Fool's Mate: A Novel

by Laura Pedersen | Romance |
ISBN: 1463652887 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 11/18/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, November 18, 2011
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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 author of the award-winning Hallie Palmer series along with other works of fiction and nonfiction. Her collection of humorous essays, BUFFALO UNBOUND, recently won the Indie Book Award for comedy. To read more visit

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, December 01, 2011
Josie Kincaid is a hard-worked and underpaid Journalist who is the go-to person in the TV newsroom where she works. She re-writes stories, checks facts and dreams of becoming an investigative journalist and changing the world. In order to achieve this she has become one of the guys, drinking too much, sleeping around and being very aggressive.

Josie has shared her office with a bunch of other journalists. When she has scared off the latest office mate, it is Calvin Thomas, son of a well-known Connecticut senator who moves in. He is everything Josie hates; preppy, monied, Republican and engaged. Calvin is a lawyer who wants to give journalism a 'try' instead of going into the family business of politics. Josie is everything Calvin hates; out-spoken, a slob and angry.

As this fast-paced story progresses Josie is forced to acknowledge her destructive behaviour. Josie finds that lifestyle changes are hard to achieve. But when Josie gets the assignment of a lifetime she is forced to look at life differently.

Laura Pederson has written a romance with a little intrigue and humour. I loved the station manager T.E. and his witty sayings. I found Josie a bit hard to understand and relate to at first as she is such a hard-core journalist but as the story progressed one can not help but root for her.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, September 20, 2012
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