Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West
Gone With a Handsomer Man, by Michael Lee West is a clever and witty mystery romance. I found it to be a fun read. I'm not good with mysteries though so I did peak ahead to see the culprit!
The story is about Teeny Templeton, an amateur baker who is engaged to a wealthy Lothario. When she comes home to find him playing naked badminton with a couple of women, she gets angry and starts throwing peaches. This is where the story spirals, with her having to move out, try to regain custody of her dog, and eventually solve a mystery. She also meets a handsomer man from her past who helps her to get over Bing.
The writing is very clever with some great lines that I shared with my mother on several occasions. The story moves fairly quickly and the dialogue is snappy. It might be a little too snappy and clever at times, but it all worked, especially set in the city of Charleston. While the story resolved itself, there was a definite cliff-hanger so I can only assume there will be a sequel. I hope.