Perfect Timing

Author: Barbara Elsborg

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Release Date: April 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4.0

Format: EBOOK

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Daisy Leaf is late showing up at the Bedlingham Manor for the weekend.  She has been looking forward to the Sixties Murder Mystery Summer Extravaganza being held there this weekend and is prepared to play any part assigned to her. 

Jake Weston is the hotel manager of the Bedlingham Manor.  His father, the Duke of Bedlingham, no longer wants to run the hotel and plans to turn it over to one of his sons.  He has given Jake and his brother Adrian each six months to prove which one is better at running the manor successfully.  The one who makes the most money can run the manor until their father dies.  In addition, Jake has to prove that he won’t bed any woman staying there while Adrian must prove he can have a successful relationship.  Though Jake really doesn’t want the manor, he does not want his brother to win, either.


Unfortunately, the weekend is not what Daisy was prepared for.  First, upon arrival, she is butted into the lobby by a sheep and then it turns out that it is a murder mystery weekend for people over sixty, not in the sixties.  Still trying to go with the flow, things do not improve when she is cast as a nun who gets killed off on her first night at the manor.  Though she sees a possible flirtation with Jake, she is tempted to leave and go home.  Finally, she decides if she isn’t going to get a refund for her shortened weekend, she might as well stay and take advantage of the amenities, including Jake.  However, she is furious when Jake makes it plain that he does not want anyone to know that they are together.  When anyone comes around, he shoves her in closets or hides her somewhere.  After being her mother’s ‘guilty’ little secret, hidden whenever any of her mother’s men came around, she was not going through that again.  Can Jake have a relationship with her and still have the chance to run the hotel?


PERFECT TIMING is a hilarious, contemporary romance.  Filled with laugh-out-loud funny escapades, snappy dialogue, a suspense-filled, yet flirtatious and romantic plot, this is a hard book to put down.  This is definitely a book to read on a rainy afternoon.  It will brighten up your day!  Though this is the first book I have read by this author, I look forward to reading more of her works.  I highly recommend PERFECT TIMING to anyone looking for a great novella to read as well as something to lift your spirits.




By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Dottie

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