For Love of Livvy (Esposito Mysteries #1)
After her favorite aunt is found dead and an alarming box is mysteriously left on the doorstep of her aunt's house now legally hers, Lavinia Esposito wants explanations. But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are dumbounded by the precious stones which came without an explanation, just an address, her Aunt Livvy's. Frustrated by the cops' refusal to...more
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Remember the old horror movies where the heroine hears a mysterious sound from the second floor and goes up to investigate rather then fleeing despite the many attempts already made on her life. We know going up those stairs is going to ma...more
The story gets better each page. Who left the package? What was in it? Why did the police keep the package after she notified them of the strange delivery? She was determined to find out. Although she was told to stay out of it, she couldn’t.
This book fairly obviously tries to follow in the steps of the Stephany Plum series written by Janet Evanovich, and it's a fairly valiant effort. The problem is that that type of comedic writing is bloody difficult to pull off, and in trying to do so J.M.Griffin has developed a rather annoying and inconsistent character.
Just as in the Steph Plum books, Livvy has two gorgeous guys around her;...more
This is a first book in a series, so much of the story actually deals with introducing the main characters and the setting. As a result, this book only deserv...more
Not a bad read in itself, but too much like Plum when it isn't.
This was meant to be a quick fun read to use between chapters of another book
that I am reading, The Rise and Fall
of the Third Reich ( important chapter
in European history but horrific to
contemplate) It was diverting, but the mystery seemed so derivative of the Stephanie Plum series without its wonderful character humor or funny plot points.
From a personal standpoint, I'd have rated it higher if there had been more substance to the plot and less emphasis on the romance but for me "it was okay" was the best I could say.
Livvy, her romantic feelings for two men. The mystery of the death of her Aunt lead her to many dangerous occurrences. I have download the next in the Series. DIRTY TROUBLE #2 and will continue to read the rest of Ms. Griffin's books.
With 5 books written and more in the works, JM's first book in the Vinnie Esposito series published in February of 2009. The first and second Vinnie Esposito novels have been re-released through Lachesis Publishing. The third novel in the series, Dead Wrong, was released in ebo...more