What Happened in Vegas Book Review
By: Katie Bloomstrom
Genre: Mystery, Chick Lit, Cozy Mystery, Humor
Soooooo good! I was given this book in exchange for an honest review! Samantha Stone is quickly becoming one of my favorite fictional characters! She is Nancy Drew meets Becky Bloomwood. Nothing better than that!
Sam is on her first official mission, finding Leah after her sister, Anna, kidnapped her. While working on the case, she gets to take advantage of a sweet hotel room, private driver, room service, and the like, thanks to her wealthy new boss. She also gets tangled up in multiple complications again! Sam has to do some absolutely crazy things in this book for the sake of the case, including posing as a stripper! There were so many times when she made me laugh aloud. She meets tons of different characters, from the seedy to the sassy to the sweet. I love their descriptions and trying to figure out how they fit into the mystery.
I love that these books are in online blog format. The comments on Sam’s blog are AMAZING. From spam comments to parents who can barely use the internet to old high school enemies, I love them all. They give a “realness” to the story and remind us of Sam’s humble background. For goodness sakes, the librarian in her hometown prints off her blog to give out to the not-so-tech-savvy residents. So funny!
Again, Sam details all of her clues and theories in her notebook and we get to feel like we are trying to solve the case along with her. I love her not-so-traditional methods and watching her progress as she tries to figure everything out. The mystery was very well-done. It was not predictable, yet it was believable.
I wish we had gotten to see and hear more from the sexy FBI agent, Eddie, that Sam met in her last mission. However, the little taste we readers get of him just makes us more excited to read more about him next book! It seems that Sam’s next adventure will take place in Rome and I can’t wait to find out what happens next!