Monday, July 7, 2014

Book Review: Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things (& A Chance to Win Books!)

First of all, there is an AMAZING book giveaway going on today, and in addition, the grand prize is $100 Lindt chocolate basket.  You won't want to miss this one! It's going on all day and it's easy to win, so go enter right now!  Click here for the Facebook link.

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All right, today I'd like to tell you about Rachelle J. Christensen's new book, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things. This is the start of her Wedding Planner Mysteries and boy, what a great start!

We meet Adri, a wedding planner, and her assistant Lorea who are trying to get their wedding planner business off the ground. They have Sylvia as a client who can make or break them.  She's a diva, B actress, someone very difficult to please and it becomes worse for everyone when one of her wedding dress selections goes missing. Adri and Lorea are running around trying to put out fires when it goes from worse to catastrophic. You see, on top of everything else, one of Adri's wedding gowns, shipped all the way from China, has a little something in the lining that shouldn't be there---and the people who put it there definitely want it back.  But who is behind it all?  Such a fun mystery with lots of twists and turns and me trying to puzzle it all out in my mind.  Really well done.

In addition to a great mystery, though, there's also a bit of a love triangle. Dallas is trying to date Adri, but there's a new divorce lawyer in town named Luke whose blue eyes and motorcycle keep her coming back for more.  I loved the sparks in the relationship with her and Luke and how gentle Dallas seemed as they started dating.  Of course by the end I had a clear favorite.  

Adri is a complex character who is well-developed. There are great secondary characters as well, right down to the jeweler next door.  The ending was left open for the next book, but it wasn't a cliff-hanger and I felt satisfied with the ends that were tied up.  

I think this is a great debut mystery for Ms. Christensen and I will be looking forward to more in the series!

Here is the back copy:

Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she's especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri's world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri's impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—that is, until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. The race is on to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before Adri becomes the next victim.

With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things is a romantic suspense novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night.

If this sounds like a book you'd like to purchase click this link Diamond Rings are Deadly Things to buy!

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1 comment:

Debra Erfert said...

I didn't know Shadow Mountain publishes light mysteries. Interesting. Thanks for the review. I entered, like, four times!