exceprt from B&N: You can just about picture the Reese Witherspoon of Legally Blonde as the spunky heroine of Christina Dodd's first contemporary romantic thriller, a sparkling, sexy payback tale.
Brandi Michaels, a young, gorgeous lawyer, moves to Chicago to join her fiancé, only to find out he's gone to Vegas to marry his pregnant girlfriend. She pawns the engagement ring, vamps herself up, and prepares to sleep with the first sexy man she meets that night. That man turns out to be a playboy Italian count and jewel thief, Roberto Bartolini, and the weekend is as hot and heavy as she could wish. On Monday, there's another surprise -- guess who turns out to be the client of her new law firm? Brandi not only gets to defend Roberto, who's accused of stealing a jewel, but to spend time with him 24/7, as a judge remands him into her custody. Can she reform this handsome bad boy in a hurry and prevent the jewel heist of the century in the process? Ginger Curwen
This was a fun read. The heroine came from a troubled family and there were family dynamics throughout the book which were interesting. Also, I was kept in suspense about the hero until the very end. The characters were very engaging. Her mom played a large part in the book and was quite funny. Overall, a very good suspense/action/romance. I will be looking for some more contemporary Dodd to read.
I enjoyed this book. It was much different than I was expecting. I found out from Christina Dodd's web site that this book is the first of the Fortune Hunter series. The second & third books are "Tongue in Chic" & "Thigh High".
I love all of Dodd's books, but it took me a while to finish this one. I actually have red all the others following this one. Despite my delayed finishing of the book I am happy with story and would recommend it as well as all the others in the this brothers series,
What a great book! It's on the Best Seller list and it sounded good so I splurged and bought it (even though I have about 50 books waiting to be read). A good story line and what a surprise at the end. It was hard to put down once I got started reading it.
Karen T. (Kaytea) reviewed Trouble in High Heels (Fortune Hunter, Bk 1) on
When Brandi's fiance dumps her for his pregnant secretary, she pawns her engagement ring, buys a fabulous outfit and spends one night with a gorgeous italian stranger. When she then becomes the mark for a killer she turns to him for assistance.
Great fun and a cinderella story about a gorgeous woman who is dumped my her abusive fiance. Through her fairy "god father" she meets wealthy and charming Count Reberto. Mix a little jewel robery, with a touch of the mafia and you have a fun caper.
Brandi Michaels moves to Chicago to be with her fiance, suffers the trials of moving, frozen pipes, having the wrong furniture delivered, and wondering why her fiance has not called or come by to help. After a terrible day, and a phone call to her mother, he finally calls to tell her he is in Las Vegas and just got married to his pregnant girl friend. Not only does Brandi refuse to return her engagement ring, but she decides to hock it, and splurge on a complete make-over. She also decides to have a one-night stand with the sexiest man she can find....
New Yourk Times bestselling author Christina Dodd delievers this smoldering tale of a man who's not what he seems and a woman who's all trouble....When Brandi discovers her fiance hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his pregnant girlfriend, she pawns her ring and buys herself a fabulous outfit and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto - a man who's destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one things for sure she's not going down without a fight......
When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiance hopping a flight to vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement rign, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto--a man who's destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing's for sure: She's not going down without a fight...
from the back cover:
When Brandi MIchaels discovers her fiance hopping a flight to vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit and spends one sultry nnight in the arms of a gorgeous Italian strangernamed Roberto. When Brandei becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto--