Poison Ivyby Misty Simon
But when she arrives to assume her new life she is bombarded by a slew of people looking for the perfect
At 24, Ivy Morris has never lived outside her father's home and in fact sleeps in the same room her mom decorated over a decade ago. Until she gets a letter with the words "your inheritance" offering her a home and a costume shop of her own 3000 miles away.
But when she arrives to assume her new life she is bombarded by a slew of people looking for the perfect dominatrix or disturbingly tight wrestler costume for the upcoming Harvest Ball. Between overpowering biddies and stolen lingerie from the worst-kept secret side business, things get even more complicated when a woman is murdered at the ball-a woman wearing the same costume as Ivy.
With the help of her new friends and a cute guy trying to rev up his journalism career with this mystery, and revving up her heart in the process, she must solve the murder before someone succeeds in their quest to POISON IVY.
- Draumr Publishing
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- Product dimensions:
- 0.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 Years
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Ivy who lived with her father in the pink nightmare room, still decorated that way since her mother passed away, wanted to leave the nest. She felt stuck at home, until he day she got mail that would change her circumstances. Ivy inherited a house and a costume/lingerie shop that far from her California home. When she arrived at the shop she was introduced to a group of people some nice some not so nice. She needed a new look and stumbled upon a salon, where she met her new best friend Bella. Bella took her new friend Ivy to a bar and that is where she met the handsome Ben. All seemed to be going well with her new friend Bella and a possible new beau when she found her thought to be new friend dead. I loved this book. I was laughing during most of it. I enjoyed the characters and I like how they seem like people you would want to be friends with. She is a curvy girl with real thoughts and she just seems like a lot of fun. Ben is a typical male, but sees the good in her and the fun side that would make them have a great relationship. If you like o laugh and have a bit of mystery followed by a growing romance, here is the book for you. I highly recommend you give this book a try!! I am glad I read it. I was also pleased to find out through the author website that there is a book two coming soon. Rating 4.5 Heat Rating Sweet Reviewed By Rae Courtesy Of My Book Addiction And More
Have you ever agonized over what you should have, could have, would have said at those times when your speech just seemed to dry up and disappear? In your mind, have you prepared all the right come backs and congratulated yourself on your witty sarcasm after the fact? Meet Ivy Morris - proprietress and budding sleuth, and definitely not your run-of-the-mill size two heroine. She is a modern, flawed, insecure, funny gal trying to run a business inherited from her great aunt, solve a mystery and get her man all at the same time. A cross between a train wreak waiting to happen and a plus-size wonder woman, you cannot help but smile at Ivy's antics and adventures. The first in a series of three Ivy Morris mysteries, 'Poison Ivy' is perfect for a fun, light read with a heroine who does not take herself too seriously. Readers will find themselves connecting with and laughing at the 'every woman' inside of them. If you're looking for a pick-me-up on one of those hum-drum kind of days, author Misty Simon's witty repertoire is sure to delight. I, for one, cannot wait to ready Ivy's next adventure!
Ivy must move to Marth's Point Virginia to claim her inherited costume shop and the home Aunt Gertie left her in the will. Ivy would be completely surprised to find out that costumes were not the only things sold in The Masked Shoppe. Along her journey of proprietress, Ivy meets a good friend who pulls her out of her brown fashion stylings, a hunky man that she can't seem to get off of her mind, and an old bitty that is sour because the shoppe was not left to her. After Ivy's underwear was stolen and a murder was committed at the Halloween Ball. Ivy decided to do a little investigating on her own. Although Ben Fallon would not have her slinking around getting into trouble so they formed a partnership which by the way would have gotten really steamy if things didn't keep interrupting them. In the end all seems to have worked out....but who wanted revenge so badly on Ivy that they would go so far as to poison her? You'll just have to pick up a copy for yourself to find out. Ms. Simon has written a humorous story that will keep you guessing. The characters personalities were very likable, and I thought this book was very smooth to read. I only wished there were more drama like more threats to Ivy. It seemed like the person wanted her gone but never really did anything to threaten her much besides a robbery and a couple of phone calls. Ms. Simon gets 4 hearts for Poison Ivy, I can't wait to read the next book to see what kind of trouble Ivy gets herself into.
This book is truly an enjoyable read. I would highly recommend it to anyone needing that perfect vacation book - it is well written & funny as heck -Ms. Simon's wit had me laughing all evening! Definitely a two thumbs up!!