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Posted May 1, 2012
As a reader I'm easily distracted, but I read this book in less than two days because I just needed to know what was going to happen next. That's a sure sign of a good book!
Even though RED HOT LIBERTY can certainly be read as a stand-alone, it is a sequel to Devin O'Branagan's RED HOT PROPERTY and I strongly recommend reading the books in order. Believe me, this will maximize your enjoyment of the characters and their story arcs. Having read them in order myself, I have to admit that I started RED HOT LIBERTY with a few reservations about where the story might go after a gutsy, but risky, plot twist near the end of the first book, I needn't have worried. This one was just as fun, just as quirky, and kept me guessing all the way through. Even though the main character is single mom and hot-shot real estate agent, Molly O'Malley, author O'Branagan has a real talent for creating marvelous ensemble casts of characters, any one of whom could probably carry a leading role in a book of their own. Combined, they have a neat chemistry and the sometimes complex plot rides easily on their shoulders.
In short, RED HOT LIBERTY is a thoroughly enjoyable reading experience!
Posted November 24, 2011
Do you like your fiction with a dash of humor and a generous portion of suspense? Red Hot Liberty is a fun story with interesting twists. And if you love dogs, you should read this--and other O'Branagan novels--for her talent with the canine point of view.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 29, 2011
Red Hot Liberty is the sequel to Red Hot Property. It features the return of Molly and co., with the addition of a few more quirky characters. Some VERY quirky characters. One of them a hot British man named Robin. Molly is dealing with a "tween" who is becoming a bit obnoxious in that wonderful way that girl tweens have (moms of girls will know what I mean) she (Molly, not the tween) is being sued by a former client, investigated by the feds, the dog is having romance issues and is depressed, things aren't quite right between Molly and her man, and her life seems to be falling apart. And on top of all that, there is trouble with her ex-husband and some dangerous people who are not happy with him.
As with the previous novel, Devin O'Branagan has written a novel with interesting plot and sub-plots that also contains a series of vignettes of the zaniest real estate agent experiences that you can imagine. In fact, some of the scenes are I Love Lucy 21 century style worthy. Oh yeah. Imagine Lucy and Ethel with a dog that believes she's human (the humans even treat her like a human) trying to run a real estate business. The dog, Talisman, is quite a character. I cracked up at some of the Talisman episodes. Reminds me of watching a show about how some of the super rich deal with their pooches.....OMG Talisman has better care taken of her than many children do.
Red Hot Liberty is a fun, zany read. An interesting story of a single mom making a success out of her life and learning how to trust herself and others. O'Branagan has written a zany story with a few serious subject matters woven in. Broken hearts, mending hearts, new love, money trouble, daughter trouble, safety issues, danger, etc. There are some sober threads made easy to handle with the loony happenings. If we're lucky, our lives could be like that -lots of laughs to counteract the serious scenes of life.