TO CATCH A CHEAT
by Kelley St. John

November 2007
ISBN: 0-446-40122-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Now that the stress of the holiday season is over, and the kids are back in school you are probably wondering how to spend that gift card to the bookstore. Iíd like to suggest a romantic comedy, To Catch A Cheat by Kelley St. John.


Marissa Kincaid, and her friends, Amy, and Cindy are budding entrepreneurs. They own an e-zine called AtlantaTellAll.com, and are hoping to build the readership to such a level that eventually they will be able to quit their day jobs and just run the magazine. While working on the magazine update one night Marissa is venting about all the men whom she has dated and who in return have cheated on her. Soon she and her friends have started a new site called TheGuyCheats.com.


TheGuyCheats.com comes to the attention of Keith Parker, financial advisor extraordinaire to the wealthy Trent Jackson, heir of Jackson Enterprises. Trent also has an e-zine called DieHardAtlanta.com. Trent wants to take his webzine to print, but wants to do it without using any of the vast resources currently available to him. How is that going to happen he wonders? Well, Keith has the answer when he shows Trent heís the number one cheater on TheGuyCheats.comÖTrent will start his own database called TheGirlLies.com featuring Marissa Kincaid. Thus igniting the first flames of a web war that brings both sites to the attention of many, and increases subscriptions to both e-zines.


The web war escalates, and becomes the lead story of a popular Atlanta radio station. The stationís ratings are increasing so much that they offer both Trent and Marissa a million dollar prize to live together for a week, and then not see each other for a year.


This is when the story really gets entertaining. Will Marissa and Trent get the prize, and if so what is the true prize?


I found To Catch A Cheat to be highly entertaining. The secondary characters were well written, and true friends of Trent and Marissa. While all storylines were tied up I couldnít help but feel the desire to read more about all the characters.


Iíd not read Kelley St. John previously. Iím fortunate to have discovered a new romantic comedy author, as this is one of my favorite sub-genres. Iím even more fortunate to have discovered that I have her earlier works already resting in my pileÖso let it snow; I have the reads to get me through the long winter. I hope you do too.



Reviewed in December 2007 by Sandi.

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