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Friday, July 24, 2015

BOOK REVIEW-THE IDEAL MAN

   
BOOK REVIEW- THE IDEAL MAN-Dr. Ellie Sullivan has witnessed the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of a ruthless modern-day Bonnie and Clyde known as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly thrust into the center of a criminal investigation spearheaded by the no-nonsense, by-the-book, and tantalizingly handsome agent Max Daniels. 
With the Landrys captured, she’ll be called to testify. But the Landrys have been caught before, and each time the witnesses are scared into silence—or disappear. Now Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow, promising never to leave her side until the trial. But that could be dangerous for both of them, and it isn’t long before the sparks—and the bullets—fly.  AMAZON

One of the people in the book said that Ellie just couldn't seem to catch a break.  I couldn't agree more.
Ellie had trouble coming from several different directions and extra grief from her sister Ava.  
Elle was such an interesting character, smart, caring and she had a really good sense of humor that wasn't always 100% appreciated by all.  She was a child prodigy but was still so darn likable.  When it came to her profession she didn't suffer fools gladly, although she sometimes had to put up with a lot.  Even then, she often seemed to get the last word.   Max was very well written as well and he had an interesting story, both personally, as an FBI agent and his interactions with Ellie.  Now there were some humorous times; Max and Ellie's talks and interactions.  Made me smile more than once.
This story had plenty of action on several different fronts with everything completed at the end without any cliffhangers.   I really liked it; it kept me totally involved.
I really enjoyed Elle's quirky family,.  What was really funny was her dad and his quest for The Great Deal.  It was the only way he would buy things was if he could get it as a really great deal and caused some really funny things to happen.  Ava, the "Bridezilla", seemed to have been born a "Zilla", she was  unrepentantly something else.  I wanted to smack her more than once for her overbearing ways.  Ellie's other sister, Annie was the total opposite of her overbearing twin, but she had her own drama going on too.

Included  at the end is an excerpt to the Book, "Fast Track".

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