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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Love it

Sexy, fun and some parts were actually touching. Loved Jack and loved this story, didn't want it to end.

posted by Anonymous on August 13, 2007

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

so disappointing

the sex scenes where the best part of the book. characters were pathetic. it was a complete waste of money.

posted by Anonymous on January 8, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2007

    Love it

    Sexy, fun and some parts were actually touching. Loved Jack and loved this story, didn't want it to end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2007

    so disappointing

    the sex scenes where the best part of the book. characters were pathetic. it was a complete waste of money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 13, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Pretty good

    Cute

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    You Don't Know Jack is the second book in the NY Girlfriends ser

    You Don't Know Jack is the second book in the NY Girlfriends series by Erin McCarthy. I read the first book, The Pregnancy Test, almost five years ago and just found it to be OK. Not terrible, but definitely not great. Fortunately, this second book more than makes up for where the first book lacked. It had humor and was filled with some of the most hot and spicy sex scenes I have read in a long time. Some readers may even categorize this as erotica.

    I loved these characters. Jamie and Jack make the perfect couple even though they are complete polar opposites. Jamie is a working class girl living in New York City with three roommates to make ends meet. She's a social worker who is helping paroled convicts re-enter the world as free men. She doesn't believe in the happily ever after fairy tale or in love. I thought Jamie's cynical nature would annoy me after a while, but it never did. Jamie lives by an unusual code of ethics and, up until she meets Jack, it has worked for her.

    Normally, a man who lies to a woman from the start can't ever be trusted and I applaud the woman who tells these types of men where to go. Unfortunately, Jack isn't truthful with Jamie when they meet. He lies about the circumstances that have placed him on the subway she is on. He keeps his true identity to himself as he knows that Jamie would probably avoid him if she knew because a): he's her roommate, Caroline's brother, and b): he has a lot of money. We're talking about an obscene amount. He comes from money anyway, but we're talking about the kind of money that enables someone to officially retire from the corporate Wall Street career before turning thirty. This is definitely not the kind of lifestyle Jamie lives in or feels comfortable in. Last, but not least, Jack knows that Jamie would have a problem knowing who he really is because he just turned down her employer's request for funding and if she knew he suspected her of embezzling money, she might not react with sunshine and daisies. I totally understand why Jack keeps the truth from Jamie, but it still doesn't make it right and, of course, Jamie finds out and it doesn't look good for them to make a go of it.

    The great thing about Jack is that even though he is mega rich, he's very likable, down to earth and very persistent. Jamie finds it extremely difficult to stay angry at him and not like him. In addition, he makes her feel things she has never felt before with any other man. Several times while reading this book, I wished I were Jamie.

    My only very small problem with this book was the story left a lot of loose ends that leaves the reader hanging. I had a lot of "what about" questions at the end about Austin, Jack's grandfather, Jamie's father, Jamie's roommates, Caroline, Allison and Mandy. If you are like me when reading a book, specifically a book that is part of a series, you want those loose ends tied up, especially if those loose ends will have no relevance to the rest of the series. Unfortunately, I am unable to determine if there are anymore books in this series.

    Even still, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Jamie and Jack and highly recommend this book if you like smexy (smutty and sexy) hot love scenes and some hilarity to go with it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    Wow

    This book is so good i re-READ it every few months. Loved the characters, the dialogue was quick and just flowed. Jack is unbelieveable!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2006

    Courtesy of Romance Junkies:

    Jamie Peters is about to meet her soul mate. At least, that¿s what her cross-dressing psychic insists is going to happen. The fateful meeting will involve an accident, food, and a huge lie. What? Jamie has no intention of finding any soul mate. She¿s not the kind of woman men dream about, anyway. She¿s more the maternal type - a nurturer, not some sort of seductress. Besides, Jamie always seems to find fixer-upper guys, who always move on once she¿s patched them up. That¿s probably because her job as a social worker tends to spill over into her personal life. But even if she were in the market for a soul mate, there¿s no way she would fall for a liar. And her unconventional family life has left Jamie wary of the opposite sex, which doesn¿t exactly leave her open to the possibility of a serious relationship. Maybe her psychic read the signs wrong and it¿s supposed to be a hot, steamy affair instead of something permanent. Now that, Jamie could live with. ---------- Jonathon Davidson has obviously gone insane. At least, his family thinks so. Why else would he have given up a prestigious, high-paying job on Wall Street? Maybe there's hope for him yet. He may not be a hot-shot anymore, but he's still wealthy and incredibly good-looking. And he does have a job. He¿s a detective of sorts, looking into crimes in the world of finance. His latest case involves the social work agency where his sister¿s roommate, Jamie Peters, works. They¿ve applied for funding from his family¿s charitable foundation, and something definitely isn¿t quite right with their books. Jonathon needs to make sure Jamie isn¿t involved in anything illegal. All he has to do is come up with a way to meet her, without revealing his true identity. ---------- When Jamie crashes into a stranger on the subway and ruins his takeout spaghetti dinner, not to mention his shirt, alarm bells start clanging in her head. When she looks into his eyes, she knows she¿s in serious trouble. The gorgeous hunk introduces himself as Jack, and he¿s quick to forgive her for the destroyed meal. Jamie can¿t help but like the guy and somehow, they end up making a dinner date. Uh-oh. There was an accident, there was even food involved, but so far, no huge lie that Jamie knows of. Is he married? Gay? What¿s the story with Jack? He¿s certainly easy on the eyes and tough to resist. Definitely steamy affair material. But a soul mate? Jamie still isn¿t buying it. ---------- Jack can¿t believe how hard he¿s falling for Jamie. The little white lies just keep piling up as he tries to keep her from finding out about the big whopper. He¿s pretty sure she would run fast and far if she knew he was not only a millionaire, but also investigating her employers. What will happen if Jamie finds out the truth? Can he convince her that Jonathon Davidson is every bit as worthy a man as his alter ego? ---------- Erin McCarthy is a master at creating just the right blend of humor and heat. Page after page of steamy, mind-blowing encounters between Jack and Jamie are perfectly balanced with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. The more serious issue of Jamie¿s past and how it has affected her relationships was handled beautifully. It was easy to fall in love with Jack and understand his reasons for being less than truthful with Jamie. It was equally easy to see why his actions felt like such a betrayal to her. I hoped they would look deep inside and try to find a way to make their relationship work, in spite of its rather unconventional beginning. Very highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2006

    Score another for Erin!

    Jamie Peters is a social worker that works with helping ex-cons to re-enter society and find jobs to keep them out of trouble again. Jonathon Davidson is a retired from Wall Street millionaire and is helping with his grandfather¿s foundation. When they received an application from the place where Jamie works Jonathon finds there is some weird things happening there and decides to investigate himself. One look at Jamie and he just can¿t help but wanting her. The chemistry between them is so strong that can¿t be denied, even when Jamie fights tooth and nail against it after finding out that he has been telling her lies! This is a refreshing, fun, sensuous and romantic story that will make you laugh so hard one second and sigh with pleasure the next. Erin once again skillfully created refreshing, colorful and tender characters that resulted in a unique and great story that will keep you turning pages. Way to go Erin, another keeper, you did it again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2006

    A guaranteed great read from Erin McCarthy

    Social Worker Jamie Peters has given up on ever finding true love. That is, until her psychic friend, Beckwith, predicts that her streak of romantic bad luck is about to change. Seeing how Beckwith is a six and a half foot tall male, usually wearing a dress, stilettos and full make up, some people might doubt his credibility, but Jamie has absolute faith in her dear friend. When a gorgeous stranger comes to her rescue on the subway, Jamie is certain that Beckwith¿s prediction has come to fruition. This man has all of the qualities she wants in a man, he¿s handsome, polite and thoughtful. One thing neither Jamie nor Beckwith considered were the several men in Jamie¿s life at present ¿ her estranged father, this charming subway stranger, the co-workers and former prisoners in her office could it be that Beckwith has his psychic wires crossed?***** Jamie is no stranger to Jonathan ¿Jack¿ Davidson. He knows precisely who she is and deliberately staged their ¿accidental¿ subway meeting so he could get to know her better. Jack is investigating her agency and its request for funding from his grandfather¿s foundation. Something in the agency¿s books just doesn¿t appear to be on the up and up, and Jack suspects that someone in the office is involved with insider trading. His biggest problem with this mess is that he is intensely attracted to everything about Jamie ¿ her mouthwatering curves, her sweet innocence, those sumptuous curves, her adorable freckles ¿ and then there are those luscious curves . . . Jack suspects that she feels equally attracted to him. When the two of them act on that undeniable attraction, and spend an incredibly sensuous night together, Jack is in deeper than ever. He doesn¿t want Jamie to know who he is or that he suspects her of illegal activities, but she happens to be one of his sister¿s roommates the same sister who is getting married in two weeks, making it impossible for Jack to remain anonymous for very much longer.***** Jamie and Jack are wonderful together both are sweet and kind, even if their backgrounds and social status couldn¿t be any farther apart. Secondary characters include a vast assortment of family and friends, all of whom play key roles in the storyline. Erin McCarthy has the unique ability to completely draw you into her books every single time. I completely lose track of everything around me when I¿m reading her work. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on this book as quickly as possible, you¿ll have no regrets.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2006

    Hot, Sexy, Witty

    Erin has penned a wonderful read with lots of sizzling heat between the characters. Jamie Peters is a social worker who is always in relationships that are headed nowhere. She was a person who dated predominately unemployed, down on their luck men, ones that she could help out, build up their self esteem, generally fix-uppers and then get promptly dumped by them when things are better. When Jamie's psychic friend, Beckworth Tripp, who is a cross dressing, ex-con tells her she is going to meet her soul mate through an accident involving motion and food, she was intrigued but scared as well.................On the fateful day that Jamie is thrown into Jack Davidson on the subway train and crushes his bag of food to his chest in the process, the heat generated between the two of them is enough to start a forest fire. What Jamie doesn't know is that Jack is really Jonathon Davidson, retired Wall Street stockbroker and millionaire who has been following Jamie trying to figure out if she was mixed up in the illegal day trading that is being carried on at the agency where she works. He is also responsible for the Hathaway Foundation turning her Agency down for the extra funding that she had applied for because of his findings. Jack is tired of the fake society that he is a part of, where his previous girlfriends are more interested in his money than him, and finds Jamie a breath of fresh air. She is honest, truthful, sexy as all get out and a real turn on. Their first date turns out be a sizzling one, until Jamie finds out that Jack has lied about who he is and is her roommate's brother to boot. One thing she cannot tolerate is liars and Jack has done this in spades. The reader is in for a treat with the way that Erin has weaved this story showing the love and trust issues that Jamie has to overcome, and giving us secondary characters that fit in so well. The grandfather, Will Hathaway is a treasure you can't help but like. This is a book that will have you laughing in many places but at the same time fanning yourself from the heat these two generate and wanting to keep turning the pages to find out if Jack can turn this whole mess around..............but in the end it proves..........You Don't Know Jack..........I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2006

    I want to Know Jack !!

    Jamie Peters doesn't have the best of luck with men. She seems to always find the guys who use her and then take off. Jack aka Jonathon Davidson is a wealthy man who finds it difficult to tell if people like him or his money. An accident lands Jamie in Jack's arms-- What better place to be? The attraction between them is immediate and intense, leading to the longest first date, one that lasts until the next afternoon. As her luck would have it--Jamie discovers Jack was not entirely honest with her. Jack is not willing to give up and he must earn her trust back. The road that leads them back together is a sexy steamy journey. The chemistry between the characters just leaps off the page. While nobody is perfect Jamie and Jack are perfect for each other. The cast of supporting characters was hilarious, my favorites are his grandfather and the cross dressing psychic. I also loved reading again about the girlfriends we first met in The Pregnancy Test, one of my favorite books. Another entertaining book by Erin McCarthy, that I enjoyed so much the first time, I just had to read it again and again...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2006

    loyal reader

    Jamie Peters is a loving social worker with father, trust, and love issues. She's the queen of 'fix him up' and send him on his way dating. Her dates seem to be the pet project guys or the leach-type. When her psychic, cross-dressing, ex-con friend tells her she is about to meet Mr. Right by accident, she's not buying it. Jamie does just that running to catch the subway, she's smashed against a hunk of masculine love and well-his spaghetti dinner. The attraction is instantaneous between the two strangers. Well he's a stranger to her, but this guy knows just who Jamie is. The stranger is Jonathan Davidson, aka, Jack, Jamie's roomate Caroline's older, sexy brother, that she has never met before. Jack is simply amazed by his first up-close and personal view of Jamie. Not only is she a stunning read head, she's also the woman whose agecny he's investigating and the person's whose application he denied to his grandfather's charitable organization. Jack wants her and can't believe his sister never told him Jamie was such a looker. Jack gets to know Jamie on a personal and intimate level until she finds out he's really Jonathan Davidson, snooty millionare and application denier-all negatives in her opinion. That's where the fun really begins. Erin weaves a tale full of rich and muli-layered characters. If you're looking for a hot and hilarious read, be sure to pick this one up. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2006

    Sassy, Sexy, and Lots of Fun

    Social worker Jamie has a bad habit of dating the wrong men, so when she literally bumps into Jack, she figures he'll be the same way, even though she feels like he is the right man for her. But Jack, who happens to be the brother of one of Jamie's best friends, is not your average guy, and he is thankful that Jamie doesn't know he is really the mega-rich guy who just turned down her agency's request for funding. Of course, Jack's secret didn't stay that way for long, and soon Jack is trying to convince Jamie he is not like all the other men in her life. Ms. McCarthy is an excellent author of fun, sexy, and lighthearted romances, and this one will not disappoint. Her cast of secondary characters really compliment the main story line, and leave you excited knowing more stories will be written about these people. Prepare to be enchanted by the steamy sex scenes and the laugh out loud moments. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2006

    Wickedly Funny

    You Don¿t Know Jack by Erin McCarthy is a wonderfully hilarious and sexy book. ------ Her psychic friend tells social worker Jamie Peters that her soul mate is just around the corner. When she bumps into hunky Jack she thinks maybe this is it. Jamie hasn¿t had the best of luck with men so she is a bit leery. But there is something about this man that gets her mojo going. _____ Jack Davidson has been following Jamie to see if she is legit. She had requested money from his non-profit foundation and when he had her agency checked things didn¿t add up. Someone is playing the market with agency funds. After meeting Jamie Jack knows it can¿t be her. But after a hot and spicy weekend together will she forgive him after she finds out the truth. ______ Jack and Jamie start out their relationship in reverse. They stumble into bed quickly but when reality hits they skid to a halt. Jack must regain Jamie¿s trust and love. _____ You Don¿t Know Jack is another treat by the funny and witty Erin McCarthy. It has her trademark wicked sense of humor and all out sexy romance. I can¿t wait to see what she has in store for the Jamie¿s other friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2006

    fun lighthearted romantic romp

    Social worker Jamie Peters seems to date a lot of losers who she helps get on their feet and builds up their confidence until they feel ready to face the world, but first they dump her. Her psychic friend, Beckworth Tripp tells her that her bad run of relationships is about to end because she is going to accidentally run into Mr. Right. She ridicules his prediction, but deep down fears what will happen because she knows Tripp never trips up. On the subway, a sudden jerk by the train sends Jamie into Jack Davidson, destroying his spaghetti meal. They are attracted to one another, but he has relationship issues too as women want his wealth and power rather than him. He hides from her that he is former Wall St. genius Jonathon Davidson, her college roommate¿s brother and the man who directed the Hathaway Foundation to reject her application for funding of her Urban Gardens project because he thinks her agency is involved in illegal day trading. As they fall in love while he dates and investigates her, he fears what will happen to their relationship because she may not know Jack from Jonathon, but she detests liars and their foundation is built on a lie. --- YOU DON¿T KNOW JACK is a fun lighthearted romantic romp starring two likable protagonists. Jamie knows the moment she accidentally knocks into Jack he is her ¿One¿ as predicted by cross dressing Beckworth. Jack knows one thing that when she learns just who he is, he faces strike three: hiding his identity, rejecting her application and investigating her agency. Fans will appreciate their up and down relationship as he knows he needs to prove his sincerity to his beloved so that he regains her trust as the delightfully eccentric Tripp will tell readers anything can happen on Hudson Street. --- Harriet Klausner

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