Title: Dog Collar Couture
Series: Lucie Rizzo Mysteries
Author: Adrienne Giordano
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Publisher: SilverHart Publishing
Mafia princess turned canine couturier Lucie Rizzo knows dogs are woman’s best friend. Thanks to her fashion-forward four-legged clients, Lucie’s dog walking/designer pet accessory business is booming. And for once her love life isn’t far behind.
Lucie devotes her days to building the Coco Barknell brand, but her nights are all about roguishly sexy Tim O’Brien. At least they will be if she and Detective O’Hottie finally take their relationship to the next level. But bring an Irish cop home to her mobster father? Fuggetaboutit.
Lucie’s knack for finding trouble lands her in the doghouse—and on the six o’clock news. Someone’s absconded with a million-dollar piece of cinematic costume history, with Lucie the only witness to the crime. Not to mention the prime suspect. To clear her name, she’ll need an assist from her entire wacky crew: friends, family…and future (hopefully) lover.
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Dog Collar Couture – Excerpt 3 – May 13, 2016
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Now she was a pro and whipped out her card to anyone with even a passing interest. Her growing bank account helped inspire this newfound aggressiveness.
Estelle took the card. “Thank you. I have a little guy at home myself. A mutt, but the cutest darned thing. Maybe I’ll buy him a collar or something.”
“Sure. Check out our Web site. If there’s something you see, let me know, and I’ll drop it by next time I walk Fin.”
“Oh, that’d be great. Thank you.”
Finally, Estelle bent over and gave Fin a good rub.
“Stay, Fin,” Lucie warned.
Please don’t let him launch. With Fin, she never knew. One second he’d be calm and the next—airborne.
But, lookie here, he stayed put. He’d definitely get a treat for that.
“Good boy, Finnie!”
Lucie pulled out another treat. Peanut butter this time. Although the carob seemed to be his favorite.
He made a move to jump, but Lucie tightened her hold on the leash. “Stay.”
“Well, now I’ve made a new friend.” Estelle gave him one last pat. “I’ll be sure to look out for you now, Fin.”
“He loves people,” Lucie said. A little too much.
“I see that. It was lovely meeting you, Lucie.” She held up the card. “I’ll check out your Web site.”
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This is the third book on the Lucie Rizzo Mystery series, but the first one I read. I fell hard and fast for this fun cast of characters: Lucie and her family with (serious) Italian mob ties, her Irish cop boyfriend, and her business partner. Ro. Evidently, the events in Dog Collar Couture are not the first to land Lucie in the wrong place at the wrong time.
How and why she goes about proving her innocence makes for a fun, entertaining romance with plenty of suspense to keep you turning the pages. There is humor, heat and fast paced action! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a light hearted ‘who done it’ with some loving on the side. =)
USA Today bestselling author Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.
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