Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WORTH THE TRIP by Penny McCall

Publisher: Berkley Sensations
Date Published: November 2010
ISBN: 9780425238479
Romantic Adventure
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via: publisher

Penny McCall’s latest romantic adventure from Berkley Sensations, WORTH THE TRIP, is a tangle of clues, miscues and a tantalizing treasure hunt.

Psychologist Norah MacArthur’s con artist father is about to be released from prison, for his part in a bank robbery gone wrong. With the bank loot still missing some fifteen years after the heist, everyone and their brothers are on the hunt for the treasure and unfortunately, all leads point to Norah.

Not one to be left out, the FBI sends agent Trip Jones to keep an eye on Norah, while simultaneously attempting to find the stash for the bureau. Spending time with Norah proves to be both infuriating and frustrating and possibly, the assignment of a lifetime.

Penny McCall’s signature wit and humor shine through once again in WORTH THE TRIP, the story of two of the most unlikely people to ever be forced into close quarters. Norah seems oblivious to the upcoming circus, that surrounds her father’s release from prison and the hunt for the missing bank loot. Trip is shocked when Norah sees right through his innate charm and good looks. But when the crazies come crawling out of the woodwork, she reluctantly accepts the security that Trip provides her.

The story has good pacing and maintains its sense of mystery and adventure throughout. The minor characters, the persistent reporter, the nosy neighbor and Norah’s publisher among others, keep the humor high and the adventure constant. Romance fans that enjoy a little humor with their adventure, are sure to find WORTH THE TRIP exactly that, worth the trip.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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