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 heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along email 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.
©2001 Linda Howard (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
"Sexy fun....A frolicsome mystery...Jaine Bright lives up to her name: she's as bright - and explosive - as a firecracker." (People)
"There is nothing quite like a sexy and suspenseful story by the amazing Linda Howard! The sparring relationship between Sam and Jaine is a delight. Mr. Perfect is funny, exciting, gripping, and sensuous - in fact it ranks as one of her all-time best!" (Romantic Times)
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 Carol Dickson-Everett
I've listened to this but it was awesome both times! Though the first was on cassette tapes...LoL
Same reader & she did jam up job!
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"...
It was a perfect blend in of comedy and crime, mot sure if that was intended but the book was brilliantly put together with style. The narrator was good, but I think a male narrator to do the male would have been better, but she did a good job.
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