Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stilettos & Scoundrels Book Review

Synopsis: Presley Thurman, a sassy, thirty-something red head, was looking to reinvent herself. She didn’t allow the fact she was recently fired to bother her – she was ready to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Presley was a lover of shopping and Starbucks, and even though she sometimes had bad taste in men, she always had great taste in clothes.
However, the new writing job turned into something unexpected when the U.S. Senator she was slated to write about was murdered – in her home town! Presley was excited – she hadn’t seen so much buzz since the spring sample sale at Saks. She was ready for this adventure, even if it didn’t seem to fit neatly into her life.  She couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be in the middle of the buzz.

Presley was determined (not to mention curious) to find the killer and write her story. After all, she couldn’t afford her shoe habit without a job and she was certainly not one to shy away from danger. The only thing standing in her way was an old high school fling, Cooper Sands, head of the Senator’s security. He was not actually standing in her way, but because of his good looks, he was the biggest distraction and one she was having the hardest time overcoming. In spite of that, Presley was able to discover the Senator’s wife, Helen, had been having an affair… with her best friend’s boyfriend! Did Helen kill the Senator? Or was it the Senator’s love of gambling that got him killed? And what was Cooper’s secret tie to the mob boss Garrison Palazzo?

About the author, Laina Turner:

Laina Turner-Molaski is a business woman, mom, author, Professor, and a major supporter of shopping. She has an undying love for shoes and coffee, which is why she created her main character and alter-ego Presley Thurman.
With a lot of letters after her name and a ton of student loan debt, she is always working to pay the bills. While she enjoys her day job, her passion is writing, and she uses a lot of company time writing her fiction or working on her social website for women, She is hoping to sell her book before she gets fired from her day job for goofing off.
Laina is currently living in Indiana, with her family, and is always writing something, whether it's blogs, articles, business journals and books or ideas for her next novel. She is continuously doing what she loves which is writing or drinking coffee. Laina Turner's Website

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Mandie's Thoughts - This was a fun quirky book! Love chic lit and mystery mixed. I received an Advanced Writer's Copy so I'm sure there will be some changes. I didn't like the fact that it changed into others thoughts at time but over all the story was great. Presley was very likeable and  Cooper and Presley have nice chemistry. This book has plenty of twists and turns! Perfect beach read!

Disclosure - A product was given for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given

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Cheryl on Thu May 19, 08:17:00 PM 2011 said...

Great review! I am on the tour schedule for tomorrow!

E on Mon May 23, 10:05:00 AM 2011 said...

This sounds interesting! :] I am going to add this to my list to-read. Thank you for the great review!


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