Monday, November 5, 2012

Mr. Real (Code of Shadows #1) by Carolyn Crane

Alix Gordon has recently inherited a former hotel from her great aunt who was by all accounts a witch and a computer guru.  Up to this point Alix hasn't taken life too seriously she leaves that for her sisters, her friend Karen and Hardass Paul (the sexy martial arts instructor who kicked Alix out of class because she refused to be serious).  Now she plans to turn the House into a B&B.  She finds out accidentally that her aunt had created a computer program that combined science and magic.  If you click on a computer image the software would bring it to life.  Alix conjures an expensive necklace, some groovy duds and on one drunken (horny) evening she conjures up Sir Kendall, the sexy TV ad spy who looks exactly like Hardass Paul.  Paul created the role of Sir Kendall from his nightmares to get the role of Sir Kendall to finance his UFL fighting career.  He finds himself drawn to Alix's new home and finds himself face to face with Sir Kendall?  How can this be?  Sparks fly between Alix and Sir Kendall and Alix and Paul.  Each comes with his own set of problems.

This is a fun, quirky, intelligent, a paranormal romance, a spy adventure, a romantic suspense.  MR. REAL is wonderfully different.  It had a Jasper Fforde bookworld feel. There is a lot going on and you never know where the next thrill or chill is coming from.  You have to love Alix and Paul.  The characters grow and evolve and become worthy.

I really enjoyed this and look forward to further adventures in Ms. Crane’s world.

I would like to thank Ms. Crane and NetGalley for the opportunity to read thin in exchange for a fair and honest review.  

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