Published April 1st 2006 by Kensington (first published 2005)
Paperback, 288 pages
Series: Savannah Reid MysteryGenre: Cozy Mystery
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Ah I cannot believe that this was my first Savannah Reid book! I wish I picked up the series sooner, but alas there is only so much time and so many books to go through. I picked this one up as a loan on a whim and oh my gosh I loved it!
Savannah is a voluptuous ex cop who now owns her own Private Investigator agency and she is one awesome, fun and amazing character. I love how well rounded she is. I also love the fact that she is one of a few characters that I have read about that has curves and pretty damn proud of em.
When Savannah;s friends arrange for her to compete for the affection of Lance Roman (a guy on the cover of every one of her romance books) on a reality TV show, she didn't know what came with the package. Now stuck in a medieval castle, with four other woman compete for the man of her dreams – the last thing Savannah imagined was for the shows produce Tess Jarvis to show up dead.
First off all I loved the setting of the book. The geek in me totally enjoyed that it took place in a medieval castle. I could totally picture the entire scene and in my head this entire book played out like a movie. It was pretty exciting. I loved Savannah and her supporting cast, especially Dirk – who I am rooting for in the end!
Now it's up to Savannah with the little help of her friends to find the killer, while doing the best she can to survive the other contestants. It was fun and entertaining! I loved the conversation between all the characters, it was sassy and quick, that left me giggling most of the time. The author did a good job, I thought, in describing the castle. The characters were original and their different personalities really made the book a fun read. I really did have a hard time putting this one down. I must have finisehd it in a day. In the end, I couldn't help but fall in love with Savannah Reid and this series. I will be looking forward to picking up more books.