Laura B. (aggie-98) - , reviewed Calamity Jayne Goes to College (Tressa Jayne Turner, Bk 4) on
Helpful Score: 2
The 4th book in the Calamity Jayne series. I was a little let down with the 3rd book, but this was a vast improvement. Tressa plays investigator with her cousin, Frankie, and his fiancee, Dixie, who also happens to be Tressa's arch-nemesis. Someone on campus is committing crimes that follow the lectures in one of Frankie and Dixie's classes. Tressa needs a story for her investigative reporting class, so off they go looking for the criminal. The mystery is a little weak to me (I had it figured out pretty early in the book), but it almost seems secondary to all the interactions of the characters.
Tressa's grandmother, Hannah, has some great lines in this one. Oh, and the interaction between Tressa and Rick is heating up, but keeps running into plenty of bumps in the road. Tressa has another wedding to attend--this time as maid-of-honor for her best friend, Kari. Nothing ever seems to work out for Tressa with weddings, so she is not looking forward to it.
Funny book...book 3 was a dip in the series, but it is making its way back up.
WHAT DOES A BLONDE GET ON HER INTELLIGENCE TEST? DROOL.
Ace Cub Reporter Tressa Jayne Turner is carrying a full load - and we're not talking post-holiday pounds. Back in college for the fourth time (but who's counting!?), she's also looking to nab a raise from her stingy boss at the Gazette, Stan. So, what's to stop her from making the grade - besides the old "dog at the homework" story, that is?
A Wrinkled roommate rekindling an old flame
Made-of-honor madness run amok
A botched betrothal that's more than just schoolyard gossip
One man who likes her for herself and another who wants to save her from herself
A campus criminal out to teach the student body a lesson - one crime at a time
It's a case of murder and mayhem by the books...and failure is SO not an option.