That's 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 heats up, they concoct a tongue-in-cheek checklist that becomes an overnig...more
This is my favorite Linda Howard so far <3
I enjoyed every second of it, laughed like crazy at half the book and swooned over Sam the other half of it :D
“Let me go,” she said, more nervous than she cared to reveal.
“No!” she repeated. “You can’t say no. It’s against the law to hold me against my will.”
“I’m not holding you against your will; I’m holding you against your car.”
Four friends meet for lunch and make a fun list about what a perfect man should be like.
That, of ...more
"If you're looking for Mr. Perfect, you're going to spend your whole life being disappointed, because he doesn't exist."
I generally hate books where any female or group of females start making a mental or physical list of what they want in a man. Lists are absolutely stupid. Love is unpredictable and shouldn't be put in a box. Sure, six-pack abs and a huge salary can be awesome, but the sweet guy with the messy hair and cute dimples might be the right one, even if he doesn't have guns of ste ...more
What do you get when four friends get together for their weekly girls night out and have a little too much to drink? Well, in this story, you get a list detailing what these friends think it takes to make the perfect man.
And what do you get when that list becomes an overnight sensation with a nearly cult like following? Well, in this story, you get murder!
I’ve had this book on my shelves for quite awhile and whenever my Goodreads friends would talk about Linda Howard’s books, Mr. Perfect was su ...more
Re-read time June 19 to 21 2013.
Still perfect after all this time. I've reread this book more than I could count and it never fails to make me laugh, cry and swoon. This book is what made me a fan of Linda Howard's writing. This was Linda Howard at her peak writing form; witty, fun, hilarious and terrifying at the same time.
Mr. Perfect is a story about four friends and their idea of Mr. Perfect. The fours friends understood, of course, that Mr. Perfect doesn't really ex ...more
I often search the internet for "best romance novels of all time." There are, surprisingly, a lot of lists dedicated to enumerating the best romance novels ever written. I've found quite a few gems this way. THIS novel made the top ten of most of those lists. I spent most of my life thinking that all romance novels were a waste of my time and intellect, until I rediscovered romance about four years ago. I discovered t ...more
★Sense of humor
★Good to look at
★Great in bed
★Last in bed at least 30 minutes
Four co-workers go out for drinks after work and after a few drinks they've comprised a list of requirements for their Mr. Perfect. The list somehow makes their work newspaper and begins to cause all kinds of chaos for these four women. It was all fun and games until one of them turns up murdered.
I've read four books by Li ...more
4.5 - a re-read - not as good the second time around. I sort of knew the "wow" factor so that took away from it. I think I might have already reviewed another version so apologies if there are two reviews on here. Well, I did read it twice so maybe that's OK.
I love both main characters. Knew what they wanted ... each other! Sam sure is sexy.
Jaine is a great heroine. Has a temper, has a backbone, has a sense of humour.
“If you're looking for Mr. Perfect, you‟re going to spend your whole life bei...more
Ladies and gentlemen, after only 30% into this book, I am pleased to introduce you these refreshingly original characters: Lady no. 1 - slightly older, with a beautiful career and a sexy useless toy boy lover at home; Lady no.2 - believes in true love and therefore gets attached to all the assholes out there; Lady no.3 - semi-happily married; and Lady no.4, our heroine - single, disappointed by men but still looking for
One Friday evening, after work, these four ladies go ...more
Despite being released years ago, the books I've read by Linda Howard are so evocative and sexy that some newer books honestly can't compete. This is the third book by LH I've read so far but after the first, she became one of my favourite authors. Romantic suspense when written well is fantastic.
I loved the suspense here, it had me stumped till past half way through when I realized I was making a grave error in my assumptions.
The disturbing nature of the crimes co ...more
Well, that's three for three for Linda Howard! Another winner. I read a few reviews before I started this one, so my expectations were high. And I wasn't the least bit disappointed!
A few people had a hard time with the insta-love between Jaine and Sam, but for some reason it didn't bother me a bit. In fact I felt it added to Sam's incredible charm and cocky appeal. He knew what he wanted, and he didn't waste any time playing games. What's not to love about that?
I have to admit, I have a ...more
I have a soft spot for neighbors that want to strangle each other and then can't keep their hands off each other. It's basically a win win situation for me when choosing a book. And this one didn't disappoint at all!
It was funny, easy to read, hot and had a psycho to catch.
I have nothing bad to say, everything was amazing but there was one Itsy Bitsy thing that had me eye rolling!
(view spoiler)[the part when they first have sex, and they know ...more
Jaine works in an office with a bunch of computer nerds who provide us with some slightly funny signs on the elevators each morning.
“FIRST YOU PILLAGE, THEN YOU BURN. THOSE WHO DO NOT COMPLY WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM THE RAIDING TEAM.”
That was the funniest one, in my opinion, but I like nerdy gamer stuff sometimes, and it only got a tiny half-smile out of me. No lol-ing.
What also didn't make me Lol was when Jaine gets together with three of her friends and they write a list describing what would ...more
I laughed. I swooned. I laughed some more. My ovaries overheated because of Sam. I laughed - again. I was shocked.
I loved every word of Mr. Perfect.
I love the line, "The wheel's still going around, but her hamster's dead".
I love this verbal sparring scene between the H/H, (page 18):
"I haven't had any sleep, any breakfast, or any coffee. I'd better leave before I hurt you." He nodded. "That's a good idea. I'd hate to have to arrest you." She stared at him, taken aback. "What?" "I'm a cop," he said, then turned and walked back into his house. Jaine stared after him, shocked. A cop? "Well, fuck," she said. ...more
* Audio book review: June 2015
5 Perfect Stars!!!
4 Friends make a list....and their lives will never be the same.
I LOVED this book!! One of my favorites by Linda Howard!!!
Jaine, Luna, Marci, and TJ are co-workers and best friends who meet one Friday after work at their normal meeting place for dinner, their conversation turns into what would make the perfect man. Soon they have their criteria for their "Mr. Perfect".
*Sense of Humor
It was well written and till they killed the 1st woman/h's BFF, I enjoyed it.
But well, the murders bothered me. The 1st victim was the best of their ladies-group. Very likable woman.
The 2nd victim was nice, but weak toward her man (who screwed around on her for one year and then suddenly wanted her and she accepted his lame excuse, the day before she was killed). What was the purpose of all this?!
I'd rather stop rambling, coz it doesn't make sense ...more
This is the best book I've read by Linda Howard, so far that is. I wish to recommend it to all my friends.
Mr.Perfect not only assures you to have a great time, but you can also be sure that once you start reading this book, the pages will turn like there is no tomorrow. This is hilarious, it completely took me by surprise, as I was not expecting to laugh so much. The mystery and t ...more
This book was full of verbal sparring between Jaine Bright and her neighbor, Detective Sam Donovan, that was downright hilarious at times. Jaine first meets Sam when she accidentally backs over his metal garbage can with her new Viper. Tempers flare as these ...more
“Tell me something,” he said conversationally, strolling beside her as she stalked, as best as she was able, to her car. “Is there ever a day when you don’t pick a fight?”
“The days when I don’t see you,” she shot back.
I have read many books, and this book is still the book with the best bantering between the hero and the heroine. I LOVE this book, have re-read it many times, and it’s still one of my favorite books of all time.
It was a good thing she was off men, or she really might have ch...more
She just bought a house, her siblings are miffed with her since her vacation parents left their cat and her dad's prized car in her possession. She also thinks her n ...more
The gist of the story is this: Four (4) Women, workmates and friends who meet every Friday night at a bar to hang-out. One Friday, these women; Marci, Luna, T.J and Jaine ended up talking about men and by the end of the night, they made a checklist of things they would want Mr. Perfect have. It was all for fun, until one of them died and the whole thing became a big media circus, endangering the remaining women. Jaine, fortunately have someone to run to, her hot police detective neighbor, Sam, w ...more
The banter between the two was some of the best I read from LH. Jaine is a quirky, feisty, thoroughly modern and very likable woman. When she starts sparring with her grumpy but oh so sexy next door neighbor, Detective Sam Donovan, I felt like I could get a tub of popcorn and just sit there watching them exchange insults, flirtat ...more
Proving that a great romance is timeless, Linda Howard's Mr. Perfect, first published in 2000, was pretty near close to perfect. Yes, there were the occasional markers that undoubtedly branded this romance gem with some antiquated technology device references (who remembers answering machines, when cell phones were optional, and caller id required a little machine attachment rather than being built-in t ...more
Overall Opinion: Bummer. This was disappointing. This is a book that had been recommended to me through the GR generated recommendations many times based on my personal shelves. It also is the top book in a list for best romantic suspense books. I'm not a huge fan of the sub-genre, but for some reason I was in the mood for it and looked into it and found this. I don't feel like the "romance" was evenly balanced with the suspense at all. I didn't understand their jump into I love you an ...more
I loved the characters from the first chapter. The 3rd person POV was perfect in this case. Like a fly on the wall. This book was written in 2000, which is only 15 years ago. The humor, and the situations are still relevant- for the most part. Some expressions seemed dated and the technology as well: pagers, limited use of cell phones, caller ID devices, etc.
Jaine had just moved into her house a couple of weeks prior. Sam lived next door. Jain ...more
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Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance ...more