Presley Thurman, a sassy, thirty-something red-head, was looking to reinvent herself. She didn’t allow the fact she was recently fired to bother her – she was ready to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Presley is a lover of shopping and Starbucks, and even though she sometimes had bad taste in men, she always had great taste in clothes. Not looking back on corporate America, Presley decided to follow her dream. With her feisty nature and a spirit to not "sweat the small stuff," she was ready to tackle any challenge (even if she had no idea how she would pay the bills). When her friend Trevor offered her a job with his online magazine to interview public figures, she jumped at the chance. However, the new job turned into something unexpected when the U.S. Senator she was slated to write about was murdered – in her home town! Presley was excited – she hadn’t seen so much buzz since the spring sample sale at Saks. She was ready for this adventure, even if it didn’t seem to fit neatly into her life. She couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be in the middle of the buzz. Presley was determined (not to mention curious) to find the killer and write her story. After all, she couldn’t afford her shoe habit without a job and she was certainly not one to shy away from danger. The only thing standing in her way was an old high school fling, Cooper Sands, head of the Senator’s security. He was not actually standing in her way, but because of his good looks, he was the biggest distraction and one she was having the hardest time overcoming. Cooper felt it was too dangerous for Presley to look for a killer and tried to distract her with reliving the past; which Presley found more dangerous than any killer. While she attempted to resist Cooper’s good looks and charm, Presley was able to discover the Senator’s wife, Helen, had been having an affair… with her best friend’s boyfriend! Did Helen kill the Senator? Or was it the Senator’s love of gambling that got him killed? And what was Cooper’s secret tie to the mob boss Garrison Palazzo? Presley was betting her favorite pair of Manolo’s she will find the killer… but will time run out!
First I have to say OMG!!!! That was a great book!! As soon as it came in the mail, I couldn’t resist myself. I read it way ahead of schedule and wanted to publish my review right away. But sadly, I had to wait to publish it so that the book tour could hit my page.
But guess what, its here! The book tour is here today so I get to tell you all about this book. I read it in one sitting. I absolutely loved it. I can’t wait for another book by this author. Because if this is not being made into a series, then I will cry.
So Presley’s boss was a massive creep. She did the right thing by just walking out of her job. But now that she is out of work, how will she work to support her expensive habit of SHOPPING?
I was completely shocked by this book. Not many cozy mysteries can leave me guessing right up until the end. Usually I will at least narrow it down some and one of the people I suspect is the murderer. Well, I did not even have an inkling with this book. I love it when they can surprise me.
Ohhh and that Cooper… let me tell you he is H…O…T… smokin’! The chemistry created between Cooper and Presley just sizzles off the page.
If you love a really great cozy, then run out and get this today. You won’t want to wait to read it. Like I said, as soon as it came in the mail, I read it right away.
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