Remix Kindle Edition
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From the Author
The story starts when Caz finds a stranger asleep on her roof terrace and he turns out to be - well, why not buy a copy and find out?
About the Author
Lexi makes jewellery and silver under her real name, Lexi Dick. She is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, and has made pieces for 10 Downing Street, Her Majesty the Queen and Lady Thatcher.
- File size : 685 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 273 pages
- Publisher : Hoxton Press (August 11, 2010)
- Publication date : August 11, 2010
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B003Z4KBF2
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0956642209
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,767 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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Caz and Ric have flaws, but are likable and believable, and secondary characters are also well-drawn. Twists and turns kept me guessing and there was plenty of suspense to keep me reading. Descriptions of Caz's work as a restorer of rocking horses were a fun and fascinating element of the story. Author Lexi Revellian seems to really know her subject.
The book is fast-paced, well-written, and reaches a satisfying conclusion. Recommended.
What a great surprise to discover that Ms. Revellian's writing is so readable and easy (although I'm sure it's not for her!). I loved the characters, completely believed the set-up and resolution, and thoroughly enjoyed the story from beginning to end.
There was nothing average or expected about these characters or the situation they were in - how often does a self-employed artisan find herself embroiled in solving a crime with a drop dead gorgeous, world renowned rock-star, after all? On the other hand, every bit of it was believable (within Chick-Lit parameters, that is) and I couldn't wait to see what happened from one moment to the next. The writing is really fresh, and effortless in a way that is totally different than most of what I've read up until now (which is a LOT). Caz, Ric and all of the rest of the characters seemed so real that I feel as though I would recognize them immediately if I ran into them in the coffee shop this afternoon!
As said, I do read a lot and I really liked the change from outrageous stories involving international espionage or politics, military-grade weaponry, gore galore, or sordid sexual predators. And, while I have no problems with a well written sensual or sexual encounter, I did appreciate the fact that in this book there was plenty of tension but no minutely described sex - it made the romance and emotion of the relationship between Caz and Ric much more real for me, without the distraction of trying to imagine what limb had been placed where and how hard or fast something was happening.
Several American reviewers have commented on their difficulties with the British slang and vernacular employed by Ms. Revellian, but I have to say that I have many British friends and I could hear them so clearly in her use of the language - it sounds absolutely honest and modern to me, which was so refreshing. I'm sorry to read the complaints about having to stop reading in order to look up a term, because, for me, this relaxed use of our common language was one of the things I enjoyed most about this writing.
Back to the story - well paced, a wonderful dash through the London that Londoners really live in, fun characters with interesting and fun jobs, and a cute and charming dog on top of all of it! And a simple crime that keeps all of the players involved, keeps the reader rooting for the good guy while not being completely sure who the bad guys are until well into the story, and is resolved fairly and satisfactorily - all of the elements desired for the Happy Ever After.
Not the Great American Novel, or even the Great British Novel. But far more enjoyable than so many of those are, and well worth 5 stars for me.
Despite her reservations, and the law, Caz agrees to help him. How can she turn down that charm and that gorgeous smile? They fall into an easy friendship, each helping the other, and naturally turn toward the romantic. But obviously nothing can happen until the real killer is found and Ric can announce to the world that he's alive.
This was such a fun book! Caz is a great character - strong, yet cautious, smart and funny. Ric is sexy and helpful, and not nearly as self-absorbed as you'd think a rock star would be. Trying to find out whodunnit had my staying up until the wee hours of the morning (my husband yelling at me to go to bed) and furiously trying to finish before my train pulled into my train station on the way in to work. It's fast paced, smart, sweet and I never saw the real killer's identity coming. Also - the dog, aptly named Dog, is awesome.
I recommend this to fans of cozy mysteries, strong female main characters and lovers of animals in books.
Top reviews from other countries
"Remix" is an easy to read, fast paced story. The more I've thought about it, the more I realize how well crafted it is. The author writes in a seemingly effortless style, with characters and plot lines which keep the pages turning.
I would certainly recommend this to anyone who wants a light, well written and entertaining read!
At times I stopped reading and decided that the main character, Caz, was mad and too naive to live alone and without supervision, but I also found the information about rocking horses and their painstaking restoration fascinating.
I think the author's humourous style of writing is similar to that of Sue Grafton, tho' she doesn't write with any of Grafton's depth.
If you're looking for something light and entertaining to read without taxing your brain too much, then Remix definitely fits the bill. I'm happy to have read the book, but the experience won't particularly encourage me to buy any other works by the same author.
After this intriguing opening what follows is a crime thriller that focuses on Caz trying to help Ric sort out some issues from his past and discover exactly who is responsible for some of the things he was accused of.
Remix is not a bad book. It's certainly very readable and the plot has enough questions and diversions to keep you interested and guessing. I'd say the pace is a little sedate at first but the nearer the end you get the more things pick up. There's quite a bit more violence toward the end of the book than the tone of the writing before that point might lead you to suppose.
Overall though, a fun easy read.
The thriller element is in proving that a rock star, who faked his own death to avoid being arrested for murder, is innocent. The only way of doing this is by finding the real murderer.
The romance? Well, it won't come as a surprise that our heroine falls for said rock star.
Sounds cheesy? Believe me, somehow it isn't.
I picked this up as a freebie and I am so glad I did. This is a real page turner, with delightful descriptions and interesting characters.
I look forward to reading more by the author.