JULIE EBERHART PAINTER
November 24, 2011
Fiction/Mystery & Detective/Women Sleuths
Rating: 5 Cups
Penny Olsen is heartbroken when her uncle dies, and possibly murdered. When she learns he carried a secret to his grave, she feels the chore ahead of her will be quite challenging.
Cole Martin is the lawyer for Penny’s uncle. He explains the reading of the will and what is expected of her. Cole lets Penny know that he will be there for her every step of the way.
Penny is deeply hurt at the death of her uncle. Not only did he leave her a secret, he left a nest egg of fifteen million dollars, with a huge estate, that comes with many responsibilities. She learns if something happens, and she cannot fulfill the duties, the stepchildren will most likely be stepping up. Penny realizes it is not going to be an easy task, but with Cole’s help she will make it happen. When her uncle’s death is suspected to be foul play, Penny is at her wits end wondering who would hurt the lovable man. Cole is determined to see Penny through the situation, while they begin to feel a little romance in the air.
Kill Fee was a thoroughly entertaining story. I love the strong characters, the bold statement throughout the pages, and the connection shared with Penny and Cole. This reader could feel the love that Penny exhibited toward her uncle. Julie Eberhart Painter positively knows how to engage the audience and keep them fastened to their seats until the conclusion. She instills just the right amount of romance, mystery and charisma to keep the story moving at a good pace. I thought the addition of the secondary cast with the retirement setting was a good complement to the read. Without giving anything away, I was deeply touched by the hug episode; I found it priceless.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More