Sorry guys; I could not get into this book no matter how hard I tried. I like this author, but this one was too bland for me.
A must read. Fun and easy read. Sometimes we just do not want something to heavy to read, this fills just that spot.
Love the Maggie and Saint Just adventures!!
Excellent book, funny, quick read.
Reviewer: Ellen "avid reader" (Washington State) -
I'm a huge Kasey Michael's fan--if I see a new release with her name on it, I grab it immediately. But especially, I've devoured the Maggie series--just LOVE them--and High Heels and Homicide is no exception. As the other reviewers have said, this story largely takes place at an English country estate where Maggie's book is being made into a film, and it's one entertaining ride!
So often, Michaels' stories take on the quality of a good Shakespearean comedy, where nobody is who they seem, and they're all a little bit whacky. With the lovable cast of secondary characters who appear throughout the series--naive Stering, 12-stepping Bernie, and Maggie's agent, Tabby--the reader feels like they've come home to their flawed, but wonderful family. Speaking of family, we finally get a glimpse of Maggie's in this book, which helps to explain some of her charming idiosyncrasies.
The sexual tension heats up between Maggie and Saint Just in this book; while at the same time, she's afraid to allow herself to love him (in the event he goes *poof* one day). She also struggles with Alex's 21st century behavior, and tries to reconcile his sins by having his 19th century character atone for them--which fails miserably. So, the line between fiction and reality blurs, which makes the story even more interesting.
Michael's voice is lively and witty. The story premise is unique. The characters are unforgettable. Five stars all the way!
Great escape from everything book. Well written, actually has a plot and characters to grow fond of and it is a hoot to read.
When mystery author Maggie Kelly heads across the pond for a movie shoot -- accompanied by her once-fictional, now all-too-real (not to mention sexy) hero, Alexandre, Viscount Saint Just -- she can only hope for a jolly good time. And that's exactly what she gets -- if "jolly good" is Britspeak for "totally crazy"....