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Hold on for a rollicking, wickedly fun new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Rhonda Pollero. Shopping, murder and romance all in one book? What a steal! Meet Finley Anderson Tanner. FAT to her enemies. A West Palm Beach paralegal who hates the gym, still rents her condo, and loves two-hour lunches with her friends. But what really gets Finley hot is hunting d Hold on for a rollicking, wickedly fun new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Rhonda Pollero. Shopping, murder and romance all in one book? What a steal! Meet Finley Anderson Tanner. FAT to her enemies. A West Palm Beach paralegal who hates the gym, still rents her condo, and loves two-hour lunches with her friends. But what really gets Finley hot is hunting down deeply discounted designer goods she can wear at her upscale law firm. Too bad work isn't all about fashion. Especially when a grieving widow is sitting in your office, convinced that her husband's accidental death wasn't. Investigating murder isn't really Finley's bag (that would be Prada, 75% off), but the deeper Finley digs, the stranger things get, and this discount shopper knows slightly irregular when she sees it. Kind of like sexy Liam McGarrity. Everything about the hot, hunky P.I. screams, "Get out while you still have your underwear!" For a girl whose biggest ambition is take-out Moo Shu at 5:01, life is taking some exciting, unpredictable, and decidedly dangerous turns. Someone doesn't like Finley's new work ethic. And if this paralegal wants to bring home the real goods, she'll have to keep from becoming a killer's total knock off...


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Hold on for a rollicking, wickedly fun new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Rhonda Pollero. Shopping, murder and romance all in one book? What a steal! Meet Finley Anderson Tanner. FAT to her enemies. A West Palm Beach paralegal who hates the gym, still rents her condo, and loves two-hour lunches with her friends. But what really gets Finley hot is hunting d Hold on for a rollicking, wickedly fun new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Rhonda Pollero. Shopping, murder and romance all in one book? What a steal! Meet Finley Anderson Tanner. FAT to her enemies. A West Palm Beach paralegal who hates the gym, still rents her condo, and loves two-hour lunches with her friends. But what really gets Finley hot is hunting down deeply discounted designer goods she can wear at her upscale law firm. Too bad work isn't all about fashion. Especially when a grieving widow is sitting in your office, convinced that her husband's accidental death wasn't. Investigating murder isn't really Finley's bag (that would be Prada, 75% off), but the deeper Finley digs, the stranger things get, and this discount shopper knows slightly irregular when she sees it. Kind of like sexy Liam McGarrity. Everything about the hot, hunky P.I. screams, "Get out while you still have your underwear!" For a girl whose biggest ambition is take-out Moo Shu at 5:01, life is taking some exciting, unpredictable, and decidedly dangerous turns. Someone doesn't like Finley's new work ethic. And if this paralegal wants to bring home the real goods, she'll have to keep from becoming a killer's total knock off...

30 review for Knock Off

  1. 5 out of 5

    LJ

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Knock Off, by Rhonda Pollero is what I call, “chick-lit mystery.” Has a “Sex and the City” vibe, which isn’t too surprising considering it was published in 2007, the same year that that show was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME", so while the book was being written, the TV show was at its peak. Finley Anderson Tanner (F.A.T.) is the main character. She works in the paralegal department doing estates and wills at Dane, Lieberman and Zarnowski,and is roughly 29 to 30 Knock Off, by Rhonda Pollero is what I call, “chick-lit mystery.” Has a “Sex and the City” vibe, which isn’t too surprising considering it was published in 2007, the same year that that show was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME", so while the book was being written, the TV show was at its peak. Finley Anderson Tanner (F.A.T.) is the main character. She works in the paralegal department doing estates and wills at Dane, Lieberman and Zarnowski,and is roughly 29 to 30 years old (Finley isn't saying which.) She has designer taste in all accoutrements, but barely affords her passion for Lilly Pulitzer, Betsy Johnson and Jimmy Choo, having maxed out her credit. A lot of time is spent in the book on descriptions of Finley’s ensembles and her eBay coups when she wins a bidding war. She has a boyfriend, Patrick that she is beginning to lose interest in because he is too predictable. She has three other girlfriends, just like in Sex in the City, and prefers to go on lunch, shopping and spa dates than take her job seriously. That changes when Finley gets a case to handle with a twist: Widow Stacy Evans says that her husband Marcus was murdered, contradicting the hospital’s claim that he died of a heart attack. Ms. Evans wants Finley to investigate the murder. Our fluffy heroine does not know the first thing about investigating a murder, but she does know a lot of people who can help her. She calls on them, at first not finding anything to support Ms. Evan’s claim until seeing a tiny puncture mark in a photo of Marcus taken at the scene of the accident. With the help of an ex-cop detective that she lusts after, Liam McGarrity, she pursues the case, even when her law firm suspends her when she embarrasses them by blurting out her association with them after pulling a B&E to retrieve a cup, a clue to Marcus’s murder. Other murders happen and begin to appear associated with Marcus’s death. The new murder victims all served together with Marcus Evans on a jury trial of Dr. Kent Hall, a client of Dane, Lieberman and Zarnowski. The firm defended Dr. Hall in a wrongful death case where the widow claimed her husband’s death was caused by Dr. Hall’s negligence. It wasn’t; he died of complications from an after-surgery infection and the jurors ruled in Dr. Hall’s favor. At first, Finley thinks the grieving widow is killing off jurors, but this later does not prove to be the case, when she meets the widow who is in a continuous state of alcoholic despair. Due to her perpetual intoxication, she would not have had the wherewithal to plan and execute the murders. Who did? Zoe Hall, the Hall’s teenage daughter, who one day overhears one of the jurors trying to blackmail her father, Dr. Hall, not because of the wrongful death suit, but because the heart was harvested before the donor was legally dead, something that this particular juror knows because he served as a medic and was on the case when the donor was barely alive. Zoe does not know specifically who the blackmailer is; just that he is one of the male jurors from her Dad’s trial. In the end, we don’t know where Finley’s attraction to Liam will go or what she’ll do about her steady, but she does get exonerated, awarded a big bonus, a new position in the firm and a new office. There’s more F.A.T. stories in the series, so if Finley grows on you, you can read them and find out.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sherri Bryant

    An important thing you need to know about me when it comes to reading is I don’t read very fast and am not like some of my book buddies out there (you know who you are) that read hundreds of books a year. The next thing you need to know about me is I read this book in 2 DAYS!!! I could not put this book down, literally. You’re probably saying “you’re kidding.” I kid you not. Everywhere I went, I had this book with me reading, watching television, making dinner, sitting on the toilet…this was not An important thing you need to know about me when it comes to reading is I don’t read very fast and am not like some of my book buddies out there (you know who you are) that read hundreds of books a year. The next thing you need to know about me is I read this book in 2 DAYS!!! I could not put this book down, literally. You’re probably saying “you’re kidding.” I kid you not. Everywhere I went, I had this book with me reading, watching television, making dinner, sitting on the toilet…this was not one of those stories that I would pick up and read a paragraph or a page and be able to put it down. This book made me miss my program, burn dinner and cause pins and needles in my legs from lack of circulation! But it was so worth it! When we first meet Finley, she is working as a paralegal for a firm handling estates and trusts. She gets pulled into a murder case when she inherits a client whose husband died and the client is convinced it wasn’t an accident. The client is very overbearing but Finley begins to look into her husband’s case. Finley isn’t your stereotypical airhead and she quickly learns that things about her client’s husband’s death aren’t adding up. I really liked Finley. She’s not afraid of getting a little dirty and even receiving death threats don’t deter her from digging. Not having any murder investigation background at all, she manages to put her paralegal education to good use and begins researching. I was impressed at how tenacious she was since the client was a real pill. Liam McGarrity is everything Finley’s not. He’s a former police officer who is carrying some secrets and it will be interesting to see how long before he opens up. Finley is convinced he has a wife, possibly an ex wife, that he is still sleeping with so I expect she will be digging into that scenario at some point. There’s major attraction chemistry going on with Finley and Liam. I’m looking forward to seeing where that goes. Finley has a very difficult mother and their relationship is tense at best so I am curious to see how Finley responds to her mother’s criticism. Finley is in a relationship that the reader understands very explicitly is not the exciting love fest that Finley craves. It will be interesting to see if Finley stays with him in the second book. I have to admire Finley that though her relationship isn’t what she is hoping for and she is feeling major attraction vibes for Liam, Finley doesn’t jump into bed with him. I’m strongly hoping that the relationship issue gets resolved soon because Liam is yummy. The plot moves forward at a great pace and the identity of the killer came as a surprise but not a shock. This is a great start to what I hope will be a very entertaining series. I am looking forward to seeing what Finley gets into next.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shana

    Mystery, Mayhem, Manolo Blahnik. Warning: if you are anti-girly-girl, walk away now. Quick read. Quick witted. Thoroughly enjoyed the fashionista humor and appreciation for caffeine, carats, and clothing throughout. The main character and her sidekicks are fairly engaging. Could have done without the main character's (Finley) apathy towards her love interest - what woman whines about a boyfriend that spoils her, doesn't smother her, is great in bed, and never forgets a birthday?!?! The author sh Mystery, Mayhem, Manolo Blahnik. Warning: if you are anti-girly-girl, walk away now. Quick read. Quick witted. Thoroughly enjoyed the fashionista humor and appreciation for caffeine, carats, and clothing throughout. The main character and her sidekicks are fairly engaging. Could have done without the main character's (Finley) apathy towards her love interest - what woman whines about a boyfriend that spoils her, doesn't smother her, is great in bed, and never forgets a birthday?!?! The author should have given us more cause to believe in Finley's apathy. Also, found it difficult to find anything appealing that would make me want to root for Finley and her annoying infatuation with the PI, other than good looks...would have preferred some more depth there in both characters. The ending was a bit of a let down and wrapped up a bit too quickly for my taste. All that said, however, the book definitely exceeded my expectations. When a book cover shows a flirty pink gun floating in a sea of bright yellow with funfetti adjectives spraying from the barrel...well, let's just say one doesn't expect complexity...but I did anticipate fun characters with snappy dialog and Rhonda Pollero more than delivered the goods.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    Finley is a paralegal who doesnt take work as seriously as she takes her shopping. But one day, her boss gives her a case to handle. The widow of a man in an accident who thinks it is murder.Nothing supports her claims. But when Finley investigates she finds out the widow may be right. I liked Finley, her search for bargains and her determination to find the truth. I will definitely read more of this series

  5. 5 out of 5

    Brenda trent

    This is the 1st of a new series. Finley Anderson Tanner *FAT* is a quirky Stephanie Plum-like kind of girl. There were parts that made me laugh out loud, but I wasn't loving the ending - hopefully the next will have a better ending. This is the 1st of a new series. Finley Anderson Tanner *FAT* is a quirky Stephanie Plum-like kind of girl. There were parts that made me laugh out loud, but I wasn't loving the ending - hopefully the next will have a better ending.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tracey Gemmell

    All paralegal Finley wants to do is call in her job so she can go discount designer clothes shopping. But a client suggests her husband was murdered and so starts Finley's journey into well-dressed sleuth. I almost put this book aside after the first chapter as Finley seemed so shallow. However, the plot added intrigue at just the right moment so I kept going. The middle is entertaining and well-written, but the end is a disappointment. Pretty much everything you're told not to do to tie up a mys All paralegal Finley wants to do is call in her job so she can go discount designer clothes shopping. But a client suggests her husband was murdered and so starts Finley's journey into well-dressed sleuth. I almost put this book aside after the first chapter as Finley seemed so shallow. However, the plot added intrigue at just the right moment so I kept going. The middle is entertaining and well-written, but the end is a disappointment. Pretty much everything you're told not to do to tie up a mystery plot is on display here. That said, it was worth the price I paid for a pre-read book and there were some great humorous moments.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    I decided to read this book when I saw West Palm Beach setting. This was a quick fun read, and I concur with another reviewer’s description of Sex in the City meets murder. The premise of story was interesting and the murder was a surprise. I did get bored with the fashion references, eBay bids, and coffee drink references. I’m intrigued enough by the setting and characters to pursue the next book in the series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Who knew that a paralegal who is very happy in her job and has no intentions of trying to climb the corporate ladder could get her dander up and solve a murder. Finley was given a job to appease a client and got curious about some details and dug into trying to understand what she was seeing and being told. Lots of twists and turns in this one.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mikey W

    Pretty biphobic and accidentally transphobic. I say accidentally because the main character refers to someone who is bisexual as “The He She”. I know what she meant but big fuckin yikes. Would have been enjoyable outside of that though so 2 stars

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jamaille Noto

    Fun book with an interesting mystery

  11. 5 out of 5

    Marlene

    Hilarious I loved it and I couldn't figure out whodunnit until the end. I love that. Hilarious I loved it and I couldn't figure out whodunnit until the end. I love that.

  12. 4 out of 5

    J Johnson

    Cute quick read

  13. 5 out of 5

    WendyP

    This was a fun read. Not great depth but had me turning pages

  14. 4 out of 5

    Josi

    I really like these characters. Finley is wonderful. Can't wait to read more. I really like these characters. Finley is wonderful. Can't wait to read more.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Judie

    Great character development, action and suspense, what more could you ask for?

  16. 5 out of 5

    Melliane

    Mon avis en Français My English review I’ve had this novel for years. For a very, very long time. I wanted something light after a few failed readings that I chose another novel from my TBR pile that I had for a long time in French, except that after a while, I realized that in fact I found that there were quite a few references to other things and I was surprised. Well, it was perfectly normal because it was a Volume 2! Yes, yes, yes! So I looked at Goodreads, and what did I see? That I actually Mon avis en Français My English review I’ve had this novel for years. For a very, very long time. I wanted something light after a few failed readings that I chose another novel from my TBR pile that I had for a long time in French, except that after a while, I realized that in fact I found that there were quite a few references to other things and I was surprised. Well, it was perfectly normal because it was a Volume 2! Yes, yes, yes! So I looked at Goodreads, and what did I see? That I actually have Volume 1! Yes! I had book 2 in French, and book 1 in English. After an episode of real caving, I finally got my hands on it and paused Volume 2 to discover the first part of our heroine’s adventures. And finally, I can tell you that it’s much better in that sense and now I can continue Volume 2 with all the elements in mind! That’s better, isn’t it? So we discover Finely who is a legal assistant. She usually takes care of the estates, but now her boss is giving her a file that will bother her. Indeed, a wealthy woman comes to her to explain that she thinks her husband was a victim of a murder and she wants Finley to find out what happened, because the police don’t believe her at all. Finley, who thought that this affair would be easy, finally discovers elements that could go in the lady’s direction. Unfortunately, going through people’s belongings, and bringing up an old case that has already been forgoten, could well cost her her life and work! I had a good time with Finley and I’m curious to see how Volume 2 will be now. I understand her feelings for Patrick and I admit that Liam makes me quite curious and I look forward to seeing how all this will turn out. It was a refreshing reading, perfect for a light and humorous moment. Now I’m off to the next one!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kerry

    I don't really like Finley Tanner, so I can't really LIKE a mystery with her as its heroine. I find her character is just, um, repugnant. I guess she and I don't share much of the same world view, and apparently, that matters when reading a fluffy book like "Knock Off". I don't care about her BCBGirls peep toe sandals. I don't care about her perfect pilot boyfriend and whether or not he's "the ONE". I don't care about what lingerie she decides to wear or whether or not she wins her eBay auction I don't really like Finley Tanner, so I can't really LIKE a mystery with her as its heroine. I find her character is just, um, repugnant. I guess she and I don't share much of the same world view, and apparently, that matters when reading a fluffy book like "Knock Off". I don't care about her BCBGirls peep toe sandals. I don't care about her perfect pilot boyfriend and whether or not he's "the ONE". I don't care about what lingerie she decides to wear or whether or not she wins her eBay auction for a Rolex part. So...I don't care about whether she lives or dies, which matters when you are supposed to be sympathetic to the lead character. I found this book to be very trivial and not well written enough to pull it through the triviality. I understand that "chick-lit" is now permeating other genres, but isn't there an author out there who can create a smart, interesting and yet still fun, funny heroine? If they're smart they apparently have no sense of humor, and if they're funny they must also either be obsessed with fashion and labels, have no head for math and science, think more about dating than solving the mystery, or get themselves into a dangerous jam where a man has to come to their rescue-preferably the man they are thinking about instead of solving the mystery. It's like reading about Detective Barbie. Boring...

  18. 4 out of 5

    AngryGreyCat

    Anyway, I started out by turned off by the protagonist. Finley is a paralegal and spends the first 30 or 4o pages explaining how she is irresponsible with money a credit abuser, a compulsive shopper of name brand items, and a nightmare co-worker. She basically brags about coming in late and taking long lunches, lying to her employer about going to the courthouse and meeting her friends for long lunches instead. I almost put the book down but I was too comfy in my lounge chair and didn’t want to Anyway, I started out by turned off by the protagonist. Finley is a paralegal and spends the first 30 or 4o pages explaining how she is irresponsible with money a credit abuser, a compulsive shopper of name brand items, and a nightmare co-worker. She basically brags about coming in late and taking long lunches, lying to her employer about going to the courthouse and meeting her friends for long lunches instead. I almost put the book down but I was too comfy in my lounge chair and didn’t want to get up to get another book so I continued. I’m glad that I did. The mystery turned out to be quite good and Finley redeemed herself somewhat by working hard once she got involved in solving the mystery. I liked all the twists and turns and connections to other victims. I also enjoyed the legal theme and the investigative techniques. The writing is well done. I still will not say that the protagonist is one of my favorites but there is enough else good in the book to redeem it. Perhaps the problem is me, I tend to need to like characters or at least relate to them, in order to like a book… or maybe I’m a little too old for the target demographic.

  19. 5 out of 5

    The Peon

    I finished the entire series of Finley Anderson Tanner books by Rhonda Pollero. This series was a VERY VERY simple read. It was a combination of Chick-Lit and Mystery…but mostly Chick-Lit, the mystery was much to be desired. The author’s writing is beginner level at best. Do not get me wrong, I read the books and enjoyed them to some degree, however the plots were sub par and unbelievable. The author would introduce a problem but often times would not resolve it. Another thing that was annoying I finished the entire series of Finley Anderson Tanner books by Rhonda Pollero. This series was a VERY VERY simple read. It was a combination of Chick-Lit and Mystery…but mostly Chick-Lit, the mystery was much to be desired. The author’s writing is beginner level at best. Do not get me wrong, I read the books and enjoyed them to some degree, however the plots were sub par and unbelievable. The author would introduce a problem but often times would not resolve it. Another thing that was annoying was that she would literally copy and paste pages of the same information in subsequent books, which I guess would not have mattered if I did not read all the books in order. It was so obvious that I skipped several pages, not one or two but 10 to 15, at a time. In one book, Knock’em Dead, there was a character whose name was spelled several different ways throughout the book. Overall, I did enjoy the books and look forward to the next one. These books can definitely be read over the weekend, not all at once, unless you are a super reader. If you decide to read this series do not have high expectations. I recommend this series but with caution.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    This is definitely lengthy and very detailed. I felt the author got too word-y and hung up on every single detail of Finley Tanner's life, and every single action she makes. I'm also disappointed she's still with a boyfriend when she's very much into someone else, but I guess it helps to build the mounting sexual tension between her and Liam McGarrity. Finley is assigned a case where she gets so involved she's threatened along the way. But this girl is tenacious, impatient, and very driven when This is definitely lengthy and very detailed. I felt the author got too word-y and hung up on every single detail of Finley Tanner's life, and every single action she makes. I'm also disappointed she's still with a boyfriend when she's very much into someone else, but I guess it helps to build the mounting sexual tension between her and Liam McGarrity. Finley is assigned a case where she gets so involved she's threatened along the way. But this girl is tenacious, impatient, and very driven when it comes to satiating her needs. It was hard to hold my attention, with such a complicated and tedious plot. I was not satisfied with the ending because it was so abrupt and sudden. I would suggest it for those who enjoy amateur sleuths with a unique and original personality who try their hand at solving a case by taking matters into her own hands (kind of like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series). 3/5 stars.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Connie N.

    What a fun and funny book. Very similar to the Stephanie Plum cozy mysteries, actually, but that's actually a compliment since I love those books as well. This one centers around Finley Tanner, a paralegal at a large law firm. (Her initials are F.A.T., which is the unattractive nickname she is sometimes called.) She's intelligent and attractive, but a self-proclaimed underachiever. She loves fashion and spends a lot of time talking about her outfits and the price she got them for--which is quite What a fun and funny book. Very similar to the Stephanie Plum cozy mysteries, actually, but that's actually a compliment since I love those books as well. This one centers around Finley Tanner, a paralegal at a large law firm. (Her initials are F.A.T., which is the unattractive nickname she is sometimes called.) She's intelligent and attractive, but a self-proclaimed underachiever. She loves fashion and spends a lot of time talking about her outfits and the price she got them for--which is quite endearing because she's so proud of herself. She's a caffeine addict, which turns out to be a good thing. And she's somewhat bored with her "perfect" pilot boyfriend Patrick, but is also lusting after the detective hired by the firm, Liam. When Finley is assigned a particular persnickity customer (to get her off a partner's back), she starts believing the woman's accusations and evolves easily and believably into the investigation. I will definitely read more in this series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sheri

    This was my first read by Rhonda Pollero. Finley the m.c. was a shopaholic and set on getting the best deal and a good cup of coffee. I enjoyed this book and the interest Finley takes in a case the law firm she works in as estates clerk. She gets more involved in a case when a client calls and demands help with the death of her husband claiming it is a murder. Finley does her best to solve this and gets herself suspended from her job while researching the case and the jurors that are dying. With This was my first read by Rhonda Pollero. Finley the m.c. was a shopaholic and set on getting the best deal and a good cup of coffee. I enjoyed this book and the interest Finley takes in a case the law firm she works in as estates clerk. She gets more involved in a case when a client calls and demands help with the death of her husband claiming it is a murder. Finley does her best to solve this and gets herself suspended from her job while researching the case and the jurors that are dying. With the investigator and her pilot boyfriend causing romantic innuendo, a mother who demands she try to get more education and a better job like her surgeon sister, and her friends, and lots of mystery, I found it a great read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sondra Caserio

    The main character of this novel is a woman who is responsible when it comes to her job as a paralegal but completely irrisponsible when it comes to buying the latest and greates in designer clothes and handbags. How could you not love a gal like that? The main plot of this book certainly keeps you guessing and the sexual tension that builds between her and her private eye keeps you guessing as well. The end of the book just leaves you in expectation of the next installment. I have NO patience!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    The first Finley Anderson Tanner mystery. Finley is a paralegal who doesn't take her job seriously until she's assigned to figure out whether one of her law firms's client's husband was murdered. Suddenly she finds something she's actually interested in working at, but of course there's danger and an attractive private investigator to distract her. This is the first book but the last one I've read (of 3 so far in the series) and the writing has gotten exponentially better. The conclusion to this The first Finley Anderson Tanner mystery. Finley is a paralegal who doesn't take her job seriously until she's assigned to figure out whether one of her law firms's client's husband was murdered. Suddenly she finds something she's actually interested in working at, but of course there's danger and an attractive private investigator to distract her. This is the first book but the last one I've read (of 3 so far in the series) and the writing has gotten exponentially better. The conclusion to this one is so rushed I felt like I was missing a few pages.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    I liked this book. There were a few times I actually laughed out loud and one time I actually got scared from the suspense. This is the first book I actually think I've finished that wasn't mandatory to read. It was a good starter book for me to get into reading. Light and fun. I, however, did not like the way it ended. I wanted a little more romance from it, but there is a next book, so I hope to see some in there. I liked this book. There were a few times I actually laughed out loud and one time I actually got scared from the suspense. This is the first book I actually think I've finished that wasn't mandatory to read. It was a good starter book for me to get into reading. Light and fun. I, however, did not like the way it ended. I wanted a little more romance from it, but there is a next book, so I hope to see some in there.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Odelia Gray meets Pepper Martin! Finley Anderson Tanner comes to life in this awesome first novel. She is a character that most women can relate to... At times she is insecure, about how she looks or in her love life. She has made mistakes, like racking-up an immense pile of debt or going to the house of a probable murderer alone. Who can honestly say that they are always confident about themselves or that they never make mistakes?

  27. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    This book was entertaining in parts but also quite frustrating for all the legal inaccuracies. Also I don't think that mystery gets resolved very well which I found annoying after getting invested in it. Finley is also very selfish which at times is off-putting, especially given how much everyone else does for her but she can be funny too. Ultimately I enjoyed it for the most part but I won't be reading any of the other books in the series. I'd prefer to read another Janet Evanovich book. This book was entertaining in parts but also quite frustrating for all the legal inaccuracies. Also I don't think that mystery gets resolved very well which I found annoying after getting invested in it. Finley is also very selfish which at times is off-putting, especially given how much everyone else does for her but she can be funny too. Ultimately I enjoyed it for the most part but I won't be reading any of the other books in the series. I'd prefer to read another Janet Evanovich book.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Janeene

    2.5 STARS - Ok, this book was an example of don't judge book by cover - because of the authors that commented about it, I thought, hey this is going to be one I'll love. I did somewhat like it - just not what I thought I would - will read second book, as seems like the character development will continue and get better....... 2.5 STARS - Ok, this book was an example of don't judge book by cover - because of the authors that commented about it, I thought, hey this is going to be one I'll love. I did somewhat like it - just not what I thought I would - will read second book, as seems like the character development will continue and get better.......

  29. 5 out of 5

    Suzie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Finley (the heroine)drank a cup of tea offered to her by the person she was investigating for murder. Of course, it was drugged and she could have died....Not real smart! Otherwise this is an excellent book. Comical in some places. No gory details regarding the murder victims. Make me want to read the other FAT (Finley Anderson Tanner) books.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Charles Duvel

    This may be my second or third Finley Tanner novel and I have enjoyed the all. Rhonda Pollero writes a fun, humorous novel that never bogs down or gets off the mark. Not as silly as Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels, never the less try this on for size. I am keeping all of the Finley Tanner novels in my personal library. This may be my second or third Finley Tanner novel and I have enjoyed the all. Rhonda Pollero writes a fun, humorous novel that never bogs down or gets off the mark. Not as silly as Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels, never the less try this on for size. I am keeping all of the Finley Tanner novels in my personal library.

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