From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part One of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense.
He’s Enigmatic, Dangerously Handsome, and COMPLETELY OFF-LIMITS…
The women who vacation on Mr. Rook’s exclusive island are looking for one thing and one thing only: to have their wildest romantic fantasies come to life. Pirates, cowboys, billionaires—there’s nothing Rook’s staff can’t deliver.
But when Stephanie Fitzgerald’s sister doesn’t return after her week in paradise, Stephanie will have to pose as a guest in order to dig for answers. Unfortunately, this means she’ll need to get close to the one thing on the island that’s not on the menu: the devastatingly handsome and intimidating Mr. Rook. And he’s not about to give the island’s secrets away.
This review won’t contain any spoilers—because spoilers ruin EVERYTHING.
However, it will contain points on why I think this book is an absolute winner. Because although Mr. Rook is primarily a romance, it managed to tick more boxes than a data entry clerk. Mystery. Romance. Paranormal. Heartbreak. Humour… the list goes on. And, I bloody loved its unpredictability.
Stephanie is grief-stricken after the disappearance of her sister, Cici. Stephanie isn’t a weak-willed wallflower, sure, she might be heartbroken, but she’s a tenacious risk-taker who needs answers and closure. And those answers can only be found on the mysterious fantasy island where Cici was last seen alive—owned and run by the equally secretive and enigmatic Mr. Rook.
The island is like nothing I’ve ever read about before. It’s a place where all your fantasies can come true. There are moments where I laughed out loud and moments where I thought, Christ-on-a-bike I want to go. It’s a cheeky romance lover's heaven… at least, on the surface, it appears that way. *cue mysterious music*
Who. Is. Rook? He’s suave, sexy, controlling, attentive, arrogant, sweet, thoughtful… Rook has more contradictions than a politician (in a good way, of course!). The picture of who he is, and how he and his ‘paradise’ island are linked to Cici’s disappearance begin to unfold throughout the story; at the same time, like a potent concoction of dangerous and exciting illegal substances, the chemistry between Rook and Stephanie begins to mix and sizzle.
BOOM. An unexpected curveball smacks you right in the nose.
If anyone is familiar with Mimi’s work, they’ll also be aware that she’s a demon with twisty cliff-hangers, and this novel is without exception. Don’t worry, if you loathe dangling on the precipice, there is hope:
1) you never have to wait too long for the next book.
2) there are some brilliantly insightful ‘extra chapters’ at the end of the novel.
3) Given that her backlog is twenty-something books long, there’s plenty to keep you going in the meantime.
But, hey, patience is a virtue, right? ?
I started reading Mimi’s books when the ‘Accidently’ series was first published, but, I’ve missed out on a few releases over the past two years (what can I say, working in a library can get a little distracting); however, after reading Mr. Rook I headed over to Amazon and bought every single book I hadn’t read. Like a Netflix binge-fest, I’m preparing for a Mimi-marathon. Tea and cake are at the ready to carry me through… I’m so excited!
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Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance. Both traditionally and independently published, Mimi has sold over 900,000 books since publishing her 1st title in 2012, and she plans to spontaneously combust once she hits the one-million mark. Although she obtained her international MBA and worked for over 15 years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance-closet and follow your dreams.
When not screaming at her works in progress, Mimi spends time with her two pirates in training, her loco-for-the-chili-pepper hubby, and rat terriers, Mini & DJ Princess Snowflake, in Arizona.
She continues to hope that her books will inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh when you need it most.