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Mistaken For The Mob (The Mob #1)

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Being mistaken for a gangster and accused of a series of murders she didn't commit was hardly the quiet life Maryanne Wellborn expected as a Philadelphia librarian. Who would have thought volunteering at her father's retirement home would be so complicated? When handsome but determined FBI agent J. Z. Prophet takes the case, Maryanne can tell he's prepared to bring her dow ...more
Paperback, 247 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Steeple Hill
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Nov 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book :) I love the characters and the author has a nice way of dragging me into her world..

I just wish I didn't read the trilogy out of order! That messed me up a bit because I knew things I wasn't supposed to know yet and it turned me upside down LOL
Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
Cover: Weird? I really didn't care for this cover :P
Rating: 3 stars
Overall: Meh.
Characters: Stubborn!
Plot: Although for the most part I liked Maryanne and J. Z. but they were too stubborn to see the truth...
Page Turner: Eh
Series Cont.? Finished!
Recommend: Maybe? (The other two are much better! but it helps to read them in order)
Source: Library

Short Review:
Not my favorite, but I didn't hate it. The story was good, but some character choices tend to to make it predictable, and stilted in parts. Ov
Lori Henrich
I had started reading this sometime ago and gave up. I usually like this author but for some reason this one didn't do anything for me. When I realized it was available on Kindle at the library I thought I would give it another try, and I am glad I did. It was a smooth read and I loved the character development. They were easy to like and root for. I especially liked Maryanne and the way her character grew and changed during the story. The other two books in the series are available on kindle al ...more
Oct 24, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
There was something about this book - the characters seemed to be almost caricatures. Some of this stemmed from the dialogue (who talks like that?) and some of it was because of the painfully incompetent and broody FBI agent (who can't stop repeating his rationale for suspecting Maryanne - enough already!) and the over the top plain-jane good-girl thing Maryanne has going on (all the stuff about her saintly mom's influence in dress was odd to me too). There was also a strong feel that the writin ...more
Paul Goble
Apr 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
Light, funny story about Marianne the library-anne who is mistaken by the FBI-and by mobsters-for a mob hit lady. Falls in love with FBI agent. Nursing home humor.

Print edition: 3 stars. Consistent tone is free of jarring transitions, and makes any unrealistic elements palatable. A fast read, though a little hard to read due to print too close to the gutter.

Kindle edition: 1 star. I re-read the book in 2015 on Kindle. The Kindle edition lacks typographic cues, so many of the transitions that wor
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Nov 23, 2007 rated it really liked it
I finished this book last night and it was a very light romance/suspense novel. I thought it was pretty good although you can always see the end coming (boy meets girl, boy irks girl, boy makes amends and gets girl in the end). but it was enjoyable to read!
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“Maryanne paid for her purchases, and once everything was stuffed into the blue plastic bags, she headed toward the exit. That's when she spotted her tail again... not six feet away.

"Here," she said, thrusting her purchases at J.Z.'s middle. "Since you're sticking to me like used bubble gum to my shoes, you can make yourself useful. Carry these to my car, please."

She left him, arms full of bags, jaw agape, and wend to buy a soft pretzel and an icy drink.”
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