Goodreads ~ The Private Investigator's Handbook
Rule #1: Don't break the law
Rule #2: See Rule #1
And then there's Addison Holmes, who makes up her handbook as she goes along.
Addison is licensed to carry and she means business. The only thing getting in her way is a sexy detective, a neighborhood watch from hell, a dead billionaire, a black market sperm bank and a long lost heir.
Piece of cake.
Addison is a former high school history teacher who is now working part-time at her friend, Kate's detective agency. She is studying and training to become a full-time PI. Her cases include the search for a missing old woman (she has changed her name and moved into a different senior's home), a billionaire who is dying and wants to find his only heir (the product of a sperm donation in the 1940s) and a wife suspected of cheating. Because of a prior case, Addison is being threatened by a killer who won't hesitate to use his hatchet.
Nick, the police officer Addison had been dating but who broke up with her because of her job, is hanging around her again. FBI Agent Savage is her neighbour and is pursuing her. While she is attracted to Savage, her heart still belongs to Nick.
Addison has recently moved (she was living with her mom who had recently remarried) and is pressured into joining the neighbourhood watch, complete with teeshirts, theme songs and strange characters. Rosemarie, her friend and a teacher, has randy boyfriend. Phoebe, Addison's older sister, has recently moved home and is staying with her.
This is the third book I've read by this author and I liked it. Though it is the third in the Addison Holmes series, it works as a stand alone. It was a light fun book to read. It is written in first person perspective from Addison's point of view. I liked the writing style ... it was amusing. As a head's up, there is swearing and adult activity.
I look forward to reading the rest in this series in addition to other books by this author.