American Kick Keswick has been working for the esteemed auction house of Ballantine and Company for more than 30 years, a position that came by way of Oklahoma and a lengthy juvenile record. She met Ballantine's owner, Sir Cramner, while visiting London as a teenager and was his mistress until he died. Her expertise in antiquities and jewelry propelled her to executive secretary, and she expects to retire comfortably on a trust fund and the money she makes with her secret life--until the new owner, Owen Brace, blows in. Owen is a larger-than-life, brash American industrialist with lots of plans and an overactive sex life. Kick becomes enamored of her new boss and decides to stick around, but gets more than even she bargained for. Owen brings romance and great sex, but Kick's larcenous habit is nothing compared with what he contrives. Kellogg's sophisticated and lavishly fun tale of greed and daring in the high-stakes auction house world presents a full-figured, tough, and atypical heroine readers will cheer for. Patty EngelmannCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
“Great wines, elegant villains, remarkable sex and a surprise ending—what more could any reader ask for?” –Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, authors of Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes from a Marriage and The Wall Street Journal Guide to Wine.
“Marne Davis Kellogg’s portrait of a world of opulence and decadence is so vivid she must be an insider. Enjoy the guilty pleasures of Brilliant. I did.” –Harry Smith, CBS, Anchor, “The Early Show”
“Marne Davis Kellogg has written an elegant and luscious suspense novel, filled with intriguing twists and turns. As always, Ms. Kellogg’s characters are funny, sexy, interesting, and quirky. Great summer reading. Brilliant is, in a word, brilliant.” –Nelson DeMille, author of Up Country
“Here’s a heroine who loves diamonds, great food, and great ways to get revenge. What more could any woman want? Brilliant is a delicious novel you’ll devour like the most scrumptious meal. I loved Kick Keswick—I wouldn’t want to mess with her but I would enjoy hanging out with her.” –Janet Evanovich, author of To The Nines