I have mixed feelings about this one. Its a good mystery story, with themes of love, loyalty, betrayal, attraction, trust and mistrust. But some of the characters are tedious. Ivy, the heroiene was betrayed by a former boyfriend, who wiped her out financially, and ruined her careeer and reputation as an accountant. She rebuilt her live, with a radio talk show, advising women to take care of themselves personally, and financially. Then some valuable statues with alleged magical effects on people are stolen, and Ivy's mother is suspected to be involved. Luke has been hired to find the figurines. He's pretty sure Ivy is the mastermind behind the whole thing. Luke's got some hang ups, too. Ivy's mother is portrayed as weak, gullible, almost mentally deficient. Its a good story, just repetetive in some places. The sex scenes are steamy.
i really liked this book. finished it one afternoon.
I totally agree with Elizabeth's review - 100%. I loved this authors' Stephanie Plum series, but this book just didn't live up to the author's potential. I wanted to bitch-slap the mother, & bang a few heads together - the characters were THAT annoying.
This is my first full length novel by Apodaca. It was fun and had a bit of mystery thrown in. I didn't mind that most of the characters were so damaged and needed to find themselves again.
Good easy read. Will look for more things by her.