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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Review: Lying Eyes by Amy Atwell

Released: November 15, 2010
Publisher: Carina Press
Rated: Adult
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No-nonsense jewelry designer Iris Fortune yearns for a normal life. But life as Vegas magician Cosmo Fortune’s daughter is anything but normal, especially since dear old Dad is also a scam artist. When Cosmo’s latest scheme goes awry and he pulls a real-life disappearing act, Iris is left holding the bag.

Now Iris must be a master of illusion—play the poised partner to her politician fiancé while trying to save her father and stay out of reach of Mickey Kincaid, the sexy thief who claims he's only after her jewels.

Detective Kincaid is deep undercover and seeks Iris out because of her connection to Cosmo—he never expected to be so drawn to her. While working with Iris to find the elusive con man, Mickey learns a killer has Iris in his sights, and he must do everything he can to save her, without blowing his cover.

Mickey's put his life on the line before, but never his heart—and now he’s not sure which is more dangerous...

What I thought:

This was more than I thought it was going to be. I was expecting a light romantic suspense novel. It wasn't very light. It was very well detailed and orchestrated that I lost myself in the pages. Cosmos was such an interesting character that you couldn't help but love the old goon and you couldn't help but be intrigued when following Iris and watch her wake up out of a dull life and really begin to live.

I haven't really read a mystery in ages, preferring romances almost exclusively these days. But this was a nice break from my usual reads and I loved the mystery. I loved what Cosmos was trying to do and I loved watching Iris and Mickey.

This is the first in a series and I can't wait to read more. I'm not sure what format it is in, but I would definitely like to read more about Allie and Cory.

My Rating:


Edie Ramer said...

I loved this, too! Great characters, great story.

Amy Atwell said...

Aimee--thanks for the terrific review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the book! (And thanks to Edie for the heads up that you'd posted this today--maybe Google Alert will catch up in the next 24 hours.)

I've always dreamed of writing a book that was "coffee table worthy." As a kid, my mom only put her favorite books on her coffee table. So, I love the blog name, and I'm honored to be included in your reviews.

Aimee said...

Thanks! I had it scheduled or I would have done a @ mention of you when it went live. I'm glad you liked the review, I definitely enjoyed the book!

If you need someone to read the next book, I'd be happy to oblige. *Wink* Well, worth a try!

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