Coffee Time Romance & More






ISBN #: 978-0-06-112888-2
March 2009
10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
Mass Market Paperback
340 Pages
Rating: 3 Cups

Tess Monaghan is a private investigator who lives with her boyfriend, Crow. She has been in some pretty difficult spots in the past and come out on top. She teaches a class about her profession and enjoys sculling.

Flip Tumulty is the son of a very famous movie maker with ties to Baltimore. He is making a mini-series in that town and having difficulty keeping his female lead in line. He is more happily married than most Hollywood types and determined to keep away from Selene Waites.

The mini series, Mann of Steel, is set in and being filmed in Baltimore. A series of disturbing incidents seem to be following the female lead, Selene Waites. She did have a stalker, but he committed suicide, so they have no idea who is behind the current problems. Tess Monaghan literally runs into the production by accident and ends up as bodyguard to a spoiled and manipulative actress. She finds out firsthand about the film industry and does not like much of what she learns, and this is before Flip’s assistant is murdered.

I really enjoyed this book for the most part. It was difficult to get into in the beginning, but after the author set up the story, things flowed more smoothly. Tess is a great character, and I especially liked that she knew more about her hometown than the filmmakers. It made up for her getting stuck babysitting her boyfriend’s protégée as well as her assigned immature actress. The plot was very interesting with many different characters and their intertwining relationships and conflicts. The mystery is difficult to figure out and the reader will have a great time trying to solve the puzzle.

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