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Publisher's Summary

“Smart, entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny!” (Liliana Hart, New York Times bestselling author) 

Valentine Beaumont is a beautician with a problem. Not only has she got a meddling mother, a wacky staff, and a dying business, but now she’s got a dead client who was strangled while awaiting her facial. 

With business the way it is, combing through this mystery may be the only way to save her salon. Until a second murder, an explosion, a kidnapping, death threats, and the hard-nosed Detective Romero complicate things. But Valentine will do anything to untangle the crime. That’s if she can keep her tools of the trade in her bag, keep herself alive, and avoid falling for the tough detective. 

In the end, how hard can that be?

©2016 Arlene McFarlane (P)2019 Arlene McFarlane

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Weak

Meant to be a Stephanie Plum but a poor imitation. I Could not finish it🥲

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Boring

I feel that the story was influenced by Janet Evanovich without the funny characters. I found myself avoiding listening. I started weeks ago and still didn’t finish.

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Not a favorite.

Only finished the book because I bought both the book and the audio. Bought the book because it was recommended.

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Delightful!

An absolutely delightful story with laugh out loud moments. Would definitely recommend to others. Not what I usually read, but such a nice break. Would definitely recommend and hoping to find other stories with this same cast of characters for further reading.

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Don’t waste your time

Cheesy! It was to be absolutely hysterical...Not the least bit funny. As I listened I knew most of the time what the next cheesy line would be. It was way too easy to figure out the “mystery”. Maybe this was geared towards young teens. It was boring

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Loved the book

It was a good book. Kept me wondering who it was right through the whole book.

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Chuckle's had in Abundance

Those cozy mystery had tons of laughs and charm. And the narrators Noah Michael Levine, Erin deWard did a phenomenal job bringing the story to life. The characters were kooky and interesting and some were likable while others, cough cough Phyllis, cringe worthy. I wish I could have liked the story more but I was annoyed by the over use of Valentine's internal musings and her overactive imagination. She spent more time in her head rambling thoughts than actually doing her investigations. I suspected the killer WAY before Valentine did because she spent way too much time thinking of nonsense and having it ramble on in her head. Also, her ridiculous over active libido got in the way of her behaving like an adult whenever she was around Detective Romero. It was all very cliché.

With all that said I did find some of Valentine's investigation to the untimely death of a client was pretty on point and somewhat cleaver. But the real star of this book was her hairdresser Max and his wonderful one liners. Between some of Valentine and Max I did a lot of laughing out loud that I'm certain my neighbors could hear me. Because of all the good laughs I had with this book I'm considering of reading the next book in the series.

If you are interested in reading or listening to this book then take it all in stride and know up front that this isn't your typical cozy mystery. You may have to wade through some of the bad to get to the juicy stuff and I'm sure you won't regret it.

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it was okay. hard to keep up slow go trying to build things. but the murder was unexpected. migjt come back to the series haven't decided yet