Author: Stephanie Bond
Genre: Humorous Romantic Mystery
Publish Date: October 2001
Personal Rating: 3.5 Stars
About the Book:
Roxann Beadleman just received an ominous message that resurrects old secrets, and her debutante cousin Angora Ryder was just jilted at the alter. A road trip to accomplish thing on a life list they made in college leads them back to their alma mater for Homecoming, and to the professor they were both in love with...
But Angora doesn't know that Roxann is wanted for questioning in a police matter, or that a dangerous criminal could be following them. Detective Joe Capistrano is on their heels, too, determined to charm information out of Roxann and to protect her, whether she wants it or not...
Once Roxann and Angora hit campus, their lives are turned on end. Professor Irresistible is majoring in Seduction, old skeletons are leaping from closets, and Detective Capistrano is closing in. Roxann and angora soon find themselves thrust into a chilling lesson of murder, and if either of them gets out of this mess alive, could true love be at the end of their chase?
This book was another free download for my Kindle. I read In Deep Voodoo from her Mojo series and really enjoyed it and decided to give this one a try. This book was definitely different from the Mojo series one, but I did enjoy it as well. It felt a lot more like chick lit and women’s fiction as Roxann is dealing with present problems which cause her to face issues from her past.
My favorite character was Angora, Roxann’s cousin. Grown up under her mother’s wing and trying to please her mom any way she can, even on her wedding day. And there are probably people out there really like Angora. She was a large contrast to Roxann’s character. Even though they were cousins their lives were completely different, but amazing that each one thought the other one had it better.
The mystery part of the book was very good. I enjoyed trying to figure it out and I think I had it just before it was revealed. This mystery threw a lot of twists and turns even with the relationships going on.
I did enjoy this book. At times it is quite heavy in content and feelings, but overall it is a fun read. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy a story influenced by the character’s past.