by Meggin Cabot

December 2003
ISBN: 0-06-008544-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

She Went All the Way is a fast-paced story about a screenwriter, Lou Calabrese, and an actor, Jack Townsend. She writes scripts, and Jack is a star. Heís also starred in her blockbuster movies about a cop, and to her fury, he changed a line, and it became famous. Since then, Lou has a chip on her shoulder about Jack Townsend. Jack has a few gripes with Lou, too. It seems every time heís in a dangerous scene in the film, his clothes fall off somehow. However, they do have a few things in common Ė Louís long-term boyfriend has just left her for Jackís girlfriend. So when they find themselves in the airport in Alaska and then on the same helicopter flight, they are less than thrilled.

And then things get totally crazy. The pilot tries to kill Jack and they crash. Lost in a snowstorm in Alaska, Jack and Lou nonetheless manage to survive. How they do so is beyond me. They have armed men chasing them on snowmobiles. Lou gets a gun and kills one of the men (her father is a cop and taught her how to shoot); they get a snowmobile and jump it over a chasm. They find a rangerís tree-stand and spend the night without heat, but wake up alive. They walk all day through the snow and find a hunterís cabin, and then they get cross-country skis and ski to civilization. But someone is still trying to kill Jack. And although there is a definite chemistry between Lou and Jack, she doesnít want to get involved. Her last boyfriend was an actor, and sheís sworn off them forever.

This was, as Iíve said before, a fast paced book. There was plenty of action, and the love scenes were well written. But I never completely understood why someone was trying to kill Jack, and the way the would-be murderer went about it was absurd. This book wasnít written to be taken seriously though, and although the storyline was weak, the characters and dialogue were snappy. I liked Lou and Jack, and the secondary characters are interesting as well. A fun read to lighten up a boring day.

Reviewed in January 2003 by Jennifer.

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