I received a review copy
When Presley’s boss is found hanging she thinks its suicide until the police discover its homicide. Who would want to kill a the owner of a high end women’s boutique? Presley’s not sure but she’s determined to find out.
I am a huge fan of light-hearted mysteries, and this cover totally reeled me in. I had not read the first book in the series but that definitely is not needed and I got hooked from the very beginning. I appreciate there is no wasted words in this novel; the writing is straight-forward, suspenseful, and I finished this book in just over a day. I also loved the fashion angle and thought that was very fun to read about, and the romance actually took me a little by surprise at the end. I did think the ending was pretty rushed and I actually had to go back and re-read the last two chapters, so while that was a little disappointing, I do look forward to reading more in the series.
As a child Laina thought she would either be a truck driver (thanks to Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit) or work at Taco Bell (her favorite restaurant as a child).
As she grew older she realized her talents lay in academics and business and for the last several years has been a business consultant and college professor where she uses the analytical side of her brain and not the side that makes up stories.
Through all her career choices she has continued to have a passion for writing. This stemmed from childhood whereas an only child she developed a vivid imagination spending most of her time making things up and thinking the Incredible Hulk lived in her closet.
Proud of her vast experiences in life from barrel racing to being on the dance team for a semi pro basketball team to being a mom of 2 amazing kids, she tells her family and friends that no one is safe from their escapades slipping in to her books.
Taking the plunge to write books (cozy mysteries and chick lit) that she actually let people read in 2010, she has worked her way up to being a real author, having 5 fans (maybe 6 now). Her blog, Writing is a Lifestyle, was launched to share the daily fun in the life of a Real Housewife of the Midwest along with the musing of other fabulous ladies.