Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Book Club- Mr. Perfect

Oh, I have been waiting and waiting to open up this discussion. Here it is:
Mr. Perfect
So what did you think? I don't feel like posting a set of questions for this book. I say, just share your thoughts, opinions, squeeing, concerns, confusion, adoration, etc. If you have questions about what happened or wonder what people thought about a specific aspect of the book, feel free to post a question.
And stay tuned! Coming tomorrow: The WWR Mr. Perfect list! You and I get to be Jaine and her friends, creating our very own list. Although, I could live without the crazy killer...


Carolyn Jean said...

Oh noooo!

Here I am for the book club but I'm just saying hi, and how much I wish I'd gotten this book on time, as I totally want to read it. Maybe I shouldn't be here in case you discuss spoilers. Ugh, Shannon, is it as beastly hot there in Chicago as it is here in MPLS?

brain fried.

Shannon said...

Once you get the book and read it, head on back here! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the book.

Ugh. Yes, it is getting hot here. It is only going to get worse this week. I want to go back to Sunday when it was perfection.

Carolyn Jean said...

I will!

Jill D. said...

Hey Shannon, You know me... I love this book. Jaine is such a smart ass and I love how the tables get turned on her with Sam. Mmmmmm, Sam. What a hunk! I love the scene in the kitchen, with the windows open :) Mouthwatering!!

caitlin said...

I went right out the first day I 'signed up' and got it from the library, and had it read not long after that. I wrote a 'review' of it on my blog. I enjoyed it; It had everything in it to make a good story. The only problem I have with some romance type books is that the author creates instant dislike/enmity between the hero & heroine while the lust burns hotly between them. In Mr. Perfect I thought Jaine and Sam were a little too over the top with their 'war'/lust game...and then all of a sudden they're like, best buddies.
On a scale of 1-10, I'd give it an 8. It'd get a 9, but Sam didn't even get to rescue her in the end!

Kristie (J) said...

Kaitlin: I think the fact that Sam didn't rescue in the end would change your grade to a HIGHER grade - LOL. A heroine who rescued herself - that's one thing I found so refreshing about this one.
And I thought a lot of their arguing was a weird, funny kind of foreplay for both of them.
I loved Jaine. I thought she was a lot like Blair Mallory - or rather the other way around since Jaine came first. I love the humour in this one - the kitchen window scene was such a hoot.
But what really struck me about this book is how we the readers could be laughing one moment and then be so sad the next as Jaine's friends were murdered. And Linda Howard pulled this off and made it work for me. I was awed by that.

Shannon said...

kristie- That is it exactly. Very few authors can successfully make you feel such a wide range of emotions, many simulatneously.

The window scene and the car washing scene are two of my favs of all time. The fact that she just stands their staring while she calls Mrs. Kulavic. Priceless!

I could read this book over and over. Sam is truly my Mr. Perfect. Jaine... half the time I was reading the book I thought "That's ME!!!"

Ana said...

I got the book but I just didn't have the time to read it. So sorry : (

I will come back when I do!

Kristie (J) said...

And I love the fact that she thought he was a drug dealer or something. Another favourite scene - when she took down the drunk and Sam came and saved her - and of course they ended up fighting. Their fights were SUCH a hoot!

Christine said...

I just posted my review of MR. PERFECT on my blog for TBR Wednesday. It does contain a few spoilers, which I labeled and highlighted in red, so those who haven't read it yet can skip those parts.

I enjoyed the book, but some components were just okay for me. My favorite parts were *definitely* the bickering and bantering between Jaine and Sam!! Oh so much fun!

Kristie :: I love when Jaine takes down the drunk guy, too. And when Sam shows up and walks her home. That whole scene from beginning to end was awesome. Probably my favorite scene.

What do you girls think of THE List? I think its a very accurate representation of what women really want. And different guys may fulfill those requirements to varying degrees, so being flexible about how a man fulfills the requirements is important. And in all fairness, I can respect a similarly developed Mrs. Perfect list. I wonder what that would look like?

Stacy~ said...

This is my favorite LH book. I just loved the whole banter between Sam & Jaine. It starts out with strong dislike but soon changes to a more playful and fun thing, with loads of heat. Some people were put off by how quickly they hooked up, but I thought it worked really, reeeeally well. And I loved that Jaine was no shrinking violet waiting for her man to save the day. Girl's got cojones.

Kristie (J) said...

I loved the part at the end where she would pretend to drown in the shower 'cause he was so bummed about not saving her - and the fact that they bonded over cars *g*. His reaction to her fathers sports car was priceless - and when he found out that's the car she learned to drive with.
Damn - but I'm going to have to reread this one - again!

Nicola O. said...

Shannon, thanks for this rec! I can absolutely understand why Sam makes it onto so many DIK lists, and I can't remember the last heroine I came across that I identified so closely with. Snappy dialog, too. Didn't love everything about it--the whole psycho-killer thing is a big turnoff for me, but that's just a personal preference. I was waiting until your cue to post a review on my blog... might be able to get to it this weekend.