Thursday, September 29, 2016

Armed and Fabulous (Lexi Graves Mystery, Book 1) by Camilla Chafer

From the Back Cover:

All Lexi wants to do is get through the day at her boring temp job with Green Hand Insurance. That’s until she discovers the vice president, Martin Dean, in a pool of blood and herself at the center of an investigation into insurance fraud.

Millions of dollars are missing, the chief suspect is dead and her mysterious, sexy, new boss is not what he seems.

Recruited by the joint task force working on the case, all Lexi has to do is work out who killed Dean and where the missing millions are. That’s easier said than done when her sister insists upon the baby shower to end all baby showers, her wise-ass cop family just wants to keep her safe, someone keeps leaving her creepy gifts, and all the clues point to a seedy sex club on the wrong side of town.

As the bodies start to pile up, Lexi is on a race against time to find the killer and the money, before she’s the next one in the murderer’s sights.

My Thoughts:

What can be said about this book other than -- it's pretty close to fabulous? This is a cozy mystery with just a hint of romance. It reminded me a bit of the early Janet Evanovich books with the two heroes (one dark, sexy, and not quite "safe", and the other equally delicious and much better suited for the heroine). The heroine, working as a temp, stumbles into a murder and finds herself caught up playing amateur detective with the two heroes taking turns keeping her safe. Sound familiar?

It was a lighthearted, humorous and fun read. The characters aren't particularly deep or well-developed, but that's okay if you take this book for what it is. If you enjoyed the Stephanie Plum series, you might want to check out this series. The only complaint I had was that there were some editing issues that pulled me out of the book (i.e. missing punctuation and words). Overall, I enjoyed the book and I'll be reading more in the series.

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