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Lust, Money & Murder: Book 1, Lust

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Worth the Read

This is another series book, which ends in medias res, leaving the reader yearning for more, and yet, it’s such a good read, long enough to give the feel of a full length novel, that it didn’t bother me too much when it abruptly ended. While I would much rather prefer ...
This is another series book, which ends in medias res, leaving the reader yearning for more, and yet, it’s such a good read, long enough to give the feel of a full length novel, that it didn’t bother me too much when it abruptly ended. While I would much rather prefer a full-length novel to multiple shorts, Wells has actually put all three together for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, for only $4.99, and in my opinion, that’s a steal, especially as the storyline and writing is so well done. But, if you want to check out the first portion of the series before committing to buy, it’s currently free on Amazon and Barnes and Nobel right now, which is where I obtained my copy for review.

The main portion of the story follows Elaine Brogan as she naively finds herself and her father the victim of a counterfeiting scandal, leaving her destitute and alone. Resolved to join the Secret Service and take down the man who destroyed her life, Elaine throws herself into her studies and works diligently in hopes of revenge. The story moves very swiftly, and Elaine soon finds herself working for Nick LaGrange in Bulgaria as he attempts to shut down the counterfeit ring taking Europe by storm. Of course, things aren’t always what they seem, and while Elaine is indeed amazing at her job, she soon finds herself in a difficult situation, having to choose carefully between love and ethics.

I really enjoyed this story, save that it ended right in the middle of a climax within the story. Wells is a very good writer and his story kept me captivated from start to finish. While there were more references to sex than I would have liked there to have been, they weren’t overly erotic, which is good, although I really don’t see the point of adding detailed sex into the mix of a really good story anyway. But, that aside, the characterization and story were very well done, and I am eager to read the rest of the series, which, like I stated before, is available, complete, on Amazon and Barnes and Nobel and, in my opinion, is worth it. Four stars.

posted by Read_A_Book on April 6, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Beware, these 3 books are really only 1 story

This is only one story that needs all 3 books to finish the story. It is interesting and keeps moving. I do dislike having to buy 3 books to get one story. This is very deceptive and therefore gets a one star rating!

posted by 598336 on May 20, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Beware, these 3 books are really only 1 story

    This is only one story that needs all 3 books to finish the story. It is interesting and keeps moving. I do dislike having to buy 3 books to get one story. This is very deceptive and therefore gets a one star rating!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    You can get all 3 books for $5.00

    Even though I really enjoyed Book 1, I found it extremely frustrating that I had to buy Book 2 and Book 3 to get the complete story. Be advised: You can buy all three books in one eBook for $5.00.

    I love book series. I read the first book of every series I find just to hope that I find an author and characters I like.

    This series is worth reading. I would have rated Book 1 a four, but I felt frustrated by the technique of providing a free copy of book 1 just to sell books 2 and 3 so you can read the complete story. Not a series, a story.

    I would carefully check out any "series" by this author to make sure it wasn't one long story split across multiple books.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Meh.

    This book just isn't very good. The writing is amateurish and the story is very shallow, as are the characters. I'm not going to bother reading the next one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    Very Disappointing

    Although the writing is solid, the story failed in many ways. The reader is promised a story of revenge, but the whole premise of that revenge is questionable. The protagonist's father commits suicide, but we as readers never see any real development of the father as a character, and the suicide appears simply as a gimmick to move the main character along. Then, half way into the story, that story line is squelched when the heroine finds out the target of her revenge has died. But again, we're simply TOLD that, not shown it. The rest of the book is a new story, different from the main story promised in the beginning, and there's nothing there. It's dull, lacks tension, lacks interesting character development, has more telling than showing and, as stated in my headline, was very disappointing.

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