★★★★★Lingerie Wars(Inventary, Book 1) by Janet Elizabeth Henson
I was given this book as an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
Sorry, folks, but I'm not given ya, any really goodies, since this book is not due out, til mid June, 2013. I read The Davina Code, by Miss Janet, and laughed my ass off. So, when I was asked, I was completely onboard.
Lingerie Wars takes place in the small town of Inventary, in Scotland. This is the home of Miss Kirsty Campbell. She was a famous lingerie model, who lost everything, when her ex-fiancé, ruined her life. Now, trying to rebuild her life, she runs a lingerie store.
When in strolls, the enemy, Lake Benson from England. He is ex-S.F. and is used to being in charge. He comes to town to recover his savings, that his sister, Rainn is foolishly flushing down the toilet. To make matter's worse, he realizes he has acquired a personal, evil little hobbit troll, Betty. He soon realizes, the lingerie business, his money was used for, is in far worse shape, than originally thought. And he knows why, the lingerie shop across the street.
Could this town, possibly be big enough for two lingerie shops? No!
So battle lines are drawn, and war is waged, Scotland vs. England. Let the war, begin. But as the case may be, there is a fine line, between love and war.
With the evil hobbit, on Lake's side, trouble is in store. But the same could be said for Kirsty, with Knit or Die, supporting her. So cue the music and "Let the shenanigans begin!"
I enjoyed the descriptions of the town, they drew me in, and I felt like I was walking down the cobblestone road. Christmas, in Scotland, seems so pretty. And as it goes in a small town, I now know everyone, and all their corky behaviors. Now, while most of the actions seem outrageous, I grew up in a small town, where I've seen crazier things happen, when a newcomer walks into town. You don't cheese off the locals, and hope like hell, you can get someone, other than the crazy old lady, on your side. Because in a battle of wit, you never know what will happen.
I'm looking forward to Book 2. I can't wait to see what kind of antics will happen next, because there is always something going on in a small town.
Thanks to the author, for showing me this new town, introducing me to a new group of friends, bringing back crazy small town, childhood memories, and teaching me a few new definitions. ;-)
(reviewed the day of purchase)