My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After his departure from New York two years ago to meet up with his almost-fiancee, Zayne Beckett is the last person Agatha Watson wanted to stumble upon in her travels as a reporter with the New York Tribune. Quite pathetically bedraggled, he clearly needs to be taken in hand and sent back East to his family. Although she no longer has feelings for him, Agatha realizes--by hook or by crook--she'll have to be the one to get the obstinate man home.
Zayne has no desire to be taken anywhere and is prepared to drag his heels all the way home . . . until he finds himself slipping back into the familiar banter of his former friendship with Agatha. Once they arrive in New York, Zayne realizes Agatha's determined nose for news has earned her a few enemies, and he hopes to repay her help with some help of his own. When she rebuffs all his attempts to prove himself a knight in shining armor, the lengths to which they'll go to win this battle of wills lead to some memorable antics.
Everyone else may think them a match, but nothing could be further from the truth--until Agatha finds herself in real trouble. Have these two stubborn, too-smart-for-their-own-good people been meant for each other all along?
A Match of Wits by Jen Turano was a fantastically witty book that earned the title of wittastic (witty and fantastic), because it was so amazing!
While I have been wanting to read all of Ms. Turano's books, this is the first (though definitely not the last) of hers that I have read even though it is the fourth in her series. I normally never read series out of order, but I got this one for review so I thought I would read it first, now I have to make time to read the first three before I read anything else! A Match of Wits was so good that I wanted it to be longer, so I have no problem with that!
I've said this before and I'll say it again - witty banter can make or break a book for me. A book that wants to be amazing must have fantastic and witty banter and if there was an award for the author who writes the books with the best witty banter it would definitely go to Jen Turano! A Match of Wits had the best witty banter I have ever read, it had me laughing and smiling constantly! And Zayne and Agatha? Well, between Agatha's attraction to trouble and humorous situations she gets herself (and others) in, and Zayne's stubborn and complete blindness to his feelings, and her determination to be independent and his determination to be her knight in shining armor despite his leg, and their annoyance and arguing with each other, even if he didn't know it, they were so perfect for each other - the perfect match of wits!
The characters (including the adorable and smart Matilda -A P.I.G.)all contributed to the story adding even more witty banter and humor. The characters from the first three books are present and interesting, I can't wait to read their stories!
If you want a book that will entertain you for the entire duration of time it takes you to read the book, make you laugh, make you smile, take you on hilarious adventures, make you feel like you are the main character, introduce you to a fantastic guy named Zayne and a spunky woman named Agatha among many other characters, and make you smile more than you usually do while you read, this book is definitely the one for you!
Keep on writing the wittiest banter ever Ms. Turano!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.