Autographs, Abductions and A-List Authors by JL Wilson
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary; Suspense
Rating: 4.5 books
Reviewed by Amaranth
Bea Emerson's first MrWAR Conference (Mystery/Romance Writers And Readers) is almost her last. When a best-selling author dies while autographing a book for Bea, it puts her under suspicion of murder and under investigation by Abilene homicide detective L.J. Remarchik.
However, Bea isn't too disturbed by that since L.J. is a handsome older guy. Then another famous mystery writer is murdered and Bea almost dies with him. That convinces L.J. she might need some special protection. He decides to undertake that task personally and the sparks between them fly.
It isn't until the famous Silver Stylus award ceremony in which Bea is a contestant that the true killer is unmasked, almost costing Bea her life and her award for Best First Novel. While L.J. is able to save Bea from a killer, he can't help breaking her heart — or can he?
This is the first time that I have ever had the utter enjoyment of reading a book written by J.L. Wilson. Bea was one of the most fun characters I have had the pleasure to meet. She often speaks before thinking and I was frequently amused by what she said or didn’t say at any given time. This book holds humor in places that I would have never imagined placing it.
The plot was believable and I could imagine someone actually being in Bea’s position and having the feelings that she had. Bea was the main character or heroine and L.J. was the hero, however I don’t feel like I had the opportunity to get to know him as much as I would have liked. This book is written in first person and most of the feelings come straight from her. The point of view was almost always Bea’s and I didn’t really get a sense of the other characters’ thoughts. That being said, J.L. Wilson still did a very good job of bringing these characters to life, making them likeable and portraying fun and entertaining relationships between all of the characters.
I enjoyed reading Autographs, Abductions and A-List Authors and will be looking for more from this author.