2007: #71 – Mr. Perfect (Linda Howard)

Book #71 was Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard. The back of the book reads:

…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 hears up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnight sensation, spreading like wildfire at work and sizzling along e-mail 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.

I figured this one out pretty early, but the book really isn’t about the mystery, it’s about Jaine and her neighbor. My only problem with it is that the somewhat graphic crime scene and sex descriptions didn’t seem to belong in a book where “damn” is treated as a cuss word.

Page count: 405 | Approximate word count: 94,424

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