This is another of my wife’s recommendations. She has been promising me since we met that I would love this series of lesbian mystery novels, and finally got me to start it earlier this year.
I read Everything You Have is Mine (Lauren Laurano #1) and loved it, so I hoped I would continue to enjoy the series.
In this sequel to EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IS MINE, Lauren’s closest friend Megan is killed hours after a hold up of her Greenwich Village jewelry store, and Lauren soon discovers how little she knew about her friend’s life. Hired by one of Megan’s many ex-husbands to investigate, Lauren takes a microscope to a life she thought she knew intimately and finds a secret world of deception and danger. As Lauren moves closer to the solution to Megan’s murder, she uncovers some unpleasant truths about herself–and realizes how much she needs a little help from her friends.
The first few chapters had me worried. I wasn’t engaged like I was with the first book, and even worse, I found the main character mildly annoying. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to keep reading the series, especially if it got any worse. But my wife egged me on. She said it would get better, and I hoped that it would.
And, all of a sudden, it did. It got immeasurably better. I started reading faster and faster. Those little quirks of Lauren Laurano’s? They didn’t bother me anymore. I actually started to like them.
So what’s the verdict on this book? Three-and-a-half stars of five. I would have given it four if not for the slow beginning.
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