Type: Romantic Suspense
My copy: Sent
Paxton Vance isn’t as cryptic as he thinks. That broody nature and tough-guy exterior aren’t fooling me one bit.
I know everything about him. I listen in on his most personal phone calls. I read his mail before he does. I even know what his mother got him for Christmas last year.
You’re the man of my dreams, Paxton Vance. You just don’t know it yet.
But don’t worry, I’ll remind you. I’m here to give you everything you need, before you know you need it.
So don’t get defensive because I take a challenge seriously. You have to open up to someone, and that someone is me.
Besides, you can’t stay Mr. Mysterious forever. Why play the game if you never want to win?
I believe I say this for every J.A. Huss book I read but it is no less true every time. Her mind is an amazing thing! She always surprises us with so many unexpected twists and turns and Mr. Mysterious does not disappoint.
Paxton Vance is Mr. Mysterious, of the infamous Mr. Brown’s, who ten years ago were accused of rape, until the accuser died. He walked away after the accusations and built his life in his own way. Answering to no one but himself. Mysterious, broody and a loner by nature, he never lets anyone in. Until the day she blew into his life and turned it all upside down!
Cindy wanted Paxton Vance for years. Was determined to win him over and show him they were meant to be, damn the consequences. Or so she thought. Secrets have a way of coming out when you least expect it. Can she be what he wants and needs? Or are the secrets and lies too much to ignore?
Who would expect that one of the Mrs. is none other than Baby Shrike? Totally unexpected but she is everything you would expect from a Shrike. She is one of my all-time favorite heroines. She is tough, independent, strong and goes after what she wants with no regrets. And she has wanted Mr. Mysterious since her teens.
Paxton on the other hand keeps everyone at a distance. He does not want or need anyone getting too close to him to hurt him. Never again. However, one day Cinderella, Cindy, blows into his life and she may just be what he has always needed. Unlike any other woman he has ever known, she shows him how life could be if he just opens his heart to her.
Mr. Mysterious really surprised me. He has been depicted as this standoffish character without a care for anyone but himself. And though that may be who he wants to portray, he is so much more. It was nice to get to really know him and see a different side of him.
But is it too dangerous to get involve with her now? Is there really any choice? What will happen when secrets begin to unravel?
We are given more clues to what happened and what is happening, but really, there are as many, if not more, questions about what happened and is happening to all the Misters. Why now?
I love how the overall story is coming together. Even with all the questions still unanswered, we learn enough to want to know more and how it will end! This is book four in the series, but book 1 through 4 can each be read as standalones and in any order. Book five, Mr. Match, is the final book and should be read last. I, for one, cannot wait to see the epic ending J.A. Huss has for us. A must read series!
I give Mr. Mysterious by J.A. Huss 5-stars!