St Martin's Paperbacks
This isn't my usual read, but after hearing so much about Jennifer Crusie when I saw this at the thrift store, I had to get it. And hey, at $2 how could I go wrong?
I won't confuse you with all the characters in my synopsis, because you will be confused, all you need to know right now is: Tilda Goodnight is an artist and Davy Dempsey is a con man. They run into each other, literally, in a closet of a gold digger and sparks fly. She's there to steal back some faked paintings and he's there to steal back his money.
It took me some time to figure out who everyone is. Not only are there a lot of characters, most of them have more than one name. The Eve/Louise, Tilda/Vilma/Betty thing drove me nuts. Not to mention the Goodnights have some peculiar quirks and inside jokes that had me lost. I realize that writers live in fear of the dreaded info-dump and back story overload, but please let us in on some things!
A quarter way through though I caught on and, like Tilda, once I relaxed I had a really good time. Davy and Tilda are a lot of fun. I also enjoyed that Tilda was a 34 year old, non-supermodel type. She was a real woman. All was good, until the ending which still has me saying, "Huh?"
Still, I don't regret reading this and if you like contemporary romance with a couple of graphic love scenes (*blush*), you'll like it too.