For Love of Livvy (Book 1 Esposito series)

For Love of Livvy (Book 1 Esposito series)

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by JM Griffin
     
 

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After her favorite aunt is found dead and an alarming box is mysteriously left on the doorstep of her aunt's house now legally hers, Lavinia Esposito wants explanations. But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are dumbounded by the precious stones which came without an explanation, just an address, her Aunt Livvy's. Frustrated by the cops'…  See more details below

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After her favorite aunt is found dead and an alarming box is mysteriously left on the doorstep of her aunt's house now legally hers, Lavinia Esposito wants explanations. But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are dumbounded by the precious stones which came without an explanation, just an address, her Aunt Livvy's. Frustrated by the cops' refusal to share their theories, criminal justice instructor Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, takes investigation matters into her own hands. Vinnie is soon dragged into situations beyond her control, finding herself in hot water with the law, the crooks, and her Italian father. Willing to put her life at risk to find out what really happened to her beloved Aunt Livvy, and why jewels would be addressed to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead with her usual tenacity, bravery, and keen wits to solve and survive this mystery.

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ISBN-13:
9781897562468
Publisher:
Lachesis Publishing
Publication date:
10/08/2009
Series:
Esposito Series , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
7,527
File size:
282 KB

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For Love of Livvy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 344 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is such a good read. One of those that you want to finish so you know who did but don't want it to end. More, More, More, PLEASE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept you in suspense throughout the whole story. You didn't want to put it down until the mystery was solved which was at the end of the book. In addition, there was a lot of hilarious things that happened throughout the story. Great read. More please.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Livvy is hysterical and so are her friends! Very entertaining with non-stop action and twists that keep you reading. This suspense novel made me want more and I hope there is another Livvy book coming. I truly enjoyed the law enforcement aspects of this book! A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it seemed hastily written and predictable. It wadn't nearly as funny as reviews led me to believe. But my sense of humor is somewhat dry and cynical. It was entertaining enough but it wouldn't stand out as a book I would recommend.
iPodReader More than 1 year ago
The author had a great idea for a plot and interesting characters but the writing itself is horrible. Awkward to say the least. Examples: "The walls shown (sic) like buffed worn leather. Slowly I whirled around in awe." So a misspelling and an oxymoron in the space of 13 words. All kinds of unnecessary details that in a well-written book might have indicated clues, but in this story are just meaningless detail. A lot of it just seems like padding to make a short story into a novel. The protagonist drinks no cup of coffee that doesn't have a rich aroma, does not eat without a complete description of the ingredients, can't enter a room without smelling something, does not go anywhere without walking toward something. There's no just driving someplace-- instead there is walking toward the car, opening the car door, getting in, buckling the seat belt-- I'm exaggerating, but you get the idea. Too bad, because the ideas are very good; it's the execution that made me grind my teeth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two handsome guys competing for a law enforcement gal with parents who want her married. Uh, Evanovich? But without the clever dialogue. Can you say "Copycat?"
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book starts out fast paced and continues right through to the end. I never had an inkling of 'who done it' until the end and couldn't stop laughing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good read for those who like detective mysteries. Enjoyable and I would read more of this authors books. I would recommend this book to others. There was light hearted romance, mystery and possible murder.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book with lots of description. I didn't want to put it down until I figured out the mystery. That of course was saved until the very end.
catarific More than 1 year ago
This is a very cute book - fun and easy reading. I just wish the author got her information correctly about how to get to Rhode Island. She makes references to the George Washington Bridge wich goes from NY to NJ - sorry not Rhode Island and the Verrazano Bridge which goes from New York to Staten Island - not Rhode Island. Being a Native New Yorker, those blatant mistakes took away from the writing since the author did not take the time to verify her facts.
mrskramden More than 1 year ago
I feel like this author sat with a thesaurus while writing this book. The idea of the story was good, but it probably could have been at least 20 pages shorter if you took away some of the words that just didn't need to be there. I found it very distracting to the storyline, and almost gave up reading it several times, but I wanted to find out the ending so I stuck with it. Glad it was a freebie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't sleep...read the whole thing...sort of silly but next thing I do is look up more of this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Entertaining, engaging and funny. Who can ask for more? I look forward to more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
186 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a quick and fun read
butterflydrumm More than 1 year ago
This was a fun and interesting book , I really enjoyed this read. Will for sure read the books to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But the heroine is so sex obsessed, you only get glimpses of the mystery here and there. Sex, unless it relates to the mystery itself is gratuitous and does not move the story forward. Clues move the story forward. Also, every one in this story grins like an idiot. Why? They're embarrassed to be there. As a lover of classic mysteries, I'm so tired of the gimmicks that have crept into the genre - soft porn, recipes, cats, would-be Miss Marples who go out of their way to cause trouble just so they can dabble ineffectively in "solving" the problem that they caused. The heroine in this story is supposed to be a criminologist, yet she doesn't use the professional skills she's supposed to possess. At least she hadn't half way through the book, when I gave up. The reason for the five stars is because the one star reviews, by default, are found at the end of the reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome writing couldnt put down just loved it
TigersJC More than 1 year ago
I really like the book!! If you are a mystery lover this book is for you. It is full of adventure and makes you want to keep reading. I would definitely reccommend this book to my friends to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, it was a page turner. If you want a nice lite read this your book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would love to read more about Livvy....loved that it had mystery.....with a hint of steamy romance.....
niicckkii More than 1 year ago
This book was so much better than I expected. The characters were likable and I enjoyed it. I am always leery with free and cheap reads and this exceeded all my expectations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ivy Malone, funny little old lady, solving mysteries and leading people to Christ.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this on the Free Fridays and after I read this one, I got the rest in the series. I thought it was a quick, fun and easy read.