by Lori DeVoti

May 2006
ISBN: 0821778668
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Del Montgomery has spent years running from her past. She’s done her best to remember that even the ones who should love you above all else, can and will let you down. Creating a new life as an auctioneer hasn’t been that easy. She keeps being forced into second fiddle in her new job. When her boss sends her on a wild pig chase, Del is certain that she’ll find the elusive Unruh Pig and gain the recognition she so deserves. She’s willing to lie and cheat to get the job done.

Sam Samson, yes that’s really his name, is struggling to keep his small auction house open and help his cousin keep her diner up and running. When Del comes into town, he knows she’s lying as soon as she opens her mouth. But he’s willing to wait her out and figure out exactly what she’s doing. Sam’s biggest hope is that he’ll get to whatever she’s looking for first and save himself and his cousin.

Lori Devoti has cornered a market on quirky sayings and even quirkier characters. Her newest book is no exception. Del is a woman use to relying on her looks to get what she wants, yet she is extremely smart and laughs to herself at the ease in which she can manipulate men. Sam is concerned only about himself and his own; however, he isn’t obnoxious or self centered. He just doesn’t have room for sticky things like emotions for Del. Together these two characters create a fun and highly enjoyable story. Toss in a cute Toadstool and some odd secondary characters and you have another must read from Ms. Devoti!

Reviewed in April 2006 by Vikky.

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