The Sex On The Beach Book Clubby Jennifer Apodaca, Jennifer Lyon
Holly Hillbay is a love-burned private investigator who relishes chasing down cheating scumbags. Hot on the trail of another two-timing spouse, Holly goes into stealth mode to find out if the owner of Books on the Beach, Wes Brockman, is slipping between the covers with her client's adulterous wife. Joining the book club, she soon realizes that
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A Sexy Romance...
Holly Hillbay is a love-burned private investigator who relishes chasing down cheating scumbags. Hot on the trail of another two-timing spouse, Holly goes into stealth mode to find out if the owner of Books on the Beach, Wes Brockman, is slipping between the covers with her client's adulterous wife. Joining the book club, she soon realizes that Wes isn't her philandering Casanova, nor is he a mild-mannered book store owner. He's way too dark, hunky and mysterious, pinging Holly's interest... and lust. Holly's heart is on ice, but her body is all for a little beach romance as long as it doesn't interfere with the job. That works great until Wes becomes her job, her lover and maybe her destruction.
An Incriminating Murder...
Wes's bookstore is a new chapter in his life, and he's closed the book on his old one. When Holly shows up in his club breathing snarky attitude and raw sexiness he can't keep his hands off her. The woman ignites more than his lust, she makes him feel alive--which is saying something since he's been technically dead for years. It's not until a book club member is murdered in his store that Wes learns Holly's an uncover P.I. But now he needs her more than ever and hires her to find the killer... and because he can't bear to let her go. Wes is falling hard for the sexy sleuth while guarding his dangerous secret that could get people he loves--including Holly--killed.
The Lethal Consequences...
Secrets and betrayals explode, and Holly discovers that falling in love with a bookstore owner can be devastating...and deadly.
** This title is a reissue of a 2007 release.
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Jennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than twenty books and novellas, won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.
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GREAT Story and very exciting - it drags you right into the story...couldn't put the book down -- bought the rest of her books!
This book is amazing. I had never read a book by Jennifer Apodaca before, but will defentily read another! The book is fast passed and sizzeling hot! The only thing that buged me in this book was the fact that the author made 'Holly' so hard to get to know. The book was wonderfully written, I had no clue who the 'killer' was until the very end. Jennifer Apodaca defentily keeps you guessing!
This book is so much more than a simple romance! It surprised me in a very good way. It's a medium length romantic PI story about a prickly female PI and a very HOT bookstore owner. I am looking forward to her next rom/susp story because this was way better than the stories we get on TV. In fact I would love to see it made into a TV movie for sure. It kept me guessing, took sideways turns and kept the action up while developing the characters into a very hot team. LOVED IT! Holly Hillbay is a female PI who used to work on the police force, from a family of cops. She was raised from the age of 7 by her Dad and brothers, all cops. She has an ex, "Brad the Cad" who believe me earned his title. She's determined to make her PI business successful alone. She doesn't do partners. She's working on a cheating spouse case when we meet her at the beach bookstore's book club. Wes Brockman is the gorgeous bookstore owner who is in charge of the book club that Holly thinks her client's wife is cheating with. She quickly figures out it's not him but Cullen who's messing with all the ladies at the club. The story begins when Cullen is murdered in the locked bookstore that night. Wes hires Holly to figure out who killed Cullen while keeping his past life a secret from everyone. Holly is too good a PI to leave any stone unturned. Wes finds in Holly a reason to want to live again and Holly finds Wes too much of an understanding loyal man to resist. I loved the peeling of the layers of each one of them as love wins over defenses and fear. Excellent job Jennifer! Thank you for the opportunity to read your NetGalley ARC of this book. Please keep me in mind again!
In Goleta, California, private investigator Holly Hillbay enjoys her vocation especially when she can kick the butt of a cheating male though realistically the money is in the tedious background checks. Currently she is frustrated with men ever since her former fiancé Brad the cad stole her best paying client from her. So she plans to fully take pleasure in exposing cheating Wes Brockman, owner of Books on the Beach. Her client Phil Shaker believes his wife Tanya is sleeping with Wes using the book club as a pretense.---------------- Holly goes undercover by joining the book club, but quickly concludes the hunk is not doing it with his client¿s spouse though she might be cheating with one of the other members like Cullen. She also believes Wes is hiding something so unable to resist she makes inquiries into his secret while her chip on her shoulder (and the rest of her body) demands a tryst with him on the beach. She also begins investigating Cullen even as the case spins out of control with a homicide in the bookstore ending the cheating Tanya¿s extramarital affair.-------------------- This is a terrific private investigator romance that is fun to read as in your face Holly takes no prisoners while trying to uncover the truth that seems to keep twisting on her (and the audience) with every clue she uncovers. The story line is fast-paced and filled with red herrings. Though Holly¿s abrupt manner can be irritating as we got the message except if you are Wes, fans of romantic mysteries will appreciate this fine tale that starts with WICKED WOMEN WHODUNIT and never slows down until the final on the beach encounter.----------------- Harriet Klausner