Guest Review: Mating Game by Janice Maynard

Posted October 11, 2009 by Ames in Reviews | 3 Comments

Ame’s review of Mating Game by Janice Maynard.

Nola Grainger needs a man…and fast. Her grandmother has left her everything in her will, with one small catch: Nola has to be married within a month. But if she’s going to get married, she wants it to last. And for her, that means finding a man with as much passion as she has-who can take care of every desire, every day.

Nola finds three prime candidates: her high school sweetheart Billy, hard-dealing businessman Marc, and sexy handyman Tanner. Trying out three very different-and very desirable-men proves to be more fun than Nola imagined. But she never thought it might prove fatal.

Because someone in town is dead set against Nola sticking around. And with three new men in her bed, the danger might be closer than she thinks…

Nola Grainger’s grandmother has died and in order to inherit, Nola must marry a man within 30 days. Nola is currently sleeping with someone she knows would not make her a good husband and so decides to return to her hometown to see if maybe the one that got away in high school is the man for her. But while she’s home, she meets a very sexy handyman who can keep her dream of restoring her ancestral home a reality. What’s a girl to do then?

All right, you all have to know right off the bat that the heroine sleeps with 3 different men in this book. So if you prefer your heroine to only sleep with the hero, this book is not for you. I don’t mind that myself so I can admit I was intrigued by the plot of this book.

Unfortunately, the execution was not really what I was expecting and it fell a bit flat. There was someone out to get Nola and kill her and I do admit that I had no clue who it was. The suspense part was fine. But Nola…I don’t know…I can’t explain it but I felt like she took too long making up her mind. Which makes no sense because she only had 30 days to chose. But still, that’s how I felt.

Nola does know all 3 men to some degree – the handyman is a stranger but someone her grandmother trusted. So it was realistic enough to pass in this fantasy, because that’s all it is, a fantasy. And a girl can sleep with who she wants in a fantasy. LOL

4 out of 5

This book is available from Penguin. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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3 responses to “Guest Review: Mating Game by Janice Maynard

  1. Good review Ames! For me…ya I prefer my heroines to have one bed partner just b/c I feel bad for the other people involved. OF COURSE some books I use an exception *cough Colters Woman cough cough*lol ;op~

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