Thursday, March 18, 2021

Temporarily Out of Luck


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Vicki Batman will be awarding a handbag, a $10 Amazon gift card, a $10 Starbucks gift card, and lots of goodies to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Great job. What man? And murder. Newly employed at Wedding Wonderland, Hattie Cooks is learning the industry from a woman she greatly admires. When her former brother-in-law is found dead in his luxury SUV, all fingers point to Hattie’s sister who is planning her own I dos.

Detective Allan Wellborn is caught between a rock and a hard place—Hattie’s family and investigating the murder of a well-connected Sommerville resident, the same loser who was once married to Hattie’s sister. Determining who’s the bad guy—or gal—isn’t going to be easy and sure to piss off someone.

Can Hattie beat the clock to find out who murdered Tracey’s ex before she is charged with the crime and her wedding is ruined?

my Review...
A cute cozy with fun quirky characters. Romance in not my favorite genre and yet I think I enjoyed this story with Hattie because while there’s a romance in the air, there’s a lot of story otherwise. Murder, dead bodies, etc. You know, the normal cozy mystery thing:)

I have not read Vicki Batman’s other Hattie Cooks books but had no trouble understanding what was going on here. Obviously, this can be read as a stand-alone but...these are light, make you feel good, cozy mysteries. Might as well read them all.

Read an Excerpt

Stuart bounded to my side. “Hattie. Allan. You’re naturals.”

I rolled my eyes. Great. I passed the tango test.

Allan chuckled.

I stayed in position for what seemed like hours but most likely were five loonnng minutes. My lower back spasmed, which caused me to grimace. Allan pulled ever-so-gently and restored me to my feet. I removed my hands from his. Moisture coated my palms and sweat dripped down my back along my spine. I was a wreck.

“Thank you so much, couple.” A beaming Ms. Yolanda rotated. “I’m impressed by your length and beauty.”

Length and beauty—my ass.

About the Author:
Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor, romance, and will delight all readers. She has sold many award-winning and bestselling romantic comedy works to magazines and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me and my book today. And I truly appreciate your kind review. My sincerest wish is my book makes someone feel good. Hugs, vb

    1. I really enjoyed it. Best of luck with it.

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  3. Great review!
    Good luck and God's blessings with your book and tour

  4. Hi, Pam! You are out and about today and I'm honored you could visit with me! Have a glorious weekend. Hugs, vb

  5. Hi, Sherry! Thank you so much for the compliment. I hope you can sign up for my newsletter and find other fun things too. vb

  6. Looks like a fun book.
    Thanks for the contest. 


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