The Private Investigator's Handbook Rule #1: Don't break the law Rule #2: See Rule #1 ...And then there's Addison Holmes, who makes up her handbook as she goes along. Addison is licensed to carry and she means business. The only thing getting in her way is a sexy detective, a neighborhood watch from hell, a dead billionaire, a black market sperm bank, and a long lost heir. Piece of cake...
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Read from December 03 to 04, 2013
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First thought when Finished: Whiskey for Breakfast was another entertaining listen that had me giggling. OMG that ending!
Overall Thoughts: Oh Addison! She is hands down one of my favorite hot messes of all time. This gal just can't seem to do anything in a traditional sense and that leads to some romping good times. This is the 3rd book in the series (I think they can all be read stand alone but you miss some character development) and the characters are still as entertaining as ever. It takes a village to help Addison crack a case (stay out of trouble) and her village rocks. I was glad to see a resolution to the love triangle even though it was another loss for me in the "character picks the other guy" lotto. The case wasn't the strongest in the series but it was still fun to follow. Liliana just knows how to entertain and make you grin!
Narrated By Connie Ventress / Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
I waited months for the audiobook to come out because Connie is Addison to me. This is one of those series that will forever be an audiobook buy for me as long as Connie is doing the narration. She has fun and quirky down to a science!
Final Thoughts: Can't wait for the next one! I mean the ending alone made my jaw drop :)
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There is just something so appealing about this series. Addison is a certified hotmess, but ya gotta love her. She falls int solving her cases despite her best efforts to mess things up. It a wonder the girl has survived, they should have a special room at the hospital just for her!
I have said in the past that I think Savage is a better match for her in the romance department, but Ms Hart is determined to have us think she should be with Nick. Maybe she is just the girl to get him to lighten up and challenge him. They do have chemistry that peels the wallpaper.
The smexy stuff is mostly closed bedroom with hints of details here and there. Things get hot and bothered but never go to full on erotic details. Addison has a way of bringing out the beast in men who are interested in her. I have also noted she rarely gets it on in the bedroom, so many other parts of the house are more interesting!
The narrative is still first person, Addison has a quirky POV that makes the series a laugh riot. I do not usually like this tense, but I have found it doesn't bother me as much in audio. Go figure.
There are so many lively and dynamic supporting characters in the series. I love everybody and really they are the reason Addison survives all her mishaps! I might even have a book crush on dishy Savage!
The mystery this time was a bit all over the place. I would have liked more clues to make it solvable. The end was a but Scooby Doo for me, the culprit came from left field. It was just all over the place and I had a little trouble keeping up with all the sub-plots.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Connie Ventress, who does a wonderful job as always. She has a wonderful Southern accent that makes the character come to life. Great pacing and a soothing tone. She is perfectly matched to the series and I love her energy. Definitely hope to hear more of her reads!
Overall, this series is a guilty pleasure. It started out feeling very similar to another series but it is slowly becoming it's own animal. I am hooked and can't wait to see what happens next! Oh boy, that ending was a kicker!!
I would recommend this as a fun read, interesting, a bit risqué on occasion but not in an offensive way -- just all around fun!
Addision - personality and southern gentility in manner of speaking if not in thinking. :)
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