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Five Book Rating

The Jinx by Jennifer Johnson
The Wild Rose Press
Contemporary Romance
Full length, Spicy
Review by Poppy


Talk about a house call! All Ellen wanted was to get her ring out of the bathtub drain; what she got was a rude plumber who made her clean out her closet, bled all over her bedroom carpet and fainted. Then refused to let her pay her bill! What’s with this guy?

This guy – Rick Braswell – is having a midlife crisis at thirty. Ever since making a house call for that crazy Ellen Anderson, Rick’s crisis has turned into crises. He’s having the worst luck of his life, and every accident and injury involves Ellen. And yet there is something about her that makes Rick want to beat the jinx; so he can love the woman.

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What a hoot! Rabbits, and lost keys, and accidents, oh my! This book kept me turning pages just to see what mess Richard and Ellen would get into next.

Ellen is certain she’s a jinx, because from the moment she met Richard and he sliced his hand open in her bedroom, nothing has gone well. Even their first kiss ended in an accident! Enter Hoss the rabbit – because if one rabbit’s foot is good luck, then four must be truly excellent!

But still the mishaps continue. Big or little, poor Richard and Ellen can’t catch a break, and despite their desperate attraction for one another, Ellen is certain she’ll kill him if she sticks around... so she decides: No. More. Dates.

The author’s skillful writing and slightly warped sense of humor make this a thoroughly delightful read. The fun never stops, and the sexual tension is high from the first few pages until the very end of the book. Every single scene is handled believably, and I had a smile on my face throughout.

Jennifer Johnson is a romantic comedy author to watch. Even better, a little bird told me she has another novel forthcoming... I’ll be first in line to snatch it up. If you’re a fan of fun, I highly recommend you grab this book and plop it on your keeper shelf.

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Date:  Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 10:33 AM
Your Name: Karen H in NC
Your Comment: Although it is not my usual reading genre, this books sounds like a fun story. Will seriously consider adding it to my BTB list.


Date:  Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 1:31 PM
Your Name: Sheryl w/a Charlotte Chalmers
Your Comment: Wonderful review about what seems to be a wonderfully funny rom com. I have made a note to buy it.


Date:  Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 4:36 PM
Your Name: Cindi H
Your Comment: How refreshing to read a humorous romantic book. I would enjoy this book and author. Thanks, Cindi


Date:  Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 5:47 PM
Your Name: Jennifer Johnson
Your Comment: Thank you! Thank you for such a lovely review! I'd kiss you if I could, or at the very least send a yearly Christmas card.


Date:  Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 6:17 PM
Your Name: Nathalie
Your Comment: Thank you for this review. It seems like a funny book I would enjoy :-)


Date:  Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 1:21 AM
Your Name: Jane S
Your Comment: Sometimes I feel Jinxed myself so the title intrigues me. Also the review was funny and made one want to go buy the book.


Date:  Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 5:10 PM
Your Name: Leona M
Your Comment: I Agree!!!! I loved the story, it had many stories entwined throughout. Was such a lite, fun read. Made you feel good and young. Reminded you what love felt/feels like.

The money scenes were too funny.

I will be in line with you to get next book. I may get there first hopefully and get first one.

Loved- loved -loved it!!!!


Date:  Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 9:35 PM
Your Name: Pam P
Your Comment: Ooh, a comedy of errors, lol, sounds like fun.


Date:  Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 10:04 AM
Your Name: Leslie Noble
Your Comment: It's been a long time since I've read anything this fresh and fun! It was a pleasure from the first page to the last. I have a feeling this author is going places.


Date:  Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 8:21 PM
Your Name: Mary Shortridge
Your Comment: Wonderful review!


Date:  Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 11:11 PM
Your Name: Stephanie
Your Comment: I loved this book. I bought it and read it last week. I can\\\'t wait to read more by this author.


Date:  Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 5:31 PM
Your Name: Damund W
Your Comment: No matter the genre, I love a good read. I look forward to reading this funny romantic tale.


Date:  Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 12:16 PM
Your Name: Dwight McCormick
Your Comment: I love stories about plumbers. There aren't enough.

This one tops the list of books involving plumbers in love. Buy three copies-one for each plumber in your life.

Dwight from Ohio

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