I decided to go back to the beginning and read the first Christie book, which was also the first Poirot book.
Although this book wasn't published until 1921, it was written in 1916, It took me a while to process that Christie wrote this during the First World War, a little over a hundred years ago. This seems so far away from the 1960's setting of "Third Girl", the last Poirot book that I read, that's it's hard to join them up in my head.
I'm at the point in the novel where the murder has occurred and Poirot is just about to be invited to investigate. So far, the focus has been on Hastings and his impressions. I'm surprised at how fresh it all feels and how modern. No wonder Christie had difficulty getting this published. It must have been leading edge in its day.
From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes SMART TASS, a new Romantic Comedy.
He’s the hot quarterback all the girls want.
She’s the smart girl he loves to pick on.
And now that they’re all grown up, things are about to get geekin’ ugly…
My name is Tass. I’m smart, I’m driven, and I am determined not to let prankster Hunter Johnson continue raining on my parade. When we were little, he’d pull my hair and call me names. When we were teenagers, he’d throw food and tease me for being a flat-chested virgin.
But now that we’ve ended up at the same college, he’s out of his hot head if he thinks he can keep messing with my life. It’s like he’s fixated on me or something. Well, guess what, Mr. Amazefootball? I’m not that geeky little girl anymore and you do not screw with a smart woman.
So what’s my plan?
It’s definitely wild, and he’s about to find out…
From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes OH, HENRY, Book Two of the Ohellno Series. (Stand Alone Story w/ Teaser for Next Book.)
SHE’S GOT ME BY THE FOOTBALLS…
My name is Henry Walton, and though I’ve been called many things throughout my life—tree trunk, moose, walrus—I am now six foot five, solid muscle, and the hottest defensive end in the NFL college draft. This is the moment I’ve been waiting for: fame, women, and glory.
Just one problem: I’m suddenly in a bad slump. And it started the moment I got dumped by Elle, the nerdy goddess with thick glasses, a smokin’ hot body, and a genius IQ.
So what gives? We only dated for a few weeks, and it’s not like I’ve missed her. (Much.) Regardless, all the facts point to one conclusion. Elle is my lucky nerd-charm.
So call me superstitious, but I have to get her back before I lose everything. Even if she’s the last girl I should want and she now hates my guts.
From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, comes a new Romantic Comedy.
He’s the meanest boss ever.
She’s the sweet shy intern.
They’re about to wreck each other crazy.
My name is Sydney Lucas. I am smart, deathly shy, and one hundred percent determined to make my own way in the world. Which is why I jumped at the chance to intern for Mr. Nick Brooks despite his reputation. After ten failed interviews at other companies, he was the only one offering. Plus, everyone says he knows his stuff, and surely a man as stunningly handsome as him can’t be “the devil incarnate,” right? Wrong.
Oh…that man. That freakin’ man has got to go! I’ve been on the job one week, and he’s insulted my mother, wardrobe shamed me, and managed to make me cry. Twice. Underneath that stone-cold, beautiful face is the evilest human being ever.
But I’m not going to quit. Oh no. For once in my life, I’ve got to make a stand. Only, every time I open my mouth, I can’t quite seem to muster the courage. Perhaps my revenge needs to come in another form: destroying him quietly.
Because I’ve got a secret. I’m not really just an intern, and Sydney Lucas isn’t my real name.
This book #4, in the Nights In New York series. This title can be read as a standalone novel. For readers enjoyment and to understand the series better, I recommend reading this series in order.
Carter is a sexy, self-aware billionaire. He knows his assets and how to show them off. Now being bothered by the hot enemy has made a bit of a issue for his company. Becca and her kind are going to cost him millions.
Becca hates all Billionaires. It is never personal. It's all about making the money spread around further. Carter cannot stand that thought. What he really wants is Becca and he considers H-O-T!
Surprises are in store for the reader with this book that right from the very beginning is sexy and steaming with these enemies fighting hard. This makes for a very fast paced read. These characters are hot and the sparks are more than flying - they're catching all of us on fire too! Excellent addition to the series. I give this a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This early copy was given by Booksprout & its author in exchange for an honest review only.