Title: Spying in High Heels
Author: Gemma Halliday
Review: I am not one for romance novels but I decided to try one just for fun and being cheap I needed it to be free. I came across Spying in High Heels and thought its free and it has the words spy and heels in the title which I love spy\detective novels and I love fashion.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed the book and started to care what happened to the different characters. Maddie Springer is a 29 year old fashion lover who designed children shoes for a living has everything she wanted, or so she thought. An amazing lawyer boyfriend who is a life size Ken doll and everything heading in the right direction until one day he turns up missing, 20 million dollars have disappeared, and Maddie thinks she is pregnant. The mystery starts off with Maddie trying to figure out what happened to her boyfriend only to stumble upon a murder scene right out of the movies, but on the positive there is a tall dark and deadly detective she has the hots for - Jack Ramirez. Maddie tries to prove her boyfriend was framed but at the same time planning her mothers wedding, trying to find time for her oversexed best friend, trying to figure out a pregnancy test all the while following Detective Ramirez in hopes of finding her boyfriend.
Maddie and her best friend play dress up when they go to "investigate" and I have to admit I was laughing so hard while reading this scene after all who wouldn't want to dress up like a Charles Angles. There is really no "sex scenes" in the book but sex is mention quite offend and there is a little language. The humor in the book revolves around mani\pedi, fashion, movies, celebrates and wedding festivities. So if someone has little interest for fashion they will find it boring and even vain but that is what makes the book a fun. The book is definitely geared to appeal to women and men might not be able to relate to the style of writing. Spying in High Heels and the other books that followed would make for a great TV series on USA because it is witty, charming and women can identity with the lead character Maddie.
Spying in High Heels is full of laughs, who done it, romance, and best way to describe it would be an adult version of Nancy Drew but with a crazy Mom.
Yes I bought and read the next four books in the series. 1 and 2 were my favorites and I will be rereading them when I just need a good laugh.
Thanks go to Heidi for this review.
Publisher: Published October 25th 2010 by GemmaHalliday (first published July 1st 2006)
Quick Review: 5 Stars out of 5.
Why Did I Read the Book: It was free on Kindle so I thought I would give it a try.
Where Did I Get the Book: Kindle shop atAmazon.
Synopsis: L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with AUD20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300 pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her...
Author Biography: Gemma had a hard time figuring out what she wanted to be when she grew up. She worked as a film and television actress, a teddy bear importer, a department store administrator, a preschool teacher, a temporary tattoo artist, and a 900 number psychic, before finally selling her first book, Spying in High Heels, in 2005 and deciding to be a writer.
Since then, Gemma has written several mystery novels and been the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Reader's Choice award and three RITA nominations. Her books have hit both the USA Today and the New York Times Bestseller lists.