"a fine category romance"
Desperate, naked, and wet from her bubble bath soak,
private investigator Ripley Logan races through the motel
balcony window of shoe businessman Joe Pruitt's room.
Before the bewildered Joe knows what happens, he finds the
gorgeous sleuth lying nude in his bed. Joe believes
someone upstairs loves him as he feels he just got lucky
until Ripley explains that three armed thugs are after
Unbelievable at least to Joe's associates and even to
himself, he no longer worries about working twenty-four
seven days a week as he has Ripley on his brain. His first
priority is her safety as opposed to his shoe business
operation. As they work on solving her missing person's
case, Joe and Ripley fall in love.
PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS combines slapstick humor with
boudoir heat, which on first impressions should prove a
disastrous story line. However, terrifically talented Tori
Carrington makes the combo work smoothly and seamlessly.
Readers obtain a wonderful wacky tale with two delightful
lead protagonists. Ripley is a charmer who has ripped
asunder Joe's stable world. He is elated with the chance to
be her knight in shining armor though he wishes she would
change her occupation so they are in less dangerous
situations. Fans of jocularly torrid romances will relish
Ms. Carrington's fabulous contemporary.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 29, 2002