I downloaded this book during an ebook sale quite a while ago and just now got around to reading it. I was not compensated for this review in any way.
Despite her name, Addison Holmes didn’t go searching for a mystery, it fell into her lap. She needs to save up money to buy a home before she’s evicted because her dumpy apartment is ready to be demoed, so she answers an ad in the paper for a strip club. Turns out stripping isn’t for her, especially when the principal from her day job of history teacher shows up at the club, and turns up in the parking lot dead as she’s leaving.
Her best friend runs a private investigation agency, so she takes her on as an assistant, letting her snoop around and take pictures. Turns out she’s not too bad at it, but she keeps getting herself hurt in her adventures. Plus there’s a detective working the principal’s murder that keeps popping up at every turn, though their sexy interludes are constantly interrupted.
Dead bodies unfortunately keep falling in Addison’s lap so it’s a race against time to figure out who is doing the murdering before Addison is a target… or maybe she’ll just get herself into that situation.
This was a fun read, but I’m a bit over the protagonists that are a hot mess. Addison spends literally the entire book injured from one thing or another, from falling out of trees, getting chased by guys with weed whackers, car accidents, and even an allergic reaction to the cucumbers she places on her eyes to reduce swelling. Yet despite being one big bruise by the end of it and the fact that she’s insanely reckless and impulsive, the investigating detective can’t get enough of her.
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