Wanda Barefoot reviews:
(A Nosey Neighbor Mystery, Book 1)
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Stormi Nelson is a reclusive New York Times best-selling author. Her home office is her best friend and where she writes her famous novels but, in an effort to get out and mingle with "real" people more, she volunteers to be the head of the neighborhood watch. On one of her nightly patrols, she falls head over heels (literally) for her dead neighbor and finds herself hiding in the doghouse with an Irish Wolfhound named Sadie. As far as Stormi is concerned, everyone in the neighborhood is a suspect (until proven otherwise) including the sexy Detective Matthew Steele. Matthew, however, can't decide whether to kiss Stormi or throttle her.
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Stormi Nelson's character is a delight in this book. She has a quirky way about her that I found so endearing. Her strong desire to gather research for her next novel and her reclusive nature clashed to a degree but her need get her creative juices flowing outweighed her need for privacy. Oak Meadow Estates is filled with all kinds of quirky characters from Bill Olson and his wife Norma (who thinks every woman is trying to steal her husband) to Victoria Lanham (who looks like a model for a Barbie Doll) to Cecelia and Herman Edgars (who look like they came straight out of a mob movie). Add to the mix Stormi's family moving in and she's ready to pull her hair out faster than gravity pulls us down to earth!
I thoroughly enjoyed going on Stormi's adventure as a self-made sleuth. Anything for a Mystery has a "cozy" feel with a lot of humor woven in and some romance with a gorgeous detective. All of these Cynthia Hickey is a new author for me but, after reading this book, I can't imagine why. This is the perfect book to read by a warm fire on a cold night or any time you want an adventure. A very enjoyable read!
About Wanda Barefoot:
I am a self-proclaimed reviewer who turned my love of reading into a way to help authors get more recognition for the amazing stories they write for bibliophiles like me. I love God and family and I have a special love for all animals, both big and small. If I'm not reading you can most likely find me on my computer tinkering with graphics and my own personal web design. You can read more of my reviews on my blog at www.abookloversretreat.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/abookloversretreat or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/flghtlss1.