Saturday, July 26, 2008

Controlling Interest by Elizabeth White



THERE'S TROUBLE IN RIVER CITY

Matt Hogan's Memphis detective agency has been on the skids since a recent attack of conscience cost him an important case. When a wealthy investor steps in and saves River City Investigations, Matt thinks all his prayers have been answered until he finds out that with the investor comes a new partner.Fresh out of criminal justice school and a two-year stint in the Tunica County Sheriff's Department, Natalie Tubberville is out to prove she can cut it in the world of private investigations. But her reluctant partner is just as determined to have nothing to do with her until Natalie makes him an offer he cant refuse! If Matt solves the next case before she does, she will return her share of the company.And the race is on. As two strong personalities compete, mutual attraction grows while a simple case of a runaway bride threatens to become an international incident. Will Matt and Natalie call off the competition or discover an entirely new arrangement?
My Review: I eagerly anticipated this novel. Matt Hogan is a secondary character from Off the Record and I loved that book. Eddie Tubberville is the new silent partner in Matt's struggling detective agency but his daughter Natalie is a budding cop/detective so he arranges for her to work with Matt. Natalie is a pretty blond with a knack for getting herself in awkward situations. Matt is def. not happy with having a working partner especially her. The case he is working on involves a missing Pakistani bride to be. To make things more complicated she is an oil Barron's princess daughter. Her husband to be Jarrar Haq does not seem to be who he says he is. This novel is full of suspense, romance, mystery, action, and humor. I love this combination especially from this author. I highly recommend this book and the first Off the Record.

About the author:
Elizabeth White (www.elizabethwhite.net) is the author of Controlling Interest, Off the Record, Fair Game, Fireworks, and the Texas Gatekeepers series for Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired Suspense line. She lives in Mobile, Alabama.

1 comment:

____Maggie said...

This is a new author to me and she lives in Alabama!!! Might be close enough for a book signing. :)

This challenge helps me professionally with all the new authors to add to public reading lists! Thanks!