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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.

Big if.

©2010 Kyra Davis (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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  • GH
  • Sherborn, MA, United States
  • 02-13-13

A Must Read!

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • 01-09-11

Not worth a credit or even the sale price

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

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Very good

My favorite in the series so far. I guess you learn more about the characters under extremes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Diana
  • Kalaheo, HI, United States
  • 06-18-14

Confusing, long winded overuse of bad language.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Cut out the sexual graphic descriptions/verbiage.

Would you recommend Vows, Vendettas, and a Little Black Dress to your friends? Why or why not?

No, needs to be cleaned up and abridged.

What three words best describe Gabra Zackman’s voice?


Reasonable n clear

Could you see Vows, Vendettas, and a Little Black Dress being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No idea. Would need to be a late night movie

Any additional comments?

I had anticipated this book being similar to a Stephanie PLum novel, no where near.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Judy
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • 08-03-10

Really Good!

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!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not worth your time or credit

I guess I did not expect much, but I at least hoped it would be a little fun. It was boring and not worth the time. Little plot and shallow characters.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Thoroughly unlikable characters

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.

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Predictable again

Maybe this is the reason I'm not in a relationship, but I would have dropped Anatoly a long time ago. Sophie seems to want to constantly want to make their relationship work when he gives very little to the relationship and her piecemeal. The final straw of the information she was told at the end of this book would have been the straw that broke the camels back for me. Don't care what he had to say about it.

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"Why Would I Exfoliate Now?

Would you consider the audio edition of Vows, Vendettas, and a Little Black Dress to be better than the print version?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

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.

What about Gabra Zackman’s performance did you like?

All her male voices are great. She interprets author's humor so well. "She is Sophie"

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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.

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I laughed and cried.

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”?