Friday, May 18, 2012

Book Review: Sofie Metropolis

Author: Tori Carrington
Title: Sofie Metropolis
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: April 4, 2006
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: Sofie Metropolis should be married. But when she caught her groom and her maid of honor carrying on with each other in the church, Sofie canceled the wedding. She took the honeymoon by herself, and she kept all the presents, including a small apartment building filled with just the sort of quirky tenants you'd expect in an old Queens neighborhood like Astoria.

Sofie should be waiting tables--her father and grandfather have competing restaurants on opposite corners. Instead, she's a junior--very junior--private investigator at her Uncle Spyros's detective agency. Which means she finds missing pets and takes photos of people's spouses doing things they shouldn't.

Sofie's life takes another unexpected turn when her latest cheating spouse case turns into attempted murder--of Sofie--and she's rescued by a dashing Australian bounty hunter. And there's a missing "vampire" to find, not to mention Sofie's mother's best friend's lost dog . . . .

Sofie Metropolis (Sofie Metropolis, #1)

Review: This is a hard book to review, especially if you are a fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, which I am. It is even harder, when the author is someone that I usually love. Tori Carrington (which is a husband and wife team) writes a lot for Harlequin Blaze, and I've loved every book they've done for that line.

Which brings me to Sofie Metropolis, the Greek, New York, Stephanie Plum. The only thing about Sofie, is she lacks some of the oomph that Stephanie has. If you've read any of the Plum novels it will be hard not to draw comparisons.

PI v/s Bounty Hunter
Grandpa v/s Grandma
Uncle Spyros v/s Cousin Vinnie

You see where I'm going here?

Lots of parallels.

It even has some laughing moments, but not enough to totally wow me. And with Sofie, it is hard to figure out what the mystery actually is in the story.

I've heard the series gets better, so I'm going to try the other books, because this one was fun, but too much like Plum for my liking.

Rating 3 flowers


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