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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bea Reviews Saving Mr. Perfect by Tamara Morgan

Series: Penelope Blue #2  
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

I'm a jewel thief.
He's FBI.
What's that saying? Keep your friends close...and your husband closer.

Being a retired jewel thief certainly has its perks.

1. Oh, wait.
2. No it doesn’t.

Without the thrill of the chase, life’s been pretty dull. I garden, I drive my gorgeous husband up the wall, and I watch as my old world slowly slips away. But what’s that old saying? When one thief closes the door…a copycat jimmies open a window.

And now all fingers at the FBI are pointed at me.

Set up to take the fall for thefts worth millions, I have no choice but to strap on my heels and help my FBI agent husband track the thief. Grant might not think he needs a partner, but this is one case only a true professional can solve. Besides, I’ve got to know who’s been taking my bad name in vain.

My Thoughts:

Oh, I am so enjoying this series! I can hardly wait for the next book. If you haven't read the first book, Stealing Mr. Right, make sure to pick it up. This will work as a stand-alone but will be less confusing and more meaningful if you've read the first book.

Trying to make her marriage work, Penelope has retired from stealing, but it's not working. She's restless, itchy, bored, and unhappy. And to top it off, she's sure that she's a suspect in a string of recent jewelry heists. She enlists her old crew to help her determine what evidence the FBI has on her. And the story gets complicated from there/

As you would imagine, Penelope and Grant have a complicated relationship. Part of her appeal for him was the joy and sass she radiated as a thief but those have dimmed. And her being a jewel thief, even a retired one, causes him no end of problems at the FBI. But he doesn't care because he lover her more than he loves his job, and that's saying something.

Saving Mr. Right is a heist story, a romance, a relationship story, and a good time. Penelope and Grant spend much of the story trying to figure out their marriage and how to make it work. Each wants the other to be happy; the question is can they be happy and be married to each other. In the midst of this, Penelope is dealing with changing relationships with her friends and former teammates, and a myriad of familial complications. Grant meanwhile is trying to divert the FBI's attention from Penelope while trying to solve the jewelry heists and deal with an incompetent and annoying supervisor. There were times Penelope's paranoia and insecurities as well as her and Grant's failure to communicate were too much and were just annoying or frustrating but that's how real Morgan made her. Morgan deftly wove the various threads and plot lines together into a story that both entertained and illuminated; she had a good grasp the ever-changing nature of relationships and the challenges of family. But the story wasn't all doom and gloom; there was lots of snarky and laugh out loud humor, some steamy scenes between Penelope and Grant, character growth and change, and several surprises. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book and the repercussions of the events in this book.

Go here to read an excerpt and enter to win 1 of 3 copies of the first book, Stealing Mr. Right.

1 comment:

  1. This is a fun series, and like you I am looking forward to the next one!


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