Vows, Vendettas, and a Little Black Dress

Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Series: Sophie Katz, Book 5
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (1,517 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 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.

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Sophie is an immature liar.

Previously I have adored the Sophie Katz books but her thoughtless behavior and lies, deception of her boyfriend have become exhausting. She expects him to be a mind reader and clearly her thoughts are all over the place. The lies make her completely unlikable. She’s untrustworthy.

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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

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Very good

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Good Humor & Good Mystery.

I was in need of a good read, with a lot of GOOD humor, to pull me out of a negative pit I found myself in recently. After trying several books that promised humor, I found myself zoning out with each one. What a joy to finally find this book. It has helped me to reconnect to my humerious side. I loved the introductions to each chapter...what a hoot. Can't wait to use them. The icing on the cake is the mingling of such different characters. ..... it's okay if you don't make sense, it's okay to live your life outside the 'normally accepted box'. It's confusing when you finally get up enough nerve to go to the police, & confess you assaulted someone & they won't believe you. Plus the mystery of who done it?

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Anatoly should run, and so should you.

Even though I wasn't thrilled about the last book in this series, I thought I would give this one a try since I had enjoyed the characters a banter in the previous books. I'm barely into the book and already Sophie is deceiving Anatoly and off on a self centered juggernaut. I decided I couldn't take another book of wanting to slap her silly. No man would put up with her. No man should put up with a woman who does what she does. So I confess, I didn't get very far and won't be back for more.