If you've read any or all of the body movers series, you HAVE to read this! Body Movers is a spinoff of this book and it's really interesting to see a little more into the life of Carlotta. For any of you who have never read a Stephanie Bond mystery, this is the book I would recommend you start with. You'll for sure want more from her after this one!
This is story of some romance, several murders and a lot of mayhem.
Just when you think what else could happen? It does!
A great story, I could not put it down!
For all of you Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich) fans, here is a book sure to whet your appetite between the Plum books.
Realtor Jolie Goodman quit her job over her new boss demanding she do an unethical act in order to make a sale. Jolie temporarily (and not quite so successfully) sells shoes at the Nieman Marcus in Atlanta's Lenox Mall. There she meets Beck Underwood of Underwood Broadcasting, who needs socks and shoes having just returned from Central America. The duo is attracted to one another, but nothing comes of it. Not jus because she is working, but police Detective Salyers arrives to question Jolie about her missing boyfriend Gary Hagan, whose car was found in the Chattahoochee with a dead woman inside!
The police suspect that Jolie abetted Gary in his escape though she denies involvement. As Detective Salyers searches for Gary, he quietly warns Jolie to watch herself as he is in danger and she might be. Meanwhile she runs into Beck at the first of many parties that she crashes and soon they begin to fall in love. However, after Gary, she has doubts about her taste in men. Besides which she is in danger from people who believe she has something of Gary's that they want at ANY cost.
Though the police procedural/Gary subplot in many ways takes center stage and the conspiracy behind all this is overdone, the contemporary romance between Jolie and Beck is well written and cleverly interwoven with the case. The support cast adds depth especially those co-workers like the ultra-tall long necked professional party crasher who mentors the heroine in the arts of attending celebrity events for free. Fans will appreciate this mixing of humor and love within in a crime thriller while attending an advanced class in Party Crashing 301.
Jolie Goodman hooks up with a pair of retail fashionistas who make crashing parties a art form. The fun and games come to an end when the "crashers" are figured for the murder of a sexty soriee who's party they crashed.
Enjoyable. Did not want to put it down until it was completed.
This was an OK book. I read it because it had Carlotta (Body Movers series) as a secondary character like an introduction to her. The book had a good mystery & a little bit of romance. I like it because the sex scenes weren't detailed & I couldn't figure out who the killer was
Jolie Goodman never yearned for life in Atlanta's fast lane; however, recently her boyfriend vanished with her car and her search for answers leads her to some very exclusive circles. Holie hooks up with a pair of retail fashionistas who have made crashing society bashes an art form and soon she finds herself rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous - and rubbing other body parts with one of Atlanta's most eligible bachelors. Then a body turns up at a sexy soiree that the women have crashed and the fun and games come to a dead end when the "crashers" are fingered for murder
Jolie Goodman never yearned for a life in Atlanta's fast lane. All she wants is a career in real estate, and she's willing to sell shoes in Neiman Marcus over the holidays to make ends meet. But recently, her boyfriend vanished -- with her car -- and her search for answers leads her to some very exclusive circles. Jolie hooks up with a pair of retail fashionistas who have made crashing society bashes an art form, and soon findsherself rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous ... and rubbing other body parts with one of Atlanta's most eligible bachelors!
But Jolie can't shake the feeling that she's being pursued ... right into a dangerous clique where friends and enemies look the same, and flirtation is the preferred party favor. Jolie and her gal pals become the toast of the town ... until a body turns up at a sexy soiree the women have crashed. The fun and games come to a dead end when the "crashers" are fingered for the murder. The women have to pull all the tricks out of their designer bags to try to trap a stalker before Jolie, once the life of the party, becomes the death of the party.