Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Book Review: Be Careful What You Wish For by Sibel Hodge

 Armed with cool sarcasm and uncontrollable hair, feisty insurance investigator Amber Fox is back in a new mystery combining murder and mayhem with romance and laughter...

Three deaths. A safety deposit box robbery. The boxing heavyweight champion of the world. Somehow, they're all related, and it's up to Amber to solve a four year old crime to find out why. Only she stumbles across a trail of dead bodies and a web of lies spanning both sides of the social divide, this case starts to get personal. Someone thinks Amber's poking her nose in where it's not wanted, sparking off a deadly game of fox and mouse--only this time, Amber's the mouse. Out of options, Amber is forced to take refuge in the home of her ex-fiancé, Brad Beckett, and now it's not just the case that's heating up!

All Levi Carter wanted to be was the boxing heavyweight champion of the world, but at what cost? All Carl Thomas wanted was to be rich, but would his greed be his downfall?
All Brad Beckett wants is to get Amber back, but there's a reason for the ex word. And all Amber wants is to get out of this investigation alive...

Be Careful What You Wish For by Sibel Hodge is the second book in the Amber Fox Mystery Series.  I have not read the first book, The Fashion Police, but this book stood well on its own. 

Amber Fox is an ex-cop, now an insurance investigator with her ex-fiancee Brad for a boss.  He has called her in to investigate a boxing match accident.  Her current boyfriend, Romeo has asked for a break so she can make sure she wants to be with him, not Brad.  The investigation gets complicated immediately with connections to a previous bank heist, a bad guy boxing promoter who Amber has tangled with before, and a few murders to keep things interesting.

Be Careful What You Wish For is a sharp, fast-paced story with intrigue, evil, romance, and humor.  Amber Fox is the kind of strong lead female character with a great sarcastic wit that I love to read.  She's not perfect, and that's ok with her and me!  She reminds me a lot of Stephanie Plum in Janet Evanovich's series - one of my favorites of all time.  Amber's investigative trail leads from person to person and you're never sure exactly who all are the bad guys and who is just caught up in the fallout.  It's the kind of tale that keeps you turning the pages to find out!  I recommend you give it a try.

*Disclaimer:  I received this ebook free from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review.

I give this 4 Bookworms.


Format:  Ebook
File Size:  383 kb

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