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"A Story of Lust, Romance, and Mystery"
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2014
This is a great mystery story about 31-year old Jessica Watson, whose life seems to be going all downhill. She's never married, has no luck with men, and no luck keeping a job. She shares her duplex with a gal who takes off but leaves her German Shepherd dog, Athena, behind. Her family has always been close, but her folks have just retired to the mountains of Virginia. Having to cope with two fighting bosses at her office, she quits, loads the dog and belongings up in her ratty car and joins her parents in the peaceful, scenic, small town in the mountains. Her mom and dad welcome her and Jesse is ready to get her life back on track. Scrutinizing the small local paper for a job, she finds an ad that inspires her: "Help Wanted. Office girl, Billy Blackhawk, Investigations." It sounds exciting to her, and upon her visit and interview, Billy feels she's the gal that he wants to hire. Besides, Billy is the type of guy who always gets his way. Another man enters her life, who becomes enthralled with her, as much as she does with him, Deputy Sheriff Cole James. Do you think her new job might conflict with cases the sheriff's office might be involved in? Can she be pulled this way, or that way? I can't help but think this exciting novel is similar to those by author Janet Evanovich. It's a little funny at times, but Jesse is a gal who perseveres and proves to Billy, she can get her way, too! The writing is superb, pace is vigorous, and there certainly is a mystery that throws lots of twists and turns to keep the reader intrigued. I enjoyed it; you will, too!