Thursday 17 March 2016

✿ Drop Dead Sexy ✿ Katie Ashley ✿



For Olivia Sullivan, love is more a four letter curse word than a sentiment. Growing up as the daughter of a small town mortician, guys didn’t warm to the fact there were dead people in her house. At thirty, taking over the family business and becoming the town Coroner helped to cement her undateable status. Of course her past sex history didn’t help matters either.

Attempt number one with her first love ended barely before it got started with a horrific latex allergy hospitalization. Attempt number two had him coming and then going with an undiagnosed heart condition. For the past three years, Olivia has closed up shop for fear of what might happen next in the bedroom.

After being forced to go single to her mother’s lingerie shower, Olivia stumbles into an out of town bar with one intention: find an able bodied stud to go home with to end her losing sex streak. Enter Holden Caulfield Mains aka Catcher, who earned his nickname not just from the book he was named for, but for the fact he was sure to catch the attention any woman who came within a five mile radius. Waking up after a night of the most mind blowing sex she could have ever imagined, a horrified Olivia runs away thinking she’s left Catcher behind.

When Olivia’s small town is wracked by its first murder, she never could have imagined her one night stand would reappear in the form of the GBI’s lead investigator. To her mortification, Catcher isn’t ready to let go of their sizzling chemistry, and he doesn’t understand the meaning of no. As things start to heat up between them, the body count starts to rise, and they’re led on a wild goose chase from backwoods mountain Nudist Colonies to altercations with the Dixie Mafia. Can Olivia and Catcher survive to solve the murder while also not succumbing to their explosive passion?


ARC received for an honest review

I have been looking forward to reading Drop Dead Sexy for a while now.  The synopsis was cute and quirky and made me smile.

Now that I have finished it, I liked it, but I didn't love it.

I absolutely adored the first 30%. I laughed out loud, couldn't get enough of our leading lady Olivia.  I loved that she didn't have the run of the mill job, that her relationships had literally been killer.  I loved she was pulling up her big girls pants and was putting herself out there again.

Then she met Holden "Catcher" Mains - and for me it just started to lose it's oomph for me.

I adored the sexy GBI Agent Mains, I did.  But there was just something about them together that... just didn't do it for me.

Their relationship just didn't really gel with me. It may be just a case of "it's not you book, it's me" with this one.

After the first hook up, it kind of fell away, and I found it hard to keep up the level of interest I had in the book that I had for the first 30%

Maybe it was just that there was so much going on around them that it took away from Olivia and Catcher?  There were so many secondary characters coming into the story and becoming part of their story that I became disconnected to them.

Like I said, this really could just be me, and you might absolutely love this to death.  I wanted to love it, but just liked it.  Which I hated :(

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Author Photo Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English. As of January 2013, she became a full-time writer.

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