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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

4 star review: The Throwbacks by @StephanieQueen #romance #mystery #bookreview



The Throwbacks

The Scotland Yard Exchange Program


Written by Stephanie Queen




Genre: Romantic Mystery


Book Synopsis

She’s a vivacious, light-hearted young beauty from Beacon Hill. He’s a world-weary not-so-young exile from Scotland Yard. She’s an orphaned decorator who longs for a family of her own. He’s a rogue detective with a superhero complex. She’s smitten with this superhero who is the last man she sees in the picket-fence picture of her future. He’s smitten with this fluffy young romantic who he sees as kryptonite to his career and well being.

But if you saw Grace and David in a room full of people, and you had to pick one man and one woman who belonged together, you would pick them. They would be The Throwbacks.

Vivacious young decorator Grace Rogers sets her sights for that picket-fence life she longs for with the unlikely world-weary British exile, the not-so-young David Young. The ex-Scotland Yard detective joins the Boston Police Department to salvage his career. He hires Grace to decorate his Beacon Hill townhouse to salvage his life.

But this rogue detective’s plans for a new beginning are threatened when he can’t resist the seemingly unseemly romance with his too-young bombshell decorator. Grace turns out to be a key witness in his high-stakes kidnapping case--and like Kryptonite to his career and his well-being with her romantic notions of family life.

David put his life on the line to save her from the kidnappers, but now is Grace willing to put her dreams on the line to save her real-life superhero from himself?

Sarah Lee's Rating & Review



Decorator meets ex-Scotland Yard detective who joined the Boston Police Department. David has baggage to overcome. Grace has dreams which adds to the pressure. She puts her life on the line because of her love for her superhero. There's chemistry between the two despite a 20 year age difference, which threw me off a little in the beginning since they seemed to hit it off too quickly.

One time there were repeated details that I didn't need repeated, but it only happened the one time. And others might have needed them. The characters have nicknames. Real names were used at the end but we were reminded who they were, which was helpful.

A romantic mystery with flirty charm. The characters came alive, and there was some humor that made me laugh out loud a few times. I never knew what would happen next. It was a good book. I would recommend it, and I'm looking forward to reading the next one.

Review Disclaimer: Book was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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