I’ve read a lot of books that I rate five stars. A Cutthroat Business by Jenna Bennett is one I’ve just finished reading. Now, I must admit, it has been on my Kindle for quite some time. (I tend to capture way more e‑books than I can possibly read.) Last week it was “eenie, meenie, miney, mo” time, and I’m glad this one got the finger. Even better, I discovered that this is the first of a series, with several more to read.
Savannah Martin is a newcomer to the real estate sales business. She is a proper southern belle who always remembers what her mother says. On a date, a proper lady doesn’t eat too much, or ever eat dessert. There’s a few other things a proper lady doesn’t do, and, unfortunately, Savannah falls a bit short on some things. Like, I’m sure, it isn’t proper to find a dead body, even if it is in the house she’s showing and it just happens to be her hated boss. And one definitely shouldn’t be attracted to that bad boy, Rafe. Of course, Savannah is most polite to the questioning police, and that could be a good thing.
All that is good and well, but exactly why do I pick this is one of my favorite books? For one thing, when I realized I was way over half way through with the book, I stayed awake until 2 A.M. to finish it. For another thing, there’s a considerable amount of sexual tension, but it’s lightly played, and a kiss is the ultimate thrill. (I’m sure that succeeding books will go a tad further, but I do like the fun of this approach.) And, while this is not the first fictional real estate agent I’ve read about who finds a body in the vacant house, there’s a lot more going on in this book that warrants applause.
As I write this brief review, I see that the e‑book is available for free. How lucky can you get? A Cutthroat Business available here. (Don’t know if it will be when you read this.) Read all about the author Jenna Bennett here.
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