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Love with the Proper (Premier Romance) Hardcover – Large Print, 30 Jul 2005


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Center Point Large Print; Rep Lrg edition (30 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585476056
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585476053
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,350,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 26 reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WORTHY OF A RE-RELEASE 14 Mar. 2011
By Buggy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is one of the better early Brockmann romances I`ve read. (Shame about the cover though) Written in 97, this one really is worthy of a re-release because there's an excellent suspense filled story here that managed to surprise me several times by not following the usual cookie cutter formula required of category romances, I never really knew where this was going to go; with events setting up in one direction only to end up going a very different way. And with several steamy love scenes, a tortured hero I just wanted to hug and a heroine that was well... normal (meaning that she didn't `suddenly' know how to use a gun, or annoy me with stupid talk and the usual quarrels) I had trouble putting this one down. When Brockmann's on her game theres just no one better and this quick romantic suspense gave me everything I could possibly want.

FBI agent John Miller is known throughout the department as "the robot". Still reeling from the death of his partner which he blames himself for, John is unable to sleep or eat, just barely going through the motions of living. When he's sent undercover to catch a black widow serial killer, John actually resembles the hollow, sickly cancer patient he's meant to be.

The plan is for "Johnathan Mills" to appear wealthy, in bad health and to marry their suspect Serena Westford, gathering enough evidence to take her down before she murders another husband. The plan however is not for John to fall in love with her best friend Mariah Robinson. Somehow though she's made him feel alive for the first time in years and even though he knows he's sending her mixed signals (that kiss was probably a mistake as was falling asleep on her couch after a back rub) he can't blow his cover. For as much as he wants Mariah he's going to have to follow through and marry and sleep with Serena.

As I said the story here is not as straightforward as I first thought; the antagonist is always one step ahead of the FBI and as it turns out Mariah Carver is not who she seems to be either. Oh and our strong, manly hero cries at the end which just did me in. Cheers.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars 9 Dec. 2008
By D. K. Stokes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a pretty good category romance about an FBI agent undercover to catch a black-widow serial killer (woman who marries men for their money & kills them to inherit) and a workaholic woman vacationing under an assumed name.

There are some dropped threads, possibly due to length restrictions, but not a bad read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars knows Suzanne Brockmann is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read everything she’s ever written and ... 13 Aug. 2015
By Jacquie Biggar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Anyone who knows me, knows Suzanne Brockmann is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read everything she’s ever written and published–or at least I thought I had.

Every now and then I do a search through Amazon to see what my go-to authors have coming up in the future. I was surprised to come across Love With The Proper Stranger, a re-release from 1997.

From the opening line, She laced his coffee with opium, I was hooked. I mean, how can you not want to find out what happens after that, right? Right :)

This book kept me involved the entire time. I needed to find out if John and Mariah would get their HEA and how was he going to catch the black widow, an infamous serial killer who had evaded the law for years.

The favorite line for me was: He tried to formulate a plan, tried to make his brain turn back into a brain again, rather than the soggy basket of wet laundry it had become.

How can you not love a book that gives you visualizations like that? :)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Title is Misleading..... 30 Mar. 2015
By LAW - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
While there was great promise and an excellent premise, Love with the Proper Stranger lives up to neither. For Ms. Brockman's fans, this story is a disappointment, for it is not her usual, well-executed romantic suspense.
The romance seemed rather silly, the hero always appeared to be one step behind the villain , the heroine was considerably smarter than anyone, and the story was seriously unbelievable, with too many 'holes' in it. I finished it while muttering to myself "this is stupid" every time the male lead , an FBI agent, made a dumb move. Ms. Brockman, bring back your Seal stories: they are the best!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 29 Aug. 2014
By Cabinquilter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Romance Suzanne Brockman- Stayed up all night to finish it.
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