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Wannabe Spy Club [Kindle Edition]

A.J. Clare , E.T. Barton
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Customer Reviews:

"To me this author is a slightly steamier Janet Evanovich." - lmnicko

"If you liked the High Heels mysteries, the Amber Fox mysteries or the Bluegrass series you'll like the Wannabes too." - LSkoog

"I love Leslie's cursing. :) I can't wait to read more from A.J. Clare." - Deborah S. Walsh

Disclaimer: This book is NOT about Spies... It's about Spy Fans. It is also half romance, and half about friendship. This is definitely in the category of "Chick Lit."
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Meet Leslie, Dale, Jazz and Vivica: Four best friends use the skills they learn from their favorite spy shows and impromptu spy lessons to find love and bring down their enemies.

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Sometimes when you date someone, you have to date their friends as well.

But Leslie Mason isn’t ready to date. Her life has been in limbo since the night her parents died, and she’s spent the last five years raising her teenage sister, Amanda. All she really wants is to see her sister settled safely at college. As far as Leslie’s concerned, living like a nun is no big deal – after all, who needs a man when you have three best friends like the other members of The Wannabe Spy Club? Their mission: to learn everything they believe spies would know. If that means watching every spy show ever made, shooting guns, riding motorcycles, or even pole dancing, they’re all in. Therefore, Leslie sees no compelling reason to add a man to the mix... until she meets the oh-so-tempting, tattoo-covered, Harley-riding mechanic, Jack Bradley.

From the moment Jack Bradley laid eyes on Leslie Mason, he wanted her in every sense of the word. He wanted her tender loving heart, her hot little backside, and he sure as hell wanted to get a glimpse inside her “purse of tricks.” But Leslie is way out of his league. She’s looking for a Knight in Shining Armor, and Jack’s armor is pretty damn rusty. Believing the only way to win her is to show only his good side, Jack does what he can to keep his past a secret. All he needs to do is hold her sexual advances at bay long enough to wine her, dine her, and convince her he’s worth loving. Then and only then will he tell her the truth – that he’s an ex-alcoholic with a shady past, shadier friends, and an ex-con for a father.

Then, Leslie’s world turns upside down. Her sister’s gang-banging ex-boyfriend wants Amanda back and figures “if he can’t have her, no one can.” When kidnapping fails, the gangster does a drive-by shooting on the Mason house, then disappears. After the police confirm they can’t find Amanda’s ex, the four Wannabe Spies hatch a scheme to bring the gangster down with cell phones, duct tape and a laptop. Overhearing their crazy plans, Jack realizes there’s no way in hell he’s going to let the four naïve women handle this on their own. They may not realize what kind of person the ex-boyfriend is, but he knows from experience how dangerous a gang can be. He’s going to look out for the Wannabe Spies whether they like it or not...even if it means calling in the bad guys, tarnished armor and all.

This is a full length novel at 105,000 words.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

A.J. Clare is a spy fan and a romance lover. She is also a full-time blogger at WannabeSpyClub.com, and a Book Reviewer at BookReviewersClub.com. An avid book lover, romance fan, and spy fanatic, the Wannabe Spy Club was a natural progression for her passions.

Product Details

  • File Size: 735 KB
  • Print Length: 391 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475141319
  • Publisher: Barton Publishing (April 2, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007R0IPKI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,682 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Motorcycles, poledancing and spying, oh my! July 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was drawn in immediately by the group of friends who loved spy stuff so much they made a club to learn about all things related to spying. I loved the energetic relationship between Leslie, Dale, Jazz and Vivica, which spoke of a long-lasting, time-tested friendship. These friends were ready and willing to drop anything at the drop of a hat to help out any of the Wannabes.

From the first scene with Jack, I was completely hooked and found myself rooting for him and Leslie. They had a great chemistry that didn't feel forced despite the relatively short time frame of the book. The author crams a lot of action into this book but it didn't feel crammed. The pacing was great, the dialogue realistic, as was the emotional reactions to various situations in the book. Each character carried quite a lot of baggage in the book and I felt it was dealt with in a very satisfactory manner.

Leslie's relationship with her sister felt realistic, especially since I have teenagers of my own. You just never really know what's going to happen and have to be ready for anything (and sometimes even have to take drastic measures to keep them safe from themselves). I digress. But seriously, the author crafts a fantastic, laugh-out-loud, hang-on-to-the-edge-of-your-seat story. I could not put the book down and read it in a morning.

I laughed, I cheered, I dropped my jaw and said to myself "oh no, you di'unh!" I LOVED the scene where Leslie takes a crowbar to.... (you have to read the book to find out to what! No spoilers!).

I highly recommend reading the Wannabe Spy Club. It's a book full of friendship, romance and family (and spy stuff!). I'm looking forward to the next book, which will be Vivica's book.

Sensuality: a few kisses and a sex scene. I'd probably let my teenage daughter read it since it's not overly explicit.

Rating: 5 stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wannabe Spy Club April 17, 2012
By Nad
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This was a really fantastic book, I really enjoyed the story line. I had trouble putting the book down. I thought it had a great story line and the characters were really enjoyable. A lot of twist and turns. A great book. I would recommend this book to any of my friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am a wannabe Wannabe ;) April 14, 2012
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I love love loved this book! I found myself laughing out loud constantly and the romance-ooh la la! I am in love with Jack and I am in love with this book. I think I found my new favorite series. I highly recommend it. To me this author is a slightly steamier Janet Evanovich. Nothing too raunchy but it will definitely rev your engine (wink wink!). Do yourself a favor and buy this book...you won't be sorry!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable! April 9, 2012
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I don't write many reviews, though I should considering how many books I go through. But I had to review this one. I got it for free and I wasn't expecting much (I never have much luck with the free books). But I was so very wrong! What a fun story! The characters are unique but blend together very well and the dialogue was "real". I have a hard time when authors use proper english for dialogue...we don't speak with proper english in our everyday lives. I love Leslie's cursing. :) I can't wait to read more from A.J. Clare. Hoping to see stories on the other Wannabes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, exciting story! April 7, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. It didn't really have much to do with spies, other than the four Wannabe girls are spy fans and have a bunch of gadgets. The story is more about friendship, new love, building relationships and sticking together in tough times. There are some hot and heavy scenes between one of the main characters and her new beau which definitely puts the novel in the "romance" category but it was fun, easy to read, exciting and an all around good time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I wanna join the wannabe spys April 7, 2012
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This book was great, and I hope the author continues the series, I want to find out what happens to the rest of the Wannabes. If you liked the High Heels mysteries, the Amber Fox mysteries or the Bluegrass series you'll like the Wannabes too. I like this type of "suspense" when you know there will be "happily ever after" it's just a question of how will you get there. Plus you just have to love a book with dueling gangs, Hells Angels and four women who watch way too much spy tv. And to settle their argument fron the beginning of the book, Michael Westin, without a doubt.
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1.0 out of 5 stars not impressed April 19, 2012
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I might have liked this story in Jr high. I thought it was juvenile and not believable. Too much dialogue for one thing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book April 6, 2012
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Definitely worth the read. We need more books like this one. Well- written, good dialog and the action rolls on.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book
This was a very well written little book. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. It was a easy read without alot of unneccessary clutter. Read more
Published 11 days ago by judy
5.0 out of 5 stars Join the club!
You'll want to join the Spy Club after reading it. Well written, witty, the characters draw you in. A great, fun read!
Published 13 months ago by Robin Davis
4.0 out of 5 stars Girl Power
Wonderfully fun book. The girls are hilarious together. They are resourceful and are committed to their "hobby". Read more
Published 23 months ago by Helen Peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It starts out like a cheesy romance, but you quickly realize it has a lot more going for it. Read more
Published on June 9, 2012 by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars DO Not Miss Out!!!
I never ever write reviews for any books but I wanted to share what I thought about this particular book. I loved it. It has everything I love about a romance novel. Read more
Published on May 20, 2012 by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
this book was great! it was funny and sweet and had a bit of the deeper emotions in the mix. i so wanna be a wannabe! can't wait for the next book.
Published on May 4, 2012 by spoon
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
What a great book. Laugh out loud funny. Nice easy read. Would be a great beach book. Enjoyed it a lot.
Published on April 20, 2012 by hummer
5.0 out of 5 stars Being stuck at the airport wasn't so bad.
My flight was delayed five hours and I decided to read this book while waiting at the airport. I could not set the book down and was totally entertained. The time just flew by. Read more
Published on April 18, 2012 by Lauralee
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughing out Loud
This book was SO funny, I loved it. My husband works nights, so I try and keep it down during the day, so he can sleep. I couldn't help myself from bursting out laughting. Read more
Published on April 14, 2012 by Taz
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More About the Author

A.J. Clare writes Chick Lit (and she doesn't care that "Chick Lit" is now faux pas to say...as far as she's concerned, it was the best name for Romantic Comedies EVER). She also writes historical romance, although those stories are still hiding under the bed... for now.

A.J. also blogs business, bookkeeping and blogging advice under the name E.T. Barton at her website www.OneHourBookkeeper.com. She likes building websites and reads a whole heck of a lot, which is why she started the website www.BookReviewersClub.com. She is constantly building new websites - because she just can't help herself - and spends way too much time in front of her computer.

A.J. loves to ride her Harley, play roller derby, and travel. She has traveled around the world with her family - a hot hubby and two kids - and has been to 15 countries and 9 states as of 2012.

You can learn more about her love of spy-related shows and gadgets at her website www.WannabeSpyClub.com.


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