Sunday, July 5, 2009
Death By Bikini
Author: Linda Gerber
Description from Goodreads:
A fun, sexy, murder-mystery romance for all teen sleuths! Aphra Behn Connolly has the type of life most teenage girls envy. She lives on a remote tropical island and spends most of her time eavesdropping on the rich and famous. The problem is that her family’s resort allows few opportunities for her to make friends—much less to meet cute boys. So when a smoldering Seth Mulo arrives with his parents, she’s immediately drawn to him. Sure, he’s a little bit guarded, and sure his parents are rather cold, and okay he won’t say a word about his past, but their chemistry is undeniable. Then a famous rock star’s girlfriend turns up dead on the beach—strangled by her own bikini top—and alarm bells sound. Is it too great a coincidence that Seth’s family turned up just one day before a murder? As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind even the most unexpected of faces.
This was a fun mystery that contained just the right mixture of teen angst, romance, and a great location with a mystery mixed in for entertainment. I read it in one sitting and found it to be a very enjoyable book, and even though I totally knew who the bad guy was, I still had a good time. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series...Death By Latte and Death By Denim,because I want to see what happens next with Aphra and Seth!! Plus, how can you pass up a book with such a cute cover?????
The Story Siren
Direct quote from her review: " I enjoyed Aphra’s character and her fearlessness. I can’t wait to read more about her in Death by Latte!"
Direct quote from her review: "This is a quick paced and satisfying teen mystery with some truly scary moments (a near drowning, claustrophobic moments in tight caves, and chases through the rain-soaked jungle at night), lots of intrigue and a dash of romance."
**Sidenote: I need to give credit to Robin of My Two Blessings from which I lifted the idea of posting snippets from other reviews!!!