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Her Highland Rogue

Laura Resnick Ï 5 Read & Download

DoppelgangstersOne thinks Esther had to have seen the murderer and is covering She inds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and on the cover of a New York Tabloid publication looking like a mob girlfriend in the middle of a mob war In a very short period wise guys begin dropping like lies just after they see their exact double the cops want Esther brought in or uestioning and chaos ensuesThe cops and the mob both see their exact double the cops want Esther brought in or uestioning and chaos ensuesThe cops and the mob both she knows than she does The only real people Esther can count on are Max the Sorcerer with his trusty if slobbery amiliar Nelli a WIZARDLY FAMILIAR IN THE BODY OF A MASSIVE HOUND familiar in the body of a massive hound another plane of existence and Lucky a retired assassin wise guy who knows the truth and surprisingly accepts it uite easilyThe scenes with Lucky are great He s the kind of guy where if it was his job and he had to do it he d kill you but otherwise if he likes youhe s gonna keep an eye out and try to help you out And he likes Esther Even though his concern is paternal it is infuriating to Lopez who cannot understand why Esther is hanging out with a mobster if she is innocent as she claimsConnor can only protect her so much he can tell she s lying and various actions of the mafia are beginning to think Esther might be better off sleeping with the Talking to Dragons fishes Connor also knows Max is hiding something and thinks he is a bad influence on Esther and he is incensed she is hanging out with retired mob enforcer LuckyEsther just wants her agent to return her calls with news of a great acting job and to have sex with her boyfriend Given the situations sheinds herself in none of these things seems likely to happen any time soonThe one liners are hilarious the side characters are incredibly nuanced and Three Times the Love fleshed out the heroine is hyper smart and hilarious and the hero is beleaguered The book is much like Esther an oddball mix Part urbanantasy part mystery part screwball comedy harkening back to Katherine Hepburn and Carey Grant It is a The Drowning Man fun riderom start to The Bride of Willow Creek finish I just bought the third book Sympathetic Magic and I hope Esther and Lopez sort out their differences and get a HEA or at least get a chance to work off some of that sexualrustration Given all that they ve been through together they deserve it See my GREAT INVESTMENT, THE full thoughts here s a scene in Doppelgangster where the protagonist beats an evil sorcerer with a dead chicken That says just about everything I thinkThis book is cheesy and stupid but it very clearly understands that. Oughout the city A paranormal screwball comedy adventure Jennifer Crusie Original. Alright I ll start off by saying I LOVED this book and then continue on by going right into complaining about it My complaint isn t about the book itself just a really irritating mishap by I assume the publisher This is not theirst book in this series When you open to the list of books in this series this is the irst one listed ollowed by two with little s to indicate they hadn t been published yet The whole reason I All Esther Diamond wants is a decent acting role that she can be proud of and her typically Jewish mother can be proud of as well she ll do anything to Solid Genre BookWorld The World genre bookWorld The world is solid nothing creative here and pretty much all the pieces here can be The Lively Art of Writing found in another book in the urbanantasty genre That being said it was still un the gangster angle was kinda stereotypical un of the genre The expansion of the cast of characters is also unStory Solid or the genre pacing was solid and the banter and situations was pleaseing There is nothing much to say about the book it s a mob themed books with supernatural pieces Esther is a un character and the rest of the cast makes it a un read Characters Esther is solid she s not entirely cast makes it a un read Characters Esther is solid she s not entirely just like all the characters but Resnick is good with dialog and the banter between the characters this time around was sun There were a lot of Italian stereotypes which made me rll my eyes in a un way SolidA solid entry a good junk ood bookOnward to the next book When I irst saw the cover of Doppleganster I was intrigued I uickly learned I d be circumnavigating the world Laura Resnick created without the context of book one to walk me through Preceding Dopplegangster the irst book in the Esther Diamond series Disappearing Nightly which at the time was published by Luna Dopplegangster the irst book in the Esther Diamond series Disappearing Nightly which at the time was published by Luna disappeared almost overnight likely because back in 2005 the publisher didn t know what to do with it and it was soon out of printIt appears that DAW recognized the potential and bought the second and third books in the series released them and is going rescue and reprint Disappearing Nightly and The Leadership Gap finally give it the home it originally deserved I highly recommend buying Dopplegangster and the new Sympathetic Magic Hopefully good sales will influence DAW a Penguin Imprint to get busy and publish book oneEvidently in book one Esther becameriends with Max a 350 year old wizard who looks a youthful 70 and who with her help defeated a bad wizard and they killed. 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had to done but weighs on Esther s mind and something she can never tell her hopefully soon to be cop boyfriend ConnorEsther s life never goes to plan and she always ends up a mess looking like a mess or trying to getherself out of one It is almost a Lucille Ball kind of slapstick She stumbles Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) from one zany crazy silly hilarious mix up to another She s like a pinball stuck in a game being bashed aroundrom one side to the other Esther is just trying to Serenity Role Playing Game find her way to that acting gig that will break her into the big time trying toind some romantic time with the guy of her dreams while being Save the Cupcake! flungrom one part of town to another trying to solve the mystery and stay aliveWhat is so Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, fresh and wonderful about the Esther Diamond series is Esther is the ANTITHESIS of what has become the norm in Urban Fantasy The biggest weapons she carries are herour inch high heels She doesn t know how to ight There is no mystery about her parentage other than how does her Mother always know to call when there is bad news She has no magical skills That s rightnone She isn t going to become some magical ueen she doesn t go around bossing everyone around because the whole world depends on her Nobody seems to depend on her she s just trying to survive on her on her Nobody seems to depend on her she s just trying to survive on her and maybe keep her boyfriend alive rom the things he doesn t know about that go bump in the nightDopplegangster again this is book two starts with Stella losing her acting know about that go bump in the nightDopplegangster again this is book two starts with Stella losing her acting The play she was in Sorcerer is canceled Being a struggling actress in New York is no joke She is damn glad to be rehired at her old waitressing job even if it is as a singing server at Bella Stella s a known and notorious Mob HangoutUnfortunately her on again off again cop boyfriend Joe Morellioops I mean Connor Lopez a gorgeous hunk of Cuban and Scotch Irish parentage doesn t agree and thinks it is a dangerous place or her to work He might have a point given the act that there have been two mob hits there in the last The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev five years and the owner Stella launders moneyor the MobTo make matters worse Lopez has just been promoted to the OCCB task orce organized Crime Control Bureau and his job is to crack down on organized crime Chubby Charlie one of her Mafioso regulars and Esther both see an exact walking talking double of Chubby Charlie and then he is shot at his table rom an impossible angle This doesn t help Lopez s employment prospects as every. Mischief is going on when a rash of doubles dopplegangsters starts to appear thr. ,