Murphy’s Law by Lisa Marie Rice
Math genius Faith Murphy breaks her own personal Murphy’s Law with hockey hunk Nick Rossi, the man she’s been in love with for the past year. When he doesn’t remember her name the morning after a steamy night together, Faith flees to a math conference in beautiful Siena, Italy. But her own Murphy’s Law follows her to Italy. The very first morning she discovers her boss’s dead body. Not that he didn’t need killing, but Faith has to convince the homicide cop, who happens to be Nick’s cousin, that she didn’t do it. A murder is a terrible thing but it doesn’t get much attention in Siena during Palio season, that no-holds-barred medieval horse race that fires up the city.
Nick’s career has come to an end due to a head injury. Devastated and drunk, he seduces Faith and only realizes once she is gone that she might be the woman of his life. He heads to Siena to convince his cousin Dante that Faith is innocent and to win her back. And he’ll stop at nothing to make sure she’s back in his arms again.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is completely different from anything else I have read by Lisa Marie Rice. It was funny and light although there were serious issues taking place.
I loved that the heroine was a math nerd. I did not like that the hero was considered to be dumb by all his friends and family. Faith is the only person in Nick’s life who has never made fun of his intelligence.
I have to wonder if she ever wrote a book about Nick’s cousin Dante. He definitely needs his own story.