THAT'S MS. PINK TO YOU!
CPA-with-an-attitude Whitney "Pink" Pearl has just blown the whistle on the accounting scam of the decade. And in true scapegoat fashion, she's lost her job and reputation and has moved back home to start again at the bottom of the pile, working as a forensic accountant for (gasp!) her mother. There's no money trail too cold for Pink to follow. But trouble sure follows her—because Pink's not taking back her accusations, no matter how many death threats, abduction attempts and steamy kisses from lawyers of questionable ethics she receives...
Okay, so I was at this Bombshell chat earlier this month at Noveltalk and Stephanie was there. Well, we both expressed our enjoyment of the Smart Bitches. *grin* Anyways, she offered to send me the first two Pink books. Really, was I supposed to turn down an offer like that? I mean, really. Especially when I really have been wanting to read this series after hearing some good things about it. THEN at the end of the chat, I got picked to win one of the chat prizes. Which was the third Pink book, Run For the Money! How's that for coolness? So I got the books not too long ago (maybe a week?). And yesterday I finished up reading the first one.
Wow. This is one seriously fun book. I really like Pink and her attitude about everything that's happened to her. She's not stupid. Most of the times she gets into trouble are due to her always wanting to really know what's going on. She doesn't want to brush things off and ignore them if someone might be doing something wrong. She's not perfect, by any means, but she's got good principles and sticks by them.
The mystery of her stalker and the goings on at Marvel Energy move the plot along well and are tied up nicely in the end. There are some romantic elements, but this isn't a romance (mentioned for those who are sticklers).
Again, I really liked the story and Pink. She's strong, but not an uber-alpha kickass female. She's, well, an everyday woman who gets things done—while dealing with a dog-doo-leaving, murderous stalker(yes, there are dead bodies in this book); a unique mother (I can't quite figure out how to describe her); people who think she's the devil for being a whistleblower; and an interesting, sexy lawyer who's up to who-knows-what. And well, there's more. But you'll just have to read the book.
Now I have to read the second book. And the third. Can't wait!