Genevieve Terrence thought it was a dream come true that her boss, Nick Brogan invited her for a weekend in Maui on a business trip. Unfortunately, Jack Farley was told to also tag along. Jack is a brillant programmer, but has extremely poor social skills. Around Genevieve he's even worse, since he's had a crush on her.
Nick isn't all he seems, and a plane crash occurs, leaving Jack to crash-land the plane. Now Genevieve and Jack are stuck on a remote desert island with nothing but guava trees and sharks for company, as well as each other.
After the sparks fly,Jack and Genevieve get rescued by her mother and her boss. Unfortunately, Nick is mad that his plans were ruined, and wants to get his revenge.
This report prepared by Judy Tang-Pitta
Dell, May 2003, 5.99, 352 pp.
In Hawaii, secretary Genevieve Terrence takes a business trip with her womanizing boss Nick Brogan as the pilot. Genevieve believes that she will succeed where others failed and become Nick's spouse. Also on the trip is programming nerd Jackson Farley who has a secret passion for Genevieve.
Instead of flying towards the meeting on Maui, Nick flies towards the remote isolated Leeway Islands. Nick parachutes from the plane leaving the nerd and the secretary to die in the crash. Jackson, whose flying experience is with simulation games, pilots the plane to a landing near an island. As “call me” Jack and Genevieve struggle to survive until help arrives, they make love several times. When they confront and overcome Nick, Genevieve tells Jack it is over between them because he will neglect her as nerds do once they come home. He persuades her to test him by going out with him for ice cream after they return home. Will he pass the torture test of remembering to take his beloved out or will the pressure prove to great?
NERD IN SHINING ARMOR, an exciting romantic suspense tale with a touch of the paranormal that hooks the reader from the moment Nick deserts the lead couple. Readers will admire the charming prime duet as they struggle to survive and fall in love. A delightfully eccentric support cast adds humor, mystical ingredients, and plenty of fun to the mix. Though the final suspense adds nothing but unnecessary pages, Vicki Lewis Thompson provides a winning tale.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner