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->''If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to be a horrible warning.''\\
-- '''Gwen Goodnight's motto'''

A 2011 [[RomanticComedy romantic comedy]] novel by Jennifer Crusie about the Goodnight family and Davy Dempsey ([[SequelHook who we met]] in ''Welcome to Temptation''). Tilda is in the closet trying to steal back a painting that shouldn't have been sold from her family's gallery, and Davy is in the closet trying to steal back the money Clea earlier stole from him. Intrigued, Davy decides to help Tilda steal back the rest of the paintings and help her bring back the gallery to its former glory. Helping them is Tilda's family and Davy's friend Simon, rounding out a colorful cast of characters.

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!! This book provides examples of:
* AccidentalPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Mason, the public being the FBI.]]
* BadLiar: Davy usually realizes when Tilda is about to lie.
* BettyAndVeronica: [[ConversationalTroping Discussed]] using the terms muffin (Betty) and doughnut (Veronica). The doughnut is exciting and fun and gorgeous, whereas the muffin just kinds of sit there, "lumpy, looking alike, no chocolate frosting." But while the doughnut is good for a one night stand, its sticky and no longer crispy the next morning. Muffins, however, taste better the next day, and are there for the long haul.
---> '''Davy''': What's Simon?
---> '''Nadine''': Doughnut. With sprinkles.
** During the story, [[ItMakesSenseInContext they give names to different personalities]], and two of them are Betty and Veronica. She acts exactly as you'd expect her to.
* BlatantLies
* CardSharp: The Dempseys. Michael ends up teaching Nadine.
* TheCon: A number of them throughout the story. Davy [[LampshadeHanging gives]] Dillie the Dempsey five step process on how to pull this off.
* DerailedTrainOfThought
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Notably averted in the beginning. The first few times Davy and Tilda have sex, it ranges from okay to bad.
* HappilyEverAfter
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: [[spoiler: Mason]]
* LoveableRogue: Davy.
* MeetCute: Davy and Tilda meet in a (very large) closet.
* MistakenConfession: Clea is talking about making Davy leave her alone. Ford is talking about killing him. Subverted in that [[spoiler: Ford is really FBI and would have arrested Clea but she never said enough for a 'confession'.]]
* PlayingTheVictimCard: Clea.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Tilda thinking Davy [[spoiler: was a cop]] did not help.
* QuirkyHousehold: Gwen has anger issues, Eve has two identities, Tilda spends most of the book trying to steal paintings, both Eve and Tilda may still have feelings for Andrew (Nadine's gay father who owns an impersonator club), Nadine does things like dress up as [[ILoveLucy Lucy]] for her dentist, and Steve (the dog) tries to hump the neighbor's cat. The only plain one is Jeff (Andrew's partner), the lawyer.
---> He looked closer and saw a naked Adam and a naked Eve standing under a spreading cross-stitch tree surrounded by tiny animals with tiny teeth, and under them a verse: ''When Eve ate the apple/Her knowledge increased/But God liked dumb women/So Paradise ceased.'' Gwen Goodnight. Her Work. ''Remember to be nice to Gwennie,'' he thought.
* TheReveal: Though the audience knows, its a shock to Davy to find out Tilda is Scarlet.
** Simon finding out Louise is really Eve.
* RomanticComedy: An excellent example of it.
* SayingTooMuch: [[spoiler: Mason]] again.

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->''If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to be a horrible warning.''\\
-- '''Gwen Goodnight's motto'''

There are two works on this wiki by the name of ''Faking It''.

*Literature: ''[[Literature/FakingIt Faking It]]'',
A 2011 [[RomanticComedy romantic comedy]] comedy novel by Jennifer Crusie about Crusie.
*TV Series: ''[[Series/FakingIt Faking It]]'', A 2014 Creator/{{MTV}} comedy series.

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the Goodnight family and Davy Dempsey ([[SequelHook who we met]] in ''Welcome to Temptation''). Tilda is link in the closet trying to steal back a painting concerned article so that shouldn't have been sold from her family's gallery, and Davy is in the closet trying to steal back the money Clea earlier stole from him. Intrigued, Davy decides to help Tilda steal back the rest of the paintings and help her bring back the gallery to its former glory. Helping them is Tilda's family and Davy's friend Simon, rounding out a colorful cast of characters.

----
!! This book provides examples of:
* AccidentalPublicConfession: [[spoiler: Mason, the public being the FBI.]]
* BadLiar: Davy usually realizes when Tilda is about to lie.
* BettyAndVeronica: [[ConversationalTroping Discussed]] using the terms muffin (Betty) and doughnut (Veronica). The doughnut is exciting and fun and gorgeous, whereas the muffin just kinds of sit there, "lumpy, looking alike, no chocolate frosting." But while the doughnut is good for a one night stand, its sticky and no longer crispy the next morning. Muffins, however, taste better the next day, and are there for the long haul.
---> '''Davy''': What's Simon?
---> '''Nadine''': Doughnut. With sprinkles.
** During the story, [[ItMakesSenseInContext they give names to different personalities]], and two of them are Betty and Veronica. She acts exactly as you'd expect her to.
* BlatantLies
* CardSharp: The Dempseys. Michael ends up teaching Nadine.
* TheCon: A number of them throughout the story. Davy [[LampshadeHanging gives]] Dillie the Dempsey five step process on how to pull this off.
* DerailedTrainOfThought
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Notably averted in the beginning. The first few times Davy and Tilda have sex,
it ranges from okay to bad.
* HappilyEverAfter
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: [[spoiler: Mason]]
* LoveableRogue: Davy.
* MeetCute: Davy and Tilda meet in a (very large) closet.
* MistakenConfession: Clea is talking about making Davy leave her alone. Ford is talking about killing him. Subverted in that [[spoiler: Ford is really FBI and
would have arrested Clea but she never said enough for a 'confession'.]]
* PlayingTheVictimCard: Clea.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Tilda thinking Davy [[spoiler: was a cop]] did not help.
* QuirkyHousehold: Gwen has anger issues, Eve has two identities, Tilda spends most of
point to the book trying to steal paintings, both Eve and Tilda may still have feelings for Andrew (Nadine's gay father who owns an impersonator club), Nadine does things like dress up as [[ILoveLucy Lucy]] for her dentist, and Steve (the dog) tries to hump the neighbor's cat. The only plain one is Jeff (Andrew's partner), the lawyer.
---> He looked closer and saw a naked Adam and a naked Eve standing under a spreading cross-stitch tree surrounded by tiny animals with tiny teeth, and under them a verse: ''When Eve ate the apple/Her knowledge increased/But God liked dumb women/So Paradise ceased.'' Gwen Goodnight. Her Work. ''Remember to be nice to Gwennie,'' he thought.
* TheReveal: Though the audience knows, its a shock to Davy to find out Tilda is Scarlet.
** Simon finding out Louise is really Eve.
* RomanticComedy: An excellent example of it.
* SayingTooMuch: [[spoiler: Mason]] again.
corresponding work.
6th Jul '12 9:33:37 PM Jumpingzombie
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A [[RomanticComedy romantic comedy]] by Jennifer Crusie about the Goodnight family and Davy Dempsey ([[SequelHook who we met]] in ''Welcome to Temptation''). Tilda is in the closet trying to steal back a painting that shouldn't have been sold from her family's gallery, and Davy is in the closet trying to steal back the money Clea earlier stole from him. Intrigued, Davy decides to help Tilda steal back the rest of the paintings and help her bring back the gallery to its former glory. Helping them is Tilda's family and Davy's friend Simon, rounding out a colorful cast of characters.

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A 2011 [[RomanticComedy romantic comedy]] novel by Jennifer Crusie about the Goodnight family and Davy Dempsey ([[SequelHook who we met]] in ''Welcome to Temptation''). Tilda is in the closet trying to steal back a painting that shouldn't have been sold from her family's gallery, and Davy is in the closet trying to steal back the money Clea earlier stole from him. Intrigued, Davy decides to help Tilda steal back the rest of the paintings and help her bring back the gallery to its former glory. Helping them is Tilda's family and Davy's friend Simon, rounding out a colorful cast of characters.
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