When ex-teen star Maizie Albright returns to her Southern hometown of Black Pine, Georgia, she hoped to rid herself of Hollywood tabloid and reality show hell for a new career as a private investigator. Instead, Hollyweird follows her home. Maizie’s costar crushing, but now for her gumshoe boss. Her stage-monster mother still demands screen time. Her latest rival wants her kicked off the set, preferably back to a California prison.
By entangling herself in a missing person’s case, she must reprise her most famous role. The job will demand a performance of a lifetime. But this time, the stakes are real and may prove deadly.
Sexual Content - 2/5
Violence - 2/5
Language - 2/5
Drugs and Alcohol - 2/5
15 minutes; A Maizie Albright Star Detective Mystery by Larissa Reinhart is the first book in this exciting new series. Maizie is a former child tv star who played a teen detective. As a result, she took criminal justice classes and has decided she wants to train to be a private investigator and has chosen Nash Security Solutions as her mentor. Maizie has been ordered by a judge to stay out of Hollywood and out of show business because she got tangled up in a mess with her ex-boyfriend. She has moved back to her southern hometown and in with her dad and his new family.
Nash is not thrilled to mentor Maizie. The scenes between them are hilarious. Maizie tries to impress Nash so that he will hire her. She seems to have a knack for walking in when he is changing clothes.
There is a crazy cast of secondary characters that complement the story. If I had to choose my favorite; it would be Lamar; the owner of the donut shop. In addition, I love how the author teamed Maizie up with two local women to build friendships and help each other out.
Maizie is the definition of hot mess. I usually prefer my heroines to be more self-confident and kick butt. Since it is a series, I'm giving Maizie a little room to grow. You cannot help but love her and cheer for her. My hope is that she will eventually kick some butts even if they happen to be family members.
There is a good mystery mixed in with all the craziness surrounding Maizie.
I would recommend this book if you're a fan of the chic lit genre. I think you'll really like the authors writing style and Maizie. There is a mystery and plenty of suspects/characters to keep you guessing and entertained.
Sexual content: no physical scenes, but some teasers
Violence: there is a death or two, but not described in great detail. not disturbing at all
Drug/Alcohol: a few scenes are at the local bar; the girls have drinks, maybe one scene where someone has too much to drink
Language; some suggestive language, a few uses of profanity, PG13