Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Last Honeytrap (Florence Love 1) - Louise Lee

If you love to curl up with Miranda Dickinson or The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes was your favourite, The Last Honeytrap will delight you with its rapidfire, irreverent humour.
Scot 'Scat' Delaney is a world famous jazz singer. He has ample opportunity to stray and his girlfriend, Alice, needs to know she can trust him.
Introducing Florence Love, Private Investigator.
Florence has just ten days to entrap an A-Lister. Whilst sticking to her cardinal rule:
One kiss, with tongues, five seconds - case closed.
A master of body language, evolutionary science and nifty disguises, her approach is unconventional, her success rate excellent. But targets are rarely as beautiful as Scat. Never fall for the target.
That is very bad form indeed.
The Last Honeytrap marks the energetic launch of a brilliant new series. Once you've met Florence Love, you'll see the world in glorious technicolour at last.

What did I think?

I expected this to be light, amusing chick lit but, due to two very strong storylines and a vivacious heroine, it was so much better than that and I really enjoyed it.  Florence Love is more than a private investigator, she is an entrapment specialist proving or disproving the fidelity of her clients’ partners.  Although I didn’t rocket through this book, once I got to about half way through I was hooked.  The story is twofold; that of Florence’s latest entrapment and the mysterious disappearance of her mother.

I loved the relationship that Florence has with her brother, Michael, as Florence really looks out for him and is so protective.  When Florence and Michael’s mother went missing, her car was found burned out with a male corpse inside leading to an abundance of questions for the reader:  Who is the mystery man?  What was he to her mother?  Where is her mother?  As Florence starts to dig she uncovers family secrets that she wishes she’d left buried.

The entrapment storyline was really clever too as Florence tries desperately not to fall in love with Scott Delaney, the sexy Irish singer.  What will happen when Scott’s fiancé sees the video of the final entrapment?  Will Scott realise Florence is the woman of his dreams?  All of these questions and more are answered as the final brilliant and surprising entrapment is played out.

With a smart, feisty heroine like Florence Love this is sure to be a great series and I look forward to the next book The Last Bigamist as Florence heads to Italy in search of her mother.

I received this book from the publisher, Headline, via Bookbridgr in exchange for an honest review.

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