexual relationship in the mix. Love scenes were easy to skip, for a cleaner read, but not for my teen daughter. Girl thinks she is jinxed. Everyone who loves her dies. Then she meets a P. I. There is some language, but not much.
According to USA Today Bestselling Author, Nan Ryan, "The hi-jinks of Ciotta's charmingly imperfect heroine make JINXED a hip, witty, fun read!" I agree. Very fun romp . . . I adore Beth Ciotta.
I really enjoyed this book but I feel like there were some unanswered questions in the end. Over all the characters were enjoyable and the plot interesting.
very cute... loved the hero but wasn't too sure about the heroine, until she redeems herself at the end (view spoiler)[ by not running back to her old life. (hide spoiler)]
I'm not going to lie; I'm currently on a romance bender. This was a sweet, quick read. Good for a hot summer day.
Cute romance...don't have to think to read it.
Great fun, light read. Very funny and romantic. I really enjoyed this series!!
Bought this book at the dollar store the other day because the cover caught my eye! I was looking for a quick easy read and that's what I got! Interesting and to the point. Read it in one sitting.
Afia is simply the perfect heroine and Jake is one tough PI with a heart of gold. Once I started this book, I couldn't stop. It was heart-warming and fun.