Loaded

Loaded

by Shari Shattuck

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BN ID: 2940016131245
Publisher: Shari Shattuck
Publication date: 12/25/2012
Series: The Callaway Wilde Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 378
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

To quote one producer’s introduction, Shari Shattuck has an IMDB, (internet movie data base) list ‘as long as your arm,’ with more than two hundred television shows, films, mini-series, movies of the week and commercials on her acting resume. A few of her acting credits are the television shows, ‘Dallas,’ ‘Sisters,’ ‘Life Goes On,’ ‘The Young and the Restless,’ and ‘Babylon Five.’ Her film credits include “On Deadly Ground,” with Micheal Caine “Spy Hard,” with Leslie Neilson and “A Man of Passion,” with Anthony Quinn. In addition, she has performed most of Shakespeare’s major female roles on stage as well as a host of other characters, including the lead role in a hit production of “Cabaret.” Shari has also written and directed for the stage. Daily Variety’s rave review of her play, “In Progress,” said, “Shattuck’s delightfully romantic comedy not only displays her talent as a stage performer, but also as a writer.” Her many years of acting and directing all contributed to her sense of drama, comedy and story as a novelist.

Her first book, “Loaded,” was selected by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the Best of 2003. She has since published five novels, co-produced the film “Redemption,” with her husband, survived two fires, four mudslides, many rattlesnake relocations, and being the class-room-rep-parent-association-member for her daughters’ classes. She lives in the National Forest above Los Angeles.

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Loaded 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
encbks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Never read first person unless it's this one. This book was great, you should have seen my face when I realized this book was in first person, I really don't like just being in one person's head but Shari Shattuck, took me there with this can't put down romance, intrigue and all around good read. It only took me five hours to read and thats with breaks. I was so involved with who was out to get the Heroine, and I loved the Hero for mostly waiting to other oblegations to be finished, like finding out who was trying to kill her. Even though there was an abundance of characters each had their own tone, even in the first person prespective. I can't wait for the next book!
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why go on & on & on. this was a great read. all you could want from a book. brains,bravado&beauty,'nouth said!!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
She is worth millions, but Cally Wilde is also lonely fearing that people only want her for her money that she inherited from her father. Cally¿s mother hates her daughter because she thinks some of the money should have gone to her. Her half brother Binford intensely dislikes her because he too believes that some of the loot should belong to him. Only his wife Elena treats Cally as a friend.

Following a business lunch, two men try to murder Cally but she kills one of them while the other retreats. Detective Evan Paley, the lead on the case, and Cally immediately are attracted to one another, but he refuses to make love to her until the case is closed. Another murder occurs this time in Cally¿s home making it looks like someone wants her to take the fall. A half-sister Cally never heard of comes forward to make a claim on the estate and Elena takes an overdose of sleeping pills. Cally¿s life seems out of control even as she suspects every member of her family as the culprit(s).

Being a reviewer is similar to a prospector panning for gold; every once in a while one sifts to find a gold nugget LOADED in the sediment. This amateur sleuth novel is crackling with repressed sexual desire, so much so that one should use potholders while reading this book. There are so many suspects with viable motives that readers will go crazy trying to figure out who the perpetrator is. The good news is that this is the opening installment in what has the makings of a great series.

Harriet Klausner