Thursday, February 23, 2017

Book Review: Got Your Number by Stephanie Bond

Title:  Got Your Number 
Author:  Stephanie Bond
Genre:  Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Comedy
Publisher: NeedtoRead Books
Release Date:  October 28, 2011

From the Back Cover:

GOT YOUR NUMBER is a fast-paced romantic mystery!

You can run, but eventually your past will catch up with you...

Wrong-side-of-the-tracks Roxann and her silver-spoon cousin Angora have never had anything in common--until now. Now adults and estranged for years, both women are on the run, one a reluctant witness to a crime, one just jilted at the altar. With each harboring her own secrets, the cousins decide to hit the road to tackle items on the Life Lists they created in college. Along the way, they let their hair down and are forced to face their pasts, unleashing fun, sex--and murder! Just when the two women start to become friends, their futures are suddenly looking very, very dim...


"Stephanie Bond proves to be a masterful storyteller and GOT YOUR NUMBER is her latest winner. A definite keeper!" --The Best Reviews

"Stephanie Bond provides readers with that rare humorous yet suspense laden novel that leaves the audience wanting more from a delightful author." --BookBrowser

"Bond fills her story with enough witty repartee, red herrings and romance to keep readers guessing." --Publishers Weekly

"Author Stephanie Bond has hit the perfect combination of humor, intrigue, emotional baggage and romance. This book is a hoot." --Romantic Times Book Reviews

For a rollicking good read, get GOT YOUR NUMBER!

Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

My Review:

I love a mystery!  And this one had so many twists and turns that it kept my attention all the way to end.  Just when you think you have it all figured out, something happens to turn your thoughts upside down.  Got Your Number is a combination of humor, romance, mystery and intrigue.

I listened to the Audible version of this novel and I'm not sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing.  The voice the narrator used gave me the impression that Detective Joe Capistrano was a bit sleazy... but his actions didn't convey that at all!  And the voice of Roxann made her seem kind of flat and at times totally uncaring.  I don't believe that was the intention of the author.  It made me wish I had "read" the book instead of listened to it.  

This was an action packed story starting out with Roxann getting fired from her job as a waitress.  The waitress job was just a cover job.  Her REAL job was helping women who were victims of domestic abuse escape to establish themselves in a new environment.  That got her into a bit of trouble as one of those husbands came after Roxann for information on where his wife had run off to.  Detective Capistrano wants to find the wife also because she was a witness to her husband shooting Detective Capistrano's partner.  

Getting away for awhile, Roxann decides to go back home where her cousin, Angora, is getting married.  But then poor Angora gets left at the alter when hubby-to-be decides he wants to rekindle the flame with his old girlfriend.  Wanting to get away, Angora talks Roxann into taking her on a road trip (with ex-fiance's American Express gold card) to their college homecoming.  That's when things really start getting crazy!  Old crushes on a college professor, old murders, new murders, old loves and new loves!  A crazy, domineering mother/aunt, and a soybean farmer attorney add more craziness to this mix.

Stephanie Bond brings together romance, mystery, intrigue, and family chaos... all rolled together with a heavy dose of humor.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Stephanie Bond was several years into a corporate computer programming career when an instructor in her night school MBA program remarked she had a flair for writing and encouraged her to submit one of her projects to academic journals. "But," Stephanie says, "all I could think was 'I wonder if I could write a romance novel?' " 

She spent every spare moment the next couple of years writing and submitting manuscripts before selling her romantic comedy IRRESISTIBLE? to Harlequin books. After selling ten projects in two years, Stephanie walked away from her corporate career to write commercial fiction full time. To date, she's published over 70 romance and mystery projects with Random House, St. Martin's Press, HarperCollins, Mira Books, and more recently, under her own imprint. 

Stephanie's independently published romantic comedy STOP THE WEDDING!, a Kindle bestseller in three languages, is now a Hallmark Channel movie! Check local TV/DVR guides for repeat airings.

Stephanie lives in midtown Atlanta and is probably working on a story at this very moment


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