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...but I ended up struggling to finish it. I bought the first one in the series and really enjoyed it. Same with the second one. This one, though, was hard to follow. The continuity was horrible. One minute she was at Starbucks and the next sentence she was at her friends house?? Wait. She was just at a coffeehouse. How and when did she go to her friends house? Several scenarios like that throughout the book. It’s like she didn’t recognize the need for new paragraphs. And the author used “ as only a best friend could” and “official boyfriend” and “-long story” way too many times. I have book 4 but I’m hesitant to read it. I will, but I hope the proofreading and editing is better in #4 than it was in #3.
I think the stories are more intriguing and interesting, but Haley is still self absorbed and I still don't like her. All she cares about are designer things on part-time salary of $7.00 dollars per hour.
Why only 3 stars? The Kindle edition doesn't have any markers, a double space, stars-anything between scene changes. It was very annoying because I kept having to figure out what was going on and it took me out of the story.
I hate knocking an author's work, but when you buy a book, you buy the whole package--including formatting.
For what its worth, I intend to buy the next in the series, so I did enjoy the book to an extent.
This is the third Haley Randolph book that I have read. I was recovering from surgery and wanted some light, entertaining reading, and this series seemed to fit the bill. However, after reading the third one, I think I am probably done. They are all pretty much the same, and the main character has got to be the stupidest woman (girl, really) on earth. If you don't require much from your reading material, this series is ok.
I began purchasing the Haley Randolph mysteries late last year so I've been catching up on this series. I love this author and each page turn is enjoyable. Having worked in retail in the past, many times I find myself just laughing out loud at some of the phrases, which I can readily identify with. I truly enjoyed this book and eagerly look forward to the next one in the series.
I read the first book in this series a couple of years ago. While not outstanding, it was good enough to keep me coming back for more. But this is my last Haley Randolph book. What was funny and sarcastic in the first book has grown both old and boring. Haley has totally lost her charm - she is unlikable and apprently unable or unwilling to mature. The plotline is telegraphed so blatantly a third grader could see where the story is headed, though it takes Haley 20 pages to do so. The cleverness of the first book is gone. This Stephanie Plum wannabe is no Stepahnie Plum.
Haley Randolph is at it again - trying to solve a mystery to keep herself out of trouble! This was a great read, interesting and funny too! Light, but action packed and I really am so happy to have discovered this author!
After the first Haley Randolph Mystery, I purchased the set. They were sooo cute, unlike the serious mysteries I normally read (Patterson, Sanford, Corbin, etc)I passed them on. Can't wait for her next episode.