No invitation, no alibi…
Jolie Goodman is at a low point in her life—she’s just been fired and her new boyfriend is missing. She’s taken a holiday retail job selling shoes to regroup. A feisty coworker pulls Jolie into a group of serial party crashers, and it’s fun…at first. But no one’s laughing when a body turns up at an upscale party they’ve crashed and they’re the only people who aren’t supposed to be there! Jolie vows she’ll never crash another party…if she gets out of this mess alive! A humorous romantic mystery.
(This book features Carlotta Wren, the star of the BODY MOVERS mystery series, as a secondary character. If you’re a fan of the BODY MOVERS series, meet Carlotta before she was scared straight!)
“PARTY CRASHERS is a fun, stand-out example of the romantic suspense genre.” –Book Loons
“This is one of Stephanie Bond’s best books to date, and her narrative sizzles with just the right blend of sensuality, mystery, and humor. There should be a notice on her books: For a really GOOD time, read Stephanie Bond!” –AOL Romance Fiction Forum
“For a book that will keep you guessing until the finish, be sure not to miss PARTY CRASHERS.” –Romance Reviews Today
“Ms. Bond has created an amusing romantic suspense. Her characters are lively, creative and daring, and the plot moves smoothly and quickly. Soon you find yourself laughing while also worrying for Jolie’s safety. A truly enjoyable read.” –The Best Reviews
"Bond lays on the laughs with such enthusiasm that “comic suspense” might be a better description [of the book]." –Publishers Weekly
Modern-day Cinderella Jolie Goodman isn't dressing up for the ball in Miu Miu shoes and an Ultrasuede jumpsuit "borrowed" from Neiman Marcus in order to find her prince she's trying to discover who's behind the disappearance of her shady boyfriend. And instead of being hindered by two evil stepsisters, Jolie has two expert party crashers at her side, sneaking her into Atlanta's most exclusive affairs so that she can grill her boyfriend's upper-class pals. Jolie's prince eventually does appear, in the form of hunky media empire heir Beck Underwood, satisfying the book's "romantic suspense" label, but as Jolie stumbles from one near disaster to another, Bond (Kill the Competition, etc.) lays on the laughs with such enthusiasm that "comic suspense" might be a better description. The danger and hilarity stirred up by Jolie's amateur sleuthing play strongly off each other, leaving Beck looking like a monkey in the middle until the unlikely, syrupy denouement, which seems as tacked on and superfluous as a giant bow on an elegant Vera Wang gown. But Bond delivers a true catch-you-by-surprise plot twist that gives the story a good yank in the right direction and may even leave readers with a few devious thoughts on how to crash some parties of their own.