Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

What would make the perfect man?

That's the deliciously racy topic that Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends are pondering one night at their favorite after-hours hot spot: Mr. Perfect. Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted -- or will just muscular do? As their conversation hears up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along e-mail lines. But what began as a joke among friends turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered....Turning to her neighbor, an unpredictable police detective, for help, Jaine must unmask a killer to save her friends -- and herself. Now, knowing whom to trust and whom to love is a matter of survival -- as the dream of Mr. Perfect becomes a chilling nightmare.

Title: Mr. Perfect

Author: Linda Howard

Year published: 2001 (hardcover 2000)

Why I picked up this book: I'm not sure why. I was fooling around with my iPaq and clicked on the file.

Do I like the cover? Nah, it's fairly bland.

Is this part of a series? No.

What I enjoyed about the book: I loved Sam. Just loved him. He's alpha, but not a jerk and more than a match for Jaine, who is equally wonderful. The banter between them is just fabulous and one of my favorite parts of the book. I also loved the idea of the list and how it got out of control. I really felt for the characters and kept hoping that none of them would die.

What I didn’t like about the book? I did figure out who the bad guy was fairly early on. Other than that, I really enjoyed it.

Is this a new-to-me author and would I read something by this author again? Not a new-to-me author, but this is the first romantic suspense by her that I've read. Will definitely read more.

Am I keeping it or passing it on? I'm keeping it since it's an ebook.


Brandy said...

Have you read Open Season? It's another funny romantic suspense by her.

Nicole said...

Nope, haven't read that one. Will have to, though.

Kristie (J) said...

I love this one. I'm in awe of how one scene can be so sad and the next one so funny and the seamlessness with which she does it. And Sam and Janie are great together aren't they. I don't think the suspense is that great in her books - but since I'm in it for the romantic element - and it works great, I'm a happy camper.