I had been wanting to read this book for a long time. It's funny, intelligent, and the characters seem real and believable. I love Donna Kauffman's style. The mystery/suspense part of the story was a bit tedious, I thought, but it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the book.
I like this author. She has a mix of fun and serious style when she writes a story.
Tanzy Harrington is the Bay Aread most read romance columist and self proclaimed love-em and leave-em artist. and she's not quite ready to tie herself down to one man. That is until Riley Parish lands on the scene. When Tanzy house-sits for her eccentric great -aunt, and finds herself sharing close quarters with Riley.At first he seems a bit too much like the sheep Tanzy derides in her column--too polite , the classic boring good provider. But when she catches a glimpse of the wolf luring in his eyes, the ultimate alpha female is about to take a fall.
This was a great book. I love kauffmans books. This is sort of a nowadays romance with both sexes in charge.
Been-there, done-that babe falls for Mr. Nice Guy, in a first from romancer Kauffman. Tanzy Harrington prefers supersexy, totally irresponsible men, and she's bedded plenty of them. Good old dependable dudes who have Husband Material stamped on them just don't do it for her, and she's not afraid to let the readers of her Bay Area online romance column know she's the Last Bridesmaid and proud of it (pages of breezy chat with her fans and friends make the point ever so clear). In her wonderful world are two kinds of men: Sheep and Wolves. Fortunately, she seems to have an unbreakable heart, though she herself has broken a few, and nothing has ever gone wrong in her little moral universe. Marriage is fine for the other Sheep but baaaaaaaaaaad for her (quite a few ovine sound effects punctuate this narrative, interspersed with greeting-card wisdom from snappy-talking Tanzy). But her aristocratic Aunt Millicent, a silver-haired Vassar graduate who never lets anyone forget it, thinks that Tanzy needs something more in her consequence-free life. Tanzy thinks Millicent's latest choice is definitely a Sheep--or is security expert Riley Parrish really a Wolf? When an anonymous fan begins to harass Tanzy, Riley steps in, though she doesn't know that Millicent paid him to protect her. He's happy to accompany sexy Tanzy to San Francisco soirees, even get up close and personal in the back of a limo if the job calls for it, but he's much too cool to get wrapped around her pretty little finger. She can't figure out why she's so attracted to him, since he definitely isn't her type--is he? The subplot moves glacially toward various suspects: Could it be the creepy middle-aged geek? The frumpy blond lesbianwith a secret crush? Maybe it's a creepy middle-aged geek masquerading as an obsessed lesbian! Or .