Posted in 4 paws, Review, Romantic Suspense on March 8, 2016

Pimpernel

Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt

They seek him here; they seek him there. For centuries, the elite of the world have sought the Pimpernel everywhere. Some want to kill him, others want to hire him, but Jack Cavanaugh knows that the love/hate relationship comes with the job title.

At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but “trying” is the operative word. It’s been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV.

If ever there as an unlikely head of a investment scheme, Claire’s it. She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD. Claire can barely make conversation with the cute guy down the hall, which makes it hard to believe she could be the charismatic salesperson who is getting international businessmen to invest $5—50 million a pop.

So what is Jack missing? What is the real story behind Claire Ramsey? And once Jack learns it, will he be able to walk away?

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Review

I thought this was a fascinating book with several twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and were a bit of a surprise. I’m not going to say too much because it will give away part of it but not to worry, what I am hinting at happens fairly quickly into the book.

When introduced to Claire, I immediately thought of the show “Lie to Me” because she was very in tune with micro-expressions people make. She also reminded me of “Rainman” because of her OCD tendencies and because she could remember long streams of numbers when not on her meds.

I also liked how a small group of people took down the “bad guys” (with the help of some others…but don’t want to give away that info either!).

I really enjoyed getting to know Jack, Ren, Margo and Claire. Hopefully there will be more books featuring these characters.

We give this 4 paws up!
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SheralynAbout the Author

Some describe Sheralyn as a girl who’s been around the block and worked at every shop. This isn’t far from the truth. Writing is what she loves most, however. There’s a magical power in stepping into new perspectives time and again, and seeing the world through different eyes. Few things increase empathy more than walking in another’s shoes for 100,000 words or so. At least that seems to be the trend so far.
Some random things to know about Sheralyn:
* She’s a wanderer (geographically)
* She can write a novel, but doesn’t have the attention span for one page in a journal
* She vehemently disagrees with Stephen King’s stance that authors should not watch TV
* She is pretty much incapable of sleeping before midnight

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