A Cutthroat Business

A Cutthroat Business

by Jenna Bennett

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Overview

Savannah Martin has always been a good girl, doing what was expected and fully expecting life to fall into place in its turn. But when her perfect husband turns out to be a lying, cheating slimeball—and bad in bed to boot—Savannah kicks the jerk to the curb and embarks on life on her own terms. With a new apartment, a new career, and a brand new outlook on life, she's all set to take the world by storm.

If only the world would stop throwing her curveballs...

Everyone has warned new-minted realtor Savannah Martin that real estate is a cutthroat business. But Savannah doesn't think she's supposed to take the warning literally ... until an early morning phone call sends her to an empty house on the 'bad' side of town, where she finds herself standing over the butchered body of a competitor, face to face with the boy her mother always warned her about.

Rafe Collier is six feet three inches of testosterone and trouble; tall, dark, and dangerous, with a murky past and no future—not the kind of guy a perfect Southern Belle should want to tangle with. In any way. But wherever Savannah turns, there he is, and making no bones about what he wants from her.

Now Savannah must figure out who killed real estate queen Brenda Puckett, make a success of her new career, and avoid getting killed—or kissed—by Rafe, all before the money in her savings account runs out and she has to go back to selling make-up at the mall.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012569271
Publisher: Magpie Ink
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: Savannah Martin Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 1,053
File size: 648 KB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jenna Bennett (Jennie Bentley) writes the Do It Yourself home renovation mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime and the Savannah Martin real estate mysteries for her own gratification. She also writes a variety of romance for a change of pace.

For more information, please visit Jenna’s website: www.JennaBennett.com

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Cutthroat Business 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Turned out to be an enjoyable mystery. It held my attention and the characters were believable. It was a fun and entertaining, light read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a change a book I looked forward to getting back to after I put it down. Just enough tension between the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical white people are bad, white men and life are boring, inter racial marriages are great. Totally unnecessry for plot line. Really who cares about skin color anymore? Plot line dragged on. Pity it was a good story idea, and totslly unrealistic. Why did the white women chase after disrepetful black men or any disrespetful man? Only depicted black women as fat slobs or mentally incapacitated, black men as hot and cowardly, gay men as refined, murderers or snarky and white men as whimps or ovrrly racialky intollerant. Wont read her other books. Dragged on a bit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light reading. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic reading...love the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad for a quick frivolous read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this mystery. It did seem like the book couldn't decide if it was a mystery or a romance. The romance was left sudoended. However, the mystery wrapped up nicely.
pmwriter More than 1 year ago
A heroine in over her head and a hero worthy of Stephanie Plum! This is a delightfully fun southern romp. When real-estate agent Savannah Martin is called to show a home to a client on the spur-of-the-moment she doesn't expect to run into her home-town's bad-boy extraordinaire, Rafe Collier . Together, they don't expect to find the dead body of the agent who was supposed to meet Rafe. Savannah knows it's not ladylike to be too curious about things that don't concern her, but she just can't seem to help herself. It doesn't take long before gets herself in over her head, with Rafe and the killer, or are they one and the same?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a very slow start. But I was surprised at the murderer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Was written so well loved it.!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading a book from this author, and I truly enjoyed it, kept me interested the whole time. Had everything in it, comedy, drama, and suspense, definitely looking forward to reading more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story really held my interest all the way through. A real thriller with a little bit of bad boy and a lot of southern belle! Who could pass it up. I'm so glad I discovered this author. You will be too. And the great news is that it's a series. Can't wait to read book 2.
Luciej More than 1 year ago
Whether writing as Jennie Bentley in the DIY cozy mystery series, or as Jenna Bennett in the Savannah Martin series, all of her books are a delightful reading experience. A Cutthroat Business stars newly minted real estate agent, Savannah Martin--a fun character with humor and a deliciously twisted outlook on life. She's a blend of true southern elegance and down-to-earth common sense. Plus, the mystery keeps you guessing! I'll be reading all of this series.
Anonymous 2 days ago
great+read.+really+liked+it.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Real+estate+is+a+cut+throat+business+and+perfectly+positioned+to+educate+it%27s+practiticioners+in+all+the+bills+of+the+world+and+their+afficionados.++The+average+realtor++makes+less+than+%2430k%2C+yes%2C+k%2C+not+much+or+b%2C++And+most+don%27t+get+to+solve+murders%2C++of+course%2C+if+they+did%2C+that%2Ctoo%2C+would+be+unpaid+work+just+as+it+was+for+Savannah%2C%2C%0A++
Anonymous 4 months ago
good+mystery+%26+funny++
Anonymous 5 months ago
I don't like books without endings, stopped abruptly at 240 pages and immediately goes to trying to sell next book. It was a decent mystery bu I'm not interested in reading more by this writer. GJRA
Anonymous 8 months ago
This was a cute story. A little by the book as far a writing goes but cute. I do wanna slap the silly Southern girl to impart some common sense but whatever...
Anonymous 8 months ago
This++was+a+twist+and+turn+book+with+a+lot+of+different+characters+and+sub+plots.++I+couldnt+put+it+down.++I+also+loved+the+relationship+between+the+main+character+and+her+old+friend.+When+you+read+it+I+know+you+will+want+to+learn+about+the+sexy+Rafe%2C+
Anonymous 8 months ago
Hard to get into but I kept on. Lots of potential murderers.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Anonymous 9 months ago
Surprisingly good mystery, good character development and plot. I thought is was a romance story initially but the focus was on solving the murder. I recommend it for those who love to solve mysteries.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Great+read
Anonymous 10 months ago
This+is+a+first+time+read+from+this+author+for+me.+And+I%27m+delighted+to+say+it+won%27t+be+my+last.+