Guest Review: Mr. Perfect (Sinister in Savannah #2) by Aimee Nicole Walker

Word-slinger. Purveyor of truth. Jaded heart.

By day, Felix Franklin is an investigative journalist. By night, he produces Sinister in Savannah, an investigative podcast, with his two best friends. Felix’s life revolves around three principles: fortune favors the bold, honesty is everything, and love is for schmucks.

The podcast is back to investigate allegations that a local businessman is dabbling in money laundering. On the surface, everything about Cameron Spencer, aka The Auto King, appears to be perfect. The trio of trouble quickly learns all that glitters is not gold. Seeking the truth will challenge Felix’s convictions and put his life in grave danger. The biggest threat to his well-being isn’t an unknown villain; it’s the reappearance of his first and only love.

Jude Arrow had it all: great looks, charming personality, and a lucrative career as Atlanta’s hottest news anchor. So, why had he recently relocated to Savannah? When the two reporters are forced to work together, Felix will get a chance to ask him. The answer will stun Felix until he remembers not to believe anything that comes out of the heartbreaker’s pretty mouth.

Love and hate are two sides of the same coin and just as conflicting as the battle of wills that ensues. Will the chip on Felix’s shoulder save him from trusting Mr. Wrong or ruin his chances with Mr. Perfect?

Reviewer: Annika

We are back in Savannah with the guys and this time we are following Felix, an investigative reporter. To say he’s tenacious is putting it mildly – he will follow any thread to the end. Jimmy, his mentee, called him prickly as a cactus and he was spot on. But that’s also what drew me to him in the first place.

Anyway, this time he and his friends are investigating Spencer Cameron, a car dealer who seems to be making shady deals. The more they dig into said deals, the more dirt they find. Ignoring warning after warning they keep investigating – something that could prove very detrimental to their healths.

As if that wasn’t enough Felix’s first – and only – love shows up on the scene again, and man does the sparks fly. Jude and Felix have some major chemistry, and whenever they cross paths it’s clear they still have things to work through. There’s a lot of hurt to unpack, to mend it that isn’t done in a day or two – add some stubbornness into the mix and they had their work cut out for them.

To quote Felix (not verbatim), fourteen years ago they found the proverbial one. They fell in love, were blissfully happy, but it wasn’t the right time for them. They weren’t ready for it. So instead now they had to start off like enemies – at least on the surface. The old feelings were still there, buried deep.

I liked how tenacious Jude was, that he persisted and hammered Felix until he really listened. It wasn’t quick by any means, but I also didn’t feel like it was unnecessarily drawn out. It was true to colour for them both. It made their true reunion all that much sweeter. Oh, and I just have to mention Pete and Peal. They were so great and so much fun. Truly adorable – not enough to get a couple of attack peacocks myself, but I sure did fall for them.

Aimee Nicole Walker sure can craft a mystery with many layers and twists. She also managed to throw in a few curve balls, something I‘m always grateful for. There’s nothing worse in a mystery than you figuring out everything by page 20. I love to be kept on my toes, trying to make the pieces fit.

My one niggle with this book was that these were grown men, they’d been through things, seen things, but at times their dialogue sounded like teenagers playing wannabes. Sure at times that could still fit – bantering back and forth – but in supposedly life-threatening situations – just no.

All in all, this has been a good adventure, and I can’t wait to read Rocky’s story – I need to know the Vegas story. I just hope the wait isn’t too long.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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