Jo Leigh: Coming Soon

When a paparazzo is murdered on a film set in Manhattan's sexy adults-only hotel Hush, concierge Mia Traverse thinks she should help Detective Bax Milligan find the murderer. Soon she discovers how dangerous this can be...

This is a category romance, which I knew before I bought the book. I was aware that I was getting the literary equivalent to fast food, but I still expected a little more. A little more sanity on the side of the heroine, maybe. But no, Mia has to display nearly every kind of TSTL behavior known from romance novel heroines. She goes on and on an on about how her job is the greatest job in the world and everything she ever wanted, and when she makes a mistake, she simply quits. Within hours of making the mistake, and without trying to talk to her boss first. In other words: Mia is a drama queen, and I thouroughly despise those. Also, this is supposed to be set in a "sexy adults-only hotel in Manhattan". Now let me think for a few seconds about what hotel guests in sexy adults-only hotels in Manhattan probably require from the concierges of such hotels (if they existed, that is, and I don't know if they do). Extra-soft pillows? Possibly. Tickets to Broadway shows? Maybe. Finding a prostitute for them? Certainly. Does that sound like a dream job? Not for me, and probably not for anyone who doesn't have a predilection for the sleazy side of life. Oh, and the mystery? Not too mysterious. But it doesn't offend my intelligence either, so that's probably the okay part of this book. This is a barely satisfactory book (Grade D).