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Trouble in High Heels (Fortune Hunter #1)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  2,736 ratings  ·  153 reviews
Trouble follows this "Master"* of romance-right onto the bestseller lists. Now the New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd makes her NAL debut When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé has hopped a flight to Vegas to marry someone else, she spends a sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini, convinced she's found the perfect r ...more
Kindle Edition, 406 pages
Published (first published August 1st 2006)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)

This is not one of my favorite Christina Dodd books. It was decent, but I expect more than decent from her. I think it's a timing thing. Being an extremely moody reader, it's hard when I read something and it doesn't fit what I am feeling at the time.

The Not-So Good:
*I never fell in love with the storyline, to be honest. I didn't like how Roberto and Brandi got together. She picked him up to make herself feel better after her fiance dumped her. Imagine her telling her grandkids that
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Trouble in High Heels
3.5 Stars

When Brandi Michaels’ cheating fiancé elopes to Las Vegas, she decides to pawn his engagement ring and treats herself to a one night stand in the arms of a gorgeous stranger. Little does she know that said stranger, Roberto Bartolini, is about to become a whole lot more familiar come morning . . .

A cute read, but Brandi and Roberto’s chemistry is lukewarm at best and the suspense plot lacks any real excitement.

Aside from their mutual attraction, Brandi and Roberto’
Heather Book Savvy Babe
Quickie Thoughts:

Trouble in High Heels is a fun book. It was entertaining to listen to and provided a lovely break from the darker more suspenseful books I've been reading lately. Brandi is a girl with serious daddy issues, she is a beautiful girl desperate to prove she is more than a pretty face. When her fiance leaves her to marry his girlfriend, she decides to splurge on herself and have a sexy night of fun. That sexy night lands her in bed with a wealthy Count and suddenly her entire life is
Every once in a while, I pick up a book just for the hell of it, just for a fun read. Sometimes, I need a break from the nail-bitting suspense or the horror and terror of other books. This one was refreshing! I laughed a few times, feeling what Brandi was feeling (near the beginning because of the 'ex-fiance' and near the end thinking and feeling like a doormat), tears and laughter make for a pretty good book. I liked Brandi's character, the way she developed is something I enjoyed. No holds bar ...more
Very good read. I had trouble putting it down this weekend and finished it in a couple days. I guess I was in need of a little old fashioned romance. lol

When Brandi Michaels uproots her life to move to Chicago to be with her fiance Alan she never suspects that her life is about to change in the way that it is. The day she moves into her new apartment during one of Chicago's coldest winters she gets a phone call from Alan telling her that he has flown off to Las Vegas to marry his pregnant girlf
I really liked this, maybe it's just my mood, because I know there isn't much substance to it. Brandi was what I think all women wish they were when they grew up: witty, smart, gorgeous, successful, self confident, although slightly vulnerable, and don't forget flexible (***smile***hehe). What girl wouldn't want to be all of that? And Roberto, of course he's a perfect hero for this story. And if I'm being honest, probably too perfect. But the whole thing was very enjoyable and easy. A great sexy ...more

Brandi Michaels moved to Chicago to be with her fiancé--only to discover he'd hopped a flight to Vegas to marry his new girlfriend. So she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a ridiculously expensive pair of shoes, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini, convinced she's found the perfect revenge...

But when Brandi returns home, she's shocked to discover that her apartment's been ransacked and she's the mark for a killer. Finding
Renata R.
I'm having a hard time to write a review for this one and I don't really know why.
English is not my first language and I'm far from knowing the grammar perfectly but the word repetition drove me crazy. It felt like they were blinking on the page just to annoy me. Pretty silly but couldn't help it.

Well, now that I got this out my chest lets talk about the book. Is a light read and fun, it actually made me laugh a couple times.
It's fantastic and clichè at the same time. The main plot is kind of s
I'm afraid this book falls into the "books I wish I hadn't read" category. Totally. The dialogue was too smarmy for words, the plot was over the top ridiculous, and the heroine was way too sarcastic to be likeable. Not funny at all. I was bummed by the whole thing. It was too bad too because the summary on the back sounded cute and funny, and I love the cover art. Oh well.
This wasn't a literary masterpiece but it was a really fun read that I couldn't put down. Loved the relationship between Brandi and The Count.
It was sweet and a lovely happily ever after.
Since it is a series, I can't imagine what is next. I will look into it and probably listen to more.
The reader did a really nice job.
Jun 05, 2010 Vanessa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Vanessa by: Mother
Definitely a fun read, and a delightfully humorous one. The story may have been a little too light for some, but the characters and humor made up for it. It was actually quite a refreshing change from some of the books I've been reading recently.
2 stars - it was ok

Nothing to see here, move along now.

That's how I felt throughout most of the book. Things were happening, don't get me wrong, but they just weren't all that interesting.

Things really fell apart about 25% in. I was already rolling my eyes every time Roberto, the male protag, spoke sounding like Count Chocula, but when the narrator starting making all of the other Italian guys sound like either Marlon Brando or Robert Dinero, it became too much.

Honestly, I don't even know how
E. Kelly
I was first attracted to this book because of the title, Trouble in High Heels. It sounds like an accurate description of most of the women I know. And if this character, Brandi, was going to make trouble, I SO wanted to be there. I was not disappointed. The author, Christina Dodd, presents a story that almost every woman can relate to – being dumped by a guy. From the very beginning, it’s easy to sympathize and empathize with Brandi. And when she has the nerve to go to a party with the full int ...more
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This was a really fun and quick read for me. I thought that Christina Dodd really jumped out and started the story quickly. Brandi Michaels was moving to Chicago in winter to be closer to her fiancé, a fiancé she chose because she felt he was so different from her overbearing and sometimes insulting father. Unfortunately she didn’t realize that this same fiancé couldn’t keep it in his pants. So after he calls from Vegas to say his girlfriend’s pregnant and their getting married, Brandi is ready ...more
This was a fun romp! It's the first in the Fortune Hunter series, and I read #3 first, and found it just ok. The genre must be suspenseful romantic comedy because it had moments of each.

Brandi had just moved to Chicago - in the winter - to be closer to her fiance Alan. She also just got a job with a prestigious law firm in Chicago, which she would start in just a few days. While having trouble getting settled in, what with frozen water pipes and a mistake in her furniture order, she received a c
MarciaB - Book Muster Down Under
Being a trophy wife comes at a cost, as Brandi finds out at the tender age of 11 - a very impressionable age for a young girl – when the door slams on her father’s final departure from his life with her and Tiffany. Brandi determines from then on that she will need to do more with her life than just being like her mother – in that instant, even though she has no real clue as to what a Lawyer does, she decides that’s what she’d like to be when she grows up.

Fourteen years later, a strong-willed an
Big fun and narrator Amanda Roncini. enjoyable little romp. try more Dodd.

Booklist synopsis:
Brandi Michaels is out for revenge. After learning her fiance ad dumped her to marry his pregnant girlfriend, Brandi--who had just moved to Chicago to start her new law career--pawns her engagement ring and uses the money to buy a gorgeous pair of sapphire earrings, a knock-'em-dead designer gown, and shoes to die for. Dressed to kill, Brandi arrives at a high-society soiree celebrating the famous Romano
Anita Fleming
One of the other reviewers called this book a suspenseful romantic comedy and I think that best sums it up. I loved it! The humor reminded me of Janet Evanovich, the romance of Carly Phillips and the suspense of Linda Howard, all rolled into one book.

Brandi is a newly hired attorney for her "Uncle" at a prestigious Chicago law firm. She has uprooted her life from Nashville to follow her doctor fiancé to Chicago. She gets there and he hasn't contacted her for a whole week and she is upset about
Synopsis: Brandi Michaels is a young, sexy lawyer who just graduated from law school and is starting her first job at a big-name Chicago law firm. Just a couple of days after arriving in Chicago, she finds our that her fiance has snuck off to Las Vegas to marry his pregnant girlfriend. Brandi pawns her engagement ring and goes to a party to find somebody to help her forget about her ex-fiance. She finds the gorgeous Italian Count Roberto Bartolini and spends the weekend in his arms... When she a ...more
Jul 18, 2008 Anna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like a good story and don't feel they need a connection to the characters
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It was an ok read, not to be taken seriously. I appreciate the plot and I found the ending quite corny. Characters didn't develop much, although there are bits and pieces of their history, I found a lot of elements missing. Not that I didn't enjoy this novel, I did but I've read better Christina Dodd novels. Love scenes are in short supply here as they weren't described vividly and they're more of foreplay. There is only one major scene and it's a quickie. Brandi tries too hard to prove her fath ...more
This book is romantic suspense. The story will keep you reading and occasionally laughing. I am a fan of Christina Dodd's work.

Brandi Michaels, a young, gorgeous lawyer, moves to Chicago to join her fiance, only to find out he's gone to Vegas to marry his pregnant girlfriend. She pawns the engagement ring, vamps herself up, and prepares to sleep with the first sexy man she meets that night. That man turns out to be a playboy Italian count and jewel thief, Roberto Bartolini, and the weekend is a
I enjoyed the book although it was not as good as the other one in the series I read before this one. The end was a bit on the corny side as well. All in all it was just okay.
Brandi is a lawyer who moves to a new city to be with her fiance who in turn as soon as she moves there calls her to tell her he is in Vegas married to his pregnant girlfriend. So she pawns his engagment ring that he wants back for his new wife and goes on a spending night out spree with the money to get even with him. She
Jane Thomson
This was s delightful read! I found the quirky characters endearing and the plot interesting if a little predictable. I feel that the author kept the reader engaged and laughing out loud at some of the twists and turns in the plot. The dialogue was well-suited to the story line and gave the novel a certain retro feeling.

I look forward to reading more by Ms. Dodd.
A light and fast paced novel and not quite what I was expecting.

Brandi is a young lawyer who gets jilted by her fiance and decides to be wild for a night and have a one-night stand with someone she'll never meet again. Things don't go exactly as planned and that someone turns out to be the client in her first big case.

Everything gets more complicated by the fact that Roberto Bartolini, who Brandi now has to babysit and make sure behaves, is a jewel thief who's apparently planning to steal a famo
I'm a fan of this series but I had to say this was probably my least favourite of them all. The suspense was lacking, the storyline was alright, and some parts were really REALLY corny. I think the dialogue between Roberto and Brandi could be improved a bit as it seemed too cliche. Brandi wasn't as strong as I liked because she was too caught up with the circumstances between her parents and her and that lowered her self-esteem so much. I personally prefer a kick-ass heroine but this story was a ...more
I loved this book! Fast paced, straight to the point. I thought I knew what was going to happen, but it didn't go that way. Brandi is very goal oriented, and knows what she wants...or thinks she does, until her fiancé calls to say he's married and it's all her fault. I love how she stays strong and finally finds what she's really looking for. A great read!
Shelley Baynton
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