- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
Bestselling authors Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer scramble their usual genres -- romantic comedy and action thrillers, respectively -- into one tasty omelet, seasoned with plenty of sex, romance, action, and danger.
Movie director Lucy Armstrong and Green Beret captain J. T. Wilder don't exactly get along at their first meeting on the set of the movie Don't Look Down. Lucy, a director of dog food commercials in New York, has come to the Savannah swamps to finish up the last four days of shooting -- only to discover that her ex-husband is the stunt director, her sister seems to be on drugs, and the stars are nutty egotists. Lucy chalks this up to the usual movie production chaos; then the script for this so-called romantic comedy takes a mysterious and abrupt right turn into action-adventure land -- complete with helicopters, Navy SEALs, and exploding cars! To complicate things further, the CIA contacts J.T. and lets him in on a secret: A terrorist with the Russian Mob is using the movie as a money-laundering scheme and clearly has his own reasons for the script change. Then the body count starts to rise...
We won't give away the rest of the plot, but the character of Lucy's five-year-old niece, Pepper, is terrific, and the dynamics between Lucy and Wilder are thoroughly enjoyable. Ginger Curwen