Jezebel and the Egghead Book Summary and Study Guide

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Quirky, spunky, thirty-six-year-old Natty Devington is about to discover that falling in love with your sister's hunky fiancÚ can make a girl's life just a bit complicated.
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Having defended her now infamous Ph.D. dissertation on (of all things) the historic, literary, and cultural significance of romance novels, Natty turns her back on her family's considerable fortune to strike out on her own. As co-owner of a college-town bookstore dealing solely in romance novels--with a little fortune telling on the side--Natty's life is full and satisfying.

Since the reading, much less "hawking" of those "cheap, tawdry bodice rippers" is held in contempt by Natty's conservative parents, sister, and their blue-blooded social circle, Natty becomes a social outcast. That suits her just fine. But when Natty meets Professor Arch McKay, her stuffy sister's gorgeous fiancÚ, their mutual attraction is electrifying and her world is turned upside down.

Hilarious complications set in when a pair of aging hippies and Natty's tarot-card-reading psychic dog (yup, you read it right) get into the act.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one man-two women    -   one man--two sisters If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   scholar Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   90% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   Boob talk Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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