Today’s review is not about some fancy socks, or compression leggings. Nope! It’s a book review. A It’s a review of a fictional novel coming out November 7, 2017 called Full Service Blonde. Full Service Blonde is a Veronica Mars-esq/mystery book by Megan Edwards that follows the antics of aspiring investigative journalist Copper Black set in Las Vegas.
I used to be an avid reader before I had children but these days I rarely have time to read. Nevertheless, once in a while, I like to set some time aside and lose myself in a novel. I was recently offered a free digital copy of Full Service Blonde to review. I thought it would make a fun addition to Run Mommy Run.
Full Service Blonde Review
Here is a quick synopsis of the book from the publicist:
Set in Las Vegas, Full Service Blonde follows aspiring investigative journalist Copper Black, who meets Victoria, an outspoken sex worker at one of Nevada’s legal brothels. Victoria offers Copper the exclusive right to tell her story. Not only will the Las Vegas Light’s “calendar girl” get a byline, but maybe even a front page cover story after Victoria is shockingly murdered and Copper is thrusted into the investigation.
With twists and turns revealing more into Copper Black’s background and own journey toward self-discovery, Full Service Blonde offers readers the chance to dive further into the dark side of Sin City.
With a title like Full Service Blonde, I was a little worried about the direction this book might take. Intrigued by the description, I dived in anyway. I really didn’t have anything to worry about, there was nothing seedy in this book even though they talk about the business of legal prostitution.
The character, Copper Black is a young naïve wanna-be-journalist. She gets entangled in a mystery surrounding the death of legal prostitute Victoria. As more details get revealed, Copper is determined to find out what really happened. She becomes suspicious of everyone tied to Victoria.
From her apartment being ransacked, to being held at knife point, and being thrown out of a legal brothel, Copper Black gets herself in and out of various dangerous messes.
The young journalist is a loveable character, however I felt it hard to relate to her as she’s in a very different stage in life. In my opinion, the long-distant relationship with her boyfriend Daniel was completely superfluous to the story. I found the flirtations between Copper and her divorced co-worker David much more intriguing. I believe the direction of their relationship was intentionally left open. David might be a reoccurring character in future novels in the Copper Black Mystery Series.
Megan Edwards does a good job at keeping the mystery a secret until the end. She also does a great job at leading the readers on and anticipating the next installment of Copper Black Mysteries.
Would I recommend this book?
Sure, I would recommend Full Service Blonde. Although I didn’t relate fully with the heroine, this books still has some appeal. The novel wasn’t very long, it was entertaining, and I was really interested in finding out who killed Victoria and how. If you are into Veronica Mars-eque types of mysteries, you might just enjoy this book as well.
Look out for a copy of Full Service Blonde, coming out in November 2017!