Book Reviews of Get a Clue (Wicked Women)

Get a Clue (Wicked Women)
Get a Clue - Wicked Women
Author: Jill Shalvis
ISBN-13: 9780758211385
ISBN-10: 0758211384
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 192 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Take the heat and sizzle from an episode of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, mix it in with the mystery from MURDER, SHE WROTE, then stir it together with a dash of the exotic from SIX FEET UNDER and what you have is Jill Shalvis's romantic-mystery-comedy, GET A CLUE. The current installment in the "Wicked" Women Whodunit series, this book is sure to make you laugh, pant, and cheer-all at the same time.

Breanne Mooreland is having a really bad day. Left standing at the altar, she decides there's only one way to get over the embarrassment of being jilted-go on her honeymoon and rack up as many expensive charges as she can on Dean "the lying rat monkey's" credit card. But the day that started out bad is about to get a lot worse, when she's forced to endure the airplane flight from hell, loses her luggage somewhere over Timbuktu, and arrives at the mountain lodge only to be snowed in by the mother of all blizzards. Then, finally entering her expensive and all-ready-paid- for-by-Dean-and-filled-with-erotic-gift-baskets honeymoon suite, she finds a naked man standing in the shower. Her shower. A man who, for all intents and purposes, has absolutely no intention of vacating the suite-with or without Breanne's permission, and whether or not she decides to stay in the suite with him.

Now the phone is dead, the electricity is out, there's only the one house for the two of them, and there's a dead body in the attic. There's also a man who looks like a member of a motorcycle gang claiming to be the butler, a missing manager, a sexy maid, and a handful of other nefarious characters running around the house-and no one seems to know what to do or how to do it.

Now naked guy, aka San Francisco Detective Cooper Scott, is feeling desperate. Not only is he unbelievably attracted to Breanne, his houseguest, but now there's a dead body to attend to, a missing manager to find, and suspects to question. Breanne's honeymoon-all ready minus the groom-isn't shaping up to be much of a vacation, and Cooper's determined to keep her safe. And it doesn't have anything to do with the pink vibrator in their suite-really.

Jill Shalvis has penned another winner, an exciting mix of action-adventure, police procedural, wickedly funny whodunit, and steamy romance. You can't go wrong picking up a copy of GET A CLUE-but don't blame me if you're disappointed when the story is over.
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Helpful Score: 3
quick easy read with very likable characters that will keep you laughing. Definitely worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 3
A fun read - the heroine has had the week from hell:
* fancy wedding - but the groom doesn't show up
* rather than face the commiseration and speculation - she flies off on her prepaid honeymoon - on an airplane with screaming, odoriferous passengers
* she arrives at her Tahoe destination - but her luggage doesn't, leaving her with two scanty negligees and some makeup to face a week in the Sierras
* nobody mentioned that the Sierras were being hit by the 'storm of the century' - for which she was seriously underdressed
* her honeymoon suite has a naked man in the shower - when they show up the staff is spooky - the place is bitterly cold and the power is out
* AND THEN she trips over the body...

It's every wacky house party plot you've ever run across - from Agatha Christie to Clue - filled with quirky characters, tension, and lots of 'whodunnit'. And it has a VERY satisfactory conclusion - for all concerned!
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Helpful Score: 3
Take the heat and sizzle from an episode of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, mix it in with the mystery from MURDER, SHE WROTE, then stir it together with a dash of the exotic from SIX FEET UNDER and what you have is Jill Shalvis's romantic-mystery-comedy, GET A CLUE. The current installment in the "Wicked" Women Whodunit series, this book is sure to make you laugh, pant, and cheer-all at the same time.

Breanne Mooreland is having a really bad day. Left standing at the altar, she decides there's only one way to get over the embarrassment of being jilted-go on her honeymoon and rack up as many expensive charges as she can on Dean "the lying rat monkey's" credit card. But the day that started out bad is about to get a lot worse, when she's forced to endure the airplane flight from hell, loses her luggage somewhere over Timbuktu, and arrives at the mountain lodge only to be snowed in by the mother of all blizzards. Then, finally entering her expensive and all-ready-paid- for-by-Dean-and-filled-with-erotic-gift-baskets honeymoon suite, she finds a naked man standing in the shower. Her shower. A man who, for all intents and purposes, has absolutely no intention of vacating the suite-with or without Breanne's permission, and whether or not she decides to stay in the suite with him.

Now the phone is dead, the electricity is out, there's only the one house for the two of them, and there's a dead body in the attic. There's also a man who looks like a member of a motorcycle gang claiming to be the butler, a missing manager, a sexy maid, and a handful of other nefarious characters running around the house-and no one seems to know what to do or how to do it.

Now naked guy, aka San Francisco Detective Cooper Scott, is feeling desperate. Not only is he unbelievably attracted to Breanne, his houseguest, but now there's a dead body to attend to, a missing manager to find, and suspects to question. Breanne's honeymoon-all ready minus the groom-isn't shaping up to be much of a vacation, and Cooper's determined to keep her safe. And it doesn't have anything to do with the pink vibrator in their suite-really.

Jill Shalvis has penned another winner, an exciting mix of action-adventure, police procedural, wickedly funny whodunit, and steamy romance. You can't go wrong picking up a copy of GET A CLUE-but don't blame me if you're disappointed when the story is over.
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Helpful Score: 3
Cute book. First time to read Jill Shalvis. Will probably read more from her.
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Helpful Score: 2
Cute story! I loved it.
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Not sure why others don't like this one. It's funny, well-written, and has good character development. Sure it is the jilted bride cliche, but done in a fresh way. There is a little romance, a little mystery, a little angstâit has all the escapism one desires of a romance novel in a well-crafted book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Fun, really likable characters. Farcical; reminded me of old comedy movies from the 30's and 40's, but with lots more sex.
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Helpful Score: 2
Ugh...didn't even finish....'heroine' was too annoying to continue. Thank goodness this was not my first Shskvis book, otherwise would never pick up another one. Honestly, don't waste your time.
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Helpful Score: 1
Well, it sounded like a good book. Two pages in I disliked the heroine so much I wanted to quit reading the book. By page 11 I couldn't waste another second of my time & gave up. I have no idea if the hero was likable or not but it wouldn't have made any difference to my overall opinion of this novel.

Definitely not worth a PBS credit. Don't waste your time!!
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Fun chick lit!
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I skimmed through this book. About a woman, Breanne who goes to her honeymoon alone after being jilted at the altar for the 3rd time. When she gets there she finds a naked man showering in her honeymoon suite and embarrassingly oogles him. He catches her and she runs off and then he follows. Then the lights go out. Cooper Scott is a cop who has left the force and is trying to figure out his life. Meanwhile there is a giant snowstorm and the electricity has gone out, and the main boss of the hotel Edward, is found dead. There are suspects - the cook Shelly (and twin sister Stacy), the butler Dante, the maid Lariana (who has something going on with the handyman Patrick). Hijinks ensue. Basically romance with some "mystery" thrown in. Breanne and Cooper keep finding ways to unclothe each other but then Breanne keeps pushing Cooper away because now shes scared of making another mistake with a man.. Very engaging writing style, but the story is too romance heavy for my tastes.
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Liked this book a lot. good fast read
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as usual I loved Jill Shalvis' book. Get A Clue is a great book. Ms. Shalvis writes for the reader. I always connect with the characters in her books. They are the kind of books you don't want to put down until you have finished reading it...
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Great book!!! Funny and really great chemistry between two people...
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Romantic and suspenseful
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Filled with laugh out loud moments, this book is a fun romance with a murder mystery too
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I enjoyed this book. The plot was interesting and the charters well defined.Great combination of mystery, romance and comedy. I did find the sexual content excessive and distracting from the story line.
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Cute book!
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Such a cute plot line. Could not put it down!
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Very cute fast read. Enjoyed it.
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I like anything Jill Shalvis writes. Witty, steamy, my kind of book.
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This book had a LOT of steamy scenes which, sometimes, felt like they were thrown in just to have more sex throughout the story. They were well-written, however. I also felt like the story-line of the dead body was weak, but I have to admit, I kept reading because I wanted to know what happened. There's a definite twist and I like that in a murder/mystery. It was a fast read- I read it in one night.
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okay book
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I loved this book! It is hysterical! You will laugh out loud!
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A good read. Good main and secondary characters. Breanne is a city girl stuck alone on her cancelled honeymoon out in the middle of the Sierra mountains. Here she meets a handsome man, naked of course, and finds a dead body.
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One dead body. A house full of wacky suspects. A happy to hate allmen heroine and a guy who doesn't know whether to cuff her or kiss her.
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Loved this book. I was afraid of the jilted bride cliche' but this had a different spin. I was disappointed at the end because I wanted it to keep going.

The characters in the book made me smile and laugh - and don't forget about the 'hot' scenes.

Highly recommend this book!
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A sexy whodunit mystery...cute
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Very entertaining mystery/romance.
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Funny, entertaining book. I recommend this for anyone who is looking for a light read.
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really romantic and funny and sexy and one of Shalvis's best I must say. Worth the read couldnt put it down start to finish.
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Cooper and Breanne are hot and steamy. Great book, with humor, love and lust. Great combo.

From the back of the book:

City girl Breanne Mooreland gets left at the altar, takes the flight from hell to her honeymoon alone, loses her luggage, and ends up snowed in at a Sierra mountains lodge run by the kookiest staff this side of the Addams Family. Oh, and there's a gorgeous naked man taking a shower in her suite who says he isn't going anywhere. That's just the first 24 hours....

Burned-out vice cop Cooper Scott is in serious need of this vacation, and he's not about to give up the only available room because an upset--okay, make that insane woman is having a conniption fit. They'll just have to make the best of it--her side of the bed versus his. But when Cooper wakes up kissing the long, leggy Breanne, he wants to show her exactly what the honeymoon suite is intended for. But that will have to wait, because a screaming Breanne has just stumbled on a very dead body. So much for a vacation...
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Breanne just got dumped at the alter. So, she decides to go on her honeymoon alone, since it's all paid for. She has bad taste in men and this was the 3rd time she's been dumped. Cooper, on leave, happened to be booked for the same weekend. Oops, double booked! I wonder what is going to happen?????
Breanne had so many moments I wanted to slap some sense into her. First, her declaration on "no more men." Really, could have fooled me! Secondly, her packing for the week in the mountains- didn't she think to check the weather forecast? That would be a no. She squeaks, scream, and startles so damn much, locks herself out in the snow, gets lost in the house (seriously, the house can't be THAT big!), touches bloody gloves despite knowing she shouldn't. I could go on.
Cooper wasn't much better. One minute, he'd be a pushy asshole, and the next he'd be nice and comforting.
The rest of the cast of characters all had their moments too. For one, since the discovery of the dead body, you'd think they'd all stick together. Nope, they continue to all go their separate ways and have the run of the house. Plus, bears hibernate in the winter (bears was one of the reasons for not trying to dig out and try to get help).
If I were to base this on just the characters and the level of intelligence they exhibited, this was be a 2 at most. But, despite all the head shakes and eye rolls, this kept me entertained this weekend. In addition, the characters were likable and loyal to each other. I also liked the who-did-it. One of the (rare?) books where everyone was TSTL and went at it like rabbits. Sorry rabbits.
This author's newer stuff is much better. This quote also angered me (pg 8) "...would never marry, would never bring forth grandchildren into the world, and therefore would never amount to anything." I *almost* threw this across the room.