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Tory Hoffstra, unhappy in her role as a practicing psychologist, is thrilled at the chance to meet with a book publisher. But her dreams of having her own theories in print are dashed when she’s informed that the company doesn’t want her book; they want her to co-write a self-help book with Keenan James, a popular television writer turned women’s relationship guru. The publisher thinks that Tory’s credentials plus Keenan’s popularity equals a bestseller, a bonus for everyone involved. Tory vehemently disagrees; however she does agree to go undercover to one of Keenan’s “round tables” where he meets with the women he’s “counseling”.
Keenan is likewise against the collaboration. He’s already proven that he can write, and he’s never hidden the fact that he’s not a professional shrink. He’s simply a man who’s tired of seeing women taken advantage of, and applies common sense and a man’s insight to their relationship problems. His life is already complicated enough by his unexpected celebrity, concern over his ailing mother, and the dog he inherited that only responds to the name “Barbra Streisand” – he doesn’t need to deal with an uppity intellectual snob to write his book.
Keenan is immediately suspicious of the new woman to join his round-table lunch and group therapy meeting. She’s a little too uptight and indignant about his advice to be just another woman unhappy with her relationship – so of course he eggs on that indignation. But Keenan is surprised at the sparks he and “Vicky” ignite - sparks that become an inferno the moment they put their hands on each other.
Elaine Fox delivers another fun read filled with her trademark humor, sizzling hot romance, and a canine that steals the show. Tory and Keenan are both smart and hardheaded and sure of themselves – but not so self-involved that they aren’t willing to make changes for themselves and each other. They’re the classic opposites-attract couple that ends up finding out just how much they really do have in common. And as for the “golden-doodle” Barbra Streisand, she’s the classic loveable dog that causes trouble wherever she goes. But really, wouldn’t you just love to see a hot guy in the park on his knees singing People to a dog?
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