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)
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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 Carol Dickson-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"...
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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