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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chick Magnet by Mary Martinez

Chick Magnet by Mary Martinez
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (211 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Fennel

Madison McCullough is moving on. Her ex used her as a babysitter for his young son while he wined and dined other women.

Brady O'Neill is a Formula One race car driver recuperating from injuries sustained in a near death accident.

Brady's sister wants him to face life once again. Believing her son to be a chick magnet, she encourages Brady to take him to the grocery store to try and meet women.

When Madison and Brady meet oranges roll, thanks to Payton, Brady's nephew. The first eye contact over the fruit table makes the air sizzle. No matter how much Madison resists the attraction, she and Brady are destined for each other.

This is a delightful story, with an intriguing thread that centers around baby Eddie. Eddie is not a main character, nor is his mother, but they are integral players.

When hot shot racing car driver Brady O’Neil’s and Legal Aid worker Madison McCullough’s eyes meet in a crowded bar, the world, as the saying goes, disappeared. Instant chemistry send Madison running, and Brady chasing.

Mary Martinez presents two strong characters, who both have dreams, compassion and integrity. Their strength draws her reader in, and it is the way her characters deal with all the obstacles she puts in their way that keeps the reader turning the page. It's a shame, then, that this story is littered with numerous typos, missed and added words, and in one place a sentence that could not be interpreted.

Despite the many editing issues, this story is packed with plenty of conflict, and material which is balanced with warmth and love. This is a captivating story and one well worth picking up.