How could a man so perfectly wrong be so completely right?
Maddie Henderson is the trivia queen of Verity Beach, and she's got a shelf full of trophies to prove it. Word's gotten around that she's downright unbeatable when it comes to being brimming with useless knowledge and pop culture fun facts.
Unbeatable, that is, until Donovan Reeves—the one that got away—shows back up in town, years after crushing her heart like a bug on the sidewalk. And Donovan is determined to crush Maddie again, this time in the statewide trivia championships, while proving to her she had him all wrong and he's truly the right man for her.
About the Author
Thank you so much for reading my books! I hope you'll find some that keep you from doing the dishes, or vacuuming, or maybe even cause you to stay up later than you'd planned to (although I covet my sleep, so I'd feel guilty if I was to blame for that too often!).
I'm the author of SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER, winner of Romantic Times/Dorchester Publishing's American Title III contest, bestseller SLIM TO NONE, the IT'S REIGNING MEN contemporary romance series, including SOMETHING IN THE HEIR, HEIR TODAY GONE TOMORROW, BAD TO THE THRONE, LOVE IS IN THE HEIR and SHAME OF THRONES (book 6, THRONE FOR A LOOP, comes out in March); ANYWHERE BUT HERE; WHERE THE HEART IS; the memoir BITE ME: A PARROT, A FAMILY AND A WHOLE LOT OF FLESH WOUNDS; the essay collection NAKED MAN ON MAIN STREET; two contemporary romances as Erin Delany: ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, & COMPROMISING POSITIONS. I have a funny dog story in I'M NOT THE BIGGEST BITCH IN THIS RELATIONSHIP. And I've got many more novels in the works!
I've had pieces appear in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post, Marie-Claire.com, and on NPR's Day to Day. I honed my fiction writing skills while working as a publicist for a US Senator. Other jobs I've held have included: an orthodontic assistant (learning quite readily that I wasn't cut out for a career in polyester), a waitress (probably my highest-paying job), a TV reporter, a pre-obituary writer, and a photographer (once being Prince Charles' photographer in Washington!). Oh I'm also the volunteer coordinator for the Virginia Film Festival, which is a great one!
I live in Virginia with my husband and a small menagerie; we have three grown children, one of whom lives in Australia and I dream of visiting her there. I love all things Italian, regularly fantasize about traveling to exotic locales, and feel a little bit guilty for rarely attempting to clean the house.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love Jenny Gardiner's books. I find myself chuckling along the way, and cheering everyone on. Enter Maddie, the trivia queen who is prepping for a huge tournament so that she can win the grand prize that will allow her to fulfill her dream of taking a chef pastry course. One hick up shows up during one of her prep contests in the form of Donovan - the man that broke her heart 10 years. Donovan is hoping to make things up after having listened to his overbearing dad when he said he had to break up with Maddie to concentrate on school to become a Dr. Love how they work their work back together with a little help of some friends. Love this book like I love every book of Jenny's. They all make me feel good with the humor.
Another winner! I loved the characters and their back story. Maddie, who never got over being abandoned by Donovan, and Donovan, whose father made him walk away from Maddie so he could pursue his medical degree. Both of them were a bit broken from the experience, so when Donovan finally returns home, there is lots of angst and history to wade through. This is a quick read that fans of the genre will enjoy. I gave this 4.5 stars (but rounded up), with the only negative that the ending felt rushed. This book is out just in time for summer reading, so put this on your TBR list. The author is on my must read authors' list.