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Cents and Sensibility | [Maggie Alderson]

Cents and Sensibility

Stella Fain has a rule for men she likes: make them wait. But the gorgeous Jay proves an exception to the rule when he bowls Stella off her Prada wedges at a press junket on the Cote d'Azur.
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Publisher's Summary

Here's a high-fashion, jet-setting novel from the best-selling author of Pants on Fire and Mad About the Boy.

Stella Fain has a rule for men she likes: make them wait. But the gorgeous Jay proves an exception to the rule when he bowls Stella off her Prada wedges at a press junket on the Cote d'Azur.

He might seem to have everything going for him, but Stella is about to realize that while jetset lifestyles can be fabulous, her career as a journalist isn't something she wants to jeopardize for any man, no matter how filthy-rich or gorgeous.

There's no denying money makes the world go round and diamonds are a girl's best friend, but they don't make the path to love any easier to tread - with or without the Prada wedges.

©2006 Maggie Alderson; (P)2007 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    Jan Melbourne, Australia 03-03-11
    Jan Melbourne, Australia 03-03-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Cents and Sensibility"

    This book was great the narrator had a lovely voice I did not want it to end.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laura ashland, OR, USA 01-27-10
    Laura ashland, OR, USA 01-27-10
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    "good listen"

    Great narrator and great writing for the genre. For a book about a girl falling for a billionaire it was surprisingly not a cheese-fest, at least till the last five minutes. Stella was awesome and her family just as fabulous if not completely frustrating. Jay was kind of a tool, but he redeems himself towards the end and wasn't a huge focus of stella's life or the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natara Brisbane, Australia 08-09-09
    Natara Brisbane, Australia 08-09-09
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    "Easy listening chic lit."

    Fantastic, light hearted fluff that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miral New York, NY, USA 01-28-09
    Miral New York, NY, USA 01-28-09
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    "Fun and easy read - Narrator is great"

    This is a fun and easy listen and the narrator does a great job with all the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jaymie Winamac, IN, USA 05-07-08
    Jaymie Winamac, IN, USA 05-07-08
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    "cute"

    This was a really cute book. It kept my interest throughout. I think the ending was a little weird but it fit the book. If you like chick lit you will def like this one!!

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    Deborah Seattle, WA, United States 07-12-12
    Deborah Seattle, WA, United States 07-12-12

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    "Unpredictable ending, ridiculous plot"

    Stella is not a likeable character and Jay is even worse. She categorizes her job as sort of the provenance of the rich, yet she has not problem accepting a home from her (wealthy) father or gifts and travel from Jay. Jay is bossy, patriarchal and a rich bum. Stella's father is a principal character and treats the women in his life as accessories, leaving them when he gets bored (except for the current wife).

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    I was frustrated with Stella's inability to say no to the idiotic childish Jay, and I wished for a different ending. The ending was not expected because I think any sensible woman in this day and age would not allow her father to take the upper hand and direct her life. I also thought she was going to end up with a different person.

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    Robyn Hong Kong, Hong Kong 12-25-10
    Robyn Hong Kong, Hong Kong 12-25-10 Member Since 2008
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    "It is cute"

    I wish this had happened to me! Likeable main characters and I loved the parts of the story dealing with the happenings at The Journal. Lovely narrator except for Jay's voice - too girly and soppy...not ideal for the male romantic lead.

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    LISTENWITHAUDIOBOKS 08-29-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Smart and elegant"

    I enjoy this book that I listen to over and over again. But I imagine Jay as a 10 year old boy/girl because of the tone of the voice. I wish I could deepen Jay's voice to make him sound less girlish.

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    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-04-10
    Dianne Dallas, TX, United States 02-04-10 Member Since 2009

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    "Loved it!"

    Love the narrator's accent, she did all the voices really well. The story was entertaining and made me laugh! I will look for other books by this author esp. if narrated by Nicky Talacko!!!

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    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 01-30-10
    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 01-30-10 Member Since 2008

    11th/12th Grade Reading Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.

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    "Did Anything Every HAPPEN?"

    I'm almost finished with this listen, and still wondering when something will actually happen. I'll finish so I can answer my own question. It's a good "read." The narrator is really good. The characters are somewhat trite. It's a good no-brainer, but would be really good if there was actually some concrete conflict that could be resolved. The heroine and her father are good characters and could be expanded upon.

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    "I want my own Jay Fisher! Excellent 5 stars"

    I loved this book. It was the second one I have listened to by this author, and I think the narrator did a good job in helping you visualise the characters. I would recommend this book- you won't be disappointed.

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