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White Bikini Panties

James Enger, Kelly

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ISBN 10: 0758206984 / ISBN 13: 9780758206985
Published by Kensington 2004-11-01, 2004
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Title: White Bikini Panties

Publisher: Kensington 2004-11-01

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st.

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At twenty-eight, Trina Elder's living a careful life, waiting for whatever's supposed to happen to happen. Only it's not. She's got a decent job writing copy for cooking products. Okay, so it's not the great American novel, but making turkey basters sound fascinating does pay the rent. So what that her older sister - the "smart, successful one" is happily married, and her younger sister - the "really pretty one" - taking on the world. At least Trina, the "forgotten, Jan Brady one" has her sensible Chicago apartment, her grown-up Garanimals wardrobe, and her cute boyfriend, Rick. Rick, who shares her addiction to El True Hollywood Story, Rick, who's hot without being weird. Rick, who doesn't complicate things with marriage proposals. Cheating, lying Rick, who just got caught making out on his couch with a bimbo from DeVry Technical School. And just like that, Trina's go along - get along world is gone. Now, the girl who has always followed the rules - work hard, get good grades, get a good job, and you'll be set-is throwing it all away and reshaping her life, starting with her underwear drawer. Goodbye sensible white bikini panties; hello thongs and sexy push-up bras. Healing her broken heart means it's time for the new Trina - the wild, adventurous Trina; the "oh my god, what was I thinking?" Trina; the standing-up-for-herself Trina. The Trina Nobody Expects has arrived, and she just may be the thing the real Trina's been waiting for...DID YOU GET THE VIBE?

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Practical, not too fussy, unexpectedly sexy—28-year-old Trina Elder is as low maintenance as white bikini panties. Her plain Jane-ness never bothered her before, but when she discovers that Rick, her sexy nerd of a boyfriend, is cheating on her, she's thrown for a loop. What's a young, well-adjusted copywriter to do? Trina mopes, has meaningless—then slightly more meaningful—sex and contracts genital warts. She also spends time with her suburban family, her wacky actress best friend and her funny gay co-worker at the Coddled Cook, a Williams Sonoma–like operation. There are occasional flashes of originality, as when Trina says of a back-handed compliment, "It's like the opposite of a cloud with a silver lining. It's a fuzzy stuffed animal with a razor shoved inside," but the novel's humor is generally of the low-key variety. James-Enger sympathetically captures Trina's workaday doldrums, shines a realistic light on family problems and doesn't settle for superficial solutions to romantic dilemmas. Readers looking for an escape from dull jobs and everyday worries may find it all a little too familiar, but it's the very ordinariness of the story that appeals.
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