I’ve slowly started integrating my fellow Ladies of Mystery authors into my “to be read” pile. To let everyone know I won’t give a 5 star review unless I loved the book and if a book doesn’t work for me, I’ll not review unless I liked it enough for a 4 or 5. And again this is my opinion.
I am a picky reader. The characters have to grab me right away and I have to become engaged in the story in the first chapter or I stop reading. I don’t have excess time to read. I have to love a book enough to make time to read. While eating lunch, while cooking dinner, while my husband is watching some TV show I could care less about. I spend most of my day helping on our 280 acres and writing.
Daisy Dunlop thinks “heir hunting” is a perfect career. Too bad she has to work with her husband’s best mate, Irish PI Solomon Liffey. They’ve barely spoken since he took her husband Paul’s request to keep her safe far too literally and handcuffed her to the kitchen sink.
Solomon has no interest in babysitting a new partner, especially this one. The woman’s a bleedin’ liability. She has no concept of danger and could flirt for England at the next Olympics. As if that isn’t bad enough, she has a habit of sticking her nose where it’s not wanted, including into Solomon’s very private life.
Determined to keep Daisy safely out of his way, Solomon sets her the task of finding a missing lord. Her investigations land her in the middle of his case. Bullets fly, bombs explode, and the body count rises. When Solomon goes missing, the tables are turned. Now it’s his life that is in Daisy’s hands, and she has two missing men to find before it’s too late.
MY REVIEW – 5 Stars
I loved this book. I made time to read it. Every time I stopped reading I had a huge smile on my face. This book is cheeky, funny, and a well written intrigue.
Daisy Dunlop is a wonderful character. She lights up the page and has a vivid vocabulary. Her love hate relationship with Solomon is witty and well-played. The two make a raucous duo uncovering the mystery and uncovering the secrets in Solomon’s life. What I also liked is while Daisy is working with this woman-killer PI she never once forgets how lucky she is to have a loving husband. The scenes between Daisy and her husband are hot and loving.
The secondary characters were rounded, moved the story along, and well depicted.
If you are looking for a humorous whodunit, this is the book for you!
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4 thoughts on “Review – Lost Cause by JL Simpson”
Thanks for the lovely review, Paty. 🙂
You’re welcome! I thoroughly enjoyed Daisy and her “mates”.
Thanks,Jane. My daughters have to finish books they start no matter what too.
Excellent review, thanks for sharing! I’m not the sort who can put a book down unread. I don’t know why, once I start a book I just feel the need to finish. And as someone mentioned on another site, the same book on a different day (when I’m in a different mood) can be a completely different experience!
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