Fresh off reading HOT PROPERTY I decided to pick up the next book in this series, CONTRACT PENDING. This series just gets better and better and I couldn't wait to find out what happens next!
Savannah is back to trying to sell real estate and trying to not get into too much trouble. However trouble seems to follow her around when Marquita turns up dead, and it seems like someone is out to kill her and Rafe. It's up to Savannah to find the killer and delve into exactly what her growing affections for Rafe mean for her future.
CONTRACT PENDING is my favorite book in this series so far. All the sub-plots in the first two books come together for a dynamite of a novel that I simply couldn't put down.
While I easily guessed who murdered Marquita, I was so caught up in the story that it didn't deflect in my overall enjoyment of the story. In fact even though I knew the murderer I was surprised by some of the plot points surrounding the murder that I hadn't caught on. There was definitely a lot of gasps and ahhs as I frantically turned each page until I reached the end!
This is the third book in the series and I really feel like I've learnt a lot about Savannah in the three books, and I'm continually fascinated by the life of a southern belle...
"Todd ordered for both of us: white wine for me, red for himself. Grilled chicken for me, steak for himself. Black coffee for me, cheesecake for himself. Todd is partial to cheesecake. So am I, if it comes to that; I just can’t eat it while I’m out with him. It’s been firmly ingrained in me that a Southern Belle has a sixteen-inch waist and eats like a bird. So when Todd and I go out, I pick at my food and have black coffee for dessert, while I watch him enjoy his cheesecake. Yes, I resent it, but it’s life. I’m used to it by now."
A meal without dessert? I couldn't handle the southern belle life, although I'm definitely envious of Savannah's shoe collection!
I am absolutely hooked on this series. The murder mystery is always first class. The characters have me glued to every page and I can't wait to find out what Savannah is up to next.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)