Saturday, January 31, 2015

Review: Mr. Perfect by Shelagh McEachern

Synopsis: Verrick Grant accidentally sets off the alarm in her brand new apartment, upsetting her new neighbor, Lionel Parford. Lionel appears at her door impeccably groomed, confident, and obviously irritated, prompting Verrick to dub her neighbor, "Mr. Perfect." Verrick watches enviously as Lionel's perfection reaches dizzying heights. The man succeeds at everything, is always neat and tidy, has the extended family that Verrick can only dream of, and yet manages to only catch her when she's in some state of disarray or alarm. She detests him, but as he lives next door, she finds it impossible to avoid him. As time passes, Verrick finally finds the chinks in his armor and begins to warm up to him. And as he sees more and more of Verrick, Lionel begins to realize that she is much more that a dizzy neighbor; in fact, she just might be the woman he's been waiting for. (from the online description)

Review: This is a pleasing, yet, mediocre, romantic story. It's not good, but it's not bad. It's just...meh. The characters are not shallow, but not really deep and the story is a bit lacking. The conflict is trite and the resolution too fairy tale. I never really "felt" the characters. Thing just seemed too easy. But, this is the author's first novel, perhaps she will grow with the next one.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 0-8034-9644-3
Date Finished: 1-29-2015
Pages: 182

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