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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Phone Kitten by Marika Christian

Shy, funny, loveable Emily’s a pretty unlikely candidate for a phone sex operator. She’d die if she had to talk dirty face-to-face—especially to her hot cop boyfriend. She sure didn’t set out to do phone sex—she wanted to be a writer. But when her BFF framed her for plagiarism, she got in a tiny financial hole and saw this ad for a “phone actresses”…

Hey, it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds. No pantyhose or pantsuits, no regular hours, you’re your own boss, and lots of people to talk to. Guys, that is. But here’s the odd thing—lots of them want to talk about more than Emily’s imagined attributes; they start to think of her as the best friend they’ll never have to meet. Next thing you know, one of her customers gets killed. What’s a phone kitten to do? Solve the murder herself, of course!


This was another cozy mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed. Emily is this shy, meek girl that lets people walk all over her in the beginning of the book. But as the story progresses, you see her come into her own skin - become more assertive, more sure of herself. She even finds herself a hunky Latin boyfriend (Go Emily!)

I liked the mystery aspect of the story too. For me, it was a nice little twist when we find out who the guilty person is. I honestly thought it was someone else entirely. But I like that in a story. And it's not like the murderer was such a far-fetched reveal - it made sense.

I did have some issues with grammar. The story was good enough that it didn't bother me so much in the beginning, but during the second half of the book they became more noticeable. 

Overall though, it was a good book. Good, believable characters, entertaining plot, sweet romance sub-story. Highly recommend it.