Hell on heels is a different take (for me anyway) on the female P.I. story. It has a storyline that will keep you flipping the pages and it definitely kept me guessing. PJ is definitely a colorful character and I expect the rest of the series will be just as engrossing as this book. This has been compared to Evanovich which I haven’t read, but if this is an indicator then I think I found my new genre. I can’t wait to see what she gets up to next.
Hell On Heels (PJ Santini Series Book 1) by Lynne Russell
4 out of 4 stars
Hell On Heels is the first book in the PJ Santini Series written by Lynne Russell and it’s the first book that I have read by this author. This is the kind of book that grabs your attention from the very beginning and doesn’t let you go until you have finished the last page. This is fast-paced and will have you turning pages to find out what going to happen next. There were times I laughed so much my kids wanted to know what I was reading…
PJ Santini is witty, intelligent, independent, and stubborn. She is also both a TV news reporter and private eye. PJ is the kind of woman that once she is assigned and assignment she is determined to find out the answers and truth of what happened.
Her first assignment is to find Gerald Sigmund (Siggy), a sleezy investigative reporter who has vanished into thin air dead or alive. She’s also inherited his disgusting office that holds secrets that could cost her, her life. But she has no idea what that secret is, or who would kill her to get to it. All she knows is that there’s a bloody finger in the desk drawer, and it lost most of its value as evidence when she threw up all over it.
I also loved her two men Johnny Renza and Tango Daly. Johnny Renza is darkly handsome and his the first boy P.J. ever loved. Now he’s a top-notch crime reporter who gets away with plenty because he still knows how to push her buttons. And Tango Daly her fiercely protective and mysterious, tanned, toned private detective boss, a martial artist with a para-legitimate past tucked lustily into seductive slacks and silk shirts.
I really loved this story… Does PJ find Siggy? Does she give Johnny another chance at love or do they stay completive co-workers? And what does she do with Tango with their mind games and sparks that ignite when their around each other?
I highly recommend this story and can’t wait to read book two in this series….
Hell on Heels is the first book in the PJ Santini series.
It took me about the first quarter of the book to get into it. The writing style was challenging for me as it seems like there is an over abundance of detail to get through. Once I got into the groove of it though, it turned out to be entertaining. There are a lot of colorful characters and variety of personalities to keep things interesting. My personal favorite is Daly. I will also say that I wasn’t really connecting to the main character right away but she grew on me over time. Hell on Heels keeps up a good pace so there is no chance of getting bored with it.
All-in-all I’d say, despite my bumpy start with it, Hell on Heels turned out to be a good read.
Hell On Heels ( PJ Santini Series Book One 1) By Lynne Russell is the first Book in the PJ Santini series.i had a hard time putting it down once I started reading. It’s a fast paced suspense read about PJ who is a News reporter and PI.She’s independent but can be stubborn and when she has an assignment she will find the answers. Find out what happens next is this on the edge of your seat funny crime story.i highly recommend reading this book .I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
Hell on Heels is the first book in the PJ Santini Series, and the first book I have read by Lynne Russell. The book follows PJ, who is a Private Investigator as well as a TV news reporter. She is also very much Italian, with relatives and friends connected to the mob. Her dad is a retired cop, so she has connections all over the city, which she leans on to work her stories and investigations. At first I had a hard time keeping up with all the men in her life. She is hired to investigate and report on the disappearance of Siggy, a journalist she was, ironically, hired to replace. She moved into his office, and quickly began picking apart his life, notes, friends and lovers. The story is original and I loved it, cant wait to read book 2. My only complaint is the story didn’t always seamlessly segway into the next topic. The transitions from scene to scene were choppy and rushed. That being said, I still give the book a 5 star and recommend it to others. It has a good balance of mystery, with a hint of romance and humor.
Reviewed by @way2gosmartguy
Hell On Heels is the opening chapter of Lynne Russell’ PJ Santini series. We meet PJ Santini, her crazy Sicilian!!! family, best friend Vicky and two hot guys of her life! Man … how does she find them?! Daly and Renza … I could not choose either … how does one choose between ice cream and cake? Can one have them at the same time???
PJ is a TV news reporter and a PI; she is witty, independent and stubborn like heck! She is like a dog with a bone, once she has an assignment, she will find an answer, even if it might be a bit dangerous for her health (get my drift??). You will find yourself on the edge of your seat and biting your nails and other times you are cracking up so loud that if you are in the public, you get those stares (know what I am talking about, right?).
If you are looking for a mix of hilarious and crime then this series is for you! I have the next book in the series already waiting for me on my e-reader!
This is my first book by author Lynne Russell and I was very impressed. This book is about PJ Santini a TV News reporter who also dabbles in being a private eye. After her husbands dies she inherits a journalist job and now needs to discover why a reporter has disappeared. While trying to get accustomed to a new job she also has caught the attention of two different men. One of the men is her handsome boss and the other one is a man from her past and a once lover. PJ is one strong willed woman who really goes after what she wants. This book has so many different twists and turns that I was constantly wondering what was going to happen next. This book is amazingly fast paced so you will definitely want to make time to start and finish this book as quick as you can. I am really looking forward to reading more from this author!
Hell on Heels by Lynne Russell is the first book in the PJ Santini series. I wasn’t sure what to think about PJ at first but as I got further into the book I liked her even when she was doing something stupid even if it was to help solve the case.
The case she worked was quite intriguing, I’m usually pretty good at figuring these things out pretty early, but that wasn’t the case this time around which impressed me since it doesn’t happen often.
There are so many things outside of the main story that I liked. PJ’s family and her best friend Vicky had me chuckling every time. The men in her life, only thing I can say about Daly and Renza is how can I find two hot men like the. to be in my life?
This is my introduction to this author and I’m looking forward to reading more by Ms. Russell especially the next book in this series. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
Hell On Heels (the PJ Santini Series) by Lynne Russell is one heck of a story and I loved each and every part of it. Lynne has woven a story like no other, where you get on a ride and never want to get off, because you want more. The story is a mystery revolving around a news reader by day and a private eye by night and drew me in from start to finish. The story is fast paced and the danger and suspense, mystery and intrigue kept me guessing and it is delightful and consuming. The humour had me laughing out loud and I had to have more.
PJ Santini is a strong, independent and stubborn woman but she is also one smart cookie who is always chasing the truth. She knows what she wants and won’t stop digging until she gets it. Her crazy friend is just delightful and let’s not forget the romance.
If you love a mystery and a strong and independent leading lady then this is the book for you. Well done Lynne! I can not wait for more of PJ Santini.
Reviewed by @jennadb
This book was such an awesome read! I loved every second of it! The author’s writing grabbed my attention from the very beginning and didn’t let go until the end! I love a good mystery story and this one was a great example of that, I was kept guessing the whole way through and actually felt I was trying to solve things along with the story’s main character, PJ Santini! I thought that she was a great main character, independent, intelligent with a great witty side too. I loved her determination in solving problems. There were some secondary characters in the story who were great also especially Tango! There was certainly some great chemistry between PJ and Tango!!
I really enjoyed this story, the first I have read by this author and I am really looking forward to reading book 2 now!
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