Monday, February 14, 2011

Review: Classic Murder : Mr. Romance by Mary Martinez

Classic Murder : Mr. Romance by Mary Martinez

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Adam enjoys a lifestyle most men only dream of. Then one day he wakes up to find the morning headlines blaring, "Another victim falls prey to Mr. Romance. Who is next?" He suddenly realizes his way of life is not only frivolous, but deadly.

Dubbed Mr. Romance by New York society for his romantic adventures, Adam Fernando Russo loves women. But lately he realizes how lonely it is coming home to an empty house. Can he settle for only one woman? After he makes a list of qualities worthy enough to merit giving up his desirable existence, suddenly recipients of his coveted attention mysteriously fall prey to a murderer. The murders seem unrelated with one exception--all the victims have recently returned from a fabulous weekend rendezvous with Mr. Romance.

Adam’s assistant, Katie Sinclair, knows Adam is innocent with airtight alibis. The police are at a loss, so Adam and Katie work together to discover the link between the murders. As luck would have it, their plan to prove the murderer is copying classic Cary Grant movies goes astray just as Adam realizes his perfect woman has been by his side all along.

Lisa's Review

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Katie is a refreshing change from your ever day heroine. She is a hidden beauty, literally. She is very intelligent and extremely business savvy, but because of her looks, men in the business world and out can’t see past her outward appearance. Does she take advantage of that fact? No, instead she dresses in ugly ill-fitting clothes and horrific glasses, puts her hair in a bun and viola, she’s a plain Jane. This makes for a very interesting tale.

Adam Russo, better known in the news papers as “Mr. Romance” is every woman’s dream man. He’s good looking, sexy, rich, thoughtful, honorable, charitable, generous to a fault and known for knowing how to treat a lady. (wink) Ladies, need I say more? Is he a little too good to be true? Well, aside from the fact that he hardly ever dates a woman more than once and never ever more than twice, I’d say he’s ideal.

Katie has been in love with her boss Adam who happens to be the infamous “Mr. Romance” for so long she knows him better than she knows herself. So when his “women” start dying and he is suspected of murder she jumps in to help try and solve the case. This makes for a much closer working environment and pretty soon Adam is seeing Katie in a different light.

Great book. I couldn’t put it down and was disappointed when I finished it because I wanted more. I love that!

5 Tea Cups!

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