JENI'S INBOX: A quirky tale of love and mail. by DAVID EVANSJENI'S INBOX: A quirky tale of love and mail. by DAVID EVANS

JENI'S INBOX: A quirky tale of love and mail.


Paperback | March 22, 2005

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Tired of women who don’t leave a lasting impression? Then read on. I’m 26, professional, attractive (Sarah Jessica Parker look-alike), fit, intelligent and ambitious. Enjoy adventure and the good things in life. Positive attitude, healthy lifestyle and no baggage. If you want to leave me a lasting impression, reply Box 3307, The National Mail.

Jeni Santos, copywriter of the above, is surprisingly, exactly as described – well, except the baggage – but it’s not very heavy, more like a cute carry-on holding a small assortment of necessary personal doubts, family hang-ups and unanswered questions: “Am I a good person?” “Why am I here?” “Will my dreams come true?” and the grandest of all, “Will I ever find true love?”

Saddened by the betrayal of her first love, and disappointed with the endless parade of emotionally unavailable men to which dating has exposed her, she sets up a personal ad. We follow Jeni as she navigates the emotionally uncertain maze of romance and career - a world that will become much more surprising and unpredictable as responses to her ad flood in. Funny, heartfelt and surprising, ‘Jeni’s Inbox’ is a refreshing and uplifting look at the eternal and universal hope for love.

Title:JENI'S INBOX: A quirky tale of love and mail.Format:PaperbackDimensions:8 × 5 × 0.94 inPublished:March 22, 2005Publisher:AuthorhouseLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from We want more! What a pleasant surprise! This book had my attention right from the start, and I’d find myself laughing out loud on occasion too! Jeni’s Inbox was beautifully written and kept me intrigued right ‘til the end. I only wish now that I could learn what happened to the other characters in the book, did Aidan find love? How did her brother turn out? Did her co-worker live happily ever-after? So many more questions to be answered, I guess I’ll just have to wait for the sequel – that’s a hint for you, Mr. Evans! We want more!
Date published: 2005-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pitter-Patter I thoroughly enjoyed “Jeni’s Inbox”, and this coming from a person who doesn’t usually read “novels”! The characters are believable and charming, with of course, Dylan being my personal favourite. How true when he writes that “well-placed self-esteem” is the most important personal quality in a prospective mate. Jeni confirms by stating “self assurance = self-esteem = self secure”. Dylan continues to impress when he writes that “there’s a certain intangible something which cannot be manufactured. And **that** is what I want.” In another email he writes, “I find that good packaging often sells an inferior product to the less-discriminating consumer. That said, there’s nothing to equal clothing of refined elegance and substantive style to compliment a person of engaging quality.” How refreshing to have a reasoned approach to the whole question of appearance in today’s meat market, and while we are on the subject of being sensible, he also writes, “starving in a garret for your art is no excuse when there are plenty of interesting and fun things to do in life that also pay the bills reliably.” Jeni’s thoughts on the matter of looks also ring true. “Men often assume things about me based on my appearance; that I’m a snob, I think I’m better that them, I must have a boyfriend, or ‘a woman like her would never be interested in a guy like me’.” I laughed out loud with email subject lines such as “Pitter-Patter”, when Dylan responded to Jeni after receiving her picture for the first time, and stating “Gosh, you’re cute. Gosh? Where the hell did that come from?” How totally endearing! I also chuckled when Dylan joked to Jeni before they actually meet, “I was horribly disfigured at a very early age in a freak baking accident.” It is very refreshing to have a romantic novel written by a man, and this fact certainly restores my faith in what I believe a true and deep relationship should be. I have handed over the book to my daughter, who is ‘20 something’as she has faced issues similar to Jeni’s such as, “ Waiting for a man again. Watching the phone…”, or when Jeni says to her friend Mary, “Isn’t the beginning of a relationship when you can’t get enough of one another? You don’t want to hang up the phone, you don’t want to go home…” As a final point, as you near the end of the story, you can’t put the book down as you HAVE to know if Jeni and Dylan make it as a couple…for you to find out in a delightful read…
Date published: 2005-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Summer Read Jeni's Inbox is a smooth and easy read (1 day). Not only did I enjoy the love story itself, I enjoyed the author's style of writing. The characters in the book were so real and well thought out. By the end of the book I felt like I knew them intimately ; ) I would love to see a second book to find out what has happened to them and where their lives have taken them.
Date published: 2005-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jeni’s Inbox will make you smile! I finished 'Jeni's Inbox' last night! It was amazing!!! David Evans is a brilliant writer. I don't read much because I get bored very easily and when I started 'Jeni's Inbox' I didn't want to put it down! David Evans writing reminds me of another author who also captivated me like he did. His name is Nicholas Sparks. He has written 'The Note Book'. Thanks for writing such an engaging book! I can't wait for your next release. My favorite part; He smiled and kissed her again, and it was more than the first, all a kiss can, or ever could be, one thousand times over, wrapped round the universe with all its stars inside - and more.
Date published: 2005-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended Jeni's inbox was Entertaining, Captivating, and a Fun Read. This book got my attention from the beginning and kept it right until the end. I could NOT put it down. David Evans is a brilliant writer.
Date published: 2005-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just really, REALLY good! I read Jeni's Inbox during a week vacation between two Confessions of a Shopaholic S. Kinsella books. Suprisingly, I find it to be more touching and closer to real life: It is like chatting with a girlfriend about men, work and seeking THE love (our favorite subjects). I had to double check twice that the author is really a man... well, he certainly understands us! Jeni's Inbox is the perfect gift to a girlfriend or yourself: a book that will make grumble about men a little bit, cry a little bit and laugh a lot!
Date published: 2005-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jeni's Inbox: An easy read at its best!! David Evans has done what most men only wish they could do. He stepped into the mind of a woman, figured it out and presented it back to us in a convincing manner. Jeni's Inbox is an easy read that is both entertaining and sentimental. The characters are well thought out and displayed in such a way that you truly will feel like you know them or at least someone like them. Jeni's Inbox will appeal to both men and women. For women this is obvious, who can resist the story of finding your ultimate true love? For men, well any man trying to get in touch with their feminine side will love it. If you don't want to get in touch with your feminine side, you can treat it as a case study to try and figure out why women are like they are and why you haven't been successful with them. Enjoy the read! It is humorous, at times sexy, and riveting in its own quirky way!
Date published: 2005-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jeni's Inbox I loved the book. I honestly couldn't put it down. I like to read and I am usually reading two or three books at a time but I often read in short spurts because my life is, as most people's, filled to capacity. But when I started Jeni's Inbox, I was so intrigued that I kept reading. That's success. I am impressed that the male author was able to so accurately portray the thoughts, feelings and experiences of a young woman. That's insight. So much of it I could relate to (from my distant past, of course). And I am sure that many hundreds of people are in that situation and will also be able to relate. The book did what it promised. It takes readers on a journey on Jeni's coattails, so to speak, confronts many of the questions that we all ask at one time or another without hammering out dogmatic answers. And every now and then, it holds up a mirror cajoling a little introspection and self-evaluation. That's talent.
Date published: 2005-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put it down- a great read! I got this book on Friday evening and by Saturday afternoon I had finished it. What a great read, I didn't want to put it down. A great story to remind you that love can be found in the most unexpected places. It was amazing how well the author (being a man) captured the inner thoughts and feelings of Jeni. Great first novel - I look forward to future novels from David!!
Date published: 2005-05-16