Friday, October 5, 2012

Book review: Me, Myself and Why?

Me, Myself and Why? by MaryJanice Davidson

Description from Goodreads (below) can be found here along with other reviews. Linking up with Blonde... Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday.

Sweet and innocent with a twist of girl-next-door, Cadence Jones is not your typical girl and certainly not your typical FBI agent. Just ask her sisters, Shiro and Adrienne. (Wait. . . best if you don’t ask Adrienne anything.) But it’s her special “talent” which makes Cadence so valuable to the FBI and it never comes in more handy than when she and her partner, George, get tagged to bring down the Threefer Killer. A serial killer who inexplicably likes to kill in threes, leave behind inexplicable newspaper clippings, and not one shred of decent forensic evidence, soon starts leaving messages that seem to be just for Cadence and her sisters. Could it be that this killer knows all about Cadence’s special “talent”?

In the meantime, love blooms in the most unexpected place when Cadence meets her best friend’s gorgeous brother who is in town visiting—and she discovers that he knows her secret too! When attraction burns hot between them, her best friend isn’t thrilled with the romantic development and this time Cadence just might agree!

Suddenly Cadence finds her unbalanced life turned even more upside down as she tries to date a baker who wants to get in her heart and in her bed, dodge a pesky psychiatrist, keep a leash on her sociopath partner, while trying to catch a serial killer who’s now fixated on her.

Some days it’s not even worth getting up in the morning.

Me, Myself and Why was a little hard for me to get into. I think I was well over 50 pages in when I finally started enjoying the story.

From that point on, though, it was pretty good. It was funny and different from anything I've read  before.

The focus is a lot more on Cadence than the crimes, so if you have a weak stomach, I think you'd still be pretty ok. Cadence begins dating her friend's brother (who I was convinced was the killer, although I won't tell you if he actually is...), so there's a lot of focus on that relationship and how her "sisters" affect her ability to date. Personally, I thought the guy was a creep, even outside of thinking he was the killer, just because of the way he treats her when they're dating. But maybe that's just me...

The plot wasn't overly enthralling, but Cadence's "talent" was enough to keep me reading. It's another light, fun book, good for the beach or a road trip or when you've just had enough of reading about higher education administration... but maybe that's just me. :) I gave it three stars.

Have any of you read this one? I know someone who posts book reviews in this linkup did! Tell me what you thought!


Joy said...

I have not read any of her's but I think she sounds like a good author with some humor in her books.

jennie said...

I liked this one but agree with you that it's a bit of a slow start. I didn't really like that guy, either and the format of the bits in italics was confusing. There were some pretty funny scenes, too, though.

Claire said...

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Sarah E. said...

I have not read this one - but I love MJD's Queen Betsy series :)


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