A private investigator is saddled with her silent partner’s not-so-silent ex-wife.
Pepsi-addicted private eye Charlotte “Charlie” Swift already has her hands full with the case of a missing teen mom when into her lap falls Gigi Goldman, naïve soccer mom and wannabe investigator. See, Charlie had been planning to buy out her silent partner (and Gigi’s ex), Les, once she wrapped one or two more cases. Now it seems that his stock in the investigation firm is the last thing he left Gigi when he took off to Costa Rica with his personal trainer. With two bratty kids to support, Gigi thinks learning to be a p.i. would be a hoot. Signing on as partner, she eagerly applies herself to the tasks at hand. Charlie, who was born to work alone, tries to bore Gigi by having her serve summonses and do routine surveillance, but Gigi has a knack for turning what would ordinarily be a snore into something more. At first Charlie’s annoyed with Gigi’s inexplicably upbeat attitude. As she gets deeper into her teen-mom investigation, however, she realizes that she needs some reliable backup and a partner to offset weaknesses she didn’t even know she had. Detective Montgomery serves as the hunky masculine backdrop to the female buddy duo.
Though Gigi’s disastrously silly scrapes exasperate Charlie, readers will eat them up in this charming series debut by DiSilverio, aka Lila Dare (Tressed to Kill, 2010).