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Written in her “trademark darkly sensual style” (Booklist), New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard brings us an electrifying page-turner of passion and suspense with a captivating premise…
What would make the perfect man? That's the delicious topic that heats up the proceedings at a certain table of professional women at their favorite restaurant. What qualities would he have? Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted—or would just muscular do? Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends start off with the basics: he'd be faithful and reliable, the responsible type, and have a great sense of humor.
But as the conversation picks up momentum, so do the quartet's requirements for Mr. Perfect as and they write down a tongue-in-cheek checklist that's both funny and racy. The next thing they know, the List, as it has come to be called, becomes an overnight sensation, spreading through their company like wildfire and grabbing the interest of local newspapers and television coverage. No one expected this avalanche of attention for something that began as a joke among friends. But the joke turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered...
The prime suspect in the case is the victim's boyfriend, who was one of a number of men who found the List sexist and offensive. An impenetrable alibi gets him off the hook, but a deadly stalker targets the three remaining friends. Now, with the help of Jaine's neighbor, an unpredictable police detective, the puzzle must be solved as the dream of Mr. Perfect becomes a chilling nightmare.
From Publishers Weekly
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I thought this book was very predictable. I guessed who the killer was almost as soon as the character was introduced. The plot was boring, and the characters were shallow and immature for the ages they were supposed to be. It wasn’t the page turner I was hoping for.
Linda Howard is one of my favorite authors, I usually end up reading her books many times over; including this one. I’ve probably read Mr. Perfect 8-10 times. The characters are very relatable, the dialogue is snappy and enjoyable and the plot is spot on.
I was looking for an author that could measure up to Sandra Brown and Linda Howard filled the bill. The book was a page turner with twists and surprises. I loved it.