Book: Lucky Penny (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries Book 3)
Author: Ellie Ashe
Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt
My Rating: ★★★★★
A year after her acquittal on fraud charges, former financial analyst Miranda Vaughn is finally getting her life back. Not only does she have a chance for romance with her sexy neighbor, FBI Agent Jake Barnes, but she's also got a new job...one that's taking her to a vacation paradise! Perched above the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, the Whispering Pines Resort & Spa is a local landmark and a popular destination for the rich and famous who are stressed out from being rich and famous. And down on the water’s edge is the Lucky Penny Casino—an abandoned shell of a once-stylish casino.
Max Emmerson, the owner of the Whispering Pines Resort, used to own the Lucky Penny, and he wants it back. Miranda’s job is to get Max’s finances in order so he can borrow the money to buy the casino, and make sure nothing jeopardizes his gaming license. Easy, right? But the nice boring accounting job spirals out of control with the addition of a Hollywood film crew, an underground gambling ring, and Jake going undercover at the resort as a newlywed—with another woman.
As Miranda and Jake each dive into their investigations, they can’t deny their growing feelings for each other. But it’s more important than ever that they keep their attraction hidden. Especially since someone at the resort is watching them very closely, and is willing to do just about anything to keep them from uncovering the truth.
An adventure packed full of mystery and humor with a bit of romance!
This adventure was full of suspense, romance, surprises and humor. Ms. Ashe adds humor and mystery to create a unique and captivating read. The characters are well developed and interesting. This book held my attention from beginning to end. I really enjoy a book when you are not able to guess how it will end.
The narrator appears to be experienced and her talent showed. The expressions, character differentiation, and emotion that is put into the story was done exceptionally well. I am not one that typically likes audio books as I can’t focus on the story. However, the voice narration and the story drew me in and captivated me from the beginning to the end.
Overall I enjoyed this book that was full of twists and surprises that kept you guessing till the end. I listened to the audiobook of Lucky Penny and the narrator did a great job with it. This was my third book that I have heard/read from Ellie Ashe. I recommend this book to anyone that likes a good mystery with some romance mingled throughout.