I adore Jennifer Crusie's romantic comedies and Manhunting is my all-time favorite. I re-read it regularly because sometimes I just need a guaranteed laugh.
Kate Svenson may be a dynamite businesswoman—but after three failed
engagements, she's decided she's hopeless at romance. What she needs is a
Business Plan to help her find Mr. Right. The Cabins resort is ripe
with eligible bachelors, all rich and ambitious—just her type. But
they're dropping like flies, and after fishing Kate's latest reject out
of the swimming pool, Jake Templeton is convinced that Kate is nothing
but trouble. Especially for him. A man who's sworn off ambition and a
woman hanging from the top of the corporate ladder don't have much in
common. But in that unpredictable territory known as the heart, anything
"Planning on jumping? I wouldn't. Blood's hell to get out of silk."
Later, she couldn't remember whether she'd had time to stop, or if Donald's trying to ruin her potatoes the way he'd ruined everything else had made her temporarily insane. Whatever the reason, she stabbed him with the sharp, narrow, old-fashioned fork and hit a vein in the back of his hand.
Donald screamed, and she shoved his hand away so he wouldn't get blood on her potatoes.
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