Title: Armed and Fabulous (Lexi Graves Mystery 1)
Author: Camilla Chafer
Publication Date: 2012
Lexi Graves has a determined and inquisitive mind, although it doesn’t seem to be helping her much in her current position of “doormat of the office totem pole,” aka, an office temp at Green Hand Insurance. Luckily her strong research and writing skills enable her to finish her assignments quickly which gives her extra time to online window shop. However, Adam Shepard, her manager, seems to be on to her and although his flirting is innocent enough, there is definitely more to his story.
When Lexi stays a few minutes late to print out a report for the vice president, Martin Dean, she learns that overtime is not worth it. When she delivers the report to his office, she discovers Martin in the center of a fraud investigation and in a pool of his own blood. Recruited by a joint task force, Lexi works undercover to learn where the money has disappeared and who is responsible. From baby showers to sex clubs to dark alleys with the loosely defined “help” from her boss, her nosy cop family, and a mysterious stranger, Lexi decides she must take some action and find answers to maintain her sanity and her survival.
I have to admit that I am a little embarrassed to be writing about this book. Let me just say it is a bit suggestive, a bit raunchy at times, and really quite inappropriate. And . . . it was funny! Very funny!! If you are looking for something that requires little to no thought, is fairly predictable, but will make you laugh out loud, check the Lexi Graves books out. Although not number one on my list of “to reads,” yeah, I will be checking out the next book in the series.
Who might like this book:
If you like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, you will enjoy Lexi Graves. I don’t think the characters are quite as well-defined and the plot isn’t as tight as the Stephanie Plum books; however, it has been a long time since I read the first book in that series. I think Lexi is worth a try. There are eight total books in the series so far; the last three are ebooks only.
Here’s the entire series in order:
Armed and Fabulous
Who Glares Wins
Shock and Awesome
Weapons of Mass Distraction
Laugh or Death
Kissing in Action