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Book Review – Best Foot Forward by Bea Stevens

I wrote this review for Chick Lit Café – Check out their site for reviews & book marketing.

Imagine Bridget Jones pretending to be Miss Marple, while working at Fawlty Towers and you have a good idea of what you can expect from this totally fun romantic comedy come cozy mystery by Bea Stevens.   

Liberty Lawrence (Libby to her friends) is on a who-done-it mission.  Hare-brained Libby is a day-dreaming expert, shoe-obsessed gal who is reeling from a cheating ex-boyfriend.  Money has been stolen from the hotel safe, and she’s pretty sure she knows who took it!  But who would listen to her when she points the finger at the woman who stole her man?  She definitely has trouble in convincing the handsome Sergeant James Harper to believe her.  With her bestie and roommate Cassie, she must hide the truth from two snooping reporters; appease her ever-crotchety boss Mr Partington, and somehow manage not to cover the guests in peas or trample on their dogs!

There is a plethora of laugh out loud moments in this jolly romp, my best laugh coming from the scene where Libby is covered in cream, lying on the bed listening to Whale music when Sergeant Harper bursts in on her.  Her response, in an accent somewhere between Spanish and Russian, of ‘no Libbys here’ had me in stitches, but the situation doesn’t seem to put off the Sergeant who thinks she’s beautiful, even if a little accident prone.  Will the thief be caught?  Will Libby ever find true love?  And will she ever own a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes?Bea Stevens has crafted a thoroughly charming and easy-to-read cozy mystery/sweet romantic comedy.  Best Foot Forward is a delightful, engaging funny novel that I’m sure you will love.

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