Item description for Controlling Interest by Elizabeth White...
Overview When Natalie's father buys controlling interest in Matt's detective agency, the two become reluctant partners and professional rivals, with control of the company the prize. There first assignment is to find Yasmine (a Pakistani woman) who is on the run from her fiance. Annoyance becomes attraction just as their seemingly simple case breaks wide open in this rollicking romantic comedy. Can they suspend competition long enough to prevent an international incident?
Publishers Description THERE'S TROUBLE IN RIVER CITYMatt Hogan's Memphis detective agency has been on the skids since a recent attack of conscience cost him an important case. When a wealthy investor steps in and saves River City Investigations, Matt thinks all his prayers have been answered---until he finds out that with the investor comes a new partner.Fresh out of criminal justice school and a two-year stint in the Tunica County Sheriff's Department, Natalie Tubberville is out to prove she can cut it in the world of private investigations. But her reluctant partner is just as determined to have nothing to do with her---until Natalie makes him an offer he can't refuse If Matt solves the next case before she does, she will return her share of the company.And the race is on. As two strong personalities compete, mutual attraction grows...while a simple case of a runaway bride threatens to become an international incident. Will Matt and Natalie call off the competition---or discover an entirely new arrangement?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310273056 ISBN13 9780310273059 UPC 025986273057
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More About Elizabeth White
Elizabeth White has raised three sons, taught Sunday School, and worked as a Montessori teacher. She converted to Oethodoxy in 1964 and is a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Spokane, Washington. Currently she is the director of Spokane Montessori School and an instructor for a Montessori teacher training course. She has authored several curriculum materials for the Religious Education Department of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.
Reviews - What do customers think about Controlling Interest?
Controllling Interest is Ms. White's best book Dec 27, 2008
I have read several books by this author, this one being the first. It was by far her best book thus far. The story moves quickly, the characters are interesting and it has a good storyline to boot. If you're looking at this author, so for this book! I love the fact that her characters are Christians with some flaws that we ALL have!
When Private Investigation and Romance Collide Dec 17, 2008
What happens when a Private Investigator and an ex-cop are forced to work together in order to save a struggling detective agency? What happens when both the attraction and animosity between them sparks on almost every page? You get Controlling Interest by Elizabeth White.
Natalie Tubberville has left the Tunica County Sheriff's Department to try her hand in the world of private investigating. Matt Hogan's detective agency suffered a major financial setback and he was forced to accept partnership with a wealthy investor. With the partnership comes a partner he never expected or wanted, Natalie. Natalie also has no interest in partnering with anyone. So, when a runaway bride is the case they must solve they agree to work together long enough to solve it, but whoever solves it first wins the agency. The sparks fly.
In an intriguing twist of plots and characters, Elizabeth has her readers hoping Natalie and Matt find the bride one second and rooting for the bride to get away the next. The runaway fiancé manages to remain one step ahead of them. And the situations they find themselves thrown into can be humorous and dangerous. Elizabeth keeps you turning the pages from start to finish. As the characters travel from Memphis, down the Mississippi River through Louisiana and Alabama, romance and faith weave an interesting story. While this was the first of Elizabeth White's books I have read it won't be the last. I plan to go back and read her others also. I highly recommend this book.
Another fabulous book by Elizabeth White! Sep 13, 2008
Elizabeth White has written another funny, entertaining, and at times very poignant novel, sprinkled with a bit of suspense. I enjoyed reading Controlling Interest. The characters were realistically flawed, which made their story more compelling. I highly recommend reading this book!
Get Your Funny On Aug 21, 2008
Controlling Interest tickles your funny bone and your romantic one too. The interaction between Matt Hogan and Natalie Tubberville is priceless. Every time they got close enough you thought they would kiss, someone or something would spoil it. Despite fumbling through the investigation into the disappearance of a Pakistan bride-to-be, Natalie seems to stumble on the right information. The little twist of suspense into why the Pakistan woman disappeared is nice touch to the story. I loved how Elizabeth pulled us into her POV and showed us the fear and bravery this woman had to strike out on her own.
In true romance genre fashion, something has kept Matt and Natalie from ending up together. After solving the case of the runaway bride, they go their separate ways. Or so they think, 'cause God has other plans for them.
A great read and a nice change from the books I normally read that are loaded with suspense.
A Fun Read Jun 18, 2008
Natalie Tubberville wants to be a detective. Matt Hogan owns his own struggling detective agency. When Natalie's father buys half of the company and leaves a twenty-five percent share to Natalie, Matt wants to hit the roof! Share partnership with a Barbie doll? Never! The two set out on there first assignment together--finding a missing Pakistani bride who doesn't want to be found. Natalie and Matt fall into one hilarious escapade after another.
Elizabeth White has crafted a wonderfully funny, entertaining mystery romance. You'll laugh as you turn each page.