I enjoyed Jaine's quirky personality, swearing, cutting edge remarks, and being into fast cars. I loved the relationship between Jaine and Sam (the cop). I loved their interaction and conversation. The mystery and suspense were good.
I read the paperback a few years ago and recently listened to the audiobook. I loved the story both ways. But I had one problem with the audiobook narrator: Laura Hicks. She did not do Sam (the hero) well. Her interpretation for him sounded like a girl - chirpy and quick talking. Guys do not sound chirpy. The narrator should have slowed her words when Sam was talking and added some seductive sensuality to his dialogue.
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 405 pages. Swearing language: strong but not often used. Sexual language: moderate to strong. Number of sex scenes: three, plus two referred to with no details. Setting: mostly 2000 Warren, Michigan (Detroit area) with a little back story in 1975 Denver, Colorado. Copyright: 2000. Genre: romantic suspense.
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I found it hard to relate to the premise of this book, maybe because it was originally published in 2004 and today it's hard to imagine how a checklist for a Mr. Perfect would set off a killer, and get all of the attention it gathered in the book, I kept rolling my eyes and trying to force myself back into the era of the book, but even then I still didn't believe that the list was as racy and controversial as it is meant to be.
Also there aren't many characters in the book, so it's very easy to determine who the killer was, and I feel as if last minute changes to one of the characters was developed just to further the plot and reveal the killer to the reader. Even with the twist I knew very early in the book who the killer was. I did not enjoy this book, although the performance was good, I found the story to be lacking. I expected so much more because of all the high ratings and reviews, this story is not sexy I would barely classify it as light romance...it could actually go in the cozy category.
I liked this audiobook and had read the book previously. I wasn't too thrilled with the narration of this book. For some reason, the narrator has a voice that just grated on my nerves. Otherwise I liked this audiobook ok
Great suspenseful story that kept me on edge of my seat. Very surprised at who the villain was. Loved the love story also with a lot of humorous situations.
Freelance writer looking for inspiration and escape in witty tales and perplexing mysteries
Cheeky, sexy, suspense
Female protagonist - Many women can relate to her.
The climax had me on the edge of my seat.
Don't use this recording to fall asleep with. You won't want to turn it off.
Mild Spoilers- first off I really don't understand why no one uses their cellphones or has them..? And why you'd agreed to get married after knowing someone a week. Also I can't believe there is a world where 4 women come up with a list of a few very basic/text book characteristics of their idea of a perfect man and receive national attention for it. Even if it's a slow news week! Other than that I really enjoyed the Jane character, quite dynamic. And the chemistry between her and Sam. I do wish their flirting would have gone on a little longer. The narrator really didn't have enough distinction in her voice imho. But it was a fun listen with some interesting storytelling.
Melanie C. Everett
with my hubby and he loved it. This book was one of the first audio books I ever listened to but, get this, it was on cassette tapr...Long, long ago....hehe
liked this story...it was funny and smart. The only thing that I think didn't hold any strength was the content of the plot. I am trying to figure out a way of saying this without giving anything away :)
Directly from the synopsis: As their conversation heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation
What they actually did and the reaction and publicity they received just wouldn't happen. I really liked how the author played the instant sensationalism into the story and how it created a chain of events, but honestly, I think that the author could have written a better catalyst than a "perfect man list"...