Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blog Tour Review: Double Trouble by Susan May Warren

Title: Double Trouble

Author: Susan May Warren

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Who Should Read It? Do you like Meg Cabot myseries? Did you read and love Truly, Madly? Are you a fan of fun, fluffy chick lit mysteries? Then this book is oh so totally for you!

What I Have to Say: So, I haven't read the first book in the PJ Sugar series - it was supposed to be sent to me to read before this blog tour, but it wasn't, so I ended up not reading it. As such, it took me a while to get into this second book in the series. I felt confused through the beginning, not understanding what was present and what was a flashback. In the end, everything was explained, and this could theoretically be a stand alone novel, but I think you're probably better off if you read the first one first. You'll enjoy this one more.

Anyhow, once I did finally lose the confusion and get into the book, I was glad that I had persevered, as this book was so much fun! PJ Sugar will, without a doubt, charm you away from your problems one laugh at a time. In Double Trouble, the reader follows PJ through her trials and tribulations en route to becoming a trained Private Investigator after she has returned home, after what seems to be a 10 year hiatus. "Double Trouble" is a very apt name for this book, as that is what PJ is - double trouble. No matter what she does, she always just seems to create more and more trouble for herself.

And yet, she is a very identifiable character. The random things that happen to her and the trouble she gets into will have you laughing your pants off - not just because it's so ridiculous and ludicrous, but because it's so easy to understand how some of the things that happen to her MIGHT happen. It's so easy to relate when different versions of the same things have most likely happened in your life. And PJ herself is so fun and funny and likable and gutsy and goofy that you almost just want to pat her on the back and say "Ohhh, PJ!" when bad things happen to her.

The love triangle was also sort of fabulous. With love triangles, I almost always find myself rooting for the boy with whom the girl does not end up, but in this case, well, I just can't decide. I love them both so much, and I love PJ with them, and well, let's just say I thought this love triangle was done in a fresh, fun way, and I'm still curious to see how it's going to turn out.

Double Trouble was an adorably fun mystery that I would recommend to anyone who loves chick lit or girlie mysteries. It's a great book with which to escape from your daily life for a few hours!

Summary (from Goodreads!): With one solved case under her belt, PJ Sugar is ready to dive into her career as a private investigator. Or at least a PI’s assistant until she can prove herself to Jeremy Kane, her new boss. Suddenly PJ’s seeing crime everywhere. But is it just in her head, or can she trust her instincts? When she takes on her first official case—house-sitting for a witness in protective custody—Jeremy assures her there’s no danger involved. But it soon becomes clear that there is someone after the witness . . . and now they’re after PJ, too.

Cover Story: It's quite cute! It's kind of sneaky, with the way she is lifting her eyes and you only see half of her face. Her eye also really gives me the impression that she is trying to figure something out - I want to know what she's thinking. I also think the colors are cool. So, I like it!

Disclosure: This book was sent to me by Stephanie at LitFuse in exchange for a review. This in no way affected my review.

5 comments:

Becky said...

Great review. I think it can be really difficult to pick up the second in a series so I admire you for giving it a go. Not really my sort of book and I'm not at all into love triangles. Too much emtional turmoil for me!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

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O I want this book soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad! Thanks for the amazing review.

Belle said...

I have a fondness for chick lit mysteries. This one definitely looks like a fun read!

Melissa said...

Such a brilliant review...it sounds like a fun, cute read. I'd looooveee to read this one :)

YA Vampire Books said...

Great review! Sounds like a really goood book!

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