Faith West is a children’s librarian in Chicago who is jilted on her wedding day for not being exciting enough. She decides to go on her honeymoon to Italy by herself, where she meets and spends her time with the handsome Caine. After finding out he is the employee of a rival private investigation firm to her family’s firm and was sent to keep an eye on her (and that he blames her father for precipitating his own father’s suicide), she ditches him and heads back to Chicago. Taking her ex-fiance’s cricism to heart, she quits her job at the library and goes to work for her father as a researcher and investigator. In her new job, Faith keeps running into Caine, and things just continue to become more complicated wtih each encounter.
I picked up Mad, Bad and Blonde because the main character is a librarian. I kept reading because the story was funny, and I liked the main character and the love interest. Cathie Linz has great secondary characters and we’ll see Faith and Caine again in her next romantic comedy about Faith’s cousin, Megan, in Luck Be a Lady.