Title: Innocent in Las Vegas
Author: A.R. Winters
Series: Tiffany Black Mystery #1
Source: Free Kindle Book
Summary via Goodreads:
Cupcake-loving croupier Tiffany Black is determined to leave her job at the casino for good. She’s one small step away from acquiring her Private Investigator license, and has her eye on the prize.
Accepting her first real case – investigating the murder of casino-mogul Ethan Becker – should be exciting. Instead, things spiral out of control and Tiffany finds herself in over her head, as she confronts secretive suspects, corrupt casino henchmen and her mysterious, ex-Special Forces bodyguard.
Tiffany’s poker-hustling Nanna and pushy parents want her to find a nice man and settle down, but Tiffany just wants to track down the real murderer before he finds her first…
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Tiffany Black works as a dealer in a casino, but what she really wants to do is become a Private Investigator. She is very close to acquiring her P.I. License when she is offered her first real case. Figuring out who killed the casino -mogul isn’t going to be easy when the person who hired Tiffany is the wife who is being accused of the crime after the murder weapon was found in her bedside table.
I really liked Tiffany. She is ambitious and not afraid to speak her mind. She puts up with her family constantly pressuring her to settle down. She is a quick thinker, smart, funny and obsessed with cupcakes. She takes the job hesitantly and even after she realizes her life is in danger she continues on with the case with the back-up of Stone, the hot, mysterious, dangerous new bodyguard.
I liked her interactions with all of the other characters, her family and Stone. Their relationship stayed pretty platonic throughout the book, but her family’s reactions to him gave me a good laugh. Her family was the typical over protective, over bearing, but you could tell how much they all loved each other. And I adored her Nanna. She was so funny and cute.
This book is just over 200 pages, so it’s a nice quick read. The plot moves along really well. I found the mystery part of the book to be just right. There was just enough danger to make it dramatic and I liked that the killer, at least to me, didn’t seem as obvious, as it can sometimes be in mysteries.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and I would absolutely recommend it. I am definitely planning to continue on with this series in the near future.