#RollBackWeek Review: Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard

Posted July 1, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

#RollBackWeek Review: Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard
Mr. Perfect
by Linda Howard

3.5 Stars


Released: July 1st 2003
Published by Pocket Books
Narrator: Laura Hicks
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Pages: 405
Format: Audiobook

“…fast paced and fun to read, definitely one that you want to get through the whole thing in one sitting and it’s quite possible you will.”
~ Under the Covers

This book was recommended to me by my good friend Trish and it also popped up as my Pick It For Me Challenge book.  So what better time to dive in and give this a go than during #RollBackWeek?  I know this book has a lot of fans and lovers that say this may be one of their favorite books ever.  And now, I did enjoy it.  But is it possible that I’ve read this too late to find the same enjoyment?

MR. PERFECT is a contemporary romance with a small hint of suspense.  It’s about a group of women, best friends, who randomly make a list of the attributes they want in their Mr. Perfect.  This list somehow ends up as news and these women are now in the limelight and targeted by a crazy person who starts picking them off one by one.  During all that, our protagonist Jaine, gets to know her sexy and a bit rough around the edges detective neighbor, Sam.

The whole idea maybe is a bit unrealistic but, overall, this book is pretty fast paced and fun to read, definitely one that you want to get through the whole thing in one sitting and it’s quite possible you will.  But while I did find it to be a good read, and I was even a bit caught off guard by the resolution in the end, I thought the story was maybe a bit just too simple.  And this is why I wonder if it’s a matter of “the times”.  I guess now I’m used to looking for something complex and always expecting the other shoe to drop and this didn’t have that.  It’s just a solid good story with a small twist in the end.

It hasn’t left me itching to go pick up more Linda Howard books, but maybe I’ll give her another try in the future.



About Linda Howard

Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America and in 2005 Howard was awarded their Career Achievement Award.

Linda Howard lives in Gadsden, Alabama with her husband, Gary F. Howington, and two golden retrievers. She has three grown stepchildren and three grandchildren.


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I remember enjoying this book

Pansy Petal
Pansy Petal

Interesting review. I find it fascinating how when, where, and why we read a book can influence our thoughts on it. At the time I read it, several years ago, I remember LOVING it! I thought it was fabulous. But I wonder, would I feel the same now, for the very reasons you mention. Because, although I remember loving it, I have not felt compelled to read it again. Interesting thought. Thank you for getting wondering anyway. 😀


i read mackenzie’s mountain by linda howard…while i thought it was good, i definitely had to remind myself of ‘the times’ while reading it…

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review.