She Who Dares, Wins
I chose She Who Dares, Wins because I thought the plot sounded fun. The heroine is a private detective who goes to London to figure out who is threatening a prominent professor. I thought “London! Sexy Professor! How could I go wrong?” Unfortunately, the plotting was all so superficial that I just couldn’t buy into the scenario, no matter which way I looked at it.
When Katie McClure arrives in London, she expects Professor Macon Douglas to be older, and maybe even a little absent minded. So when she goes to a local pub to meet this old guy, the young and sexy Mac Douglas doesn’t tell her who he is. The two end up having a one night stand that rocks the socks off for both of them, and Mac is afraid to tell Katie the truth.
When she finds out, she is none too pleased. She can’t date a client; that would be completely unethical, but Mac is not ready to let her ethics stand in his way. He’s fallen for Katie in a big way, and he intends to take advantage of their enforced proximity and get her right back into his bed.
The suspense portion of the book involves a plot to kill Mac, who is doing important research on sustainable farming that could change the world. The guilty parties should be obvious to anyone who has ever read a suspense novel, and a good portion of those who haven’t. Their reasons for acting in this manner are completely unbelievable.
And that was my problem with the book – the whole thing was completely unbelievable, and I just couldn’t get past it. Mac and Katie are likable enough as far as they go, but I just couldn’t buy into the details of the story. I couldn’t believe that:
On the plus side, there’s a fairly sexy skyping scene which I found innovative. But I couldn’t get past any of the little details enough to enjoy much of this book. If you can buy into this sketchy reality, then you might enjoy it more than I did.