Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark....Review & Giveaway!

I recently told you all that one of my favorite ways to spend my time is to curl up with a good  mystery.  Last weekend I find myself engrossed in the latest from bestselling author, Mary Jane Clark.  The Look of Love had me at the edge of my seat and made for some great reading.  Here is the scoop...

Book Description

The Associated Press calls her “one of the most talented storytellers around.” Now, New York Times bestselling author Mary Jane Clark brings readers a delicious new mystery.

The Look of Love

Piper Donovan accepts when the owner of Elysium, an exclusive spa and plastic surgery center, offers her an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to create a dazzling and unique wedding cake. The job also gives Piper the time and distance she needs to sort out her feelings for handsome FBI agent Jack Lombardi.

The ultra-luxurious spa caters to the rich and famous in need of a little “refreshing”—a nip here, a tuck there, a little Botox, a little detox. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, Elysium seems picture-perfect: the grounds, the staff, even the guests. But no sooner does Piper arrive than a guest is brutally murdered in one of the private bungalows. Someone, it seems, wants to make sure Elysium’s beautiful director, Jillian Abernathy, never gets to walk down the aisle. Piper soon discovers that beneath the glamorous surface of this idyllic oasis lies an ugly truth—and a cold-blooded plan for murder.

My Take:  I found this book to be very readable.  It is my first time reading Mary Jane Clark and I found her style to be very easy to get into.  The chapters are short which is just perfect for me becauseI often find myself with only snippets of time to read.....I hate to put a book down mid chapter!  I thought the author did a great job making the main character, Piper, to life and I liked the way she juggled the mystery and love interest story.  During dreary winter days I really enjoyed reading about the setting of the mystery....a spa in California?  Sign me up!  I will pass on the murder bits though! 

I am Mary Jane Clark's newest fan and am looking forward to picking up her other books as well.  The Look of Love is actually the second in Clark's Piper Donovan series so I am excited to go back to the first and am anxiously awaiting the third installment.  The Look of Love is a fast paced read filled with suspense and fun characters that will leave you guessing.  Pick up your copy today on Amazon...
I am so happy to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark. Thanks so much to the publisher, Harper Collins, and here is how to enter...
a Rafflecopter giveaway

42 comments:

Carl said...

I haven't read any of her novels yet, but now's a good time to start.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I haven't read one yet.

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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

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Tabathia said...

Yes I have. Mostly the tuxedo park series

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mrsshukra said...

MJC is a new author to me!

mrsshukra said...

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Aileen said...

Nope never read one. arobimom at gmail dot com

Rachel said...

I own several Mary Jane Clark books and love them all! Would love to read this one...thanks for the chance!
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Rachel said...

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Sherry T said...

I haven't but one of my very close friends is an avid reader...would love to win it for her ( and maybe I can borrow it LOL).

star84vu said...

I haven't read any yet but have heard so much about her novels

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jenzen69 said...

i have but i dont remember the titles

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rootedinfaithblessedenormously said...

I haven't read any of her previous novels but your review peaks my interest.

Priscilla Benavides said...

I have not read any of her books.

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Wendy Rozema said...

I have not read her books yet



i entered the thomas giveaway

Janet Vickers said...

I haven't read any of her books

Priscilla Benavides said...

I entered the Angelina Ballerina giveaway.
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Mom of Two said...

I have not read anything by her.

sandy1955 said...

I personally have not but my sister who is a huge reader, I know she has. Trying to win this one for her.
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Marci (joyfulheart26@hotmail.com) said...

No I haven't, would love to!

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

sadly I have not read any of Mary Jane Clark's previous novels yet

bettycd said...

no I haven't

ellie said...

I've read several in her KEY News series and loved them.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Nancye said...

I have not read any books by Mary Jane Clark yet.

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corey1971 said...

No, I haven't, but I want to (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

airforcewife0405@gmail.com said...

I have never read one of these books! :-)

Diana said...

I have not read this author yet but would love to
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Terri said...

No, I haven't read any of her books yet.

Terri said...

I entered Thomas & Friends: Curious Cargo DVD giveaway.

Michelle said...

I haven't read any of her novels yet but would love too!

Shanee said...

I have! It's been a while though and I remember really liking her writing style!

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Shanee said...

I entered your Chuck E. Cheese giveaway!

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Nancye said...

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France said...

This is truly a passionate-emotional-erotic romance novel between Chloe & Chase that will have you crawling for more...simply exquisite! Chloe is fiercely running away from something terrible. She has her mind on other things while driving; she crashes into a ditch.

Teena in Toronto said...

I just finished it and enjoyed it :)