Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
While the female protagonist Dr. Emery is entirely too perfect--doctor, wealthy, beautiful, runner, humanitarian--the novel has some great plot twists along the way.
Reader will think they know who attacked the good doctor, but beware! Brown throws a curve ball at the end that no one sees coming.
The pretentious husband Jeff is cocky and arrogant. Readers disliked him from the get-go.
The sexy mysterious man Hayes is dreamy to read about and keeps the novel moving along at a nice steady pace.
The writing is excellent, especially the description of the local police. Brown makes Hayes into this bad boy that readers will love only to find out that he has a hidden past. Some of the extreme ways in which he hid his identity was the only negative to the novel. It seemed a little over the top.
Readers said they could see Bradley Cooper playing Hayes in a movie based on the novel. Needless to say, we would all go to see it!
Karla Erdman, book club founder and organizer
Each month the club meets to discuss a chosen book. The blogs are notes from each meeting and club members' comments.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are going to read any of the discussions below, you may learn more about a novel than you wanted. Some endings have been revealed.
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