Enter Davy Dempsey, a reformed con man who has come to town
to reclaim some money stolen by a former lover.
Davy is instantly intrigued by Tilda and, after a chance encounter in a
closet, rents a room in the Goodnight Gallery.
As intrigue turns to complete attraction, Davy must use all the tricks
in his arsenal – and reluctantly, if effortlessly, return to a life of crime –
to win her over.
Tilda is captivated by Davy the moment they meet. Despite his witty charm, Tilda is unable to
let herself go; the stress caused by keeping too many secrets leaves her afraid
of unleashing her inner vamp. But Davy
isn’t willing to give up, and soon makes himself indispensable to the whole family. Soon even her family is encouraging her to
give in to her needs and desires. But
before she can truly accept and express her feelings, Tilda must recover a
group of paintings that could reveal the Goodnight’s deception to the world –
and she’s going to need Davy to help.
With her characteristic sarcastic wit, Jennifer Crusie has
written a truly great novel in FAKING IT.
Most enjoyable are the secondary characters – Tilda’s family and the
various unusual tenants of the Goodnight Gallery. This book begs to be read in one sitting –
and I found myself unable to put it down for more than a few minutes at a
time! Full of craziness, ambiguity and
true romance, FAKING IT is one of Crusie’s best!