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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Review: Heels Over Head Clay G. Small


Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press (February 7, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: Henry Lindon is playing a game of tit for tat that he’s about to lose. Successful, charming executive Henry Lindon was happily making high-dollar global deals and enjoying the good life in Dallas when his job mysteriously disappears—and with it, his identity. On top of that, he’s sure his beautiful wife is having an affair with some Romeo down in Argentina.

While attempting to start a new life teaching law, Lindon is finding his paranoia has got him around the throat and won’t let go. In class one day, the discussion goes off track from law and libel to tattoos. When a student appears in his office in pink shorts and a crop top and takes the subject of tattoos to a much-too-personal level, Lindon’s at a loss to explain why and worried about ramifications. Discovering he may have the Department of Justice on his back with phony felony charges, he’s reaching his breaking point and nothing’s making sense. Two tattoos, a murder, and an old rivalry are part of a distant game of revenge that’s about to come full circle. 


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My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Let me start off by saying that I was expecting more from this novel. Sure the blurb makes it sound amazing, but then again the blurb has been known to occasionally be the best part of a book, and unfortunately in this case it was true.

We never get straight answers to anything. Why did he lose his job? What aside from something really silly caused him to think his wife was cheating? Why were the characters acting like kids fresh out of high school instead of the adults they were supposed to be?

Ok so the last one was really just my take on things, but honestly? If you thought your spouse was cheating on you, and you had "proof" of an affair why would you not confront them? Why let it stew for so long? And the "villain" of this story? He had money, he had a social standing... why is he holding on to something from so long ago? And the murder? Honestly it didn't seem to really be resolved in a satisfactory way either. It was like the author wrote this character into his story and then not knowing what else to do with them tried to add a twist that didn't work.

Overall, I am sure there are still some readers that will love this story. It just wasn't for me.
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                                Heels over Head is available from Amazon.com

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