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Donovan (Knock Me Off My Feet, etc.) returns with a frisky caper centered around a tiny hairless dog known as a Chinese Crested. Thomas Tobin-an undercover investigator of paid "hits"-discovers little Hairy trembling near the body of a key informant. Feeling responsible for the man's death, the usually cynical Thomas takes Hairy home, then consults animal behaviorist Emma Jenkins to help fix the dog's decidedly weird behavior. Emma responds immediately to Thomas's blinding sex appeal, but her recent divorce and her adoption of her best friend's orphaned daughter leave her with little energy for romance. Despite painful baggage of his own, Thomas is less ambivalent. The discovery that Hairy may hold a clue to the murder gives him an excuse to hire Emma again. Meanwhile, Emma's shady ex-husband Aaron-the murderer Thomas is seeking-re-enters their lives in a dramatic way. The early revelation of Aaron's guilt undercuts the suspense, but the book's comic sharpness picks up the slack. The humorous interactions among Thomas, Emma and Emma's quirky family give the book a golden warmth as earthy as its rural Maryland setting. But there are also enough explicit erotic interludes to please readers who like their romances spicy.
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“Donovan's blend of romance and mystery is thrilling.” ―Booklist
“Hilarious...full of sass and sizzle.” ―Julie Ortolon, USA Today bestselling author
“Fun, fast and sexy.” ―Lori Foster, USA Today bestselling author on Knock Me Off My Feet
“If ever there was a hysterically funny pairing, Thomas and Hairy are it. As in her previous book, author Susan Donovan laces sexy and sizzling fun with humor. A real treat!” ―RT Bookclub magazine (4 1/2 stars)
“Susan Donovan is an absolute riot. . .[The characters] literally pull your emotions into the story. . .Do NOT pass this one up.” ―Romance Junkie Review
“Ms. Donovan blends humor and compassion in this opposites attract story. . .Delightfully entertaining, TAKE A CHANCE ON ME is a guaranteed good time.” ―Old Book Barn Gazette
“Susan Donovan has created a vastly entertaining romance in her latest book. . .All the right ingredients are there, and Ms. Donovan has charmingly dished up an absolutely fast, fun and sexy read!” ―The Road to RomanceSee all Product Description
i really enjoyed this one! yes there were a few too many cliches in the way things and people were described at times, but the sexy, fast paced style really made up for it. Read morePublished on June 17 2004
WOW! WOW! WOW! This is one of the BEST books I've ever read. I am simply speechless, I don't know what to say. Read morePublished on May 15 2004 by Elaine C McTyer
This is the first book I've read from this author, and I have to say I found it to be a mixed bag. I really enjoyed Thomas and especially Hairy (who I think, stole the show). Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by Katrina
I read an awful lot of romance novels and I can't believe I actually finished this one. Granted, it didn't take very long. Read morePublished on April 8 2004
What can I say? The author of "Knock Me Off My Feet" has done it again. If I could rate it six stars, I would. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2003 by Y. Collins
This was my first Susan Donovan novel and will not be the last.
This is the story of Emma...an animal behaviorist who has had a run of bad luck lately. Read more
I tend to stay away from books where a pet is featured as a main character (or even worse, a co-detective! Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by Mayfayre