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One long, hard night of working the streets is more than enough for twenty-five-year-old Shea O’Grady, a Boston-based grad student. She just doesn’t have the stomach for it. Or the lips. So she comes up with a better way to use her youthful sexiness to pay off her debts. When she shares her plan to seduce and rob johns with her nasty tempered pimp, he agrees to fence her take for a generous cut. So Shea puts together a team of girls to work with her and convinces her downstairs neighbor, a hunky Rastafarian dealer dude, to help with the knockout drugs. But picking up rich guys and relieving them of their excess bling is not as easy as it seems. Sometimes it’s even more dangerous than a job on the street.
The Blow Off is a cautionary tale, a romantic black comedy, and a satirical look at student debt, prostitution, woman on man crime, and the things we do for love.
This is my second book I’ve read from Mickey J Corrigan, and I found both to be a fast-paced and wild ride. I whipped through this novel with eyebrows raised and I won’t lie – I think I snickered throughout the book. Yes, there is a lot of sex and graphic details going on, as this is a book about hookers and pimps, but there was also a romance going on, which I highly enjoyed, and few of the minor characters gave me a good laugh as well. And the Gilligan’s Island theme with her gang of hookers definitely made me laugh. Quick and to the point, I found it a lot of fun to read!
Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan lives and writes and gets into trouble in South Florida, where the men run guns and the women run after them. The tropics provide a lush, steamy setting for hot Florida pulp. Books include the edgy novellas in The Hard Stuff series from the Wild Rose Press (Whiskey Sour Noir, Vodka Warrior, Tequila Dirty, and RealLife Rum); the spoofy Geekus Interruptus and F*ck Normal from Australia’s Bottom Drawer Publications; and the thriller Sugar Babies from Champagne Books. Her urban crime novel, Songs of the Maniacs, is new from Salt Publications in the UK.