Title: Chasing the Dollar
Author: Ellis Ashe
Review: Nothing better than find a new author who keeps you up all hours of the night reading her book. I love a good mystery and this has all the elements to make it one great all night read. Loveable heroine, sexy romantic interest, murder, mayhem, and great dialogue.
Miranda Vaughn has spent the last year fighting for her freedom when she is accused of a fraud involving her superiors. She loses her job at a prestigious investment firm, she looses her fiancé, and to top it off she loose her reputation. When Miranda decides to investigate her own case she finds a large scheme that involves more money than the 37 million she was suspected of stealing from investors. When the danger heats up so does Miranda’s feelings for a certain FBI agent.
Miranda is a great character who has the support of other minor characters her Aunt Marie, the lawyer Rob Froggs and her friend Sarah. I hope Ms. Ashe will bring out those characters in future novels. Miranda is an intelligent, spunky person who loves numbers but has no idea that people do not have the same moral code she has. They do not care about the people who they scammed and only want her to finish what they started. Miranda has a heart and passion for the people she cares about and will do anything to keep them safe. Miranda crosses the globe, goes undercover and finds herself falling for FBI agent Jake whom she is not sure she can trust. After all he put the handcuffs on her.
This book has all the ingredients to make a great mystery with a strong heroine, a love interest for when the book has down time and enough chase scenes to keep you reading until the very last page. Chasing the Dollar has great dialogue that is well written and has a natural flow never once causing the reader to be pulled out of a scenes. The story is well thought out and it had a natural flow from one scene to anther until you wish her second book was already out.
There is swearing but it doesn’t take away from the story it only flows with how the character is feeling.
Published: Published September 21st 2014 by Gemma Halliday Publishing
Page Count: ebook- 273 pages
Quick Review: 5 out of 5 stars
Why I Read this Title: Sent by the publisher for an honest review.
Synopsis: "High stakes, high energy, and a highly humorous good time! From Belize to Macau, this is one globe trotting adventure you don't want to miss!"
—Gemma Halliday, New York Times Bestselling author
Miranda Vaughn has spent the last year and a half fighting for her freedom. Arrested for a fraud scheme involving her supervisors, she's lost her job at a prestigious investment firm, her fiancé, and her reputation. She walks out of the courtroom a free woman, only to find that life has a few more curve balls to throw her way. The jury may have found her not guilty, but Miranda is broke, in debt to her beloved aunt, and can't find a job because of the cloud of suspicion still swirling around her.
She's not going to be able to move forward with her life until she finds out who set her up. Buried in the evidence against her, Miranda finds a larger scheme, one involving far more money than the $37 million her boss fleeced from unsuspecting investors. Determined to uncover the truth, Miranda begins her own investigation—leading her to Macau and Belize, and into the arms of one sexy FBI agent, who may or may not prove to be trustworthy. When the danger heats up, Miranda finds herself in a race against time to find the person behind it all. Before he finds her...