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Publisher:   Avon
Release Date:  October 2003
ISBN:   0060007230
Format Reviewed:  Advance Review Copy
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Genre:   Romance - Contemporary
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer:   Sheila Griffin
Reviewer Notes: Extremely explicit sex

Someone Like Him
By Karen Kendall

      Nick Wright just received his inheritance from his favorite aunt. It is a Doberman Pinscher named "Daffodil." From her gaudy rhinestone collar to the tips of her crimson toenails, this is one pampered poochie. What is Nick going to do with a dog? He's never had a dog. He's never even wanted a dog. Nick grew up in boarding schools and now lives in a pet-free penthouse. So he takes the logical first step and places a want ad for a dog-sitter.

       It took Lavender, "Vinnie," Hart exactly 59 minutes to lose her first job in the Big Apple. Now she's in a panic! She must find another job immediately. Otherwise she won't be able to afford to keep her little brother, Adam, in his new boarding school. She scopes out the want ads.

       Vinnie's job interview with Nick gets off to a hilarious start when she rescues him from the middle of a duck pond. She follows up by telling him a whopper of a story about life in the circus. Despite his misgivings, Nick hires Vinnie out of desperation. Life is good. Then Vinnie's bizarre roommate frightens her into moving out. She has nowhere to go. Nick takes her in. Unbeknownst to him, little brother Adam is so miserable at boarding school that he's now living with Vinnie too.

       Vinnie wants to save the world. She gives part of her heart to every person she meets. Now she has given her whole heart to Nick, a man who has no heart. It was slowly ripped out of him as a child. His parents had ignored him and shipped him off to boarding school at the youngest age possible. Nick has made it clear that he has no intention of ever marrying. Marriage is all that Vinnie has ever dreamed of. How can two such opposites ever work things out?

        This was a fun read filled with unusual characters and steamy sex. After reading Someone Like Him, I will never again be able to look at a bowl of fruit without blushing! It's a great book.

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