Published by CreateSpace on March 29th 2014
Genres: Mystery, Romance
Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her sometime partner, her business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.
In an Oyster Shell – It was an intriguing mystery with a strong male love interest. A fun read.
The Pearls – I thought as far as mysteries go this one was more well done then most. It had a bit more grit than cozy mysteries tend to have. I loved the concept of a female private investigator. I liked that the mystery was not about murder. It was really interesting and the mystery played out in a good pace.
I really liked the male character. He was super alpha-male I thought his character was quite audacious. He was a bit ridiculous at times but all man! I really liked it… His relationship with main character was super fun and he led the way all the time in respect to the fact she was the boss.
The sub-plots were fun in this book. They were not overpowering in any way. My favorite sub-plots were the bucket list and the constant South Pacific references. I had never seen that movie so after reading about it in this book I had to watch it. Come to find out it was on of my mom’s faves so everybody won! That’s what I love about books… they expand your world. I have seen a post floating around facebook that if you don’t read you live one life, but a reader lives a thousand. Reading expands my world and encourages me to explore and try new things.
I usually try to keep to my three favorite things about a book, but I have to add one more thing the descriptions… The descriptions of the settings were breathtaking. It made me feel like I was there.
The Sand – I was disappointed in the main character’s transformation. It’s like she lost some of the strength depicted in the beginning of the story as the love story progressed.
I give this 4 pearls!