I almost didn’t finish She’s Gotta Be Mine. January has been disappointing that way because I had to assign a lot of well known and well talked about books to the DNF pile. Not something I cherish doing, believe me. So I stuck on, and like the timid sun that shines through 4-5 days after a big snow storm, the book finally redeemed itself.
Roberta Spivey is a control freak. Or very much in control of her life. Depends on how you look at it. She has been married to a decent guy, is Director at a reputed firm in the Bay Area, and leads a predictable, boring, but good life. So she is not prepared for the blind turn that takes husband away from her. Not from this life, but into the arms of his high school sweetheart.
Reeling under the pressure, Roberta finally cracks. She abandons her respectable wardrobe for mini skirts and revealing blouses, exchanges high heels for her flats and takes the name Bobbie. And turns up in the small town where her husband is living it up.
Nick Angel has been the local serial killer for a while. Local kids throw road kill in his yard every day, and the whole town gives him a wide berth. But Bobbie is all set on seducing him, just to show up her husband.
Bobbie takes a job at the local diner, and meets all the locals who dote on her. She runs into her nemesis and soon discovers that the ‘monster’ is taking her husband for a ride. Events spiral out of control and the local rich guy, also the monster’s husband, is murdered. Nick is a suspect, and Bobbie and Nick team up to prove his innocence.
The story really takes off after this point and transcends any plot points you may have imagined. The small California town soon becomes a death trap. Nick and Bobbie do manage to burn up the sheets and satisfy their mutual hots or hormones while trying to figure out who the villain is and also bailing Bobbie’s dumb husband out of jail.
She’s Gotta Be Mine starts slow like a roller coaster that’s just taking on passengers for the ride. Then it very quickly spins off the axes and gives you thrills you never imagined. Definitely a Must Read!