How to Score
Robin Wells

Grand Central Publishing
Hardcover/400 pages
ISBN: 0-44661842X
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". . . Wells certainly scores on this one with an easy, enjoyable read."

Can an FBI agent become a Life Coach? Chase Jones takes over his brother’s job when his brother, Luke, needs to go into Witness Protection due to his accidentally witnessing a gangland slaying. The guilty Chase has a few weeks off and becomes his brother on the phone to help the patients on the other end. All works well until he meets Sammi on the phone and due to his own advice to help her with her dog he lands in a very unethical position the next day.

Sammi’s problems with her dog are not her only worries. How can she continue to live in her one of a kind art deco house when the bank refused to give her a larger loan and her boss won’t give her a raise? Her landlord is probably going to sell the house to developers. Sammi’s boss at the art deco museum where she works, is fanatical about keeping the museum the same and refuses to listen to Sammi’s ideas to raise money and bring new life into the place.

When Sammi and Chase get together it is like one of those Bogdanovich screwball comedies where the man and woman keep getting into crazy messes. Sammi has had rotten luck with men and Chase is looking for the ideal woman. She is not looking for a relationship at all, and she has too much else to think about to concentrate on a man. Chase introduces himself as a Life Coach/FBI agent, but he is using his brother’s life and not his own.

Will Sammi ever be able to buy her home? Can she and Chase have a relationship when one of them is not telling the truth? What will happen when Sammi finds out Chase was lying?

The story is told in each character’s point of view including the secondary characters, which gives the reader a look into the personal lives of each one. Besides Sammi and Chase there is a secondary thread that will not be revealed in this review, because it was a total surprise and it is always fun to have a surprise in your reading.

The writing is clear. Robin Wells certainly scores on this one with an easy, enjoyable read. We won't spoil the ending by saying more.

Reviewer: Barbara Ehrentreu