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When Laini Sullivan lands a job designing Nick Pantalone's coffee shop, there are two problems: one, Nick's nephew Joe hates all of her ideas and two, Laini has to admit he's right--she's a disaster at design. Still, she can't risk losing the job. To compromise, Joe brings in help on the project, while Laini continues to bake the goodies that keep his customers lining up.

Their relationship is moving along, so when new guy Officer Mark Hall implies that Joe's family is tied to the mob, Laini doesn't want to believe it. But things spin out of control when she meets the family, including "the uncles," who seem to confirm Mark's suspicions. To make things worse, Nana Pantalone makes it clear Laini isn't the kind of girl she has in mind for her grandson. Laini's not sure if she should give Joe the benefit of the doubt or just set her sites on Mark and fuhgetaboutit.

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Customer Reviews for That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel - eBook
Review 1 for That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromThat's (Not Exactly) Amore, Drama Queen Series #3.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:October 15, 2009
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Glenda Davis
This was a very lighthearted, easy read. I always enjoy reading Tracey Bateman's books. Looking forward to more.
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Review 2 for That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromThat's (Not Exactly) Amore, Drama Queen Series #3.
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:September 30, 2009
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Monica
I cannot remember the last time I finished a book and immediately wanted to read it again. This story was so sweet and the story so much fun. I became a fan of Bateman last year, and now I look for her books first when I visit the library or bookstore. If you enjoy watching movies like "You've Got Mail" over and over again, then not only will you be unable to put 'That's (Not Exactly) Amore' down, you'll want to read it all over again once you're done.
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Review 3 for That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromThat's (Not Exactly) Amore, Drama Queen Series #3.
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:October 4, 2008
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Tara Robertson
I thought this was a really fun read. I especially enjoyed how Tracey Bateman wrote this book first person almost diary style- "I share all of this with my friend" or "Tabby and Dancy know I have some slight trouble with colors. But it's not that bad." It is fun to be inside of Laini's head! I also enjoyed the humour in the book. This was a perfect summer read for me.
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Review 4 for That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromThat's (Not Exactly) Amore, Drama Queen Series #3.
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Date:September 22, 2008
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Krystal Manwaring
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the series. I found myself laughing out loud sometimes. The characters were very enjoyable and the love story was very cute!
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Review 5 for That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromThat's (Not Exactly) Amore, Drama Queen Series #3.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:September 16, 2008
Laini Sullivan is in a pickle. Not only has she left a career that she never really wanted, she is discovering that her "passion" may not be the career for her. After all, it's kind of difficult to be a successful designer when you're color blind! But now, she finds herself in the middle of a love triangle with a police officer and a possible criminal. Whoa! Yes, Laini is in a pickle.Tracey Bateman is brilliant! Her situations are hysterical, and her dialog is worthy of a movie script. "That's (Not Exactly) Amore" is my first "Drama Queen" series novel, but it will not be my last. I plan to go back and read the two previous books even though I know the general outcome of those stories from this third installment. This book was highly enjoyable even without having read the predecessors. I recommend this book to any romantic comedy fan for a truly enjoyable read.
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Review 6 for That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromThat's (Not Exactly) Amore, Drama Queen Series #3.
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:August 16, 2008
I have read a little by Tracey Bateman (her book Distant Heart that I have reviewed already) and really enjoyed it, but I had not tried anything in her Drama Queen series. Well, up till now this has been my loss - I was absolutely charmed by this book! I would characterize it as chick-lit (forgive me if I'm wrong Tracey) and some of the most enjoyable chick-lit I've read (on par with Camy Tang's Sushi series).I plan on going back and reading books #1 and #2 about Tabby and Dancy, but book #3 about Laini was a great stand alone and I loved it! A great cast of characters wrapped around a perfectly flawed and precious heroine (okay, maybe I was partial to her because she referred to herself as pudgy and short and not a drop dead gorgeous size 2!) who is dealing with multiple conflicts - interior designer or baking / Mark or Joe / apartment in the city or Mom's house in the 'burbs... and honestly I struggled with those choices right along with Laini. I really didn't know til down at the wire how things were going to end up for her and when the epilogue came along I was truly thrilled for her! This is a book that you must read if you like the chick-lit type of books...
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Review 7 for That's (Not Exactly) Amore: A Novel - eBook
This review is fromThat's (Not Exactly) Amore, Drama Queen Series #3.
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:August 13, 2008
Tracey Bateman's chick lit books keep getting better and better. They are fun to read and you walk away with a better sense of the characters and yourself. Oh I loved reading about the food in this book. If I had been Laini's roommate, I think I would have gained 20 pounds just smelling the food from the kitchen. I wish I could eat her cinnamon rolls or her stuffed sandwiches. I think Laini is my favorite of the three friends because she acts the most like how I would in her situation. There are many hilarious situations throughout the book. I especially loved the cattiness between Nancy's friend and Laini as they nonchalantly fight over Joe. There are also somber scenes especially involving Laini with her new step family. I was worried at first that there were going to be two good guys for Laini to choose from (you notice how that always happens? When you want a guy they are nowhere to be found, as soon as you stop looking they swarm and fight over you.) Luckily the victor is proclaimed and yes there is a happy ending. I'm sad that this series is over. I loved reading about these three friends and their totally relatable (well maybe not Tabby's) single lives. I know I'll be definitely on the lookout for Tracey's next chick lit series.
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