Thursday, April 26, 2012

Painted Jezebel - Jolie Pethrel

Publicist Finn Mackenzie has always been lucky, until an ill-fated affair with a vindictive writer leaves him one chance for redemption: a spectacular public appearance by the elusive best-selling romance author, Jezebel Jinx.

Unfortunately, the cute but kooky writer refuses to cooperate. Jezebel believes she’s cursed with bad luck. Riddled with anxieties, she never leaves her home— until the gorgeous, albeit desperate Finn whisks her away to a writer’s conference, against her will.

After the initial shock wears off, Jezebel’s dormant hormones kick into high gear around the hunky Finn.
When his ex turns up murdered and Jezebel is the prime suspect, ill-planned sexcapades are the least of their worries.  - Amazon


From the first chapter until the end, Author Pethrel captured my attention.  As I progressed through the book, I wanted to continue reading to find out what happens to Jezebel Jinx.   Jinx is an author who would rather keep to herself than attend book promotions or conferences.   Jinx enjoys the simple things in life.   However, her publisher wants her to attend this particular conference.  Jinx is tricked by answering the door and meeting a handsome publisher, Finn McKenzie.  She has no idea his assignment is to make sure she attends this conference by any means necessary including kidnapping her. 

It was very intriguing and suspenseful to see how Jinx would attend all of the planned events surrounding the conference.   While attending the conference, she is accused of murdering another author who had previously been married to Finn McKenzie.   This also brought up unfinished business from the past because Jinx’ boyfriend was killed years ago.  The investigating police officer blamed her for the death of his brother which is why Jinx initially went into seclusion.  The identity of the killer was definitely a surprise.

 Author Pethrel’s well-developed character analysis and plot made the book even more interesting.   I could actually envision the different events and actions of the characters.  This book takes you on a journey through love and murder.  Very well written book and I look forward to reading the sequel.    

5 Stars


Disclaimer: Book Referees was given a Free Copy of this book  from the Author. Our thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.  We were not compensated for the review. Thank you for giving Book Referees the opportunity to review your book.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this review. I will be adding this to my wish list.

    Ollie Moss



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