The Thrill of It All Mass Market Paperback – 2005
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After leaving Michael and their almost sexual encounter behind when the tow truck arrives, she is shocked to find that she and Michael Magee have more of a connection through the Charm family. As Felicity struggles to try to turn her back on the backward world of Half Palm California, she finds it difficult to resist the allure of Magee, a former rock climber with more talents than she realized. It is the journey of Felicity putting behind her pre-conceived ideas about people and letting herself lead with her heart that takes the story full circle.
In her latest effort this does not change. We are introduced to Felicity Charm and Michael Magee. Both are characters that do a fairly good job at hiding who they really are. That is until Lissie and Michael run into each other literally. Now all bets are off, and both need to face the fact that what they thought they wanted and needed might not be exactly how they figured.
Felicity comes from a family of...con-artists and scammers. She has worked real hard at getting rid of the "charm" in her life. She is a very successful shopping network hostess. She has just won the "Joanie" (this equals the golden globe in T.V. awards) and feels that she can now work on the idea of proving to Drew (her boss) that she is worthy of being a little more to him than an employee. But...all of this comes to a crashing end when she gets a call from Aunt Vi and a trip back home is put into play. On said trip home she crashes into Michael and this is truly the beginning of a new and more realistic Lissie. Or is it?
Michael can't believe that his very own piece of bad karma has just crashed into his Jeep. He knows that his life is over as he knows it. He has to keep a promise and although it's not exactly what he wants a promise is a promise. Oh, and this promise does not include the sexy, sweet Lissie. Saved by a tow truck (you'll just have to get the book) Michael goes his way and Lissie goes her way...right to the same place. Now Magee is in more trouble than he ever was climbing mountains and rocks. He has a bad case of "Lissie" and she is making his life miserable. He wants her but can't have her...or can he?
Magee and Felicity are great characters. The reader will truly be able to connect with them both. Neither is too pretty, or perfect and this makes their realationship all the more fun to read. They both make bone headed mistakes (just like us fellow mortals) but are able to see the truth in the end. Secondary characters such as Ashely and Jack add to this compelling storyline with one of their very own. This is not to say that this is a story steeped in reality...it's not but it's a wonderful way to escape if only for a little while. I highly recommend Ms. Ridgeway laugh and loved filled reads!
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The Thrill of it All is the story of Michael Magee, a rock climber who feels responsible for the death of his best friend and climbing buddy, and Felicity Charm, an on air personality/host for a TV shopping network. The two meet when Felicity crashes her car into Magee's and the rest is history.
I liked Felicity. I thought she was strong and independent without coming across as hard and sweet and vulnerable when she needed to be.
I liked Michael and thought he was strong and flawed but also caring and masculine.
They had great chemistry together. They nearly burned up the pages. I liked that the story focused mainly on them.
The secondary stories of Ashley and Peter and the mystery of Ben fit nicely with the relationship between Magee and Felicity. Ashley came across as a wimpy ditz for parts of the book but redeemed herself in the end. I was also glad that Peter found happiness.
Overall, this was a great book. The story moved at a nice pace, it was well written and I was never bored. Once I started, I didn't want to put it down.