Trouble in High Heels (Fortune Hunter Series #1)

Trouble in High Heels (Fortune Hunter Series #1)

by Christina Dodd

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New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd delivers a smoldering tale about a man who’s not what he seems and a woman who’s all trouble...
When Brandi Michaels discovers her fianceé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto—a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing's for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440657535
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Series: The Fortune Hunter Books , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 131,251
File size: 502 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christina Dodd is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels—from suspense to paranormal to historical—have been translated into twenty-five languages, won Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards, and been called the year's best by Library Journal.

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“Dodd delivers a high-octane, blow-out finale…This romantic suspense novel is a delicious concoction that readers will be hard-pressed not to consume in one gulp.”—Publishers Weekly

“Warm characterizations and caper-like plot make Dodd’s hot contemporary romance a delight, and the cliff-hanger ending will leave readers eager for the sequel.”—Booklist

“Dodd brings her unique sense of plotting, character, humor and surprise to this wonderful tale. You’ll relish every word, cherish each poignant moment and ingenious plot twist, sigh deeply and eagerly await the sequel. Dodd is clever, witty and sexy.”—Romantic Times

“Dodd adds humor, sizzling sensuality, and a cast of truly delightful secondary characters to produce a story that will not disappoint.”—Library Journal

“Strong and likable characters make this an enjoyable read. Ms. Dodd peppers the story with interesting secondary personalities, which adds to the reading pleasure.”—The Best Reviews

“Sexy and witty, daring and delightful.”— Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author of After Midnight

“A master romantic storyteller.”—Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of Angel Falls

“Christina Dodd keeps getting better and better.”—Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author of Between Friends

“Treat yourself to a fabulous book—anything by Christina Dodd!”—Jill Barnett, New York Times bestselling author of Sentimental Journey


Heart to Heart Interview with Christina Dodd

Heart to Heart: How did you get the inspiration for Trouble in High Heels, a contemporary romance that's part caper, part suspense and all hot romance? We were reminded a little of Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief and a little of Reese Witherspoon in the Legally Blonde movies.

Christine Dodd: Part To Catch a Thief, part Legally Blonde. That's exactly it! Brilliant! Trouble in High Heels is the first in my new contemporary suspense series, and it was a gift book, the kind of story that started as a clever concept and writes like a dream. A woman just out of law school moves to Chicago to be with her fiancé, discovers he's in Vegas marrying his pregnant girlfriend, and in a fit of righteous fury, goes out to spend a wild night with the best-looking, most romantic stranger she can find -- and afterward discovers he doesn't vanish as easily as she had hoped. From that idea, Trouble in High Heels grew by leaps and bounds into my favorite plot, a plot that revolves around family problems, high society, and the jewel heist of the century.
HtoH: The passion for jewels and the power of retail therapy is very persuasive in this book. Do you collect jewelry yourself? Did you do any interesting research?

CD: Me? Interested in jewelry? Heavens, no. Ignore the fact that the first time I hit The New York Times, I bought myself obnoxiously large diamond earrings. I admit, I enjoyed the research for Trouble in High Heels, which involved the Hope Diamond -- a blue diamond that started out in India at 112 carats, became one of the French crown jewels at 67 carats, disappeared during the French Revolution and turned up in London, was sold to George IV and, when he died, resold again and again until at last, whittled down to a mere 45 carats, it now rests in the Smithsonian. A writer can't make up stories that good, but I did dream up Roberto Bartolini, the Italian count in search of his real family; Brandi Michaels, the brilliant lawyer with the body of a goddess; and the Romanov Blaze, a diamond so blue, so big, and so well guarded it would be impossible to steal …

HtoH: Tell us about the challenges of writing contemporary romances versus your many historical series.

CD: Contemporaries are both easier -- naturally, the language comes much more easily to me -- and harder -- because if I make a mistake about a location or a profession, the readers know and I definitely hear about it.

HtoH: Last, what's coming up next? Heart to Heart fans want to know!

CD: The second book in the series, Tongue in Chic, is a cross between The Thomas Crown Affair and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, with plot twists and turns and the ultimate happy ending.

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Trouble in High Heels (Fortune Hunter Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Daphsmomma More than 1 year ago
Not only is this book romantic. But its got everything you need in a great book. Drama and lots of it, from the very first page. Romance, suspense, and wonderful characters. Omg I loved Roberto and Brandi. She got scorned in the beginning and goes through so much. The whole book she is having to show how smart, bright and strong she truely is. She stands up for herself. And in the end she gets what she deserves. (And so does her dad). I loved this book and so far the next one Tounge and Chic. Am about to start reading the third book in this series and can not wait!!!
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This isn't something I would normally pick up and read, but since it was one of the selections in a book group I'm in, I thought I'd give it a shot. Well, I liked it enough to come home from work today and read for almost 2 hours to finish it. It's no literary treasure, but it was a cute, fun, kicky romance with very little angst and just enough sex.
chrissywest on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is not my first experience with Christina Dodd. The few books I¿ve read of her¿s in the last few years, I thought to be alright reads. I really had fun reading Trouble In High heels. Brandi, and Roberto had tons of chemistry. The books was fun, sassy and had me cracking up a few times. The plot, I thought kinda compared to Once A Thief by Kay Hooper, only the writing was so much better (I¿m no fan of Ms. Hooper). If I read this book and didn¿t know who the author was, and had to guess I would have picked Linda Howard. Trouble In High Heels reminded me of some of Ms. Howard¿s more entertaining books like Open Season and Mr. Perfect.
DonnaJWolfe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Brandi Michaels fiance elopes with abnother woman and she gets involved with one of her law firms Italian clients who is a jewel thief.
nramos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When you narrow down the elements: everyday lawyer meets italian count jewel thief, it seems too far-fetched to read. Luckily Dodd creates engaging characters who bring life to this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to read book #2
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What do you mean save her or destroy her? ~Rose
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! This book is definitely a page turner, I couldn't wait to finish reading it. Christina Dodd managed to put everything anyone could want into Trouble in High Heels and I highly recommend it.
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Rose22lh More than 1 year ago
A complete masterpiece of humor, suspense and romance! Delightful characters with intriguing backgrounds, and strong personalities. I urge any reader to pick up any one of Christina Dodd's novels.
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