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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.

What listeners say about Vows, Vendettas, and a Little Black Dress

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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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Preachy

Listen If you want to be offended if you are a conservative or have religion to be put in a box of the deplorables. usual semantics Jew hating, porn hating, religious nut. It’s quite predictable.

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The reader is awesome, but the protagonist is annoying!

By the time I read this book, I thought that I would be in love with Sophie Katz, but I hate her. She doesn’t deserve great friends or Anatoly. First, her relationship with Anatoly is baseless. Why are they a couple? She never listens to him, she constantly lies to him, and questions his judgment when he’s the professional detective. She wants to match wits all of the time, and she really wants to one - up him- I don’t think she loves anyone. She’s too quick to destroy their relationship because of her hunches or quick to accuse him after he repeatedly denies doing something. She doesn’t believe him or listen to him, and only uses him for sex and her self- gratification. Her friends are her friends, but is she really a friend to them. Her friends have proven to be more loyal and caring than she- she’s selfish and inconsiderate and does everything for her personal gain. She’s only concerned with how events affect her directly or indirectly. Her actions negatively impact her friends or those people around her, and she doesn’t care.