Monday, December 17, 2012

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

From Amazon(image and blurb):
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash—fast—but times are tough, and soon she’s forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family...

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie’s bail bonding company. She’s got no experience. But that doesn’t matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants, to the time Steph hit him with her father’s Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water—wanted for murder...

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn’t. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she’ll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight—and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man...

I had picked this book up to read as the movie trailer looked funny.  Humor is definitely a way to get me hooked.  The book had been sitting on the TBR mountain for a while and on a long road trip I finally was able to read it.  Apparently I am on a mystery/detective kick and this book was another good read!  There is a lot of sarcastic humor, which is right up my alley!  I will say that there is some sexual and adult content that I do not recommend it to a young adult.

The story line is very fast paced!  I was drawn in by the first line and the story didn't let me go.  I was able to read it in about half a day of straight reading.  I was definitely on the edge of my seat.  There are some intense scenes but they helped to keep me on the edge of my seat!

I definitely recommend reading this book, and can't wait to read the rest of the series!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Angel Dance by M.D. Grayson

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From Amazon:   Gina Fiore - beautiful Seattle heiress has vanished.
A foreign drug cartel and a Chicago organized crime family are looking.

Can Danny Logan rescue her before the noose closes?

I was approached by M.D. Grayson to read and review his book.  I took interest in it because I had started to enjoy the mystery genre.  I wasn't disappointed in the least!

I loved the old fashion detective undertones, while the story was in modern times.  The story was fast paced, and had lots of twists that I didn't see what was coming...even the ending was a bit unpredictable!  Since I am just beginning to venture into the genre and I may not have picked up all the clues.  Also there is a bit of a romance plot but it is minor and sort of sneaks up on you!

I also liked that it was told through one perspective, Danny Logan's, so nothing was revealed too early, and kept you thinking about what was going on.  Danny is a great character.  He is a 30 year old, that has been in the military and is now a PI. I enjoyed his sarcasm, which was humorous.  He is also a caring person, but isn't a wuss by any means!!  

The story line is very involved and kept me spellbound! Definitely a good read!


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