by Darlene Gardner

July 2004
ISBN: 0-505-52586-0
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Mass Market Paperback

Tori Whitley is having a bit of a career slump. Ever since she decided to strike out on her own, she has had trouble holding down a job. The only one that has stuck is the part-time cosmetic sales job at the local department store. Since it is only part-time, Tori has to come up with something, and quick. In desperation, she calls her cousin Eddie. As luck would have it, the private investigator has a case that is perfect for a beginner. A little harmless research, some observation, and a report to the client. Simple right?

Grady Palmer knows that he is being followed. But why is the attractive woman tailing him? Could she be part of the criminal activity that he is trying to expose? Has his true purpose been revealed, making him a liability?

Tori discovers much more than she bargained for when her sexy target turns the tables on her. While the attraction sizzles, Tori tries to stay focused on her assignment. Grady has too many secrets - secret meetings, and strange phone calls. What is really going on? Why does her client want to know about Grady’s character and business dealings?

Snoops in the City, is a charming romance with likeable characters and an interesting plot. The secondary romance between Grady’s flighty sister and a staid single father is heartwarming,and does not detract from the main storyline. Underlying themes about trust and self-confidence will ring true with readers as the characters learn from their mistakes. There are some unexpected twists that keep the story from becoming too predictable, and it will be a perfect summer read for lazy days spent poolside.

Reviewed in June 2004 by Paula.

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