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3.8  ·  Rating details ·  336 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson sends pulses racing with these two harrowing tales of love on the run.

Mystery man
Chelsea Reed is hot on the trail of Devlin McVey, the man who jilted her. Her search for the truth leads her to the balmy Caribbean--and a brusque, bearded stranger. Mitch Russell looks nothing like clean-cut Devlin, but he arouses the same frustr
Paperback, 528 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Harlequin Books (first published 1991)
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Judy Feenstra
I was a little disappointed with this book. Too predictable!
Wendy Mills
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading the two separate stories enclosed under this title. Both were filled with lots of action and angst, with a bit of romance added into the mix.
Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum
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Anna Mcfadden
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mystery Man : little over a year after the boat accident and explosion that killed her fiance and his best friend, Chelsea Reed has a felling that her friend Devlin McVey isn't dead. the P.I. she has hired finds a man who looks like but at same time dont look like Devlin but goes by Mitch Russell on one of the Caribbean islands. She leaves her home in California to search for Devlin. she needs answers to why he had to speak to Jon alone? Why did the boat exploded? As things get to close Mitch ha ...more
Sarah Nessler
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There were two different stories within this book which was nice for a change. I have only read a few books that have been formatted in this way. Lisa Jackson included 2 very different and thrilling romance mystery stories and I enjoyed both. I have yet to be disappointed by Lisa Jackson. Throughout many of the reviews that I have read over her books I have come across an ongoing theme that states that Lisa Jackson is very predictable. I can honestly say no matter what novel I read I never think ...more
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: stand-alone
Two stories in one book. Each one deserves a short review.

Mystery Man:
Good story, cute and original..... very predictable. Enjoyable read; no thinking required in this mystery.

eh... seemed like a YA book. I kept wanting it to get better. Nope. Just not interested.

These weren't suspense and the romance was so PG that I was bored to death. There was so much potential with these stories, the author fell short. I'm willing to give Lisa Jackson another shot, but I'm not holding my
Adrienne Hardy
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book is actually 2 separate books, Mystery Man and Obsession. Not really to my liking, too much of a "romantic" writing. I have a problem that once I start a book I have to finish it whether I'm into it or not.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't know what to expect, however it was okay; not the best of Lisa Jackson though. I preferred the second story but the sex scenes were a bit repetitious in both though. I guess I was expecting more depth. All the same, it was an okay book to read in my down time.
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ooolala loved it
Feb 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Good story, but kind of boring. But I was guessing the entire time on whether Devlin and Mitch were the same person or not.
Jessica Lazos
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Took me a lot longer to get through than I expected. Disappointed in the stories. Too slow moving and predictable.
Andrew Carter
Very light reading
Jan 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, romance
I really liked this book. It got me out of a book slump I was in. Their were 2 stories in this book. Out of the two I favored Obsession.
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Okay. Didn't love the characters.
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
I found this to be slow and too "mushy gushy" for a suspense story. However the characters were well done and the plot was decent.
Sandra Gordon
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved these stories.
Elizabeth Davidson
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
What a horrible book to try to get through. Way too much romance, way too little, crime and suspense. I'll stick with other authors
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