Annie Reynolds is the first person narrator in Stealing Jason Wilde, and of the four women characters, she was my favorite. A fiftyish librarian, divorced from her husband for three years, she is settled into her routines. She isn’t sure she will have a second chance at love, and even more, she isn’t sure she wants it. She likes things the way they are.
Or so she thinks.
When she and her friends, Kelly, Deb, and Tina, head off to the Hamptons, they will be staying in their regular cottage on Dune Road. Usually it’s just Annie, Kelly, and Deb on these getaways, but for some reason, Tina has insisted on joining them. And she brings along her scrappy little dog.
Soon they know why she had to come. She had heard that Jason Wilde, her favorite actor, will be in the Hamptons, and she won’t miss this opportunity…not for anything. Although she does have a few problems, and she is extremely annoying, especially in her pursuit of Jason.
So many things seem to go wrong after three of the women meet up with Jason Wilde in a local bar. Tina’s kookiness didn’t help, and suddenly, they find that Jason is zonked out and cannot be wakened. He eventually crashes out in their cottage.
What seemed like a good deed has turned into a convoluted plan set in motion by Jason’s manager…and the women are inadvertently caught up in it.
Meanwhile, Annie has met Andy, a really nice guy, in a favorite haunt, and when they can get away together, they seem to be developing something special. But will Andy’s mysterious job turn out to be a big issue?
The antics at the cottage could turn everything sour between them. Will the women manage to solve the situation they are in without getting into trouble? Can Andy believe their stories?