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Flirting with Pete: A Novel (edition 2004)

by Barbara Delinsky

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Title:Flirting with Pete: A Novel
Authors:Barbara Delinsky
Info:Pocket Books (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 560 pages
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two stories in one....as usual, an enjoyable author ( )
  pattysp | Jul 23, 2013 |
I enjoyed this book. Barbara Delinsky knows how to deliver a well written story about relationships and life. No surprises, just enjoyed the ride as I knew where we were heading. ( )
  DivineMissW | Apr 25, 2012 |
Liked it, but the ending got to be too predictable, and then all a rush of info, and wrapping up everything. Two stories in one. Woman's dad dies (who she never knew), and leaves her a condo. She finds a journal (2nd story) and tries to solve it. During all this her mother is dyin after being in a coma, and she is involved with her new gardner. Who also ends up to be involved and part of the journal story.
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  cindyloumn | Jun 8, 2008 |
You know how some people "get" the murderer half way through the book? The ones who say "Oh, I had everything figured out by the third chapter". Well, I am NOT one of those people. You can pull the wool over my eyes anytime! I'll be reading the second to last chapter of a book when all of a sudden THE BAD GUY comes in, pointing a gun at the hero and heroine. My eyes pop open: You're kidding! HIM????? That's me - I can never guess the outcome ahead of time... In Flirting with Pete, Barbara Delinsky so skilfully, so cunningly, so carefully weaves an amazing story that just past the half-way mark I went - Wait a minute! WAIT A MINUTE!! WHAT IF...????? I didn't "get it" completely, but it was like she was opening windows one by one, letting the sunshine, or in this case, the answers, in...this was one of the best books I've read in awhile and definitely the best Delinsky. The basic plot is that a 34 yr old psychological counsellor, Casey Ellis, is the illegitimate child of celebrated psychologist Dr. Cornelius Unger and student Caroline Ellis, after a one-night stand. Dr. Unger has never acknowledged Casey as his daughter and yet, after his death, he leaves her his 3 million dollar townhouse in Beacon Hill, Boston, providing she retains Meg, the cook and Jordan, the (gorgeous) gardener. At first Casey is tempted to sell the property as much as in defiance as to help with the medical costs of her comatose mother. But she starts to feel comfortable in the townhouse, she really likes Meg and feels a physical attraction to Jordan. She finds complete solace in the garden he created. Then she stumbles upon one of Dr. Unger's case studies. Or is it a journal? Is it fiction? It's about a sexually abused teenager named Jenny Clyde - suddenly Casey is determined to find the solution and ending to this story. Delinsky throws in a HUGE TWIST at the end (some of which can be deduced as the novel progresses) but this intricate, soft, endearing story is so good that dinner was 2 hours late because I had to finish Flirting with Pete!! ( )
  liliboisvert22 | Dec 20, 2007 |
Successful psychotherapist Casey Ellis moved into her father's Beacon Hill exclusive townhome. Her second cousin (unknown to her at the time) lived in a small town and had killed her abusive mother, while her father took the 6 year sentence for her. He was obsessed with with her to the point she made up Pete in order to get the courage to escape her dad, with the help of the Sheriff, Dan. Both women's lives intertwined when Casey discovered her cousin was actually right under her nose, working as the housekeeper. ( )
  saucecav | Jun 21, 2007 |
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Psychologist Casey Ellis never met her father -- but that didn't stop her from following in his professional footsteps. Now he has died, and Casey is shocked to have inherited his elegant Boston town house, complete with a maid and a handsome, enigmatic gardener. When she finds a manuscript that could be a novel, a journal, or a case study of one of her father's patients in her new home, she becomes engrossed in the story of Jenny, a young woman trying to escape her troubled life. Convinced the story is true and that her father left it as
a message for her, Casey digs deeper. As she pieces together the mysteries surrounding her father, Jenny, and the romantic new stranger in her life, she discovers startling links between past and present, and unexpected ties between what is real and what is imagined.
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Psychologist Casey Ellis never met her father -- but that didn't stop her from following in his professional footsteps. Now he has died, and Casey is shocked to have inherited his elegant Boston town house, complete with a maid and a handsome, enigmatic gardener. When she finds a manuscript that could be a novel, a journal, or a case study of one of her father's patients in her new home, she becomes engrossed in the story of Jenny, a young woman trying to escape her troubled life. Convinced the story is true and that her father left it as a message for her, Casey digs deeper. As she pieces together the mysteries surrounding her father, Jenny, and the romantic new stranger in her life, she discovers startling links between past and present, and unexpected ties between what is real and what is imagined.

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