Book Review: A Pleasantly Different Kind of Thriller

Really well done and thoughtful review of My GRL by Marie Ann Bailey.

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My GRL front cover

John W. Howell’s new novel, My GRL, is a pleasantly different kind of thriller.  The hero, John D. Cannon, lacks a few of the standard hero qualities that you might expect in a thriller novel.  He doesn’t seek out danger.  In fact, at one point, danger has  to literally run him off the road and onto the beach to get his attention.  Cannon is somewhat naive as well, especially when it comes to women.  He takes them at face value, trusting them in spite of all the red flags they wave in his face.  [Ahem, Mr. Cannon, when a woman tells you she had great fun infiltrating another company while pretending to be someone else, in effect, SPYING, you might want to put your trust in her on hold for a bit.]  Cannon is also one of the most polite, respectful, and well-adjusted heroes I’ve ever met, and he’s…

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  1. That’s a great review! One of the things that I loved about My GRL was those characteristics of the hero- they weren’t what you’d expect! He always thought pretty clear under the crazy circumstances though 🙂 That reader put it into words better than I could!

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    1. Thanks. Yeah Marie writes nicely. You said yours well I thought.

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  2. Thanks for the reblog, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the review

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  3. Kirsten · ·

    That was a very insightful review, John. Congratulations on your book by the way. I’m going to need to get my copy from Amazon 🙂

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  4. a great review John, I’ve only just bought a Tablet (Norbert’s his name 🙂 ) and added a Kindle app , so, … I’ll be on the hunt for your book.. xx

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    1. Say hi to Norbert.

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      1. I have, and just downloaded your book.too. x

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      2. I hope you like it . Thanks

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      3. My Kindle app decided to have a ‘breakdown’ BUT I shall persevere, I was quite early on in the story, and what I read held me…wanting to know more… (I shall reboot the Kindle, with a foot if necessary!!) *cough* ’tis a technical way of dealing with it!! 😀 xx

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      4. Mine goes dark sometimes. The only way to fix it is to page backward (once) and then forward again. Hope it comes back.

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