Sunny Alvarez and Mac Reilly always seem to find trouble in the south of France. This time, all the trouble began in Monte Carlo. Sunny’s relationship with Mac is in jeopardy, and Monte Carlo beckons.
Soon Sunny is pulled into a web of intrigue involving a series of robberies of high-end jewelry stores. Then there’s her wanna-be-new-friend, who turns out to be a sociopath, involved in the sale of sex and in blackmail. Plus there’s Sunny’s old friend, movie star Allie Ray, who owns a vineyard in France and who comes to help sort Sunny out, while at the same time sorting out the life and appearance of her old friend, Pru Holster, with a makeover that not only changes her dowdy overweight appearance, but changes Pru into an amateur detective.
If Sunny doesn’t untangle this plot, she might end up an unwitting accomplice to theft, blackmail and even murder. When Mac shows up, he’s ready to do anything to get Sunny back, not the least of which is to solve the crimes and save her life.
©2010 Elizabeth Adler (P)2010 Penguin
I have never been motivated to write a review before, but the only thing worse than this book was the unhealthy condition of the rest areas along the toll road in Indiana. I purchased this book because I've always enjoyed Elizabeth Adler's books. I wish I knew who kidnapped the real Elizabeth Adler and wrote this gosh darn awful book and tried to pass it off as one of hers. The characters were shallow, some were actually vile and unlikeable. The writing was repetitive and uninteresting. Had I not been in the middle of a cross country drive and had already relistened to every other audio book on my I-Pod I would not have even wasted my time finishing this book. If half a star was a rating choice, I would have gone with that choice. Please consider my one star rating of this book as an extremely generous one star review.
Sunny and Mac in Monte Carlo and various European cities with an assortment of old and new friends and foes, mystery and love with a bit of blackmail thrown in. The book was everything that you would need to spend reading on a plane, on a beach, on your porch enjoying the afternoon or in bed. Lots of smiles and encouragement for those of us who find that being 40 is A-OK and never too late to find love. Enjoy!
I think this lacks the amusing charm of some of Adler's other books. I really enjoyed Something About St Tropez because of the mix of quirky characters along with kids and dogs. This book was nowhere near as much fun.
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