Holly Hillbay is a private detective whose newest case requires joining the local book club, run by the sexy Wes Brockman, owner of Books on the Beach. Holly knows she has only joined the book club to get the info she needs for her client, but when Wes begins to focus his attentions on her, it gets harder to remember the reason for which she’s there.
However, when a dead body is discovered in the back room of the bookstore, Wes hires Holly to do some P.I. work for him. In the process, Holly digs up some interesting news about Wes himself. The bad news is Wes is not who he says he is; the even worse news is Holly is beginning to fall for him – whoever he is.
Jennifer Apodaca’s newest book is a spicy blend of romance and mystery. Holly is a tough-as-nails private investigator, and Wes is a nice complement. Together they uncover a mystery that’s bigger than they first thought. While the story seems to meander at bit in the middle, overall The Sex on the Beach Book Club is a quick read with memorable characters, a perfect beach read despite its wintry release date.