Stealing Mr. Right

  • Author Tamara Morgan
  • Release Date March 7, 2017
  • Publisher Sourcebooks
  • ISBN/ASIN 1492634662
  • Our Rating
  • Reviewed by SJ

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Our Review

Of all the positive points about this book I could make, I’d say the narration in STEALING MR. RIGHT by Tamara Morgan was absolutely amazing. Morgan engages the reader in the first paragraph, and the first person point of view was perfect for this snarky, fun, fast-paced comedic caper. A lively cast of secondary characters, an enjoyable plot, and the constant tension between the hero, Grant, and heroine, Penelope, kept the story focused.

Grant is an FBI agent, Penelope a jewel thief with abandonment issues, a snarky sense of humor, and a group of hilarious and richly drawn friends. The cat and mouse game of one-upmanship between Penelope and Grant–her HUSBAND–kept me on my toes. A great plot with conflict built into the dynamic from the get-go

What detracted for me were the constant flashbacks. I understood that they were a way of allowing the author to start the story in the present while gradually filling in the past, but I started to find myself skimming sections, wanting to go back to the present to find out what was happening and why. It made me put the book down a few times in frustration. The choppiness detracted from the overall enjoyment of the book.

But not counting the flashbacks, the pacing in the present part of the book was spot on. I’m eager to see where Morgan takes the second Penelope Blue book, SAVING MR. PERFECT. I’d definitely recommend this book, though I hope the next one is more streamlined in the here and now.

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