The peach taffeta Bridesmaid dress- that should be Sophie’s problem. Not attempted murder.
Overjoyed at Maryanne’s engagement, amateur sleuth Sophie Katz can’t wait for the wedding vows and party toasts to begin. But then Dena—best friend, bridesmaid, and all-around vixen—is mysteriously shot just after the announcement. Leave this to the authorities? No way. Dena may never walk again, and Sophie vows to marry her fists with the shooter’s face.
Problem is, the number of suspects is off the charts—from jaded lovers to anti-free-lovers to just plain old haters. Dena’s made plenty of enemies thanks to her popular sex shop—and, yes, she’s no saint—but really, who deserves to be shot?
With an überlogical almost boyfriend condemning her vigilante quest, and a wedding planner going vicariously bridezilla over the dream princess wedding, Sophie’s barely thinking straight. But if she can keep her cool (and avoid all errant taffeta), she just might nab her man and save the (wedding) day.
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I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
This is a must read who-dunnit. Within minutes, Dena is shot in Maryanne's apartment and the rest of the novel is a classily woven who-done-it. There are many twist, turns and interesting backstories. Anatoly get fleshed out and we learn that he has secrets -- so there is a lot of meat in the backstories.
Garra Zackman continue to do a great job narrating and I've become accustomed to her reasonable pace and excellent control of the character interactions.
You want to read this novel and you are going to want to get to the next one as soon as possible. Keep the series going, its still has legs.
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The narrator did a lousy job with the accents. The plot and the characters were mundane. It was paced like a typical cookie-cutter Harlequin romance-- no surprises
Great story! If you are a fan of the series, this one was much better than the last. Excellent cliff-hanger at the end. Good character distinction in the narration except for the fact that every now and then the narrator would slip and use the wrong voice for a character. Other than that, I really enjoyed this one!
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
All the characters are full life in the audio version! Dena is my fave character, and this is her story. However, the subject was a bit darker than I would have liked. It had great humor sprinkled throughout, so you must listen as they bark out loud scenes. MaryAnn steals all the humor in this one! Of course Marcus is as always a true blue friend.
Great listen at 1.25x speed. Beware: if you listen out of order, you will get some info on the preivious book. If you listen to #6 before this story, then you will get the mystery killer reveled in the first 5 min! Why would the author do that?? Authors generally never do that just in case a reader listens or reads out of order. Publisher should have caught it and edited out.
All her male voices are great. She interprets author's humor so well. "She is Sophie"
I started listening to #2,3,4,5 after a long moratorium from listening to #1. All the books have Great chick lit. humor and a mystery! On to last book, Anatoly's story.
This starts off with a bang that no one hears. In the first few pages, Mary Ann tells Sophie and Dena she is engaged, Dena gets shot in the back and can’t feel her legs, and Sophie and Anatoly (her boyfriend and a PI) both try to figure out who shot Dena and why.
There are a lot of references to kinky acts and steamy situations, but most of it is left to the reader's imagination making this book spicy and sensual rather than hot.
I laughed, I snorted, I cried, I cheered and stayed up late just to read "one more chapter", which always turned into three. I look forward to the next book about Sophie which I have already purchased! As Anatoly and her friends would say, “what will she get herself into next”?
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
My favorite in the series so far. I guess you learn more about the characters under extremes.
Cut out the sexual graphic descriptions/verbiage.
No, needs to be cleaned up and abridged.
Reasonable n clear
No idea. Would need to be a late night movie
I had anticipated this book being similar to a Stephanie PLum novel, no where near.
A better story
This was entirely disappointing. I did listen to the bitter end just to see who the culprit was. But the story was slow and boring. I didn't care for the characters, I did not like the narration, the whole thing was a miss for me.
Yes, if they were just looking for something short and easy and entertaining but not serious.
I thought she did a great job with all of them. Marianne was funny because she said things that were so dumb.
I did laugh. Some of the lines were just so cheesy they were funny.
I love these books, not because of Sophie's sleuthing skills (she doesn't have any) but because of the strong, dynamic characters. Sophie's primary investigation skills are getting into the middle of things and messing them up, she's a pathological liar, constantly fights with her boyfriend and has a tendency to do exactly what she shouldn't because someone pissed her off. In short, she could easily be a real woman. I don't think these books would suffer a bit if there was no murder, but there is and the villain is never straight-forward.
The scene where they catch the killer.
Anatoly opening up to Sophie after their fight.
Yes. I had to force myself to go to bed.
Listen to the series sequentially because they're all great books.
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