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It All Began In Monte Carlo (Mac Reilly #3)

3.21 of 5 stars 3.21  ·  rating details  ·  540 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Sunny's relationship with Mac is in jeopardy and Monte Carlo beckons. Soon Sunny is pulled into a web of intrigue involving a series of robberies of high-end jewellery stores. Then there's her wannabe-new-friend, who turns out to be a sociopath. Plus there's Sunny's old friend, movie star Allie Ray, who owns a vineyard in France and who comes to help sort Sunny out. If Sun ...more
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2010)
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Adam
Post-listen review.

How do I begin to describe how bad this book is? Well, for starters bad doesn't do it. This book was horrendous. If I could give it negative stars I would.

I know that movies and television and magazines get a lot of blame for brainwashing girls into being too much into looks and clothes and things like that. Those forms of media are light-weight offenders compared to this drivel.

The woman that is the focus of this book is consistently described as being smart and funny while
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Kristy Miller
I did not finish this book. If you would like to read about shallow people than this is the book for you. The main character leaves her fiance after he puts off their wedding for the third time. I get that. But instead of being adult and having a conversation about it she runs off to France, leaving him a note on his pillow. This supposedly intelligent woman then flirts with the strange man she meets on the plane and opens herself up to be used by a scheming hooker, while pouting that her fiance ...more
Maria
Elizabeth Adler leva-nos outra vez a França para mais uma aventura de Sunny Alvarez e Mac Reilly. A zona escolhida é Monte Carlo, um local cheio de glamour e mistério, perfeito para mais uma investigação do famoso detective norte-americano.

Cansada de ser deixada para segundo plano pelo noivo, que prefere o seu trabalho, a investigar novos casos e casar com ela, Sunny decide viajar para Paris, sem pensar muito no assunto. No avião conhece um homem fascinante que a convence a ir para Monte Carlo,
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Sonia Cristina
A dupla Mac Reilly e Sunny Alvarez deve ter sido a que menos me interessou nos livros de Elizabeth Adler. Foi só por teimosia, acho, ou mania, talvez, que persisti nesta pequena série e cheguei assim a este 3º volume. Qual não é o meu espanto quando as 423 páginas passaram a correr, sem nunca perderem o interesse? E mais, neste livro apareceram cenas tão queridas, tão ternurentas e românticas que me deixaram de lágrimas nos olhos. Adorei!

Depois de Mac pedir a Sunny para alterarem a data de casam
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Rita
(2.5/5)
Elizabeth Adler é uma escritora britânica, reconhecida internacionalmente, com mais de 20 romances, publicados em 25 países e com mais de 4 milhões de cópias vendidas. Amante de viagens, que são indispensáveis na sua vida, Adler transporta para as suas obras a sua paixão, apresentando-nos inúmeros locais do mundo. Quando não se encontra em viagem permanece em La Quinta, na Califórnia, com o seu marido e os seus dois gatos.

Sunny Alvarez, após um novo adiamento do casamento com Mac Reilly,
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Linda
Not my favorite Elizabeth Adler book - in fact it barely rated two stars. Way too much raunchiness. The main character, Sunny Alvarez, who supposedly is a Wharton graduate and successful businesswoman, comes off for the most part in this book as a ditsy female with romance issues who gets suckered into questionable relationships with people she has just met and barely knows. (Isn't she supposed to be smarter than this?) Come to her rescue Mac Reilly, her long-time love interest, whom she left to ...more
Marcella
Read about 50 pages of this nothingness. Oh and I love some beach-reading fluff, but this was just too much. (Or too little, I should say.) No character to care about, no one to root for. 50 pages in and we should feel something for the characters. And oh yeah, there was a jewelry robbery in the prologue? Completely forgot about that. The only character I felt anything for was the minor character, Pru, the dowdy friend going thru a divorce. (Who at one point asks for a turkey sandwich and the ma ...more
Stephanie
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I am really coming to appreciate the audio book more and more; this week I got a ton of weeding done with one and I also like them for driving back and forth to town. And, I find I can peruse graphic materials for icons and graphics while listening.

I downloaded this on a lark and it sounded so light, didn’t really hold much hope for it. And it started off unrealistically with Sunny’s dog, Tessoro, out of her carrier dur
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Emily
It was alright in the beginning, I liked the description even though there was a lot.. and the feeling was also warm and cheery, yet cold at the same time.. but by the middle I gave up because it just bored me and got too strange for me to enjoy it anymore.
Emily
Read about 4 chapters, and the characters were annoying me. In general, I like Ms. Adler's books for a nice, light read. This one and the last were not up to her standards.
Lorie
Nice easy pool read
John Mcconahey
Once again, Adler gives us a great book for romantic right-brained types and leads us through a mystery that leaves left-brainers doubtful.



This story begins with the robbery of and elite jewelry store (one of a series) and quickly switches to a tale of a break-up. On Christmas Eve, Sunny Alvarez, a Los Angeles publicist, breaks up with Mac Reilly, a detective with a TV show. He has once again postponed their wedding because of work. Sunny jumps on a plane to Paris and meets Eduardo Johanssen, a
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Liliana Pinto

"Intriga em Monte Carlo" tem, novamente, como protagonistas Mac e Sunny. Foi com este aspecto que eu senti mais medo de não conseguir acompanhar a história do livro. Mac e Sunny são os protagonistas de outros livros da escritora e este é o primeiro que eu leio. Mas, felizmente, não me senti condicionada por esse factor.

Sunny está farta de ser rejeitada. Mac adiou de novo o casamento e ela até já tinha comprado o vestido de noiva! Por essa razão, deixa uma carta e o anel de noivado na casa de Mac
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Paula pccst
Em "Intriga em Monte Carlos" podemos acompanhar mais uma aventura do já famoso casal Mac e Sunny. Para quem é fã de Elizabeth Adler, este casal é muito acarinhado pelos leitores e um novo romance com estas personagens é já um ponto extra a favor.
Desta vez o enredo passa-se em Monte Carlos, um destino de sonho e um local de grande atração turística, uma característica bem particular da autora para as suas obras.
Sunny decide abandonar Mac por este, mais uma vez, adiar o casamento e é em Monte Car
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Tempo de Ler
Sunny Alvarez embarca impulsivamente num voo com destino a Paris, deixando para trás o noivo - o famoso detective da televisão, Mac Reilly. Destroçada pela incapacidade de Mac em assumir compromissos, Sunny acaba em Monte Carlo onde irá conhecer um conjunto muito intrigante de personagens, de carácter e princípios dúbios, que acabarão por colocá-la no centro de algumas intrigas e de um perigoso esquema criminoso.

Elizabeth Adler combina em Intriga em Monte Carlo personagens de livros anteriores
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Sarah
I chose this book because it seemed light reading - a good change from my recent books (see 'Winter Queen'). I expected something light and frothy. The main character Sunny Alvarez is a naïve woman who leaves her not-quite-fiancé for Paris. Along the way she meets a handsome man on the plane who convinces her she should go to Monte Carlo instead. From there, many characters get introduced and jewel robberies, blackmail and romance ensue. I would guess - I don't know - that there were other Sunny ...more
Sandra Campeau
Lame book. Main character makes a series of stupid decisions. But you can see them coming from a mile away. Supposedly she this really smart gorgeous boyfriend. But why he would put up with such a stupid woman I have no idea. Really annoying


The plot is very easy to figure out. Just really a dumb book
Odette
Très moyen, on s'attend à plus de romantisme.
Un homme que sa femme a quitté à cause de son travail, la retrouve à l'autre bout du monde, refait sa conquête et le lendemain repart pour travailler sur une enquête qui ne le concerne en rien. Un tas d'inconnus passent avant elle. un peu invraisemblable.
Diane
first time reading this author. not very beleivable at all. of course this is a series book and this is not the first one but it made sense. lots of private jets, romance, champange, shoes, jewels. just seemed to cliche' to me. didn't care for sunny alvarez, sexy latino biker chick smart-dumb act.
Criaturita
It was really good, didn't get to read the other ones, but this one was really good. I liked all the drama, but some of it dissapointed me on how everybody loved Sunny, i liked her too but after a while she seemed to get annoying about how she got everything she wanted when she really didn't do anything to deserve it. Some of it was tragic what happens to her but still how stupid could she have been. (Not trashing her just comme sense) why would she go and Do what that jewel lord lady wanted her ...more
Joan
I enjoyed this light mystery. It was too detailed for my taste, so it became a little tedious before it was over; even so it was enjoyable to listen to as I rode my stationary bicycle.
Alexa Darin
Delightfully rich in exotic locale, It All Began in Monte Carlo has a little bit of everything for every reader. If you're looking for a fun summer read, this is it.
Jackie
I was really excited to read this book on my vacation, but it was a let-down. This author has a lot of books set in different locations around Europe, which was really appealing to me since I love to "travel" by reading. The descriptions of the people and places were great and really brought the characters and setting to life. But, the dialog was cheesy and the story line wasn't that believeable. Everything just seemed to work out in the end without a really good description of how things fell i ...more
Lynda
This would make a nice summertime read. Sunny Alvarez was happy with her life yet she felt her fiancé was always back pedaling when it came to the wedding plans. In frustration she flees to reconsider her options only to land herself into a dangerous murderous adventure.
There were 83 chapters plus the epilogue, yes that many chapters did make the book seemed long; however, they were short and easy to read. The writing was simplistic and the descriptive details kept to a minimum. The storyline u
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Wendy Brescia
I read this book quicker than I've ever read a book in my life. I enjoyed reading it once I got to page 50 and then I was disinterested the last 50 or so pages. But, I liked the fact it was short chapters because I read it while waiting and found myself zipping through chapters quicker. I pretty much figured out the ending about half way through the book...it was pretty simple solution and even though the author tried to keep it interesting, it was a bit dragging.
Sonia
Writing is so bad, I couldn't even finish the book.

Molly
not good. I was hoping for an escapist chick lit book to help me run away for a bit a la Sophie Kinsella. This is not it. super bad and any person who has been married longer than a year or been in any relationships for an extended period of time will quickly see the authoress has a 'problematic' perspective on love. This is slightly more intellectual and less sexy Danielle Steele. I feel a little ashamed actually especially since my husband is finishing War and Peace.
Theresa
Sunny and long time fiance Mac have a difference of opinion on Christmas eve, which sends Sunny running away to Monte Carlo. I enjoyed this story of friends, love and lifestyles of the rich and famous. Sunny makes new friends and is joined by old firends while the jewelry shops are being robbed and blackmailers are a foot, it all makes for a fun read. The descriptions of the area and clothing are a wonderful back drop to the romance and mystery.
Cristina
Mistério, crime, ciúme, sexo... um livro que apresenta a crueza de cada uma destas definições.
Uma aventura que coloca lado a lado a riqueza e a pobreza, o crime e a justiça, a inocência e a inveja...
Impressionou-me a facilidade dos ricos voarem de um país para outro num ápice (agora estou aqui, logo estou a milhares de quilómetros e depois volto outra vez!), a perfeição, a doçura e a carência de alguns, a frieza e o egoísmo de outros.
Wendy
I chose this because I knew it would be a light, easy, chick-lit type book; and I wanted something that wasn't very deep. That's exactly what this book is. It was a little disappointing to read about the shallow women who only care about designer shoes and shopping, but I had a feeling it would be like that when I picked it up at the library. With that being said, this one is just "OK".
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Born in Yorkshire, North England, Elizabeth Adler met her husband Richard (an American) while both were working in London. They have lived in England, Ireland, France, Brazil, and the United States and have traveled extensively. They have one daughter and live in Palm Springs, California. Her first novel, Private Desires (also titled Leonie), launched an enormously successful writing career, she a ...more
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