Publisher: Five Seas Ink
Release Date: December 6, 2012Amazon
Presley wins a bet and thinks she finally is going to get a chance to work with Cooper and show her she’s got the potential to be a good security detail for his company. She is miffed when she finds out her first assignment is to protect a bunch of self absorbed beauty queens at a Texas pageant. It soon becomes a more interesting gig than she thought, much to her delight and Cooper’s dismay, when one of the beauty queens turns up dead and the fierce competition leave the door wide open to suspects.
Reader review . . .
Presley has finally convinced Cooper to allow her to work with him in his security company, and her first assignment is a beauty pageant. What seems to be an easy job turns deadly when someone murders one of the young contestants. Presley and Cooper have to find the killer before more contestants die.
I must admit that I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one. The small-town atmosphere when Presley returned home and reunited with her high school friends was fun, and that fun was missing from this novel. The immaturity of the pageant contestants only illuminated that of Presley. Her obsession with her wardrobe and her looks is wearing thing for me.
The mystery itself is still good, with the plot twists and storyline tight enough to keep the reader guessing.
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