Thursday, January 1, 2015

REVIEW: Seven Days and Six Worst Case Scenarios (+$10 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Seven Days and Six Worst Case Scenarios
Author: Leslie Huggans
Series: Victoria Douglas Mystery 1
Pages: 271
Date Published: October 13th 2014
Publisher: N/A
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Synopsis:
Mix dry wit with a juicy corpse and let it simmer over a red hot romance to serve up a wicked comedy.

Curious, quirky, crisis consultant Victoria Douglas needs a vacation, and to learn to keep her sassy mouth shut. Instead, she’s gunning a stolen SUV up a mountain with beer cans and bug spray as her only weapons in a fight for survival. She and her investigative reporter friend, Julie Tran, have landed in a Caribbean vacation crap-sandwich bursting with murder, narcotics, and one gorgeous piece of man-flesh.


College flame, Alex Marshall, professed his love and disappeared without a trace. Twelve years later he materializes at Victoria’s resort on St. Kitts and he’s got more charm and sex appeal than ever. Tingling lady bits and long-buried feelings aside, Victoria discovers she and Julie are at the center of a criminal conspiracy that stretches across two continents. They’ve got one chance to prove their innocence before competing nefarious factions feed them to the fish…or worse. Victoria has to decide just how far she is willing to go to save her life and mend her heart.
~My Thoughts~
This was such a fun read! I admit that during the holidays, I occasionally needed to provide myself with some instant escapism to avoid the battles, drama, and shenanegans of a Holiday with the Lynn family. I was so happy that I had SDSWCS (because there is no ungodly way that I'm spelling it out every single time I write it) to fall into and make me laugh my way through the eggnog induced tears and baby screaming.

The plot is relatively expected for the genre, what with a fabulous pair of besties looking to get away from their jobs and stressful lives into a tropical environment of alcohol and men...and one of them runs into an old heart-throb who just so happens to be there. All of the sudden the aforementioned besties get involved in potentially criminal activity which could lead to their unwarranted arrest and it's up to them to make sure they get out of their sticky situation with their bodies, hearts, and freedom intact.

While somewhat standard of a plot, it was very enjoyable and the traditional RomCom that you expect from say...Kate Hudson. In fact, I could almost visualize her playing Victoria, and having someone like Lucy Lu playing Julie (though Lucy, unlike Julie, can look amazingly gorgeous with blonde hair!). It was a fun read, and quite literally exactly what I needed. The romance was pretty great and Alex just screamed sex appeal so that was fun as well.

Unquestionably, the best part about this book is it's writing. The jabs come at you constantly and everything is full of schtick, wit, and a frightful disregard for propriety...which I loved :) You can bet I will be keeping an eye out for more of Leslie's work in the future. 
~Try an Excerpt!~
Alex Marshall was old money - at least by Texas standards - the life of any party, and an unabashed poon hound. He was also the boy who broke my 21-year-old heart. Enjoying the element of surprise and hoping I could conjure up some sex appeal, I slowly lowered my glasses and turned to face him.

“Holy shit! Victoria.”

He fell backward and spilled one of the drinks. Most men might have shown some embarrassment, but not him. He even looked good doing it. Righting himself on one knee, our heads were level and I was gazing into his big green eyes that were framed by lashes Maybelline would market as ‘illegal length.’

“Damn, I didn’t recognize you with the hat and glasses,” he stammered as those same eyes meandered down my body all the way to my toes.

I found myself reconsidering my anti-spray tan position as my legs actually reflected the sun’s rays. On the bright side, maybe he couldn’t see the fifteen pounds I’d added since college for the glow. I was feeling flushed, but was feigning disinterest.

“Funny, I figured you would have recognized my cleavage considering the amount of time you spent examining it.”

“Why didn’t I ever ask you to play doctor?” he asked regrettably.

“You did. I declined the opportunity,” I said sounding bored, but I was rather annoyed that I had to remind him.

His smile widened because with very little effort he’d tricked me into admitting that I’d remembered his antics in college. And, even worse I was paying attention to them now. Damn.


He leaned close and whispered in a conspiratorial tone, “Remind me to ask you again later.”
~Meet Leslie!~ 
Leslie enjoys a dry wit and a juicy crime and she excels at misadventure. While she has never been a murder suspect, many of the events in her books have actually happened to her. She has two jobs. The first is wearing pantyhose every day while toiling for a global corporation. The second is catering to the whims of her feline companions. She lives to travel all over the globe. Leslie visits the Caribbean every winter for a sun holiday, but has yet to encounter a dashing CIA agent. One must live in hope. Leslie wants to hear from you! Let her know what corner of the world Victoria should terrorize next.

Website: Facebook.com/lesliehuggansauthor


Email: leslie@lesliehuggansemail
Leslie will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

23 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to all! Thanks so much for hosting Andra. I'm so glad you enjoyed. Many of the events in my book actually happened on my vacation. Unfortunately, a hot CIA agent was not one of them, but one must live in hope! I'm on a plane for most of the day, but want to hear from your readers about their favorite vacation spots. Best, Leslie

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    1. Thanks for being here Leslie! What are you up to?

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    2. I just posted a short piece about the parts in the book that actually happened on my vacation along with some other ill-fated adventures. It includes more excerpts and travel tips for St. Kitts and Nevis. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9699577.Leslie_Huggans/blog

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    3. Thanks for sharing that with me Leslie :) Are you a travel writer as well? :D

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  2. I liked the excerpt, sounds like a fun read.

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    1. Hi Rita, You might like the short piece about the parts in the book that actually happened on my vacation along with some other ill-fated adventures. It includes more excerpts and travel tips for St. Kitts and Nevis. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9699577.Leslie_Huggans/blog

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  3. Great excerpt and giveaway! Thanks. ;)

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    1. Hi Cali, You might like the short piece about the parts in the book that actually happened on my vacation along with some other ill-fated adventures. It includes more excerpts and travel tips for St. Kitts and Nevis. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9699577.Leslie_Huggans/blog

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    1. Hi Elena, You might like the short piece about the parts in the book that actually happened on my vacation along with some other ill-fated adventures. It includes more excerpts and travel tips for St. Kitts and Nevis. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9699577.Leslie_Huggans/blog

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  5. Fun excerpt! Thanks! Sounds like a great book!

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    1. Hi Glenda, You might like the short piece about the parts in the book that actually happened on my vacation along with some other ill-fated adventures. It includes more excerpts and travel tips for St. Kitts and Nevis. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9699577.Leslie_Huggans/blog

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  6. I liked the excerpt best. This book sounds like a fun and interesting read. I will totally have to add this book to my "to-read" list.

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  7. What a great fun excerpt. Sounds like wonderful book. Blessing & Thanks to All. )O(

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  8. I liked the Excerpt!

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  9. I really enjoyed reading your review of the book! Always great to hear other's opinions!

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