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Lonely Millionaire: review

Lonely MillionaireLonely Millionaire by Carol Grace

Dear Mr. Lonely….Mandy Clayton never answered personal ads, but this was one she couldn’t resist and now she was falling for a guy she’d never met.
Adam Gray was not interested in a mail-order romance, but he was willing to write some love letters for his friend. Then he had to go “check out” the bride to be. Off he went on an undercover job at Mandy’s Bed and Breakfast in a small California beach town. Adam was a good guy who always played by the rules, but one look at Mandy and he couldn’t help it – he wanted her for himself! He wasn’t there to romance his best friend’s fiancee. He knew that. It would be wrong… He knew that too.

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My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Why do I read Mills and Boon books???
This was a particularly nausiating example, from the 80s.
The research into the “hero’s” job was hopeless…there were so many factual errors. The main characters were so irritating that I just wanted to slap them. The best two characters were Jack (who didn’t get a girl) and the toucan!

I got heartily fed up of all the repeated angst, shear stupidity and Mandy’s comment that “being dumped twice in one lifetime was just too much”.  In which universe is the writer living???

To be fair, I have read quite a number of reasonable M&B books – yes, they’re predictable, but if the research is done properly and the plot moves along…then they’re quite readable and pass a few hours in fantasy land.

I finished the book as it counts towards my WBTC Challenge, since I got this free eBook from Amazon.

I’m claiming this book as No. 13/150 in the Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge and No. 5 in the Why Buy the Cow? Reading challenge.
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