Some of the similarities were a little too familiar. The Latin cop boyfriend, the meddling mother, the outrageous best friend all resembled Janet Evanovich's characters in a way. But I didn't have an issue with the comparisons because the story was too fun.
I bought the boxed set and immediately began reading book 2 as soon as I finished Spying in High Heels. At $9.99 for the 5-book series, it was an absolute steal. Well worth the price and time invested, that's for certain! I was a bit hesitant at first, because when I first started reading on Kindle I had downloaded a book by Gemma Halliday for $2.99 and read the entire thing in under twenty minutes, so I worried that these would be short stories as well. Have no fear! These are full-length novels and not even on the skimpy side at that.
If I had to pick my least favorite aspects of the book it would be the lack of sexy scenes for the main character. She thinks about sex often enough, but I would have like a few, ahem, more fulfilling situations - this is a personal preference though.
All-in-all, this is a must-read for fans of chick-lit and humorous romance. I highly recommend it!
**Disclaimer: I am not a professional literary reviewer. I do not know this author and I am not being paid or otherwise compensated for this review. The opinions stated here are mine alone.