Thursday, August 9, 2012

Review: In a Fix

In a Fix
In a Fix by Linda Grimes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars
Ciel is trying to position herself as an independent autonomous woman with a business of her own as a 'Facilitator' or in lay words, as per her quick description a 'life coach'; who strives to maintain her profesional shores outside of her close knitted family. Yes, this sounds very mature, simple and straightforward... Think again!

She has the ability to transform into anyone she touches. A trait that is comon in her family and close circle wich renders her uniqueness of her buisness. She can be literally on anyone's shoes (or socks) playing the part -or rather being them- in multiple jobs she is hired. We meet her in the Bahamas, where her simple task of securing an engagement becomes rather an international adventure. Accompanied by her friend Billy and her long time unrequited crush Mark, who happens to be a CIA agency field agent.

This is a quirky funny novel that brought some laughs in my life. It is light, fast paced whose main character will grow on you. Ciel's best skill is not her wits, rather her determination: her need to finish what she starts no matter what as well as her perseverance. She is not very dependable on doing what she is told (why should anyone?), but truly devoted to her family and friends.

The world building and logic behind some actions, specially the Viking's intentions is at times a bit fuzzy, but it will keep you entertained all the way through. I recommend it for those who are looking forward to immerse in a new humorous Urban Fantasy world.

I can only say I will not see champagne glasses with the same eyes EVER again! I am still laughing whenever I remember that scene.

Thank you for providing this copy for an early read: Tor/Forge and NetGalley!

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