Review Rendezvous: 1/6/18

The Fidelity Files by Jessica Brody
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Genre(s): Romance, new adult
Medium: Print
Number of pages: 422
Publish date: June 10th, 2008
Purchase: Amazon – Book Depository – Barnes & Noble

Working under the code name Ashlyn, Jennifer Hunter is hired by suspicious wives and girlfriends to conduct her infamous “fidelity inspection” on the men in their lives. Between bachelor parties and business trips, “Ashlyn” has successfully exposed hundreds of unfaithful men. Of course, she never actually sleeps with any of them; she tests for an intention to cheat only. But Jen’s double life starts to take its toll and her friends suspect that the reason she hasn’t had a date in two years is more complicated than the demands of her supposed “investment banking” career. And when a suspicious email surfaces with her picture on it warning men of her real motives, Jen fears that her secret identity is in danger of being uncovered. Plus, her best friend Sophie now plans to hire “Ashlyn” for an inspection of her own! Just when it seems like nothing is going her way, Jen meets sexy, sophisticated Jamie Richards. She knows there’s no room for romance in her life, but she finds herself more and more drawn to him. It doesn’t take long to realize it’s time to retire Ashlyn for the sake of true love but not before taking on one last assignment–a job which will change everything.

Quite a unique premise we have here, which is what drew me to this duology in the first place. You know there’s gonna be drama when it involves a random women testing other women’s significant others for cheating. There is definitely a lot going on here, which is why I couldn’t put the book down.

Jennifer kind of stumbled onto this profession by accident, but since then has transformed it into a full on career. The sadly depressing part of her job is that no one has ever passed her inspections. As such, Jennifer has begun to disbelieve in love, but that won’t last for long when a handsome man walks right into her life.

Towards the beginning, someone whom Jennifer has tested sets up a website explaining that her alias “Ashlyn” is out to prove guys are cheaters, thus threatening her entire job. Is it a former mark? A disappointed wife? Whoever it is, Jennifer can’t stand for that, and sets out to stop it all while continuing on her work.

I will admit, the story sheds a bit of a bad light on love and the people who are duped into believing that their partners are faithful. But, all is not lost, you’ll have to read to the end of the book to figure out why