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“Here, take this, you need it.”
Those words used to mean something different to Adeline Morgan.
Once upon a time, they preceded her next high.
Now they had a deeper meaning, they were the sacred code of a whisper network of women.
Women who’d been helped by The Iron Ladies.
The wives of controlling husbands.
The partners of cheating men.
The lovers of playboys leading secret lives.
As an Iron Lady, Adeline helped them all. And she loved every minute of it.
And with each case, Adeline grew jaded.
Every man had the potential to break hearts and destroy lives.
Until she met the one determined to prove her wrong.
He didn’t want to break her heart…he wanted to steal it.
~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~
Before becoming a romance writer, Danielle was a body double for Heidi Klum and a backup singer for Adele. Now, she spends her days trying to play keep away from Theo James, who won’t stop calling her or asking her out.
And all of this happens before she wakes up and faces reality where in fact she is a 50-something mom with grown kids. She’s been married longer than Theo’s been alive, and she now gets her kicks riding a Harley.
As far as her body, she can thank Ben & Jerry’s for that, as well as gravity and vodka. But she says that she could never be Adele’s backup since she never stops saying the F-word long enough to actually sing.
Danielle writes about kickass women with even better shoes and the men that try to tame them (silly, silly men).
~CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR~
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I am going to be honest here…I struggled with this book A LOT. I just couldn’t stand the heroine (more about that in the heroine section). I also felt the romance was really underdeveloped and took a huge backseat to the “catching the a$$hole husband” plot. That said, if I set those issues aside, I did enjoy the book as more of a “fun-girl power-mystery” type of thing. It was well written. It was well paced. The plot in regard to the Iron Ladies, and what they do was set up well for an ongoing series. It was humorous. Last, it was all wrapped up in a sweet three years later epilogue.
RILEY…I don’t really have much to say about Riley. I think his character development suffered because of the lack of romance in the book. He seemed like a decent guy (apart from the beginning). Loved his sister. Was sweet with Adeline. He was just a little one-dimensional, and his character got lost in the background of the main storyline.
ADELINE…What can I say? I just didn’t like Adeline. The way she treated Riley at the end, was grade A bitch. She was also too brass. Too over the top. Too in your face. Too alpha. Quite simply…just too much. I prefer that my heroes have the bigger balls. On top of all that, I am fairly sure she was older than Riley as well(?), which as you know if you follow my reviews is a trope I REALLY do not like. That said, she wasn’t completely bad. She was a good friend…so there is that. (lol).
There was a lot of great secondary characters in this one. As much as I didn’t warm up to Adeline, I am still very curious about the other Iron Ladies. I also liked Riley’s sister, and CoCo cracked me up.
LOW. I didn’t feel like this was a romance. They flirted here and there, and we get some sexual tension occasionally, as well as one super awkwardly placed sex scene 70% into the book. But If the author was going for a romance book (and I am not entirely sure she was) then she missed the mark, unfortunately.
~ANGST LEVEL – SEXUAL HISTORIES~
Zero. This wasn’t angsty in the least. Neither were virgins, and it had been a while since either has had sex. There was also no OW or OM drama.
~IN THE END~
— Did I enjoy it? Yes and No. The whole Charlie Angels kicka$$ girl power vibe was great. Unfortunately, the romance angle was a complete miss for me. As was the heroine.
— Will I read the next book in the series? Yes, I am super intrigued by the other ladies and they came across a little less “in your face” than Adeline did. I least I HOPE that is the case.
— Would I recommend it? Yes, but do not go into it expecting a well-developed romance.
— Who would enjoy this book? Readers who love super strong and kicka$$ heroines. As well as those readers that enjoy their books low on angst and without a lot of drama.
Hi there! I’m a mom and wife by day (and night), aspiring writer (in my dreams), and an avid reader (every day of the week). This is my little corner of the web to post about ALL things books. I live in Copenhagen, but I am a Canadian girl (born and raised) at heart.