It All Began in Monte Carlo : Elizabeth Adler transports us once again to the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean in this sun-drenched novel full of romance, intrigue, and a few rare diamonds. Sunny Alvarez is tired of having a man who won’t commit and the urge to get away from it all is stronger than ever. In Monte Carlo, she expects rest and relaxation; instead, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue involving a series of robberies of high-end jewelry stores. Can Sunny trust the new friends she meets in this glamorous hotel in the South of France? Plus, there’s Sunny’s old friend, movie star Allie Ray, who owns a vineyard in France and who comes to Sunny’s aid, while at the same time sorting out the life and appearance of her old friend, Pru Hilson, with a makeover that not only changes her dowdy, overweight appearance, but changes Pru into an amateur detective. If Sunny doesn’t untangle this plot, she might end up an unwitting accomplice to theft, blackmail, and even murder. When her boyfriend, Mac Reilly, shows up, he’s ready to do anything to get Sunny back, not the least of which is to solve the crimes and save her life. Filled with the decadent details and “you-are-there” writing that have enthralled Elizabeth Adler’s legion of fans, It All Began in Monte Carlo is a perfect gem and a perfect escape.