If a Man Answers, by Merline Lovelace

>> Saturday, September 07, 2002

I've started the other story on the Overload 2-in-1 book. It's by Merline Lovelace, and the title is If a Man Answers. The setup of this one sounds really interesting. I've liked the previous books I've read by her, so I'm expecting to like this one too.

Blurb:

"Molly Duncan thought she was phoning her handsome neighbor Sam Henderson with a simple noise complaint. But at the sound of gunfire, she became the innocent "witness" to a murder - and was suddenly seeking the shelter of Sam's strong embrace..."
Posted later...

I finished If a Man Answers, and it was just ok. Nothing remarkable, but entertaining and very readable. A grade of B.

The setup, which I had liked before starting the book, was actually a bit out of place here. Just an excuse to get Sam and Molly to make a truce, but after that, the whole suspense subplot didn't jibe with the overall tone of the book.

I had a couple of niggles: (1)Molly's addiction to spangles and glitter (tacky!) and (2) the fact that they went around telling everyone and his mother about Molly having heard a murder. It turned out ok, but there was no need to risk it.

Apart from the tackiness, the Vegas setting was original, and I liked it.

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