Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

Mr. PerfectReview by Alison Gleichman

Jaine Bright and her 3 female coworkers get together after work for dinner.  While complaining about the men or lack of men in their lives, they compose a somewhat risqué list of the attributes they would wish for in the perfect man.  This list is meant for their eyes only but one member shares it with another coworker and it soon spreads like wild fire.  Some people take exception to this list.  One becomes downright homicidal.

Jaines’ next door neighbor is Sam Donovan.  She at first believes him to be a criminal but it turns out that he is actually a homicide detective.  This comes in handy when things with the list start to get dicey.  The other minor characters are Jaines family.  The siblings act exactly how siblings should.

This book runs the full gamut of emotions.  It is easy to relate to the characters.  They are described so well. You feel anger, pain, and sadness.  Oh and a lot of lust.  This book is a little bit too intense to be considered a cozy mystery.

I first read this book 14 years ago.  I loved it so much that I bought my own copy.  It is falling apart because I have to read certain parts again and again.  That’s how good it is.  Try it.

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About the reviewer: Alison Gleichman has worked at Tredyffrin for 18 years.  Her favorite genres are Mystery and Romance.  She has 2 kids, 1 husband and 7 cats.