Great light mystery read. Romance is not over the top and it was a great listen driving to and from work. My work reading is so heavy that I need light-weight pleasure reading that is still intelligent and mature and this hit the spot.
I enjoyed this book because I like the entire series. I would not recommend reading this book without reading the earlier books. I am looking forward to the next one!
I always look forward to the Sophie Katz series. These are such fun stories! Great characters, all with different personalities that make you love them, or want to strangle them. Hilarious situations when they come together, and often clash with each other. I love everything about these books. I can't wait til the next one comes out!
I loved this plot. It had Kyra Davis' usual wit that had me laughing out loud. Gabra Zackman does such a good job with the characters. When I reread Kyra Davis' first two books in the series I instinctively heard Gabra's voice in my head. I just couldn't stand the cliff-hanger. The other books in the series had a definate ending, but this one left me unsatisfied. Now I have to wait till next year for the results and conclusions. But, I'm hooked on Kyra Davis, so I will wait impatiently for it. If you haven't read the other books in her series you should read those first just to get some background on the characters but the plot does stand alone from the other books.
... good enough to want more either of the same or a new series. Please do! And thanks in advance.
I decided to read this book having not read any of the other books in the series and not really knowing what to expect. Parts of the writing of this book disappointed me, some bored me, while others made me laugh out loud. The gay friend, Marcus, I found to be hilarious, sort of the comic relief. I was turned off by the mix of this story being a mystery and romance novel. The main character reminded me of a grown-up Nancy Drew but the relationship with the Ned Nickerson character was not purely innocent (the way I feel it should be). I just didn't expect to be reading about the strong female protagonist's sex life.
I wanted to like this book. I really did. I liked the first two books, hated the third, and skipped the fourth, since I had gotten this one on a special deal. I really liked the characters in the first two books. This book, well, I have no idea why Anatoly is still taking the crap Sophie dishes out constantly; Sophie has turned into a self-righteous shrew, and Mary Ann is starting to seem like the only sane and smart one in the bunch. The joke about peach taffeta was so overused as to become painful. Sigh. I won't be coming back for more, even if another one is written. I'll stick to C.E. Murphy for my Gabra Zackman fix.
Love A Mystery Girl
What's meant to be smart, hip, funny and clever turns out to be flat, disagreeable and completey boring. What is this story's ultimate downfall isn't the mediocre reading, but the fact that it's simply not well-written. The main character, Sophie, in particular is hypocritical, judgmental and downright stupid, all the while the author tries to make the audience believe, Sophie, is smart, funny and likable. In fact most of the characters in the book are thoroughly unpleasant and the ones who aren't are woefully underdeveloped. I'm glad I bought this while it was on sale, but unfortunately, unlike a book, I can't give it away even to a charity. I'm stuck with the dud.
Loved the comments from the book written by Sophie, the main character, at the beginning of every chapter. Darn right belly laughs. Title fits well. I will never be able to look at a peach dress without cracking up. Best of the series, highly recommend.