- File Size: 566 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 25, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006QATXY2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,276,475 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lucy loses her job as a Librarian and ends up taking a secretarial position with a father and son team of private investigators. The father Harry and son Danny eventually end up using Lucy in some of their investigations since it turns out that Lucy is really good at lying and making up believable stories to get the goods on whomever they are investigating. Unfortunately for Lucy, one investigation goes bad and she is in the middle of a murder investigation where she is the prime suspect. The antics and decisions that Lucy makes during this time are humorous and almost make me wondering how she survived the entire ordeal.
My only gripe with this story is the lie Danny told Lucy. Lucy has a huge crush on Danny and he eventually tells her that he is gay. Lucy ends up moving into Danny's second bedroom to get out of her parents house. My problem with the lie is that Danny eventual tells Lucy that he's not gay but bisexual and then tries to woe her into a sexual and intimate relationship. Lucy doesn't have any angst about the bisexual part but that he lied to her. The author makes it seem that any person that is bisexual can immediately fall and choose one sex over another as easy as flipping a switch.Read more ›
This is the story of Lucy who loses her librarian job and takes a temporary as a secretary for a detective agency. Because of her unbelievable ability to make up and tell lies on the run, she begins to help with the investigations. That is until the attempt to take a bail jumper turns deadly, resulting in his murder. Lucy is initially the prime suspect and is determined to find the murderer herself, since the police don't seem to be doing their job right. There follows the chain of events, which are supposed to be funny and sometimes actually are.
Add in the love interest, Danny, who owns the agency with his father. Danny and Lucy "live" together in the apartment attached to the agency. But, in order to keep things on a business only relationship, Danny tells Lucy he is gay. I thought this whole line of the story was part of the ridiculous. The author must have mentioned a hundred times that Danny was gay. Only an idiot would have failed to get the message that he was just stringing Lucy along.
My other problem with the book is that everything was so predictable. I love mysteries, but this was a slapstick comedy posing as mystery and it just didn't do anything for me. I can see that people who like the comedy part would have a lot of fun with the story.
I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review.
Lucy, telling her story in the first person, seems to have found her niche in a father-and-son detective agency after being laid off from the local library. Coupled with a killer body (and probably the stereotypical glasses), a poker face, and the ability to take any story and run with it, Lucy finds herself more and more enmeshed in the workings of the agency. Not just as the secretary she was hired to be. Sting the guy sitting next you in the bar with a little leg and cleavage? Lucy can handle it.
Until one night, the sting goes a little too far when the guy in question slips a mickey into her drink and takes her home. Unable to defend herself, unable to do anything, she wakes up with a gun in her hand, the target dead and finds herself a suspect in his murder.
And here's where the story falls apart for me.. as smart a Lucy is, and as smart as her employers are, why did know one take this woman to the hospital so she would have corroborating evidence that she'd been drugged?
'Nuff said. If you can get over that hurdle, the characters are charming, well-drawn, and likeable. Including parents who try to feed their youngsters when they don't know what else to do with them.
I only gave this a three because of the lack of realism, but since this is more of a romance novel with some action thrown in, I can't complain.
I received a courtesy copy of this book for review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really wanted to like this book. The premise was intriging (librarian turned P.I.) and the writing style easy to read. The main character, Lucy, started as amiably clumsy. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by Pat1360
I received a complimentary copy of this book for reviewing.
I thought the book was hilariously funny and romantic. Read more
I enjoyed this book! Very fun read! It wasn't very realistic, but that doesn't really bother me in this type of book. Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This is a little off from my preferred genre, but nonetheless a very good read! The author described the characters very well so it kept my interest and added the mystery that... Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by Ocie
Lucy, who lives with her over protective mother, is laid off from her library job. Needing a job, she joins a father/son investigater team as secretary. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by EmJayKay
Lucy lost her job as a librarian and is hired by a father and son team of Private investigators. She falls in love with the son but he tells everyone he is gay. Read morePublished on February 13, 2012 by Loy
Lucy makes an appealing heroine, with her self doubt, propensity for disaster and determination to get at the truth, in spite of her own incredible ability to lie. Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by Carol from Aus
Lucy is a librarian turned secretary turned bail bondsman! While she is almost a walking disaster, she makes for a funny and interesting character, involved in a sometimes... Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by Liza