I was going through my NetGalley and a little overwhelmed with the number of books left to review. Rather than freak out and take a nap. I just decided to pick one and read the damn thing.
I’ve started doing this thing where I actually allow myself to put books down at the 51% mark if they don’t hold my interest. What? Yes. I’m sorry authors who put their time into the books, not every book is for every person!
I had read some reviews that this one wasn’t very good and was hard to follow. I figured since I’ve read some M.J. Rose books and others with difficult plots or story lines, I’d give it a whirl.
I wasn’t disappointed. Heads up, this isn’t a cozy mystery. There are some very steamy parts.
Crystal works as a personal assistant, but when her boss turns up sick, it is up to her to go to a rich client’s house and support him as his family prepares for his uncle’s passing. Finding her boss’ sex-filled emails makes Crystal determined to stay professional at all costs…until she meets the client’s brother, who is exactly her type of sexy. When the uncle dies under suspicious circumstances, Crystal takes on more duties than your average PA: funeral tasks, investigating multiple deaths, searching a haunted house and becoming a sexual playmate. But, someone doesn’t want her around, and they’re willing to kill to keep their inheritance. Too bad for them that Crystal’s got a few tricks of her own. In this tale of sex, murder and ghosts, sometimes the hired help is a bit more than average, and sometimes bodies just won’t stay dead..
This book was better than the questionable reviews merited. While there wasn’t a whole lot of depth to the characters, they were likable enough (or not) as they should have been for the plot and it worked for this book. The plot was certainly the focus. While you had to keep parts straight, it was like a puzzle coming together. There were a few small twists, but you could sort of see them coming.
I think this would make a fun movie, like Clue. The ending left an opening for Crystal to have another book and I’d read that too.