Sunday, December 21, 2014
Temporarily Employed by Vicki Batman
Hattie Cook's dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job at Buy-Rite insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with by-the-book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound.
Allan Charles Wellborn has secretly adored Hattie all his life. He evolved from a pocket protector-wearing geek to a handsome police detective. When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy-Rite employee, he steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.
Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?
Review by Rochelle Weber:
Okay, I love Vicki Batman’s writing. Her sense of humor always makes me laugh out loud, so I spent much of the time choking back my laughter, as I read this book while sitting vigil with a hospice patient in the middle of the night.
Despite her depressing circumstances, Hattie manages to land on her feet. She has a great support system in her family, roommate, and friends—the “Funsisters.” Oh, and then there’s Detective A. Wellborn, who seems really interested in her boring temp job at Buy-Rite insurance—especially when she notices a preponderance of claims for stolen parts from Jeeps like hers. And she seems to get a lot of calls when covering the phone at lunch from customers who have a discrepancy between their estimates and the checks they finally received from the company. In fact, a victim of one of those thefts, she’s still waiting for her own check. And why is her supervisor (who criticizes her expensive wardrobe bought with employee discounts) so set against her fighting the ticket and advising her to just pay the $190 dollars even though she couldn’t exactly control having a tail-light out when her whole back-end assembly was missing?
I worked as a temp for almost twenty years and I never had anything that exciting happen to me.
Length: 245 Pages
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