Love Under Cover
Love Under Cover
Griffin, Paperback, 9780312383640, 327pp.
Publication Date: November 10, 2009
Can a former fidelity inspector tear herself away from her old calling for the sake of the perfect guy, or is the temptation to conduct love under cover just too strong?
Jennifer Hunter never saw herself as the relationship type. After all, she'd spent the last two years of her life as an undercover fidelity inspector, hired to test men's faithfulness not exactly the kind of job that lends itself to intimacy. But when Jamie Richards walked into her life, everything changed, and Jennifer vowed to trade in her undercover lifestyle for something more normal. That's why she formed the Hawthorne Agency: five full-time fidelity inspectors, hired to carry out Jennifer's mission while she manages the process from a safe (relationship-saving) distance. Jen's business is booming, and just when it seems like things can't possibly get any better, Jamie proposes. Despite her lifelong issues with trust and commitment, Jen says yes. But can a woman who's seen nothing but failed marriages ever come to terms with tying the knot herself? And when Jen receives a frantic phone call from one of her employees in trouble, she's forced to make a choice. A choice that lands her in an all-too familiar place a strange hotel room, kissing another man. And she knows that nothing will be the same.
"With a complicated, sympathetic protagonist, worthy stakes and a clever twist on the standard chick lit narrative, Brody will pull readers in from the first page." --Publishers Weekly
"Those who enjoyed Brody’s debut will be eager to catch up with Jennifer, but newcomers will be intrigued, too... [A]n honest, witty portrayal of modern love." --Booklist
"Brody's follow-up to The Fidelity Files is another fast-moving, titillating read centered around our favorite "fidelity inspector."... At its core, this novel has great sensitivity, humor, and heart." --Romantic Times BOOKReviews, 4 stars
"Love Under Cover is a thoughtful and compelling follow-up to The Fidelity Files. With her usual smart, deft, and witty prose, Brody delves deep into the psychology of a woman who tests the fidelity of strangers for a living but struggles with commitment in her own life." --Joanne Rendell, author of Crossing Washington Square
Praise for The Fidelity Files:
"Sisters unite! This is a total revenge fantasy for anyone really tired of men with overactive zippers." -- USA Today (a Hot Summer Reads pick)
“It's an absorbing story and fun to read.” -- Associated Press
"This quick, engaging story has well-defined characters and a deftly paced plot… a terrific debut novel." -- Romantic Times Book Review
"A sexy plot with a main character every woman would like to have on speed dial." -- Rocky Mountain News