I've Got You, Babe

I've Got You, Babe

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by Karen Kendall
     
 

Vanessa Tower has never done anything reckless in her life — then again, she's never met anyone like Christopher "Crash" Dunmoor. The man spends his days jumping out of airplanes, canoeing down raging rivers, doing anything for a thrill — and prim, proper, studious Vanessa doesn't need that sort of excitement. But the sexy adventurer can ignite

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Overview

Vanessa Tower has never done anything reckless in her life — then again, she's never met anyone like Christopher "Crash" Dunmoor. The man spends his days jumping out of airplanes, canoeing down raging rivers, doing anything for a thrill — and prim, proper, studious Vanessa doesn't need that sort of excitement. But the sexy adventurer can ignite sparks in her with just a smile, something Vanessa finds most troubling ... and impossible to ignore.

A confirmed loner with no ties and painful secrets, Crash knows wild is the only way to live. Yet this straightlaced lady he's gotten involved with is turning out to be a bigger turn-on than adrenaline! It's crazy to think he could ever have anything in common with this gorgeous bookworm. So why is his heart telling him that holding her, touching her, and tasting her would be the most tantalizing adventure of all?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060502324
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/05/2002
Series:
Avon Romance Ser.
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

I grew up in Austin, Texas, and have been writing since the age of four, but did not complete my first "masterpiece" until the age of eleven: a Regency spy thriller version of Orwell's Animal Farm. For some strange reason, this proved to be unmarketable. I began my first romance novel at the age of twelve but noticed after fifty-three handwritten pages that the story didn't seem to have a plot. Many years later, while at Smith College, I began to understand why plot was an important element of a book.

I now live in Atlanta, Georgia, with my husband and a menagerie of animals. I'd love to hear from my readers at P.O. Box 70185, Marietta, GA 30007-0185, or at kkauthor@aol.com

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I've Got You, Babe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Island_Reader_Tina More than 1 year ago
Hero: 8/10 Heroine: 8/10 Romance: 7/10 Humor: 7/10 Pace: 8/10 Secondary Characters: 7/10 4.5 stars. Great story. Cute, fun, and funny. The pace was maintained throughout which is always a plus for me and so rare to find. I didn't really connect with the characters. They were just there. However, I don't look at that as a negative. They were fleshed out well enough, I understood them and could envision them. But I was so emerged in the story that I didn't really break things down and look at any one part individually. I didn't realize I did that until I was ready to figure my score sheet. Anyway, the end felt rushed and was sort of cheesy. But, in a way, I'm okay with that. I was ready for the book to be done. My attention span was pretty maxed out even though I enjoyed the story. I kind of wish the secondary romance had gotten more play time. It kind of seemed pointless here. Overall, this book was still a great read. It's worth a reread as well, so onto my keeper shelf it goes.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Seymour College Professor of Art History Dr. Vanessa Tower drives up the Massachusetts mountain to talk with Christopher ¿Crash¿ Dunmoor at the request of his grandmother, whom she met while studying the paintings of his late grandfather. Crash refuses to speak with his unwanted visitor, but she follows him to the rooftop of his house. As the last Dunmoor, grandma wants Crash to take responsibility for his grandfather¿s works valued at 2.6 million. He rejects everything she says until Vanessa tells him his grandma has colon cancer. His grandma wants the estrangement between her and Crash ended before she dies and sees the staid Vanessa as the tool. She informs her grandson and Seymour College that his grandfather¿s works will go to him only if he attends Vanessa¿s art history class and aces the course. Not going, any lower grade or dropping out means the college obtains the collection. With pressure from her boss to see that her newest student crashes, Vanessa finds she wants him to inherit while willing to skydive and join him on all his other reverie of kicks. Fans of amusing yet serious relationship dramas will delight in Karen Kendall¿s I¿VE GOT YOU BABE. The story line uses light moments notably when prim Vanessa joins Crash on his stunts to reduce the tension from the conflict between the lead male protagonist and his family. That technique turns into a two-edge sword, as readers will chuckle at Vanessa¿s discomfit, but also takes away from the estrangement subplot. Still this is a strong tale that the audience will enjoy. Harriet Klausner