REVIEW: Tipsy by Cambria Hebert (Take It Off #5)

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Tipsy (Take It Off #5)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: December 6th, 2013
Published By: Cambria Hebert Books
ISBN: 1938857364

★ SYNOPSIS ★

Julie Preston is an artist. But her canvas isn’t paper or clay. It’s hair. She spends her days coloring, blow drying and styling her clients hair at the Razor’s Edge salon. Julie is also annoyed. She went out on a date and had a great time, gave the guy her number and the jerk never called.

So when he waltzes into the salon and sits down in her chair she briefly considers strangling him with the pink cape she fastens around his neck.

Too bad she can’t.

Blue Markson, the guy who never called, is a police officer so causing him bodily harm would be a first class ticket into the slammer. Just looking at him again makes Julie forget why she was mad in the first place, but she’s already learned that Blue is nothing but heartache. So when he starts coming around, acting like he hadn’t made her stare at the phone for days, she tries to brush him off.

Only…

Her life is about to blow up in her face, she’s about to get caught up in a sticky web of crime and the one guy who can help her is the one guy she vowed never to trust again.

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★ MY REVIEW ★

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Tipsy is the 5th book in Cambria Hebert’s Take It Off series. As with previous books in this series, I absolutely loved it. In particular, Tipsy is among my top three in the series so far. It is written from a first person point of view, between the main two characters, Julie and Blue. Like all the books in this series, Tipsy is a standalone novel and it does have an HEA.

It is almost hard to review this book because I want to tell you what happens! However, even the synopsis is vague… it doesn’t go into detail of why Blue never calls Julie. This is intentional! Tipsy is not at all what it appears on the surface. What i can tell you is that it is full in intrigue and suspense. It is almost like a mystery that you need to unravel while getting a really great love story included.

You don’t have much in the way of co-stars, there is really one one that stood out and you see repeatedly. Outside of that, it focuses on the relationship between the main characters as well as the plot line, primarily. What I enjoyed about this book overall? You get little clues along the way, and if you pick them out, more power to you.

Blue and Julie themselves are interesting as characters. Julie is

a hairdresser, and a damn good one too. One who has a lead foot and a love of hair… and an extremely odd choice of weapons. Blue is a police officer. He pulls Julie over for above mentioned lead foot. He asks her on a date, they go out, he never calls. Julie is left wondering why, because the date was perfect! Her best friend tells her that he’s just not that into her, but the sparks that Julie and Blue create contest that.

So he shows up for a haircut months later, acting like nothing is wrong. Julie doesn’t know whether to scalp him or kiss him. 😉 I had a lot of fun with this book. At times I was on pins and needles to find out what would happen next. Other times I was like, “How can you not see this!?”.

Overall, I gave the book a 5 star rating? People could say I’m biased because it’s a CH book, and I love Cambria’s writing… however, I also hold her writing to a higher standard. I’m very picky with her books due to the fact that I know she can deliver a plot that I’m going to enjoy, love and want to reread. I haven’t found a book of hers yet that I do not love. So, would I recommend Tipsy? You can bet your backside I would! 🙂

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MY RATING:

5 star

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