Saturday, March 10, 2007

Body Movers by Stephanie Bond

I have had Body Movers on hold from the library since it came out in July and it finally came in this week. This is a big book, at over 400 pages, but I read it in under twenty-four hours. I love Stephanie's books, and while this one was not as good as some of the others I have read, I really enjoyed it. 3.5 out 5 stars.

Okay, so Carlotta Wren's life hasn't turned out as she'd planned. She didn't plan for her parents to skip bail for a white-collar crime, leaving her to raise her younger brother. She didn't plan on having the silver spoon ripped out of her mouth and forgoing college to work retail. She didn't plan on her blue-blood fiance dumping her like last year's designer bag. And she didn't plan to still be single (with no prospects) ten years later, working at Neiman Marcus, with no idea where her fugitive parents are. But she's coping, sort of. Until...

... her lovable brother is arrested and his loan sharks come calling.
... the hunky cop who arrested her brother reopens her parent's case.
... her brother becomes a body mover, transporting corpses from crime scenes.
... her former fiance's wife (a good customer) is murdered, fingering Carlotta.
...her brother's sexy boss draws her into the bizarre world of body moving.

Suddenly Carlotta realizes that she has to bag a murderer to keep her own well-dressed body from being next on the list!

This is was a really fun read, that I zipped right through. It is the beginning of a new series and we are left hanging with a lot of what next at the end of the book. There are possibly three love connections with Carlotta that can be made and she hasn't chosen one at the end of the book. The mystery was pretty good, though I do have to say the ending came out of nowhere with little chance for the reader to discover who the killer is before the name is revealed. I also enjoyed Carlotta's brother Wesley and their relationship together. Like I mentioned, the ending is left were I will definately be picking up the next in the series though I do not feel like I have been ripped off of an ending like some books in other series. Body Movers is not as funny as some other Bond books I have read (where I was actually laughing out loud a lot) but still a fun read!

Up next, Linda Howard's Dream Man. I have finally gotten through all of the library books that have come in lately, so it is time to try and make a dent in the TBR pile. I am doing good on the no book buying front for Lent, but it is really killing me! There are so many books I want to buy! Oh well... I am saving money this way!

No comments: