Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Big Boned by Meg Cabot

Life is reasonably rosy for plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth Heather Wells. Her freeloading ex-con dad is finally moving out. She still yearns for her hot landlord, Cooper Cartwright, but her relationship with "rebound beau," vigorous vegan math professor Tad Tocco, is more than satisfactory. Best of all, nobody has died lately in "Death Dorm," the aptly nicknamed student residence that Heather assistant-directs. Of course every silver lining ultimately has some black cloud attached. And when the latest murdered corpse to clutter up her jurisdiction turns out to be her exceedingly unlovable boss, Heather finds herself on the shortlist of prime suspects—along with the rabble-rousing boyfriend of her high-strung student assistant and an indecently handsome young campus minister who's been accused of taking liberties with certain girls' choir members.

With fame beckoning her back into show business (as the star of a new kids' show!) it's a really bad time to get wrapped up in another homicide. Plus Tad's been working himself up to ask her a Big Question, which Heather's not sure she has an answer for . . .

Another fun mystery book by Ms. Meg Cabot. Who knew she is such a good mystery writer. I didn't. Ok so the stakes where higher in this book. Heather finds herself to be a suspect in this murder mystery. That's basically her motivation for taking on this case. I do not have any complaints about this book. The story was fun but not as exciting Size 14 Is Not Fat Either. Justine Eyre perform well in this audio book adaptation (no complaints there either). While writing this review there was a sense of cool calculation-- I don't think that the right words for the mood I'm in. This book I guess didn't wow me. It was hot but too mild to be on Mary Murphy's "Hot Tamale Train".

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