Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Despite incriminating signs that handsome, charming Ric may be the burglar preying on the shopping center, and despite the fact that he's admittedly hiding something, Bonnie refuses to believe it's possible. She also refuses to accept the optometrist her mother has her eye on as a possible mate for Bonnie.
Bonnie has a plan to catch and expose the burglar, but it requires her sister's special skills, and her sister refuses to help...until tragedy strikes, and she reluctantly assents. But Bonnie's plan is laced with danger...not to mention her concern that, after all, it might turn out to be Ric they catch in the act.
Overweight and still living on her parent’s property and working for them, Bonnie is still holding out for Mr. Right. She turns to the agony aunt in the paper to help solve her dilemma over which of two men to date. An independent girl, Bonnie is more than capable of handling herself.
The story had an intriguing mystery to solve, but was sadly lacking on the romance front. It took a long time for me to work out who the hero was. Was it Graham who kept asking Bonnie out and who Bonnie's parents pushed her towards? Or was it Ric, the guy who hardly gave her the time of day? It wasn't until half way through I had an inkling, but then all of a sudden right at the end of the book there was an HEA where there had been no lead up to it. The mystery did make up a little for it and the lasso was a touch of brilliance. However it would have been nice for the hero to have helped in that instance rather than someone else.
Despite that, the story is well written, with enough twists to satisfy any mystery lover. And especially nice to read one where the heroine doesn't resemble a super model.
2 ½ Tea Cups!