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High-Heeled Wonder by Avery Flynn…Review & Guest Post

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“When a fashionista and her bodyguard get tangled up together, watch out for sizzling sex and surprising plot twists.”  New York Times best seller Rebecca York

Synopsis:

Sylvie Bissette may be one of Harbor City’s youngest glitterati, but only her best friends know her most closely guarded secret. She’s the woman behind The High-Heeled Wonder, a must-read blog for fashionistas everywhere. Gossip, fashion advice, exposés. Too bad some people can’t take a little criticism. When an Internet troll discovers her secret identity and escalates from stalking her to threatening her life, Sylvie turns to security expert Tony Falcon for help. The investigator from the other side of the tracks is the olive oil to her Evian water and aggravates her to no end, but it’s not just her temper he’s inciting…

Tony Falcon wouldn’t know a kitten heel from a tabby cat, but since most of the bad guys he tracks down aren’t wearing stilettos, it’s never been a problem…until he meets Sylvie. When a murder investigation leads him to the same place Sylvie works, he realizes the feisty fashionista may be his best chance at catching the criminals who killed his best friend. It all leads back to the cutthroat fashion world. But solving that case means going after the people Sylvie cares about, and soon his attraction for her—and the danger she’s in—has him wondering if solving the case is worth hurting the woman he can’t stop fantasizing about…

When Sylvie’s almost run over in broad daylight, Tony goes undercover as her boyfriend to infiltrate the close-knit fashion community. And when they discover Sylvie’s stalker may be linked to Tony’s own investigation, what started as a simple plan to find his friend’s killers turns into a hot bed of secrets and revelations. In a world full of overblown egos and dog-eat-dog ambition, Tony and Sylvie must work together to find her revenge-obsessed stalker before Sylvie ends up with a literal knife in the back.

 

My Review:

High-Heeled Wonder is A Killer Style Novel from author Avery Flynn and packs a one-two punch with a mystery and romance all rolled into a stylish package.

Fashion blogger extraordinaire Sylvie Bissette is content living her life behind the anonymity of the High-Heeled Wonder façade.  A façade she has turned into an über successful fashion and style blog.  That all changes when she starts receiving death threats and nasty emails telling her to shut down her site.  Sylvie brushes them off but her dads aren’t as forgiving and hire personal security…without her blessing or her knowledge. When the situation enters more dangerous territory, and her anonymity is blown, Sylvie and her new bodyguard play the role of boyfriend and girlfriend in an attempt to get to the bottom of all of this.  Annoyed at first, Sylvie soon changes her tune and starts to fall for the handsome ex-cop turned security buff.

Tony Falcon has been working on an important unsolved mystery and is closer to finding answers then he’s ever been.  The investigation mingles with his role as personal security for Sylvie Bissette and suddenly Tony is more focused on not crossing client/sex lines than the task at hand.  He has more on his plate than ever before and is determined to bring a killer to justice and safety to Sylvie.  What he wasn’t planning on was falling in love with Sylvie along the way.

This book had so much goodness packed into the pages!  Avery gave us heat, mystery, fashion, emotion, and action.  Sylvie is a modern day gal used to living behind her blog and isn’t too thrilled with being in the spotlight, let alone a negative spotlight.  And having to rely on a distractingly handsome bodyguard isn’t helping matters.  She is a jumble of emotion most of the book and I was pulling for her to fix this mess and get back to her life…oh and of course I was hoping Tony would be a new addition!  Tony is also a jumble of emotion being worried about Sylvie and trying to get to the bottom of a murder investigation that means so much to him.  He’s hot and sexy and can cook! Hello!? Total package.  The mystery surrounding the threats and identity leak kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end and was really well done.  My lips are sealed, but I will tell you it was a “whoa” moment for sure!

One more special thing I loved about this book: Avery added a fashion related quote to the beginning of each chapter and I thought it really gave a little something extra to this book.  I really loved that!

Thank you, Avery, for a fashionably sexy book!

4LovesRLBFour Loves

 

Guest post:

Oh Tony!

Tony Falcon, the hero in High-Heeled Wonder, is a hot Italian private investigator/former vice detective with an over developed protective instinct, a banged-up heart and the ability to make pasta sauce from scratch. He is so delish.

Tony, like most of my heroes, shares some qualities with the Fab Mr. Flynn. Please don’t tell Mr. Flynn, his ego is big enough as it is. 🙂 But Tony has some hardcore baggage, a vendetta to carry out and justice to deliver after his partner was murdered during an undercover vice sting operation.

I spent ten years working as a police reporter and the vice officers were always my favorite to deal with. By virtue of their jobs, they’re fast on their feet with a quip, a plan and devious thoughts. Just what I love in a hero—a smartass alpha hero who is as good with a quip as he is with his *ahem* other God-given talents

And if you’re trying to put a face and a six pack with description of Tony, check out my High-Heeled Wonder pinterest board (http://www.pinterest.com/averyflynnbooks/high-heeled-wonder/). It’s okay. Go look. You know you want to. I’ll be waiting right here.

*Files nails.*

*Shops online for shoes.*

*Peruses hot dudes on Pinterest.*

You’re back? Whew. Hey. Right there. By the corner of your mouth. There’s just a little bit of drool. Okay. You got it. Don’t worry, we’re in the circle of trust. I’ll never tell.

Okay, now that we’ve got you set to rights, go enter the High-Heeled Wonder Shoes, Swag and Books Extravaganza Giveaway for your chance to win a $100 DSW Shoes gift certificate, books from Entangled Ignite authors releasing in January (Avery Flynn, High-Heeled Wonder; Jody Wallace, Angeli; Julie Rowe, Molly Gets Her Man; Caridad Pineiro and Cathy Perkins, Love International Style box set) and more!

 

~Thanks so much for stopping by, Avery! xo Jillian 

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About the author:

FBHeadshotAvery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her onTwitter and Pinterest, like her on her Facebook page or friend her on her Facebook profile. She’s also on Goodreadsand BookLikes.

Join her street team, The Flynnbots, and receive special sneak peeks, prizes and early access to her latest releases!

Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.

 

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