Friday, December 18, 2015
Book Review: Lucky Penny Miranda Vaughn Mystery
Title: Lucky Penny
Author: Ellie Ashe
Stars: 4 out of 5
This is book three in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries which happens to have a fun mix of mystery and romance for those Chic Lit readers who want the perfect adult clean Nancy Drew.
The book has a few twist but to be honest if you have read her other books you will have a good idea who the main bad guy is but you get a little more invested in the different characters who have appeared in the series. The reader will enjoy the simple yet complex read and the authors pushes her characters forward instead of holding them in a flight pattern.
This book has heart and will have the readers hoping Miranda will be able to get over her past and move on.
I will admit who knew forensic accounting could be so dangerous.
About The Book:
A year after her acquittal on fraud charges, former financial analyst Miranda Vaughn is finally getting her life back. Not only does she have a chance for romance with her sexy neighbor, FBI Agent Jake Barnes, but she's also got a new job...one that's taking her to a vacation paradise!
Perched above the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, the Whispering Pines Resort & Spa is a local landmark and a popular destination for the rich and famous who are stressed out from being rich and famous. And down on the water’s edge is the Lucky Penny Casino—an abandoned shell of a once-stylish casino. Max Emmerson, the owner of the Whispering Pines Resort, used to own the Lucky Penny, and he wants it back. Miranda’s job is to get Max’s finances in order so he can borrow the money to buy the casino, and make sure nothing jeopardizes his gaming license. Easy, right?
But the nice boring accounting job spirals out of control with the addition of a Hollywood film crew, an underground gambling ring, and Jake going undercover at the resort as a newlywed—with another woman. As Miranda and Jake each dive into their investigations, they can’t deny their growing feelings for each other. But it’s more important than ever that they keep their attraction hidden. Especially since someone at the resort is watching them very closely, and is willing to do just about anything to keep them from uncovering the truth.
About The Author:
Ellie Ashe has always been drawn to jobs where she can tell stories--journalist, lawyer, and now writer. Writing quirky romantic mysteries is how she gets the "happily ever after" that so often is lacking in her day job.
When not writing, you can find her with her nose in a good book, watching far too much TV, or trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats, all of whom worry when she starts browsing the puppy listings on petfinder.com.
To read more about her, visit ellieashe.com.
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