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eBook Mistaken for the Mob (The Mob Series #1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #26) ePub

eBook Mistaken for the Mob (The Mob Series #1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #26) ePub

by Ginny Aiken

  • ISBN: 0373873786
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Ginny Aiken
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Love Inspired; Original edition (June 27, 2006)
  • ePub book: 1162 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1844 kb
  • Other: lit azw lrf txt
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 928

Description

Being mistaken for a gangster and accused of a series of murders she didn't commit was hardly the quiet life Maryanne Wellborn expected as a Philadelphia librarian. Who would have thought volunteering at her father's retirement home would be so complicated?When handsome but determined FBI agent J. Z. Prophet takes the case, Maryanne can tell he's prepared to bring her down—or die trying. But then the real mob gets involved, and the situation turns deadly.…

Comments

Winn Winn
Love this series.
VizoRRR VizoRRR
I liked the whole series--. Each book (kindle) is quick and and easy read. They were all suspensful but sometimes predictible. Still, for the price (kindle) I really enjoyed each one!!!!
Hulore Hulore
Cover: Weird? I really didn't care for this cover :P
Rating: 3 stars
Overall: Meh.
Characters: Stubborn!
Plot: Although for the most part I liked Maryanne and J. Z. but they were too stubborn to see the truth...
Page Turner: Eh
Series Cont.? Finished!
Recommend: Maybe? (The other two are much better! but it helps to read them in order)
Source: Library

Short Review:
Not my favorite, but I didn't hate it. The story was good, but some character choices tend to to make it predictable, and stilted in parts. Overall I enjoyed it, and loved how Maryanne treats J.Z. as she desired to get used to having him follow her! (The part with the bags it the best! XD) I read these completely out of order O.O (it's a trilogy) and although they are stand-alones, they do share characters, and some plot points are spoiled if you don't read them in order, the individual stories won't be.

Read my full review, other reviews, and book related posts on my blog: Adventures Thru Wonderland
IWAS IWAS
The Mob
Book 1

The Mystery:
Let me start off by saying that I don't know much about the suspense side of life. With that said, I had a little trouble believing that a top-notch FBI agent would believe that a bunch of emails written by a librarian were linked to the mob. These emails should have a "sender" and a "date" and "time" on them. Just by seeing this, it should be obvious that Maryanne, the librarian, didn't send them. And her explanation should have satisfied.

But, since I can't way for sure one way or the other, I won't take off any stars for what I think is a silly beginning. The story stayed interesting enough and kept me wanting to read. J. Z. did get on my nerves...A LOT...through the first half of the book. I wanted to slap him so many times for the way he behaved. But he made up for his actions in the second half of the book with the way he protected and cared for J. Z.

Though the immediate stuff is wrapped up, there's obvious hints of other things going on. We still have to get through the trial and find out who in the office is trading secrets with the mob!

The romance:
It was sweet. I like the romance a little heavier, but the focus in these books is on suspense, so it's understandable. Though I was a little surprised that these two hit it off so well, I was happy with the ending! I thought J. Z. turned out to be a pretty swell guy. The affections they did share were pretty sweet (especially the first kiss).

Rating this book on romance: Five stars
Rating this book on mystery, if I were to take my doubts into consideration: 3
Rating this book on interest alone: Five stars!
Zut Zut
Light, funny story about Marianne the library-anne who is mistaken by the FBI-and by mobsters-for a mob hit lady. Falls in love with FBI agent. Nursing home humor.

Print edition: 3 stars. Consistent tone is free of jarring transitions, and makes any unrealistic elements palatable. A fast read, though a little hard to read due to print too close to the gutter.

Kindle edition: 1 star. I re-read the book in 2015 on Kindle. The Kindle edition lacks typographic cues, so many of the transitions that worked well in print become quite jarring and confusing.
Adoranin Adoranin
This was an okay book. Librarian Maryanne is mistakenly associated with a mob scam at a senior citizen's home. FBI agent J.Z. is investigating her and is convinced of her guilt. Maryanne attempts to prove her innocence and is drawn into an even more dangerous predicament.
A love story that encourages readers in the areas of forgiveness and trusting in God.
Ariseym Ariseym
Predictable and cheesy...I feel like Steeple Hill/Harlequinn publishes anything just to make a buck, and authors are cashing in on their previously rejected stories and current reputations as successful authors so that they too, can make a buck.
I find myself reading books quickly and hunting for something new weekly. I stumbled onto Ginny Aiken. I cannot remember which book I read first but I've loved them all and the first book prompted me to hunt down and find all of her books and read them all. I like that she includes religion in her books, but doesn't cram it down your throat. This makes it a great read for any type of reader, no matter your beliefs.

In this particular book I loved the mix of thriller and love story. I don't want to give away too much of the story so I'll leave it at that.

Pick up the book and enjoy it and then pick up the next one!