Book Review

by Elizabeth Bevarly

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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Hannah Frost is a tightly wound private school headmistress whose carefully crafted world is turned upside down by Michael Sawyer and his precocious 9-year-old son. Hannah doesn't know why Michael unsettles her, but the fact that he's a reluctant secret agent doesn't
help matters. The two join forces to
hunt down a criminal and, consequently, get to know one another better than either intended.

Due to the nature of Hannah's character, it takes a few chapters to warm
to her, although the hero is sexy and intriguing from the start. Likewise, opening with back story slows the narrative, but once the romance and suspense elements get going, the novel proves to be a compelling read.

Especially charming is the subplot involving two characters who meet at night school and discover they have nothing and everything in common. (Jan., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Marilyn Weigel

Publisher: Avon

Published: January 2005

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Just Like a Man

Submitted by Robin in PA on June 16, 2011 - 11:10pm.

When a pupil claims his father is a spy, Headmistress Hannah Frost decides it is time to talk to Michael Sawyer about his son's storytelling.  But it turns out that Micheal is working undercover to unravel a web of intrigue involving her school.  He reluctantly enlists Hannah's help.  As Hannah and Michael grow closer, Hannah is trust into a world far more exciting than she's ever known.

I had a hard time with the author's cutsie writing style.  I know she was trying to be funny, but a little of it went a long way.  The story itself was good enough to keep me reading, but I didn't like how the mystery was wrapped up.  There is a secondary romance which was interesting, but didn't seem to have anything to do with the rest of the book.  Overall, this book was kind of blah.  My rating:  2.5 Stars.