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

3.23  ·  Rating details ·  824 Ratings  ·  115 Reviews
Beach reading suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of There’s Something About St. Tropez

Sunny Alvarez and Mac Reilly always seem to find trouble in the south of France. This time, all the trouble began in Monte Carlo.

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 robber
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published July 6th 2010 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Adam
Aug 26, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobooks-a-z
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
Jul 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
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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Rita
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
(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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Sonia Cristina
Jul 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Linda
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Oct 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
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
Raquel Bernardes
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: livros-fisicos
Sem dúvida alguma um bom romance como posso classificar. Claro que temos que seguir a história de Sunny e Mac, e de como vai terminar. Intrigas, mistérios, mentiras e romance, mas prefiro um bom romance sem ser policial, é um livro diferente do que esperava, vamos lá a ver a continuação.

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Ana
May 28, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Monte Carlo, paisagens bonitas e tempo ameno. O lugar ideial para para Sunny e Mac terem mais uma aventura. Este é já o terceiro livro desta dupla que agora vão desvendar o mistério do assalto a duas joalharias. É um livro muito leve que deve ser lido em tempo de férias.
Emily
Sep 09, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nice easy pool read
Marian
Dec 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Clare
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I had heard good things about this author. She is prolific and popular and I'd hoped to open the door to a new supply of good reading. Perhaps because I have read some really well-written books lately (mostly because of the selections of my book club) I found Adler's writing to be amateurish and uneven (and sometimes even annoying). Her books seem often to be set in exciting cities across the globe and I had anticipated enjoying that aspect of her story, but she concentrated more on her heroines ...more
Nancy
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: summer-reading
Another in a series with Mac and Sunny, but somehow disappointing. Too many plotlines, with almost each character having a mystery to solve. Yes, they all arrived at a satisfactory end. The settings in Monte Carlo and Prague were okay. Some good descriptions, but the whole thing was thin, even with all the mysteries. Perhaps fewer mysteries, but more development? I don't know if that would fix this book. I may read more of Adler's books, but not right away.
Bobbie Boldt
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was my least favorite in this three book series. The plot was a little contrived, too little depth to new characters, and unrealistic behavior for the main characters. Okay to read for information between the first and third books. The epilogue was probably the best part.
Julie
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jacques Goyette
Feb 02, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pas vraiment aimé cette histoire quasi romantique
Sarah H
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
I gave it until chapter 10 and then gave up on it.
Shanna
Honestly I don't even know why I felt the need to finish this...so many things that annoyed me.
Stephanie
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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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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
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance
Fun and campy mystery-romance
Paula pccst
Nov 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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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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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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Stacey Neve
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
In brief: this book is pretty awful, but I still rather enjoyed reading it.

Slightly less brief: the characters are completely without depth and the things that happen to them are pretty implausible. The book has some seriously messed up messages about women's worth—basically, that it comes from being young, thin, and beautiful. Lastly, the mystery isn't mysterious at all (I began to suspect the culprit from the first introduction not the character) and the writing often feels extremely forced,
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Criaturita
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Rachel
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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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