Bloody Twist in the Lupe Solano series by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera
I debated for a while before adding this one, but decided I narrowly came down on the side of recommending it.
Bloody Twist is seventh in the Lupe Solano chick lit/P.I. series set in Miami, self-pubbed (or at least very small-press-pubbed) after a hiatus of many years. Although I’m not a princess, and not really usually into chick lit, I enjoyed the earlier books in the series when they came out in paper. I especially liked Lupe’s antics as she tried to combine being a pampered Cuban-American from a wealthy family with being a private investigator.
I was happy to find Bloody Twist, but somewhat less happy after I read it. Somehow it felt to me as if this book were trying a bit too hard to be funny and cute, maybe even arch, rather than letting it happen naturally. The whole thing felt forced to me, enough that it got a little in the way of my enjoyment.
I think if you really loved the first books in the Lupe Solano series, you might still like this book, so I’m putting in a sort of tepid recommendation for it. But for me it came down pretty much in the middle – I could have taken it or left it.
Last edited by sufue; 01-25-2013 at 07:14 PM.