So NOT the REAL deal. This is the first of Fern Michaels I've read and I just could not take this book seriously. first of all the whole so called scam in the white house was so ridiculously far-fetched and the dialogues were so jumbled that you could literally forget how it actually started especially when the first lady rambled on and on. the characters of agent Star and Wilson were so not of women aged 40 and who have such serious top-notch jobs, they were so immature. but im willing to try more of her books...lets see.
Withholding Opinion I've just started this book but am having a hard time taking it seriously. It is hard to visualize FBI or Secret Service agents behaving like these have so far. When did men need anything more than their underwear to sleep in? to need to wear a woman's nightgown? Give me a break!. And what's with the dog running the show? One can be a canine enthusiast without having them running the house where ever and when ever they go. It will have to get better before I can give it more stars. I have read several of Fern Michael's books or I probably would not have picked out this one. The Real Deal is not worth the time Quinn Star seemingly has it all, a handsome fiancÚ, a house in Georgetown, teaching at the University, and a thriving law practice. Her life is turned upside down when her former boss, and lover, Erza Lapufsky reappears in her life and offers her the job she has dreamed of for years, being a part of the Secret Service detail. Not the President but guarding the First Lady. At first, Quinn does not want it at all thinking it was a babysitting job and tries to make all sorts of unreasonable demands to push Erza away. Erza is the Acting Associate Director of the FBI, and not one to give up and gets Quinn to agree to the deal. Her fiancÚ Alex Duval just happens to be up for the nomination of FBI Director. The comparisons between her old lover and new are so pointedly opposite that it seems fake. It just so happens that her Aunt Birdie is a friend with the first Lady, Letty Jaye. Quinn and her best friend Sadie join the Secret Service for three months. Very bothersome to me is the First Lady calling Quinn and Sadie "girls". Calling non-family members, grown women, and members of the Secret Service "girls" seems condescending and a little much. They learn that Lettie Jaye believes there is an imposter standing in for her husband as President of the United States. No one believes her but her complaints and her persistence start to make sense to Quinn and Sadie. The First Lady demands to go home to Charleston, South Carolina for the holidays. With the help of her beloved housekeeper Cassie, the first lady, Quinn, and Sadie escape from the Secret Service. Mrs. Jaye demands her husband back. You can almost guess the happily ever after ending. This book was a real disappointment.