Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Designed for Murder (Killer Style 4) by Avery Flynn- Review!

Designed for Murder (Killer Style 4) by Avery Flynn

This book can be read as a standalone!

Devastated after he discovers the woman he loved and his partner in the role-playing game, Magic Battledome, was a psychotic killer, Maltese Security's resident computer genius, SciFi fan and geek-about-town Carlos Castillo retreats into his work. Tossing aside all ties to the Magic Battledome community, he eats, sleeps and breaths investigations. He's determined to prove to the rest of the team—and himself—that he's not all book smart and street stupid. He pleads for a case and finally gets one the boss thinks is right up his alley. Someone is targeting a Live Action Role Playing (LARP) Magic Battledome team, delivering vicious beatings before robbing them of their costumes. To solve the case, Carlos has to dive back into the world he'd abandoned.
Mika Ito loves creativity in all its forms. As a textile designer and a LARPer, she combines her two favorite things by creating costumes for her fellow Magic Battledome elves. But when someone starts targeting her fellow LARPers and the police don't seem to be much help, she hires Maltese Security to solve the case. If a reformed sinner is the most devoted, then a former LARPer is the most rudely dismissive and Carlos Castillo fits the bill. But when they discover that the material she's been using for the costumes has been soaked in liquid cocaine by someone in her supply chain, they must work together to solve the case. Especially now that the bad guy is doing whatever it takes to retrieve the tainted material—including having lethal designs on Mika's life.

My Reveiw

Designed for Murder (Killer Style, #4)Designed for Murder by Avery Flynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mika is a textile designer and is very serious about her hobby LARPing (live action role playing). The costumes she has recently created for her friends have suddenly making her and her friends unsafe. Someone is assaulting them and stealing the costumes. She is not taken seriously by the police, so she hires Maltese Security to help keep her safe and find out what is going on.

Carlos used to be very involved in game playing until a tragic situation took him away from that world forever. Now immersed in his job at Maltese Security, he finds that his new client is Mika, who he recently enjoyed a very sexy encounter with after meeting her at a club the previous evening. He is forced back into a world he swore to leave, and is also struggling to keep his personal feelings out of the equation sot aht he can protect Mika.

This was a short and sexy read. The conflict is a little preposterous, but the story is exciting and moves along nicely. Mika and Carlos have some pretty hot chemistry, and it is clear that they would be good match for one another inside the bedroom and out. These characters are easy to like and cheer on throughout. I have enjoyed others in this series, and I would read more by this author in the future.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

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About Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.
She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey's Mallory books. It wasn't long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin's four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn't long before the local book stores' staffs knew her by name.
Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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