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Man from Ireland

Her athletic ambitions kicked off a new romance. But when her training partner vanishes without a trace, will she survive to cross the finish line?

Maddie St. Laurent’s marriage is beyond resuscitation. And what starts out as a way to breathe life back into her fifties, finishes with her rescuing a charming Irish cyclist. But after five intimate days and a surprise proposal, she’s shocked when her charismatic companion mysteriously disappears.

When he never makes contact, she assumes she was seduced by a con artist. Consumed by curiosity, she digs into the charming man’s past only to uncover a dangerous connection to Ireland’s underworld.

Will the Irish Mafia steal the couple’s last breath, or will they live to make a fresh start?

Man From Ireland is the first novel in a suspenseful contemporary fiction series. If you like adrenaline-pumping page-turners, intriguing love stories, and vivid settings from around the globe, then you’ll adore Michele G. Charrier’s uplifting tale.

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.50 out of 10


Plot: Charrier's plot is vibrant and crackles with energy as readers follow Maddie through the streets of Ireland. The story is fast-paced and wildly entertaining from start to finish.

Prose: Charrier's prose is dynamic and clear; at times, however, it is difficult to discern a distinct voice among the various characters. Fortunately, protagonist Maddie's voice is strongest, which somewhat compensates for other weaknesses.

Originality: A vibrant and refreshing thriller that will delight both existing and new genre fans alike.

Character/Execution: Maddie and Aidan's relationship is an engaging, sexy ride of a time that entertains from start to finish. Though the swiftness with which their relationship progresses is a bit unbelievable, it matches the fast-paced speed of the plot and contrasts with the lack of passion in her existing relationship with Dominic.

Date Submitted: August 30, 2020

Amazon Reviews

"Great read! I definitely enjoyed this book, although I wasn't expecting to. The mafia elements in the story are a fresh take from the typical themes you see explored in similar novels, so that was nice to read. The language is sophisticated and the character development is spot-on."

"A good page turner! I enjoy books like this. Fun, sexy, and fast paced, this book is a good time. A crisp dry wine and the Man from Ireland make for a nice evening. It's a good adventure story and was intrigued as to how it would end up. All of that is a good recipe for a book like this. Recommend!"

"Now, this is how you develop a character, well done. In addition, the wisdom in this book is so relatable and inspiring. You get a lot more out of this book than a story, although the story is fantastic."