The last thing freelance journalist Lizzie Mancini expected when she booked her honeymoon at the Blue Bay Beach Resort - a couples-only retreat on the Caribbean island of Camus Caye - was to be going solo. But after her fiancé dumps her, she decides to go through with the trip anyway, even though the thought of touring alone, dining alone, and explaining to nosy guests why she's missing a groom fills her with dread.
On the flight, Lizzie meets Michael Garcia, a handsome antique dealer with his own heartache, and agrees to let him play the role of her husband for the week - no strings (or sex) attached. But when Michael's body washes up on the Blue Bay's pristine shore, the misnamed Mrs. is mistaken for suspect number one. Between international intrigue and unexpected romance, Lizzie will have her hands full digging for the truth.
©2010 Beth Orsoff (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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"A Murderous Hookup!"
Going on your honeymoon alone to a foreign vacation spot can be deadly. Lizzie just wanted to veg out and maybe have a couple of one night stands to forget her exfiance, however a meetup at the airport with a determined to Michael Garcia, who insists upon insinuating himself into her plans should have been a red flag. After agreeing to let him pretend to be her husband with stipulations, Lizzie breezily attempts to carry out her plans, however when Micheal's body turns up on the beach, fingers start to point to Lizzie as his killer. With a web of lies that had been spun early on Lizzie can't seem to extract herself. Enters her trust fund best friend Jane to the rescue. There were several LOL moments in this fun, interesting, romp as the two of them try to keep Lizzie out of prison in Belize.
I enjoyed this story, there were a couple of unexpected twists, trying to figure out who killed Micheal, who had the "Head", and who could they really trust, as it seemed everyone was into something illegal.
Narrator was fine, didn't distract from the story.
"Mystery with humor."
The book was well read and fun listening. I liked the mystery and intrigue woven with humor. Would certainly recommend. A good summer book.
"Don't waste your credits on this one!"
There were a few comedic moments.
I'm sorry, but I just could not finish this book. There were a few comedic moments where I actually laughed out loud. Unfortunately, those moments were not enough to justify a higher rating from me.
"Very enjoyable Intrigue"
I instantly loved the voice and annotation of the narrator, Emily Beresford, as she drew me into the story.
Beth Orsoff has written an intriguing easy novel. I usually like my stories a lot spicier and this is not that type of story, but I found I couldn't stop listening. I just had to find out what would happen next.
Initially I thought it would be a very predictable plot, and some parts were, but I soon found that the twists and turns and unexpected events kept me wondering what Lizzie's next step would be. For instance, in todays' travel world you don't let a stranger carry your bag for you, no matter how handsome. You don't give that same stranger a key to your room while pretending to be married (he was staying at another hotel because of the no strings, no sex rule). However, Lizzie gave him all this access and then wondered why she ended up as a murder suspect.
However, even though I wouldn't be that trusting in real life, this isn't real life. It's a story and a very entertaining one too.
The conversations flowed easily and I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to listen to, entertaining and intriguing.
A great listen and I'm sure the eBook would be a great read too.
This was an impluse read for me and I'm so happy I tried it! The story was quick paced and light reading. The characters were fun and interesting. The narrator, Emily Beresford did an excellent job portraying the characters. I enjoyed it very much!
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