A call from one of his father's neighbors urges J.T. Drake
to dosomething about the outrageous behavior and mysterious
goings on in thebasement of his childhood home. Confronting
his dad and returning to Pecan Grove, Texas are not on the
top of the list of fun things to do, but J.T. knows he'd
better or Pop and his antics might end up being fodder for
another humiliating incident. You'd think he'd be
impervious to embarassment after growing up with an absent-
minded, hippie-scientist as a parent. But he wasn't. J.T.
didn't want to be disappointed again by the man he was
supposed to look up to. He waits in a rainstorm for the
lights in Pop's house to go out, then sneaks into his
father's home laboratory to search for the latest oddball
gimmick. He is caught and stumbles into a strange
contraption that not only shocks him to his socks, but
makes him invisible!
Roselyn Peabody, Pop's smart and unusually attractive
assistant tends to J.T. and he soon wakes from his stupor.
Her touch is electrifying, and it isn't just the results of
his condition. He sees unwelcome characteristics that she
shares with his father as far as her strange fascination
with science, yet he is drawn to her.
Rosy promised to help him regain his visibility, but
wonders if his seductive maneuvers are only because she is
the only one who can help his father recover the
information needed to help return J.T. to normal. It
wouldn't be the first time a man has pretended an interest
in her for what her mind could do for him. She also isn't
happy about the derisive way J.T. treats his father. Would
she let her help in more ways than the obvious? Would she
be able to resist J.T.'s seductive charm, or would it
really hurt anything to indulge in a little shocking
behavior of her own?
I didn't want to put this book down, and when I had to, I
returned to it as quickly as I could! Jennifer Archer puts
a twist on the invisible man like one I've not seen
before. Her creative humor makes the intriguing, fresh
plot sparkle. A definite keeper!
Crazy for Words (April Redmon http://www.aprilredmon.com)
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 12, 2002