Thursday, April 29, 2010

MAD, BAD AND BLONDE by Cathie Linz

Publisher: Berkley
Date published: March 2010
ISBN: 978-0425233405
Contemporary romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained via publisher

Faith West is in Italy, alone on her honeymoon after her husband-to-be jilted her at the altar. Hoping to ease the pain, she embarks on her holiday and decides she’s going to be a different person. Then she meets Caine Hunter, a man who makes her feel alive again..until she finds out the truth. When she gets back to Chicago, she quits her librarian job and goes to work for her father. It’s there that she takes a good look at why Caine hates her father so.

Caine is doing what he does best. Spying! A former Force Recon marine turned PI, he grabs the chance to get closer to Faith. Falling in love, however, was not what he had planned. Now they are both back in Chicago and they keep crossing paths again and again…

This is a pick-up-and-cannot-put-down book. It will grab you and glue you to your seat. What I really enjoyed about this story is the dialogue between Faith and Caine. It was like a ping-pong match with the ball flying back and forth so fast it makes you dizzy. It was great fun and had me smiling. I must also say that Ms. Linz writes some really sensual love scenes that I think will also have your toes curling. The overall plot had me turning the pages frantically to see what would happen next. Caine is a droolworthy hero. You can understand why Faith cannot resist the man although she tries very hard. The secondary characters also bring the story to life. This one will be on my keeper shelf and as soon as I have some time I will reread this one again.

This is an objective review and not and endorsement of this story.

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