Smart Move

by Melanie Jacobson

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The spark was undeniable the night Sandy Burke met the devastatingly handsome Jake. Conversation had flowed easily, so after they’d parted, she’d waited eagerly for his call. It never came. A high-powered career woman at the ripe old age of twenty-seven, Sandy feels she has had her heart broken one too many times, and now the redheaded trendsetter is facing a major quarter-life crisis. After some introspection, Sandy determines that helping others may be the key to helping herself. When she’s presented with a job offer in Washington DC as the director of New Horizons, a nonprofit organization benefiting women in poverty, it seems providential. But now that she’s moved, two major obstacles threaten the success of her first assignment. The first is her mother and her constant fog of less-than-helpful New-Age advice. Secondly, plans to build another New Horizons outreach center have come to a screeching halt, thanks to the interference of a pesky lawyer and his attempts to reverse zoning approval for the building project. After weeks of verbal sparring over the phone, Sandy is in for a shock when she comes face-to-face with her foe. The smooth voice at the other end of the line is a heart wrenching blast from the past. In this twist of fate, Sandy sees the perfect opportunity to ensure the success of the outreach center—and to enact a little payback on this man she thought she’d left behind. And so the battle of wits begins. Will Sandy’s ‘flirt-to-convert’ plot sway her nemesis’s determination to block the center, or will his charming and undeniably attractive ways convince the sassy redhead to give love a second chance?

About the Author

Melanie Jacobson

Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She consumes astonishing amounts of chocolate, chick flicks, and books. After meeting her own husband on the Internet, she is now living happily married in Southern California with her growing family and a series of doomed potted herbs.

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Clever and fun
By , Submitted on 2016-05-16

Just re-read this and felt it deserved a written review and not just a star rating..
I rarely give 4 stars for anything. At first, I have to say that I was going to give this 3 stars, but the second time that I read it, I had to give it 4. Ms. Jacobson knows how to get us in the characters heads. It isn't just a 'he said', 'she said' story, it is the frustrations, longing, the thinking, the doing, the clever twists and turns. I will qualify and say that of all her stories, I had the hardest time with the brand names she kept dropping, but in one sense, it was part of the setting. I just don't enjoy that part of the world we live in. Jake and Sandy were opposites that attracted, and had great conversations. It was perfect that the conflict came with work, and it was great to see 'El Diablo' die in the end....
This is definitely an LDS/Mormon setting, but Ms. Jacobson is alway spot on with the romance. Clean, sweet, and longing...

Conflict and conflicted.....but oh so worth it!
By , Submitted on 2015-03-21

Just re-read this and felt it deserved a written review and not just a star rating..
I rarely give 4 stars for anything. At first, I have to say that I was going to give this 3 stars, but the second time that I read it, I had to give it 4. Ms. Jacobson knows how to get us in the characters heads. It isn't just a 'he said', 'she said' story, it is the frustrations, longing, the thinking, the doing, the clever twists and turns. I will qualify and say that of all her stories, I had the hardest time with the brand names she kept dropping, but in one sense, it was part of the setting. I just don't enjoy that part of the world we live in. Jake and Sandy were opposites that attracted, and had great conversations. It was perfect that the conflict came with work, and it was great to see 'El Diablo' die in the end.... She characterizes the LDS characters so well. Sandy isn't typical, and her mother is a hoot! Loved the forgiveness, healing, and of course the resolution in the conflicts!
This is definitely an LDS/Mormon setting, but Ms. Jacobson is always spot on with the romance. Clean, sweet, and longing... Clever and light hearted story line. Loved the setting in DC and with the work conflict.

Did not enjoy
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I really did not enjoy this book. I have read other books by this author and thought they were great. But this book had too much complaining and fighting. I wish that I had been able to read a good review of this book before I purchased it.

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