No Ordinary Man

No Ordinary Man

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by Suzanne Brockmann
     
 

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He was the sexiest guy she'd ever met.Aand that was about all Jess Baxter knew about her newest tenant. Rob Carpenter was a master at dodging questions, and ingniting her desires. With just one of his searing kisses, Jess was hotter than the Florida sun.

Then the murders started - all women who looked liked her. And the profile of the killer matched Rob.

Was he

Overview

He was the sexiest guy she'd ever met.Aand that was about all Jess Baxter knew about her newest tenant. Rob Carpenter was a master at dodging questions, and ingniting her desires. With just one of his searing kisses, Jess was hotter than the Florida sun.

Then the murders started - all women who looked liked her. And the profile of the killer matched Rob.

Was he an innocent victim - or had his burning kisses only been a smoke screen?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A sizzlingly hot romance and a high-stakes, high-suspense plot.”
Booklist on No Ordinary Man
Booklist
"Brockmann deftly delivers all the high-testosterone heroics, danger, realistically gritty action, and sexy romance her fans expect"
Booklist on Breaking the Rules
Library Journal
12/01/2013
A woman is attracted to her mysterious tenant, who just might be a serial killer, in this taut thriller, first published as a Harlequin Intrigue in 1996. Brockmann is one of today's most popular romantic suspense authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373302239
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Series:
Harlequin Intrigue Series , #365
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author


Suzanne Brockmann has written over fifty books, and is now widely recognized as one of the leading voices in romantic suspense. Her work has earned her repeated appearances on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, as well as numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America's #1 Favorite Book of the Year (three years running), two RITA Awards, and many Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards.

READER BIO
A versatile singer and character actress, Betsy has appeared onstage in regional theatre and opera, and in concert with several symphony orchestras. She has toured nationally and internationally with Michigan Opera Theatre, and with renowned children's theatre company, The Prince Street Players. Betsy has worked in film and television, and frequently sits in on vocals with some of northwest Ohio's finest jazz musicians.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Boston, MA
Date of Birth:
1960
Education:
Attended Boston University
Website:
http://suzannebrockmann.com

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No Ordinary Man 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
akreaderJH More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book - got down to the last few chapters and couldn't put it down!!!! Excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kept me guessing all the way thru
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed the story. took a while to figuer out how the murder was.
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Not sure what the previous reviewer is talking about but i enjoyed the book. Yes Jess is quite naive in her dealings with the male xters but tapped into her strength when it was needed. All in all a decent read.
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CeCeSG More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by Brockmann that I can say has been a disappointment from beginning to end. The story telling here was very sloppy.  It felt like chunks of the book was edited out.  My major problem with the book was the main character.  Jess lived in some delusional world where one date (though I didn't think it was a date) and one night of sex (where the words "no promises" were spoken) some how constitutes a relationship. I mean "I know he said no promises, but he gave me and orgasm and I gave him and orgasm and it was great, so what he really meant was that he's going to live with me and my daughter forever! I just don't understand why he's leaving me now even though he said he wouldn't stay with me." Yes, the book was as eye-rolling as that.   Rob as our hero was intriguing at first, but really an annoyance by the end of the book.  Rob was consumed with guilt about his past,and I spent the first half of the book wanting some clue, some insight, and the other half of the book not caring. It was this cycle of resisting Jess, giving in, thinking he's not worthy of her, and guilt. It happened over and over.  The cycle would not have seemed so tedious if we were seeing some progress, some hope from him in his thinking or some insight into why he felt that way.  The supportive casts of characters seemed more like unrealistic caricatures. Since when does the FBI run their evidence through civilians in a hope to get their agreement? Why wouldn't the FBI check out all possible suspects? Why wouldn't Jess want to tell the FBI about the men in her life when they think the serial killer is tied to her?  The book seemed more like a first draft of a story rather than a well fleshed out suspense.  The reveal of the killer was no big revelation. Bottom line, this book was a waste of time and certainly not Brockmann's best. Check out her Troubleshooter series, those are great!
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While I agree that this isn't one of her top heroes like Prince Joe, Crash Hawken or others I got a large charge out of the serial killer. Sometimes I get very tired of that plotline because in these Ted Bundy times it is too true. But this serial killer picks on rude people. Also one problem the good guys have in tracking him down is an ambiguous first name, which is a neat twist and very USA. (I went to school with a girl named Keith who received a draft notice for Vietnam. In Germany there is a law against ambiguous names like Lee and Terry) Also I like that the suspicions that stir against the heroe are actually not ridiculous because he is indeed hiding stuff. Not up to Anne Stuart who often makes me think "With "good" guys like this ie Black Ice, Now You See Him.... you hardly need villains." Still I liked this one pretty well.
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Love Suzanne Brockmann. Best romance/mystery/adventure writer around. Characters are loveable. Can't put her books down!
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Unicorn69 More than 1 year ago
I really second guested who did it in this one
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Jacque Albertson More than 1 year ago
This was an ok read but i have enjoyed some of her other books better. It was hard to fall in love with the male character.
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