*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
This book has a little bit of everything for everyone… snarky dialogue, a mystery set in the world of high fashion, lots of suspense and strong characters. It was a fast paced read that held my attention from the beginning. I enjoyed that neither of the characters were so broken they couldn’t function. Yes, they had issues, but who doesn’t? I just appreciated the fact that these issues weren’t so over dramatized that it suffocated snark and mystery of the story.
Sylvie Bissette is a fashion blogger who has been hiding behind her blog “The High-heeled Wonder”. Her identity isn’t public knowledge… yet. Sylvie has a stalker, who is threatening to reveal her identity to the world, if she doesn’t shut her blog down. Sylvie thinks it’s just a stupid internet troll, and doesn’t take it seriously, until she’s almost run over by a super expensive silver car. Panic time.
Tony Falcon is a former cop, knows zip about fashion, but is determined to solve his ex-partners murder case. When his investigation leads him to Sylvie’s world, he takes on her stalker case just to get closer to his murder suspects. Tony and Sylvie have something in common, they both are rule followers. But together, they are breaking all kinds of rules, the biggest being getting involved with a client. These two have a hard time keeping their sarcasm at bay, and their hands off of each other. I loved the chemistry that they had and the fact that the girl did most of the chasing. I like a girl who knows what she wants and goes after it.
While the dual-POV was great to have, I do wish it was a little clearer who’s POV we were reading. I sometimes felt a little lost until the dialogue started. Something that surprised me was how down to earth Sylvie was, despite whom her parents were and her social standing. Her childhood background, and how she ended up living the life she was, really could have been over-played and dwelled on but it wasn’t. It was played up just enough that we could get why Sylvie felt a connection to Tony. Ultimately they were very similar people, just living different lives. I believed their romance.
My rating: 3.5 stars
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Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.