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Body Movers | [Stephanie Bond]

Body Movers

Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her brother. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiance dumping her. And she didn't plan on still being single 10 years later, working at Neiman Marcus, with no idea where her fugitive parents are. Until her lovable brother is arrested, and the hunky cop decides to reopen her parents' case.
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Publisher's Summary

Will her killer fashion sense prove fatal?

So Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her brother. She didn't plan on having the silver spoon ripped from her mouth and forgoing college to work retail. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiancé dumping her. And she didn't plan on still being single 10 years later, working at Neiman Marcus, with no idea where her fugitive parents are. But she's coping.

Until her lovable brother is arrested, and the hunky cop decides to reopen her parents' case.

Her brother becomes a body mover for the morgue, and his sexy boss gets Carlotta involved.

Her former fiancé's wife (a good customer) is murdered, fingering Carlotta.

With three men in her life, Carlotta has added motivation to help bag a murderer to keep her own well-dressed body from being next on the list!

Your move: check out the rest of the Body Movers series.

©2008 Stephanie Bond; (P)2008 Books on Tape

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    Corie Athens, GA, USA 09-09-09
    Corie Athens, GA, USA 09-09-09
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    "Makes me want to change my job."

    I love all of these books. I guess it helps that I'm from Atlanta and have had to suffer through quite a few TERRIBLE southern accents, and Cassandra Campbell does a great job of affecting the accent without throwing the entire south into the boonies.
    When I first bought the paperback book about 6 years ago I had expected more sex, but by the time I got engrossed in all of the men in Carlotta's life I was just as enthralled by all of the sexual tension! Jeeze.
    Anyway. I love these books. There're more coming out next year, and I can't wait. Go for it.

    Oh, and I almost never know who the "bad guy" is. It's ridiculous. I re-listen to these more frequently than I do any other books in my library.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Goldenberg 07-17-12
    Goldenberg 07-17-12
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    "I didn't hate it but not my cup of tea"

    I should start by saying that I love sci-fi and romance mixed with a good twisting plot. So when I chose this book I assumed that not having the Sci-Fi won’t be that bad since I still get 2 out of 3.

    (Spoiler alert you might want to stop reading now)...


    I was wrong - there is NO romance either (so that left me with 1 out of 3), the reason I said spoiler alert was because maybe there are some hopeless listeners out there who will listen to the whole 11hours of this book hoping that the romance is around the corner – well it ain’t.

    So for the remaining 1 (twisting plot), the book (for me personally) was slow to pick up and didn’t really until the last 1.5h (which makes it 9.5h of not very satisfying listen). The twist was alright but I just didn't care at that point. There were too many long description of going to work, working, coming back home etc.

    The book has 2 main characters that make stupid decisions and end up paying for them so it imitates the life of most folks with the knack for stupidity. Personally, I don’t like those story lines in movies or books (I will add that I don’t like the show “weeds” for this same reason so if you like that show ignore my long comment).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Bassett, VA, United States 01-03-12
    Amy Bassett, VA, United States 01-03-12 Member Since 2010

    Likes: Dean Koontz, Lee Child, Janet Eveanvich, Jennifer Crusie/Bob Mayer, Harlen Coben....a real mixed bag!

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    "Was looking for a new series to start.....found it"

    I enjoy a real variety of fiction, so I always try to keep a few series of books going at the same time, depending on my mood - I have loved the Janet Evanovich books for my "light reading", but had read everything she had, so I started searching for "new to me" authors. I did enjoy this book, although, I am sure as the series goes on and the characters are fleshed out/developed more thoroughly, I will get more into the story line. All in all, I do not regret this purchase, and look forward to reading the next in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Paula In the Heart Land of America 02-28-10
    Paula In the Heart Land of America 02-28-10 Member Since 2009

    The Sisters Review

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    "A really good series"

    This book is the first in the series. As with any series the characters aren't fully developed but they are interesting and the plot is good.

    A little romance between 3 possible suitors, a little mystery that seems to involve murder, and family drama as her parents are on the run and she tries to care for her 19 year old brother who lacks personal judgement and self-control.

    I quickly bought the second in the series and am really glad that I did.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elfriede Bellefonte, PA, United States 05-06-12
    Elfriede Bellefonte, PA, United States 05-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Only Listened because I paid for it"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    no one - was slow - plot was predictable - main character no redeeming qualities


    Has Body Movers turned you off from other books in this genre?

    not in this genre but from this author


    How could the performance have been better?

    had some suspense , some humor ANYTHING - was truly awful


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Body Movers?

    the simpering make out sessions , the internal thoughts of the main character


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't waste your money on this one ...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa 06-20-15
    Melissa 06-20-15

    Mysteries are my favorite, but I love most any well written books.

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    "Surprisingly good!"

    I know you can't judge a book by its cover and this book proves it. I've avoided this series for quite some time just because the covers are on the cheesy side. I finally broke down and listen to the first book in the series and enjoyed it very much. The plot and characters both had depth and facets that kept your attention till the end. I'm looking forward to The second book in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon D. Moore 06-19-15 Member Since 2014

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    "A cute new series"

    Long but a nice intro to a series that promises to be interesting . A body moving co is a great profession to find juicy mysteries.

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    hannah 05-25-15
    hannah 05-25-15
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    "Enjoyed"

    Im stuck on a couch unable to open my eyes more than a crack and for very short times. These books are keeping my sanity. Im a new fan of Stephenie Bond and getting the next book right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 12-27-14
    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 12-27-14 Member Since 2012
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    "great series"

    ready for the next one.... was a good easy listen. glad i got it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jill-O SPOTSYLVANIA, VA, United States 02-11-14
    Jill-O SPOTSYLVANIA, VA, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2015

    Amazon is my favourite way to shop!

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    "I Loved It, but want to hear more!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book was very entertaining and fun. I am going to be checking frequently to see if the rest in this series come out through Audible. Really hopeful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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