Series: Killer Style

HIGH-HEELED WONDER by Avery Flynn

HIGH-HEELED WONDER by Avery FlynnHigh-Heeled Wonder by Avery Flynn
Series: Killer Style #1
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Source: Publisher

Sylvie Bissette has grown up around the world of fashion and the fashionable and those who unfortunately only think they are fashionable.  With her fathers being two renowned fashion designers, of course Sylvie would be in that world.  To most outsiders, Sylvie’s world is all good, but what very few people know is that Sylvie is much stronger than she appears, and she has a strong side of snark.  She is also the person behind the blog, “High-Heeled Wonder”, which is full of the fashion do’s and don’ts and tell-alls about those who really shouldn’t have.  Now it appears that Sylvie also has a stalker who really has not been happy with her fashion sense.

 

Tony Falcon is the owner of his own security company, but not so long ago he was an investigator in Harbor City.  Tony might not know fashion, but when a lead on a murder investigation leads him to Sylvie, he is willing to do anything to have a reason to stay near her.  Being hired to track down her stalker and keep her safe is definitely a way for Tony to see beneath the glitter of the fashion world while finding out the truth of a murderer.

 

Sylvie might not believe she needs a body guard at first, but when she is almost run over, she accepts Tony and his new role as her boyfriend.  Tony and Sylvie begin to follow the clues to find her stalker, but soon discover that there is much more here than someone who didn’t like something that Sylvie wrote in her blog.  Tony and Sylvie are racing to keep one step ahead of the danger.  Not only are they surrounded by the danger, but a passion which sprang up between them is raging hot. As the big picture is coming together, Tony and Sylvie learn just what is really behind the attacks on Sylvie, and they use all their knowledge and talents to bring down Sylvie’s stalker and so much more.

 

A fashion diva and a security expert come together to bring down a stalker, and they discover not only the black underbelly of the fashion world, but also a love that is worth more than the best pair of heels in High-Heeled Wonder.  Sylvie has worked hard to make her secret blog the thing to read for the fashionable and the fashion minded.  Tony might have moved on to a different place in his life, but he is determined to solve a murder investigation that is very personal to him.  When Tony and Sylvie came together, I certainly didn’t think they would be a couple to last.  That is, until I began to learn more about each of them and saw that they really were just what the other needed to be complete.  I really loved just about everything in this world: Tony and Sylvie’s sparks from the minute they met; Sylvie’s fathers were just too huggable for words; the mixture of suspense, humor, and passion; and most especially, the world in which Ms. Flynn created for them all.  High-Heeled Wonder is a refreshing joy to read with its blend of passion, suspense, and the perfect touches of humor.  I, for one, can’t wait to see the other books in this series.

MAKE ME UP by Avery Flynn

MAKE ME UP by Avery FlynnMake Me Up by Avery Flynn
Series: Killer Style #3
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Source: Publisher

Cam Hardy knows he is all that and a bag of chips. He is an ex special ops agent turned investigator, who also has charm and a great body.  Cam has always been able to get what he wanted, be it a bad guy or a sexy woman.  So he is shocked when his latest move to bring his latest relationship into the public is rebuffed, as in he is left cold and with all his friends and co-workers looking on.  Yet, when just a few hours later his love is in deep trouble, Cam races to the rescue knowing he can keep her safe and clear her name.

 

Drea Sanford has worked hard to make herself the person to call when you want spectacular makeup done.  After she is forced dump Cam, after all she told him their relationship had to be kept in the deep dark night, she was in just the right mood for her demanding client.  What Drea was not expecting was her client to drop down dead right after they finished her makeup.  Now, Drea is the prime suspect in a cold-blooded murder ,and she knows that when her past is investigated, she will be even more of a suspect.

 

Drea is surprised when Cam suddenly appears at the crime scene, and when he insists on helping get out the cops hands and then takes her home.  What begins as a nightmare, only gets worse and sends Cam and Drea on the run.  Cam is more than determined to show Drea that not only is he the only man who can help her get out of the murder set-up, but that he is also the only man for her. period.  As Cam and Drea work to discover just who was behind the murder of her client, they soon find out that there is much more behind the murder of a woman that most people loved to hate.  Along the way, they also discover just how deep their attraction really is, and they finally both accept that their relationship has become a deep passion.  To get the real killer behind bars, Cam is going to use all the skills he’s learned both in the Special Ops and as an investigator.  When push comes to shove, can Cam and Drea bring down a killer and have the future that is just waiting for them to claim?

 

When murder gives two strong lovers a second chance, will they be able to grab that chance, or will the killer hold the last deadly card?  Drea and Cam will find out these answers and a whole lot more in Make Me Up.  On just outside appearances, I would never have put Drea and Cam together, unless I wanted to see a smack down.  However, I would have been so wrong.  They were actually perfect together and perfectly matched where they needed to be.  I really loved watching as Cam and Drea worked out not only the clues on whom set her up, but also how their relationship would be able to go forward.  I knew that Drea was one strong woman and that was proven as she worked with Cam to clear her name and bring down the true killer and learn what was behind the murder.  Cam proved that he was more than what he appeared as he pulled every string he had to keep Drea safe and claim her love.

Make Me Up will keep you page turning with its excellent combination of suspense, passion, and good-natured rubbing.  While you don’t need to read this series in order to enjoy the books and the plots, however, I would suggest that you do for just the sure enjoyment of it and because there  are a few threads that run through all the books so far.

THIS YEAR’S BLACK by Avery Flynn

THIS YEAR’S BLACK by Avery FlynnThis Year's Black by Avery Flynn
Series: Killer Style #2
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
Source: Publisher

Allegra “Ryder” Falcon has always worked hard to keep her cracks hidden and only let the world see her tough side.  Now all grown up, Ryder works for her brother as one of his investigators and trains to be strong and fast enough to bring the bad guys down.  So, when she is given a new case, an embezzlement at a fashion house, Ryder goes in believing she won’t have any problems with people who worry more about what shoes to wear or which accessories are perfect for this outfit.  Ryder’s belief is that black covers each and every occasion and a good right-left will back her up just fine.

 

Devin Harris has had his feet in the tough MMA world as an up and coming leader, and now he is the right-hand man to a top world renowned designer and store owner.  Devin is beyond mad when it is discovered that someone has embezzled from the company, and this is the worst possible time for it to come out—just as an important merger is about to happen.  But more shocking to Devin is just who the investigator brought in is: the very woman he has a short-term fling with and then who disappeared from his world.

 

Ryder knows she has to work with Devin on this, but really, why does she have to be fitted-out like she cares about fashion to do her job?  Finding out who took the money was the easy part.  Now comes the hard part—bringing that person back and getting all the money back into the company before it is discovered to be missing.  The only way to do this without making everything public will involve Ryder and Devin going to a tropical island and using their combined knowledge of the fashion world, the human dark underbelly that involves danger and violence, all the while coming to terms with their attraction and keeping it from exploding into a passion-filled love.  There is a whole lot riding on Ryder and Devin taking down this embezzler and coming home safely besides the well-being of a company name and reputation.

 

Take a strong woman who hides her softness and a strong man who left a physical world for the fashion world, add in a lot of missing money, and a bright and shiny tropical paradise with a dark side, and you have This Year’s Black.  The chemistry between Ryder and Devin was apparent to me from the first, but I was amazed at how much they seemed to fight it at various times.  I really loved watching as Ryder tried to adapt to the fashion world and how Devin seemed to enjoy showing her that being soft at times was not a bad thing.  I also loved just how well they worked as a team when the danger was high and the fighting turned deadly.  I also had to smile when Ryder and Devin’s passion was given a head start by the islanders and how they handled it.  This Year’s Black was full of action-packed suspense, passion, and the right amount of lightheartedness, which made the story an interesting and enjoyable way to spend a night with.

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