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Magnolia Paperback – February 19, 2013
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About the Author
Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States when she was 10. She went to Miss Porters in Farmington, CT for high school, before graduating from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, with B.A. in history and political science.
She became a Private Investigator in 1986 with a goal of writing a series featuring a female Cuban-American P.I. based in Miami. Garcia-Aguilera is the author of ten books, seven in the Lupe Solano series.
She lives in Miami Beach with her three daughters and four dogs.
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Top Customer Reviews
Nothing happened for over 150 pages.
ANY book I read must grab me in the first page or so.
Sorry I believed the magazine review.
Regardless, it was a quick and entertaining read about Magnolia, an innocent girl from Minnesota who becomes an elite sports geisha as a last resort after breaking up with her boyfriend and running out of money. The plot is a little bit "Fifty Shades" but with a different spin.
While the writing is clear, detailed, and fun to read, there are several plot inconsistencies that make the story not as enjoyable as it could be. The timeline of how long Magnolia has been working skips from months to years, and back again, and meanwhile she supposedly falls in love with a character, Max, who we barely see.
The ending of the book, after all of its inconsistencies, also comes abruptly (perhaps because we don't know how long anything takes to plan out). In a matter of weeks (a few pages), 24 year old Magnolia pretty much abandons her dreams of opening an art school for underprivileged children in order to open a brothel for high class call girls to cater to elite athletes.
Overall, an entertaining read, if you can look over the inconsistencies and piece together the plot-holes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't much like having to click on 'predictable' in order to write this. Typos all throughout the book, no continuity, poor use of the English language, this book is not up to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary Traina
Very disapointed. I've enjoyed the Lupe Solano series. This was pure trash. Who cares about a high priced hooker and who needs to read about her sexcapades? Read morePublished 23 months ago by Katherine Garlington
I couldn't get into the story and I usually try and finish every book I read. However, after a few chapters, I gave it up and never read it again.Published on April 19, 2014 by Patricia J
Great read. Anyone who has read the
50 shades trilogy
Will appreciate this story as at is written much better.
I was expecting a funny story, what I got was long and tedious to read! The character was never developed enough for me to care about the ending.Published on February 11, 2014 by J722
I honestly could not get into this! I really wanted to, but it was pretty boring and I just never finished it....Published on December 9, 2013 by chernoel