Tuesday, July 14, 2015
By Vicki Batman
Hattie Cook's dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job at Buy-Rite insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with By-the-Book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound. Allan Charles Wellborn has secretly adored Hattie all his life. He evolved from a pocket protector-wearing geek to a handsome police detective. When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, he steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves. Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?
Between The Pages
The characters are likable and the writing flowed well. Over-emphasis on other aspects of the story took away from Hattie and Allan’s romance and the suspense into the mystery. Do Hattie and Allen end up together forever? The ending was more a happy-for-now. A good story filled with humor, mystery, and a slice of romance.