Faking It, Jennifer CrusieSetting: Columbus, Ohio
Mural artist Tilda Goodnight is struggling to pay off the mortgage on the family business and keep the Goodnight secrets safely hidden. Juggling her life gets even more complicated when she hides inClea Lewiss closet and collides with sexy Davy Dempsey. Tilda is in Cleas bedroom to steal back a forged painting; Davys there to steal Cleas account codes and retrieve the $3 million the larcenous blonde stole from him. Somehow, Tilda finds herself exchanging a mind-blowing kiss with her fellow burglar, and when Davy follows her home and rents a room from her mother, shes forced to deal with the charming con man. Everyone in Tildas world is pretending to be someone else, including her daydreaming mother, her split-personality sister, and her cross-dressing ex-brother-in-law. All of them, including Tilda and Davy, are IFaking It. What will happen when all the secrets are out and everyone knows the truth about everyone else? Will Davy recover his 3 million? Will Tilda recover all the forged paintings and find her true artistic calling? Will Tildas mother run off to Aruba with a hit man named Ford? And exactly what is the difference between a man labeled a doughnut and one who deserves the title muffin?
IFaking It is a hilarious, warm novel with a cast of quirky and wonderful characters that endear while they charm. Readers who met the Dempsey siblings in Crusies IWelcome To Temptation will be delighted to revisit the family and discover what happens to Davy Dempsey when he meets his romantic nemesis, Tilda Goodnight. I--Lois Faye DyerBook DescriptionLOVE AND DECEPTION HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.
Meet the Goodnights, a respectable family who run arespectable art gallery-and have for generations. Theres Gwen, the matriarch who likes to escape reality, Eve the oldest daughter who has a slight identity problem (she has two), Nadine, the granddaughter whos ready to follow in the family footsteps assoon as she can find a set that isnt leading off a cliff. And lastly, Matilda, the youngest daughter, has inherited the secret locked down in the basement of the Goodnight Gallery, the secret shes willing to do almost anything to keep, even break into a house in the dead of night to steal back her past.
THE RISKS ARE INTOXICATING.
Meet the Dempseys, or at least meet Davy, a reformed con man whos just been ripped off for a cool three million by his financial manager, who then gallantly turned it over to Clea Lewis, the most beautiful sociopath Davy ever slept with. Davy wants the money back, but more than that hell do anything to keep Clea from winning, including break into her house in the dead of night to steal back his future.
AND IF YOURE REALLY GOOD AT THEM, THEY BOTH PAY OFF.
One collision in a closet later, Tilda and Davy reluctantly join forces to combat Clea, suspicious art collectors, a disgruntled heir, and an exasperated hitman, all the while coping with a mutant dachshund, a juke box stuck in the sixties, questionable sex, and the growing realization that they cant turn their backs on the people they were meant to be...or the people they were born to love.
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