Best Foot Forward is the first book of Liberty Lawrence series by Bea Stevens. This is my first book from this author. Her characters are witty and full of spunk. This series is going to be one of the series that will keep you reading because it is a fun easy read. Liberty or Libby is someone I can see being friends. Her outgoing innocence is too funny. She comes up with her own suspicions that could have happens. She tells the Detective Sergeant James Harper her view of the crime. She is so believable that Detective Sergeant James believes she is the thief. Keep reading to see what Libby going to do-will she be able to shed some light on the case or will she fail?
This book is perfect for anyone that wants a good, funny, lighthearted read! I was entertained from the very first page and i thought this was a great way to start a series. This fun story is about Libby. She is a junior manager at a hotel and she LOVES designer shoes. When Libby founds out her boss’s office is the site of a theft, she is convinced she knows who the culprit is BUT, unfortunately the investigating officer isn’t convinced her theory is true and dismisses her. The banter between those two is hilarious! I couldn’t get enough of those two. I am looking forward to reading more of this series and more by this author!
I would recommend this read to a friend!
Best Foot Forward by Bea Stevens is the The Liberty Lawrence Series . Liberty aka Libby is a fun, fashionista who works in a hotel. What happens when there is a theft and she has a possible suspect in mind? In steps a handsome officer working the case that she finds herself being attracted to more and more. This is a cute, lighthearted story. If you are label conscious you will find that you are familiar with the brands that she is mentioning. Despite that I find Libby to be a fun character. This story made me laugh which I really enjoyed. There are some silly escapades but I grew to care about what would happen with Libby. Also, when I finished the book I was already wanting to jump to the next book.
Best Foot Forward by Bea Stevens
The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 1
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This is a wonderful book. There is drama, mystery, romance, and humor all throughout. The story is sweet and flowed very nicely.
Liberty or as she is know by her friends, Libby, is a good friend and a hard worker, but she gets on my nerves sometimes. She is very self conscious when it comes to dating, and she overthinks everything. I love that she wants to investigate the theft for real with her best friend Cassie, and they seem to be on to the person responsible, until there not.
I really like Detective James Harper. At first I thought he was going to be a jerk, but then he turns it all around on me and makes me love him. He doesn’t believe Libby when she tells him who she thinks the thief is, due to her having a very personal issue with that so called thief.
Connor. Libby’s boyfriend Conner also works at the hotel and has recently been spotted hanging out and being way too friendly with the bar maid Bianca. I believe Conner thinks he is God’s gift to women for the way he acts and some of the suggestions he makes regarding his relationship with Libby and his relationship with Bianca!
The ending had me smiling. I was surprised at who the thief turned out to be and the way Libby’s life was turned around. The ending was a beautiful wrap up to such a good book, I could not put it down. I would definitely recommend this book!
Best Foot Forward is the first in the Liberty Lawrence series by Bea Stevens. This was such a light – hearted, fun, enchanting, perfect binge read for the weekend book. I was completely captivated from the get go and was so excited to jump into book 2 next.
Liberty has to be one of my favorite Heroine’s. She loves her fashion but she has a clumsy side that us so easy to fall in love with. She is the junior manager at a London hotel where her boss’s office has had a theft. She’s quite positive she knows who it is but the hot as all get out detective doesn’t really care what she has to say about it.
There was not one thing I didn’t love about this book. Miss Stevens did a beautiful job setting up the building blocks for this series and I’m dying for more!
Best Foot Forward, The Liberty Lawrence Series, by Bea Stevens
Best Foot Forward was funny, exciting, mysterious, and romantic. I literally laughed out loud at some of the scenes in this novel. Liberty cracked me up with her inner monologue and rambling. She did her best to solve the crime but also hated the thought of ruining someone else’s life. The twist and actual thief though definitely deserved what the end result was. I can’t wait to read more and see where life takes her and her new relationship with “Mr. Happy”. It was such a wonderful and refreshing read!
Best Foot Forward (The Liberty Lawrence Series #1) by Bea Stevens was a sweet, light hearted read that hits you right in the good feels department.
My first read from this author and I’m liking what’s being put out. A fun light heart read with witty dialogue, exciting characters, a mystery, and of course a hot cop, made for an entertaining, engaging read that had me flipping the pages. I will say that, I did at times find myself annoyed with the inner dialogue of the MC. She’s very into fashion and brands, and as someone who doesn’t care about labels, I found the constant high end label name drops, annoying. I get it, it’s part of the character’s persona, but it was too much.
Speaking of the MC, Libby was something. But I don’t like how over the top, the clumsy, bad luck, trope was bestowed on her was. It got to the point where the surprise was taken away, and I just rolled my eyes when she fell, tripped, or ruined something… again. Once in awhile is fine, but like her label dropping, it was too much. But overall she was a pretty solid character, and she did grow on me. I liked how she kept pushing forward and how loyal she was to her bestie.
Overall this story was sweet, fun, and entertaining as hell. I love the ending, way to leave a girl hanging! I need to know if that last scene was stage or true! Good thing I already have the second book. And will be jumping into that one ASAP!
So please take my high recommendation and my stamp of approval that you will have the time of your life reading this book.
Reviewed by @eawalsh
Best Foot Forward (The Liberty Lawrence Series Book 1) by Bea Stevens
I read the second book first in this series and when I was finished all I could think of is I have to read the first. I love love love Libby in these books…I can relate to her because Im nothing like her, well not completely but she is someone I would love to be friends with.
I knew going in that I was going to love this book. I was so happy to be able to read about how her and Jack came to be or not to be as the case may be sometimes lol. This story made me laugh out loud on a few occasions but I smiled literally all the way through. I loved Mrs Merrington-Smythe..Next to Libby she was my favorite part of this book well and of course Popsie 🙂
I can seriously see these books being made into a movie and I know I would absolutely love that, they are so much fun and full of fun little twists and turns. I read this one in one sitting and now want to go read the second one again and wait not so patiently for the next.
Review by @debikircher
I read book 2 before book 1 and even knowing how delightfully quirky Liberty is, it was like reading her for the first time. There is just something about her that makes me want to be her friend.
BEST FOOT FORWARD is a quick and funny read with a bit of mystery, a bit of delusional thinking and a lot of humor. The characters are fully developed, the settings are well described and the story flows smoothly from beginning to end.
I’m struggling with not giving this book 5 stars, but there is just something about it. Maybe it’s that my new bestie is so quirky that I want to dig a bit deeper into what makes her tick. I’m not sure. (It could also be the mood I’m in today)
I will absolutely continue to read this series.
Review by @mauraharper
Rated 4 stars
This is a good mystery. The story flows nicely and the characters are colorful. Liberty and Cassie, who are roomies and BFF’s, get into so much trouble together…or separately. Their antics amuse me. Liberty or Libby is the main character of the story. She is very observant as a junior manager should be. She has fun and worries about the patrons of the hotel. She really shines as she tries to figure out the case. Sergeant James Harper has repeated frustration at Liberty for taking the law into her own hands. His worry that she could endanger herself is a pretty valid reason. She seems to have a nose for clues as well as is accident prone. If only he didn’t fancy her so much his job might be easier Working and living in a hotel would be different. The crew feels like family but they are not and jealousy and friendship are all around. Everyone’s lives seem to intertwined. The bartender, the front desk, the chef, waitresses and more.
This isn’t my first Book by this author. I enjoy how she tells the story. The characters are flavorful and abundant. It’s a good read for some mystery, a little romance and a some fun.