Thanks to a long plane ride to and from NYC, 14 inches of snow at Christmas and two weeks of arctic temperatures, I have had plenty of time to read and have two great books to recommend to you. Both books are available online at www.barnesandnoble.com.
This is a modern day take on Pygmalion (My Fair Lady) where a wealthy and bored New York bachelor bets his best friend he can take any girl and turn her into a cultured socialite who is the toast of New York high society. A chance encounter with a down on her luck fashion designer leads to a hilarious story of transformation and romance. Throw in a Paris Hilton like celeb-retard as the antagonist as well as the glittering back drop of New York high society and fashion and it makes for a book you won’t put down.
Dying in Style is the first in a series that revolves around Josie Marcus, a mystery shopper from St. Louis, that finds herself solving murder mysteries while going about her job of shopping for a living. In Dying in Style, Josie finds herself mystery shopping St. Louis socialite’s (Danessa Celedine) chain of high-end stores for a company interested in buying the chain. Each store is worse than the next and Josie writes a terrible review that leads to the company pulling out of the deal. Danessa is furious with Josie and threatens a lawsuit but the next day she and her boyfriend turn up dead and Josie becomes a prime suspect. She then embarks on many twists and turns to find out who the real murderer is while taking you the reader into the underground world of mystery shopping to the scandalous world of high society. This book is real mystery and will keep you guessing until the very last page.