Reviewer: Wendy Rucci
Title: Par for the Course
Author: Jennifer Vido
Publisher: Top Publications
Release Date: June 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day, New Jersey
Overall Rating: 3.5
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Jennifer's Website/Blog: www.jennifervido.com
Piper O’Donnell likes to hang out with her golf buddies. She doesn’t really appear to like them, but underneath her tough exterior, she really wants to fit it. He much older husband doesn’t pay a great deal of attention to Piper and she sets her sites on a guy at the club, named Rusty. Although she and Rusty flirt, Piper would never cheat on her husband.
Piper didn’t have to worry only about being caught flirting with Rusty though, as her husband his murdered and she becomes the prime suspect. Turns out her husband has been cheating on her and it looks like she has the motive to bump her older, wealthy husband off. With the help of “hottie” Rusty and his good friend and golf buddy Tanya, Piper sets out to find her husband’s murderer before she herself becomes a victim.
Par for the Course is a decent read with an interesting, offbeat heroine. Piper appears to be both superficial and vulnerable at the same time. The most interesting part of the book is the banter between Piper and Rusty who take their flirting to a new level. Piper has a good friend in Tanya, a woman who does her best to help Piper fit in with the other ladies at the Golf Course.
I didn’t find this book to be particularly to my liking. I am not a big fan of golf and didn’t really relate too much to the characters. However, the main characters worked together well enough, and fans of sports mysteries should find Par for the Course entertaining.
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