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Full Tilt begins with Jamie Swift wondering how she can keep her small town newspaper alive. She has a bigshot investor named Maximillian Holt who has suddenly decided to drop in and see how things are going. Unbeknownst to her, her hotshot billionaire investor is her best friend Deedee's brother. When Max and Jamie first meet, Max doesn't introduce himself properly and Jamie mistakenly presumes that she has been kidnapped by a psychopath who talks to his car. She quickly discovers Max's small deception and grows to be good friends with his car's computer, an artificial intelligence like no other with hormones, a sexy Marilyn Monroe voice and the unlikely name of Muffin. For some reason, Max is attracted to the largely antagonistic and sarcastic Jamie and is determined to make her newspaper a success. Unfortunately, Max and Jamie dig a little too deeply into the town of Beaumont and have to deal with inept assassins, a bloodthirsty veteran, Jamie's all too perfectly proper fiance, and Deedee's pre-menipausal hot/cold flashes...
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This was the first book that I read by either author and I must say that I was quite disappointed as both authors are spoken of quite highly (aside from this page, of course). I didn't particularly care for any of the characters in the book and so I never was in suspense as to what would happen. An attraction is hinted at between Max and Jamie, but it is that lukewarm "I'm engaged to another man" scenario and I really cannot see why someone like Max, who can have anyone he wants, would be interested in Jamie. I wasn't really surprised by the "surprise" ending because it was really the only way to end the story so the plot was a little thin. There were some entertaining moments, such as when Deedee's gay assistant gets knocked on the head and turns into a beer-loving, dirty guy hanging out with the other wrestlers, but they were few and far between. Alas, the authors are planning a sequel. I really don't think that I will be tempted to pick it up and see what happens...

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   journalist/editor/publisher Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   catching a killer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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