Cyn Chow


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Smashwords book reviews by Cyn Chow

  • Hollywood Confessions (Hollywood Headlines Mystery) on March 22, 2013

    I have loved all of Gemma Halliday's books but this one was harder to get into. Allie was made into such an unlikable character in the earlier books that I just couldn't warm up to her. There's a fine line between parody and just copying an absurdity, and that's what the author did here. Jon and Kate are so easy to mock but the author doesn't expand or offer a unique twist. I still love the author's other books but this was my least liked of them.
  • Hollywood Secrets (Hollywood Headlines Mystery) on March 22, 2013

    A very fun series with a very enjoyable heroine. The romance was handled nicely, never intruding on the plot. Hollywood tabloids are a super fun arena for mysteries and the author makes the most of celebrities' insanities. Well-written, very funny, and fast moving.
  • The Throwbacks on March 22, 2013

    I wanted to enjoy this mystery but I lost interest very early on. I had to force myself to continue but I never became engaged in the action or the characters.
  • Unbreakable Bond (Jamie Bond Mysteries #1) on April 22, 2013

    While this book was not nearly as engaging as her other series, I did enjoy it overall. I like the main character and the love complications never elementary too intrusive. Overall, a fun way to spend a few hours with escapism.
  • Finders Keepers Losers Die on April 22, 2013

    I wasn't expecting to find this so enjoyable. However, I did find the main character annoying at times with her insistence at being a detective when she is completely unqualified and pretty much the most unproductive of employees previously. However, I did have fun whipping through this over the weekend.
  • Maggie Undercover on April 22, 2013

    A mostly benign romance. What is unfortunate is that I didn't believe in the relationship between Maggie and Jared.
  • Spying in High Heels on May 06, 2013

    The early books in this series are wonderfully entertaining and very funny. The mystery plots are stronger here than in the later entries, which I enjoyed.