Trouble in High Heels (Fortune Hunter Series #1)

Trouble in High Heels (Fortune Hunter Series #1)

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by Christina Dodd
     
 

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When Brandi Michaels discovers her fianceé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto—a man who’s…  See more details below

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When Brandi Michaels discovers her fianceé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto—a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing's for sure: She’s not going down without a fight....

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The Barnes & Noble Review
You can just about picture the Reese Witherspoon of Legally Blonde as the spunky heroine of Christina Dodd's first contemporary romantic thriller, a sparkling, sexy payback tale.

Brandi Michaels, a young, gorgeous lawyer, moves to Chicago to join her fiancé, only to find out he's gone to Vegas to marry his pregnant girlfriend. She pawns the engagement ring, vamps herself up, and prepares to sleep with the first sexy man she meets that night. That man turns out to be a playboy Italian count and jewel thief, Roberto Bartolini, and the weekend is as hot and heavy as she could wish. On Monday, there's another surprise -- guess who turns out to be the client of her new law firm? Brandi not only gets to defend Roberto, who's accused of stealing a jewel, but to spend time with him 24/7, as a judge remands him into her custody. Can she reform this handsome bad boy in a hurry and prevent the jewel heist of the century in the process? Ginger Curwen
Publishers Weekly
Despite a cover featuring a modern pair of designer heels, this far-fetched romantic intrigue feels like a Regency awkwardly dressed in contemporary clothes. You have your arrogant rake, playboy Italian count and indicted jewel thief Roberto Bartolini; the woman who can tame him, his gorgeous attorney Brandi Michaels; and a gaggle of high-society supporting characters among the Chicago elite. Throw in a steamy, melodramatic early encounter between Roberto and Brandi, a world-renowned diamond called the Romanov Blaze, a Chicago crime ring and a silly court ruling that places Roberto in Brandi's custody, and you have a romance with an identity crisis. There are moments of suspense and flashes of sensuality (buried beneath groaners like "I only want to take you to the brink of pleasurable insanity"), but the story doesn't hang together. The protagonists rarely transcend their stock roles, and the chaotic plot is oddly predictable. Dodd, who cut her teeth on historicals, has penned memorable contemporaries (see Close to You), but this tale is much like cubic zirconia-sparkle and flash but little else. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“Dodd delivers a high-octane, blow-out finale…This romantic suspense novel is a delicious concoction that readers will be hard-pressed not to consume in one gulp.”—Publishers Weekly

“Warm characterizations and caper-like plot make Dodd’s hot contemporary romance a delight, and the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers eager for the sequel.”—Booklist      “Dodd brings her unique sense of plotting, character, humor and surprise to this wonderful tale. You’ll relish every word, cherish each poignant moment and ingenious plot twist, sigh deeply and eagerly await the sequel.  Dodd is clever, witty and sexy.”—Romantic Times

“Dodd adds humor, sizzling sensuality, and a cast of truly delightful secondary characters to produce a story that will not disappoint.”—Library Journal

“Strong and likable characters make this an enjoyable read. Ms. Dodd peppers the story with interesting secondary personalities, which adds to the reading pleasure.”—The Best Reviews

“Sexy and witty, daring and delightful.”— Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author of After Midnight

“A master romantic storyteller.”—Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of Angel Falls

“Christina Dodd keeps getting better and better.”—Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author of Between Friends

“Treat yourself to a fabulous book—anything by Christina Dodd!”—Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author of Sentimental Journey

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440657535
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Fortune Hunter Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
88,643
File size:
331 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Dodd delivers a high-octane, blow-out finale…This romantic suspense novel is a delicious concoction that readers will be hard-pressed not to consume in one gulp.”—Publishers Weekly

“Warm characterizations and caper-like plot make Dodd’s hot contemporary romance a delight, and the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers eager for the sequel.”—Booklist

“Dodd brings her unique sense of plotting, character, humor and surprise to this wonderful tale. You’ll relish every word, cherish each poignant moment and ingenious plot twist, sigh deeply and eagerly await the sequel. Dodd is clever, witty and sexy.”—Romantic Times

“Dodd adds humor, sizzling sensuality, and a cast of truly delightful secondary characters to produce a story that will not disappoint.”—Library Journal

“Strong and likable characters make this an enjoyable read. Ms. Dodd peppers the story with interesting secondary personalities, which adds to the reading pleasure.”—The Best Reviews

“Sexy and witty, daring and delightful.”— Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author of After Midnight

“A master romantic storyteller.”—Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of Angel Falls

“Christina Dodd keeps getting better and better.”—Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author of Between Friends

“Treat yourself to a fabulous book—anything by Christina Dodd!”—Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author of Sentimental Journey

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Meet the Author

Christina Dodd is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels have been translated into twelve languages. She lives in Washington with her husband and two dogs.

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