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Fool's Mate by Laura Pedersen
Pub. Date: October 2011
Twenty-eight year old Josie Kincaid is a talented, sexy, aggressive, street-smart journalist at a cable news network who aspires to become a star investigative reporter and change the world with her work. To succeed in a cutthroat business, she follows the lead of her male counterparts by acting tough, sleeping around and drinking too much. Underneath this rough exterior beats a passionate heart, untried until Calvin Gabriel Thomas becomes her new officemate. A 30-year-old Yale-trained lawyer, he's decided to give journalism a try rather than follow in the political footsteps of his famous father, a six-term Senator from Connecticut. Josie and Calvin come from different worlds, have different styles, and hold conflicting views on whether money can be a positive force in society or is the very essence of corruption. However, it's clear that Calvin might find himself interested in Josie if she weren’t so angry, self-destructive and outspoken. Meanwhile, Josie thinks that she might have given Calvin a shot if he hadn’t gone and gotten married their first week of working together. But when Josie receives the assignment of a lifetime it’s a chance to seal her future as well as find her heart.
Laura Pedersen is a former New York Times columnist and the best-selling author of twelve books, including the award-winning Hallie Palmer series and the humorous memoir Buffalo Gal. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Primetime, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Pedersen lives in Manhattan and teaches at the Booker T. Washington Learning Center in East Harlem. More information can be found at www.LauraPedersenBooks.comLink