Friday, March 6, 2009

Mayhem in High Heels

I've been hooked on Gemma Halliday's High Heels series right from the first book, Spying In High Heels. I love the heroine, Maddie and her leading man Ramirez. I've been looking forward to this book for a long time.

Here's the blurb for Mayhem in High Heels:
Maddie Springer is finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams. And she's got the perfect wedding planner to pull it all off in style. Well, perfect, that is, until the woman winds up dead—murdered in buttercream icing. Suddenly Maddie's hope of a dream wedding melts faster than an ice sculpture at an outdoor buffet. And when her groom-to-be is assigned the detective in charge of the case, there goes any chance of a honeymoon. Unless, of course, Maddie can find the murderer before her big day.

With the help of her fellow fashionista friends, Maddie vows to unveil the cold-blooded killer. Is it the powerful ex-husband, the hot young boy toy, a secret lover from the past, or a billionaire bridezilla on the warpath? As the wedding day grows closer, tempers flare, old flames return, and Maddie's race to the altar turns into a race against time.

Maddie and her main man are finally getting married. Being her usual busy self, Maddie gets help from the best wedding planner she can find. But there's a little hitch, that said planner has met an unfortunate accident - buttercream frosting and a knife.

I really enjoyed this book. It had the usual fast paced, humor and just plain fun that I expect when I read Gemma Halliday. Maddie, Dana and Marco, their own version of Charlie's Angels is hilarious, but Dana and Marco are doing double duty...not only are the helping to solve the murder but they are also planning Maddie and Ramirez's wedding. I was truly surprised at the end when they caught the murderer. I was expecting someone else, but it did make sense, after it was explained to me...I was having a moment.

I was expecting a twist at the end. I truly was...Don't get me wrong, I loved the ending, but I've been spoiled with the previous books, there's always a twist or a big cliffhanger, and it didn't happen in this one. Which makes me wonder if this will be the last High Heels book in the series. I certainly hope not.

Mayhem in High Heels by Gemma Halliday (4/5) Mystery; Published: Dorchester (1/09); Series: # 5, High Heels Mystery; 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (30); 2009 Support Your Local Library (25); 2009 Pub Challenge (6);

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