Megan Riley has bigger things to worry about than the fact that her neighbor has just been found dead.
Her engagement has just ended, and she is once again on a quest to find Mr. Right-or at least Mr. Right Now. Tired of emotional ties and ready for a new adventure, Megan and her three best friends make a fateful decision. They hire hunky stripper Michael Harrington as the...more
Except for the protagonists, the characters are either...more
The plot is well crafted and revolves around three women who are planning to hire a hunky stripper as their boy toy to share amongst them, but said stripper becomes a suspect in a sadistic serial murder case.
To throw in more complexity, there is chemistry between the investigating detective and one of those three women, who at some point decide to d...more
Three prostitutes are dead and the police have no suspects, but oddly enough the clues always lead them back to a yacht club frequented by the wealthy. While interviewing members of the yacht club, Detective Matt Donovan discovers more drama, cheating and cover ups than he can handle. He does, however, meet Megan Riley. Knowing he should steer clear of a potential witness, Detective Donovan just can't help h...more
Megan Riley and her best friends, Rachel Feinman, Alexandra Grand and Kathleen Rosario, are frustrated with the men in their lives – or lack thereof. On a whim, they decide to hire a 'boy toy' to keep them amused. The search is on! The first men they consider are totally unsuitable. It isn't until they are at a party for another yacht club member, that they meet Michael Harrington.
Michael is tall, muscular, friendly and devastatingly handsome. Fate has chosen for th...more
Some men don’t know when to quite or all it a day. George Fisher was hot for a quick, looking for a romp in the hay with Sherrie Weston prostitute extraordinaire. Something happens. Pent up, excited and definitely poor George was hoping not to strike out with Sherrie. But, Sherrie as the reader learns can’t stand George and is just doing this, as a business opportunity that she hoped would be lucrative in the long run. Poor George never saw it coming and this dear read...more
Megan Riley is sunbathing with her friends on a ninety-foot yacht docked at The Bayside Yacht Club. The majestic boat belongs to Alexander’s husband, Charlie Grant. Rachel Feinman makes a remark that causes Megan to sit up in amazement. Alex just laughs, never dreaming she’s seriously suggesting that they rent a timeshare boytoy. Helen Jennings, club gossip, climbs aboard to tell them that one of their own, George Fisher, has died of a heart attack while with a hook...more
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While Megan Riley struggles to keep her real estate career afloat in a down economy, her rich and beautiful women friends live life to the hilt. But as Megan watches her friends lives unravel with philandering husbands and financial problems of their own, she realizes that her lonely life may not be so ba...more
What do you do when you are a high class, rich, entitled, yacht-owning woman who finds out that her husband has a mistress on the side? For spurned wives Alex, Rachel, Kathleen, and Megan the answer is clear - get a "timeshare boytoy"; aka hire and share sexy stripper Michael Harrington!
Recovering addict and victim of a bad break-up, (and a crappy real estate market), Megan has her doubts about this new venture - but friends know best, right? Unfortunately, their plans go awry whe...more
This story centers on a circle of women at the Bayside Yacht Club, most notably, Megan Riley and her group of friends, Kathleen, Alex and Rachel. Megan, a struggling real estate agent who’s trying to overcome recent economic struggles, is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who is also moving on from a recent break up with her addict...more
The strong brilliant characters are the police detectives investigating the...more
"Firmin writes more like a seasoned storyteller than a debut novelist,...Deadly Pleasures is recommended for readers who like to be both titillated and entertained. Ones certainly hopes that the author, an iUniverse Rising Star, has more naughty novels up her sleeves." Jill Allen, Clarion Reviews. (Five star review)
"Firmin's first novel is a first-rate murder...more
My only negatives: I know for many this is actually a positive, but unnecessary info...more
What a twist!
The murder part, according to me, was the best. I had some doubts at the beginning, but reading on and on, somehow I was into the story. The murd...more
The novel starts with a murder of a man, when he is in bed with a hooker. Well, for a murder mystery, that's a great start. Soon, there are a series of murders, and the handsome LAPD detective, Matt Donovan, takes on the case.
When this is happening, four friends - Megan, Kathleen, Rachel and Alex - who...more
Megan Riley is a divorced woman who is struggling on many levels to get her life in order. She is a great character who is strong, thoughtful and a loyal and compassionate friend. She is a memb...more
This is a thriller from the go. Mary Firmin delivers a murder mystery that does not disappoint. The plot is dangerously captivating. The characters are clever and realistic with personalities that make you both smile and cringe. Megan's friends are an electrically charged group of women with a twisted sense of reality and style.
The boy-toy plan is funny and creative. Not something you read about normally - women taking that role in the world of adultery, and they do it in high end s...more
A very bad idea, says Matt Donovan, the handsome detective investigating the series of horrific murders and mutilations that have recently plagued the area, targeting the local yacht club, and appear to be linked t...more
Megan Riley's life is a bit of turmoil as she is trying to stay sober, her ex-fiance won't leave her alone, and now woman are being murdered and it hits close to home. Now she gets to add to everything the fact that her friends want to timeshare a man for fun, they figure that men do it...more
Never judge a book by its cover. Not everything is what it appears to be. These are lessons we have all probably heard throughout the years, and they will serve you well when you read Mary Firmin’s murder mystery debut, Deadly Pleasures.
The first lesson is immediately apparent when you look at the cover for this novel. It leads the reader to believe they are about to read a novel filled with steamy sex scenes. That idea is fortified with the opening lines of the prologue, where w...more
I really didn't like the beginning and considered giving it up when the sample pages ran out. I read the reviews here and decided, for the price, it was worth taking a chance.
I thought the female characters were rather shallow and the men were all pretty much dirt bags with the exception of the "knight in shining armour" cop who saves the damsel in distress.
I guess the point to all this rambling is, well, the book seems to ramble on. It's...more
Too many details for me! Too many characters! I became disinterested in the plot almost as quickly as I began to read the book.
I wasn't able to finish. I made it 75% of the way through- and wouldn't have read that much if it wasn't a First Read- and then skipped to the end to see what happened. I couldn't even remember the character who ends up being the villain, so I had to go back to the beginning and start reading again! In...more
Women are dropping dead, murder by someone who enjoys causing other pain by torturing them. All evidence points to a certain members of a club. The plot thickens, making it hard for the detective to find the truth.
The story weaves in what is happening in the four women'S lives.
I enjoyed how Ms Firmin worked...more
Just as they thought their lives couldn't get any lower, the unpredictable happen once they've decided to take a leap of faith. Megan is a real estate agent and with the economy in the crapper, her sales plummeted and so is her commission. But thanks to her rich friends she still gets to enjoy a finer things in life, like exclusive spas, spending time on luxury...more
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