Dumped? For her husband’s high school sweetheart he hasn’t seen in twenty years? Roberta Jones Spivey isn’t going to lay down for that. Instead, she reinvents herself and the new Bobbie Jones—new haircut, new name, new attitude—follows her soon-to-be ex to the small Northern California town of Cottonmouth.
What better way to show him—and his sweetheart—what he’s missing in the brand new Bobbie Jones than taking up with the town’s local bad boy—who’s also reputed to be a serial killer. Nick Angel is devilishly handsome and sexy as all get-out. In a word, perfect.
It’s all going exactly according to plan…until a real murder rocks the little town of Cottonmouth. Of course, Nick didn’t do it…did he?
Roberta Jones Spivey has been dumped by her husband for his high school sweetheart whom is hadn’t seen in twenty years. Really? No, Roberta isn’t going to let that one slid.
Changing her name to Bobbie Jones, she transforms herself and gets a new attitude before deciding to follow her soon-to-be-ex husband to a small town called Cottonmouth in North California to let him know what he’s now missing.
Settling into her new home, Bobbie decides that only way to show what her ex is missing is by finding herself a new man and her neighbour and resident bad boy Nick Angel is the perfect guy. He may be handsome but as rumours have it, he’s supposedly a serial killer but that doesn’t stop Bobbie wanting to get to know him.
While the town gossips about them and people freak out when they see Nick, a real murder soon occurs in Cottonmouth and fingers are wagging at Nick.
As Bobbie questions whether Nick did it or not, she decides to play investigator which leaves her ending up in more trouble that it was worth and its Nick who comes to the rescue and saves her.
I loved this story, and it kept me hanging on page by page, especially when her ex-husband spots her working as a waitress in the only pub in the small town and sees the transformation, wondering why on earth she is here.
Nick – he was hot in a mysterious way. People of the town thought he was a serial killer – of animals I must say – and kept well away and well, he mocked them and played up to his status whenever he was out in public. He was such a great character and I loved the romance between him and Bobbie – who worked hard to get him in her bed although he kept resisting, much to his dismay as he wanted her too.
It’s a nice little romance/mystery book to read and laugh out loud to.