I just finished reading Spies and Prejudice by Talia Vance for an Around the World ARC Tour.
Fields’ Rule #1: Don’t fall for the enemy.
Berry Fields is not looking for a boyfriend. She’s busy trailing cheaters and liars in her job as a private investigator, collecting evidence of the affairs she’s sure all men commit. And thanks to a pepper spray incident during an eighth grade game of spin the bottle, the guys at her school are not exactly lining up to date her, either.
So when arrogant—and gorgeous—Tanner Halston rolls into town and calls her “nothing amazing,” it’s no loss for Berry. She’ll forget him in no time. She’s more concerned with the questions surfacing about her mother’s death.
But why does Tanner seem to pop up everywhere in her investigation, always getting in her way? Is he trying to stop her from discovering the truth, or protecting her from an unknown threat? And why can’t Berry remember to hate him when he looks into her eyes?
With a playful nod to Jane Austen, Spies and Prejudice will captivate readers as love and espionage collide.
This was a fun little mystery book with some romance or two thrown in. It was pretty standard with the sidekick best friends and love triangle thrown in.
What made it fun was that usually in a love triangle, you know which boy is the bad boy and which one is the good boy. In this case, I wasn't sure at all. I kept going back and forth between Drew being bad and Tanner being bad.
Then when the mystery was solved, it was a surprise. I'm surprised that I didn't think of it, because normally I would have. But it caught me completely off guard.
And completely random side notes. I loved the "That's what he said" from Berry's best guy friend Jason, the pun's in Berry's name and Mary Chris's name, and that Berry had a St. Bernard for a pet!
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
Spies and Prejudice will be released on June 11, 2013.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 28
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 20
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 24
2013 Standalone Reading Challenge: 7
2013 Sophomore Reading Challenge: 3
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 11
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.