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Cover Your Assets (Tucker Sinclair Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B00J7B1R96
- Publisher : Patricia Smiley; 1st edition (March 23, 2014)
- Publication date : March 23, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1800 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 304 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,634,815 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I wish they were written more quickly BUT if slow is what it takes to maintain this high quality then I will gladly wait. Just wish the books were not so hard to find. Amazon must not purchase very many and they never seem to reorder. Thank goodness for the internet search.
Cover Your Assets is a likeable enough cozy, nicely written and sporting the occasional pleasing turn of phrase. ("I waited until she turned her back before using my hand to fan myself with the same urgency Icarus must have felt trying to get across the Aegean.") My worry, though, is that the book may not be different enough to stand out from the pack of other likeable-enough cozies, that there is nothing that distinguishes Tucker Sinclair as an unusually eccentric or otherwise compelling protagonist. Perhaps more can be done in future installments in the series with Tucker's day job, which barely figures in the storyline here. (But is management consulting a sexy or quirky enough field to add much spice?) Still, a good read that's worth your while if you're shopping for a breezy beach book.
Debra Hamel -- author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan's Scandalous Life in ancient Greece (Yale University Press, 2003)
The fact that he'd been unfaithful and a drug addict provide more suspects for Tucker to check out. The homicide detective is not happy she's mucking around in his investigation. Joe Deegan, a detective who Tucker has had a romantic interest in, is also telling her to stop investigating. But Tucker can't stand by and let them arrest Cissy and leave Dara, Cizzy and Evan's young daughter, without a parent.
Can Tucker find the real killer without putting herself in danger? Can she put up with her mother, Pookie, and her boyfriend, Bruce, living with her, not to mention their dog Muldoon? Can she find a hunk of a date for her ex-husband's wedding?
This is the first book in this series that I've read. I really liked Tucker. I look forward to reading more in this series. The setting of LA for this series is great. Really adds to the ambiance of Hollywood to the story.
I highly recommend this book.
Tucker is a fun and funny character and she dives into the mystery of who killed her college boyfriend despite the warnings from the police to stay out of it because she doesn't believe the victim's wife (who was her best friend until she ran off with the boyfriend) is guilty. This isn't a "thriller" kind of mystery you read while anxiously turning the pages, but it is enjoyable following Tucker through her investigation and trying to figure out what happens next.
This book isn't quite as laugh out loud funny as the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich, but Tucker is the same kind of engaging heroine. I am going to catch up with the first book and then keep reading this series.
Although I enjoy Eve Dallas and Jim Qwilleran and their millions to use wisely, I also enjoy a book that's a more everyday situation. Any one of us could marry a really rich person, or we could have some unknown relative leave us a bundle. But it's more likely we would run into an old flame, who wasn't doing so well in the current life. Patricia Smiley has a knack with this everyday thing, and it pulls you RIGHT INTO THE STORY, deep in, where there's just nowhere to go but forward.
I really enjoyed "False Profits" and "Cover Your Assets." Tucker is an interesting and totally believable character, and the people/pets who inhabit her world are the kind who would be your friends, too. I'm not sure you can give higher praise than that. (And perhaps, when you read Patricia Smiley's books, with the adventures of Tucker's way-out-there mother, you will appreciate your own mother a little more?)