Adult Only Book Review and Give Away: What Happens In Vegas by Natasha Deen

Welcome to the Partners in Crime tour book review and giveaway.
My normal genre and area of expertise is to review books for children and teens.  However, I believe new and seasoned writers must read outside of their comfort zones on occasion to get a fresh take on writing in general. This review is for adults and would be considered Adult/Romantic/ Chick lit/ Mystery and all of the above.  For this reason please enjoy this adult book review. Feel free to leave a comment to win a digital copy of the book and let me know how you feel when you read and review outside of your area of expertise

What Happens In Vegas

Author: Natasha Deen


Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

August 2011

The main character, Binda, is looking into the disappearance of her friend and a lost jewel. The thing is, she has great intentions but she is accident prone, attracted to her friend's brother who just happens to be the cop who is trying to help her, and she gets herself in hilarious and precarious situations.

The story has a thread of danger woven throughout the comical situations and has a cast of characters that fit in with the Vegas atmosphere. It has a hint of sexual tension appropriate for adults that would not be appropriate for younger readers but it is laugh out loud funny in almost every scene. It becomes slightly more graphic towards the end of the story as the romance between Binda and her cop friend heats up, but that doesn't take away from the overall fun and mystery in the story.

Readers who are opposed to any sexual innuendos or the occasional use of a swear word might find the text slightly offensive, but the story and comedy of events leads the reader in an overall enjoyable experience. The book is easy to take in one or two sittings making it a quick way to relax and have a good laugh.

The writers who choose this story will learn loads about dialog, scene, and setting the tone with the characters even if they don't care for the story.  The author uses great technique in showing the main character and her personality in action and not so much words which is a difficult skill to master. The fast pace of the story with the action scenes so well planted will help the new writer to understand things like climax, story arc, and  endings that tie it all together.

This is a great summer read for so many reasons whether you are just wanting a cozy evening with a good book or are reading many types of books to hone your skills as an author. Natasha Deen is an author you will enjoy.

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  1. Terri,
    Thank you so much for the great review and the amazing things you said regarding the professional/mechanical aspects of the story. What a great way to start my week! Thank you!

  2. I enjoyed this post! I have been voraciously playing catch up on this tour in hopes of winning on a giveaway because I would love to read this!(I was on vacation earlier this month) I am pleased to find you have one here also hopefully I am not too late.

    I am also very pleased to have found your blog and am now a follower and look forward to more reviews. Thank you!



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