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SAHM to 5 wonderful people. I'm a happy wife and mother who is shamelessly addicted to books. Come share them with me. My reviews are courtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Givenchy Code by Julie Kenner

From the Publisher

A mind-bending code spawned from the mind of a madman...or maybe just a jealous ex.

A desperate race through the cathedrals and hotels of New York City...with a teeny bit of time for shopping, it's true.

An astonishing truth concealed for years, unveiled at last...with more than a little help from a supercute new guy.

As if a recent breakup, scrounging for rent money, and lusting after designer shoes weren't enough to make graduate student Melanie Prescott's life challenging, suddenly she's practically living The Da Vinci Code. A mysterious stranger is sending obscure codes and clues her way and she soon discovers she has to solve them in order to stay alive. With stakes like that, her dissertation on "the derivation and primary characteristics of codes and ciphers used by prevailing nations during wartime" is looking a little less important than it was yesterday. Right now she's just worrying about living to see tomorrow. The only bright spot in the whole freakish nightmare is Matthew Stryker, the six-foot tall, dark, and handsome stranger who's determined to protect her. Well, that and the millions of dollars that will be her reward if she survives this deadly game. And she'd better survive. Because that's a heck of a lot of money to be able to spend on shoes and handbags and sunglasses and dresses, and, well, it's hard to be fashionable when you're dead.

Join bestselling author Julie Kenner on a heel-breaking adventure in code-breaking that will bring out the math geek and the fashionista in you.

My Comments

WAY more fun then that other book with "Code" in the title! A computer game brought to life, Mel is on the run to survive, solving the clues while dodging bullets. It's not as easy as it may sound! Thankfully, Mel has her Protector to help her dodge said bullets while solving ridiculously mathmatic clues I could solve with the left half of my brain tied behind my back. Um, actually that was a total lie. The math was well over my head, but this book served a dual purpose. I actually learned something!

My dear friend is sending me the other books in this trilogy, bless her! *Waves at Tanya*

I'm really quite glad that Julie Kenner realized her gift as a writer and turned away from all that lawyering. Hmmm. Another lawyer turned author. Go figure!

Keep It Or Pass It On?
As much as I enjoyed it, I'll be passing it along for someone else to love.


Blogger Kristie said...

I have always wanted to read these books, but haven't. I am not sure why.

Do the books have to be read in a certain order? I may have to check around for this series. Great review!

7/01/2007 7:01 AM  

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