by Jennifer Skully

January 2005
ISBN: 0-373-77027-8
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There isnít a woman alive when dumped by her husband who doesnít want to exact a little revenge. She wants to make him sorry for getting rid of her when sheís still in her prime. Thatís the situation at the beginning of Jennifer Skullyís book Sex & The Serial Killer.

Roberta Jones Spivey is stunned when her husband of fifteen years wants to divorce her. He has found his old high school sweetheart and wants to rekindle that flame. Of course, his old sweetheart is married, but thatís a small problem. She wonders what she could have done differently to keep her husband where he belongs - with her.

In a fit of "Iíll show him", she changes her hair color. She quits the accountant job she hates. She gets a whole new wardrobe of short skirts and tight tops. Heading to Cottonmouth, she canít wait to see her soon-to-be-ex husbandís face when he sees her. Changing her name to Bobbie, she signals sheís not the push-over she once was.

She rents a cute little cottage which has the extra bonus of being right next door to the local serial killer. To her mind, Nick Angel looks more like every womanís fantasy, but the thrill of getting involved with him makes her tingle. Roberta would have gone screaming in the opposite direction, but Bobbie is cooking him pasta salad and trying to get him in bed. As she spends more time in Cottonmouth and with Nick, she begins to realize that things arenít what they seem in the quaint little town. Nick might be known as the local serial killer, but her heartís starting to tell her that he might be the right one to heal her broken heart and wounded pride.

Sex & The Serial Killer was an enjoyable book. There were moments when I laughed out loud at Bobbieís antics. She started out slightly wimpy, but by the end, she was a woman in charge of her life. While Nick doesnít seem as well defined as Bobbie, he still is a relatively nice man. The romance is steamy and the secondary characters as interesting as the main characters. Iíll be keeping an eye out for Ms. Skullyís next release.

Reviewed in December 2004 by Jenni.

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