Introducing the hilarious new heroine, Mazie Maguire, in Juliet Rosetti’s irresistible debut novel that follows the outrageous adventure of a woman on the run.
Wrongly convicted of killing her philandering husband, Mazie Maguire is three years into her life sentence when fate intervenes—in the form of a tornado. Just like that, she’s on the other side of the fence, running through swamps and cornfields, big box stores and suburban subdivisions. Hoping to find out who really murdered her husband, Mazie must stay a few steps ahead of both the law and her mother-in-law, who would like nothing better than to personally administer Mazie the death penalty via lethal snickerdoodle. With the Feds in hot pursuit and the national media hyping her story, Mazie stumbles upon a vast political conspiracy and a man who might just be worth a conjugal visit—if she survives.
If somehow I ended up on a deserted island (which won't happen because I'm either too broke or too lazy to venture out) and could only bring 3 things, this book would be one of them, along with deodorant and butt wipes. That is how much I enjoyed it! It had everything I love in a good story. Drama, Suspense, Romance, Action OH MY! The story centers on Mazie Maguire escaping prison after a tornado blows through town. She then goes on the run to try to prove her innocence a la "The Fugitive" which is referenced in the book too! Mazie quickly became my favorite heroine simply because she was determined to prove her innocence no matter what happened to her. We (the readers) are taken on a wild hilarious ride with Mazie as she bullshits her way around starting with faking being attacked when she ends up nearly naked and busted up on the side of the road. She runs through fields, and Forrest's trying to stay hidden from the manhunt now looking for her. When she ends up finally falling asleep in what she thinks is an empty barn but wakes up to find herself being held captive by a fat ugly farmer all hell breaks loose. He gets the cops involved and decides while waiting on them he will use Mazie for a little fun. She plays it up but soon gets the best of him using a condom and cunning.
She breaks free with that distraction and takes the cops on a wild goose chase through a cow field. She plays hide and seek behind the cows and ends up sneaking into a news van which introduces my favorite character Bonaparte "Ben" Labeck! *shivers* Omg mama like me some Labeck. French Canadian, Ben ends up helping Mazie figure out what happened to put her in prison. I just have to show my extreme love for Ben. When he comes into the story he's mysterious and aloof but as the story progresses he opens up and you find out his motivation for helping Mazie WHICH by the way made my heart go pitter pat!
Mazie and Labeck end up at her mother-in-law's house searching for clues only to to find out her MIL had been expecting Mazie. Now at this part in the story I was amped up on adrenaline because Mazie seems to have found herself in a jam with this loony bitch! trapped with nowhere to go her salvation comes in the form of a feisty little dog she can't get rid of! The humor in this book was unexpected but a wonderful addition to the overall plot that kept me hooked to the last sentence. Not only does Mazie manage to elude the authorities but she develops a public following that seems to be rooting for her. Every step of her journey she gets small breaks from the public that fuels her to keep going with her quest for freedom. When she turns up on the doorstep of an old friend she soon finds out he might not be the friend she always believed him to be. My heart broke for Mazie several times but her strength healed me at the same time. The things that she goes through to find the truth will have you sitting on the edge of your seat anticipating her next move and with every close call I think I blew out an artery in my poor fat clogged heart!
Every chapter brings a new adventure and hilarious mishaps Mazie has to overcome. Besides the fantastic humor of this book the main thing I loved was watching Mazie go from a naive, shy and quiet woman to a fierce, kick ass take no prisoners warrior! Mazie is my ultimate female hero and I am excited for you to read this story! This was Juliet Rosetti's debut as a new author and I can't wait to see more from her!! There wasn't a single thing I disliked about this book. Everything was entertaining and fun, from the chase, to the romance between Labeck and Mazie to the conclusion of the story that leaves you wondering where things stand between these two. Thankfully from what I gather we haven't heard the last from Mazie Maguire! This book is on my tippy top picks for 2012 and I am so in love with this story that I will Gift an Ebook copy from either Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo to one lucky winner!!!
"My stomach was doing a pole dance against my backbone"
"His Tower Of Eros seemed to be undergoing some seismic activity"
"Listen, you insane hag! I didn't kill your idiot son but guess what? I'm keeping your dog!"
About the Author:
I'm thrilled that my first book, The Escape Diaries, is coming out in December. It's sort of a hybrid of mystery and chick lit, a popcorn book--light, fun, and with a happy ending. Despite the Italian name, I'm from a large Irish family, raised on a dairy farm with cats, dogs, chickens,pigs and 4 brothers. I wanted to be a cowboy when I grew up, but somehow wound up as a teacher instead. My first job was in Milwaukee, which provides much of the colorful background for my book. I spent a year teaching in Sydney, Australia, where I taught ESL and--completely unqualified--talked myself into a job coaching cricket.Nowadays I live in Oshkosh with my husband and son and squeeze in writing time between sub teaching jobs. Survival stories have always fascinated me--from Robinson Crusoe to Hatchet. It amazes me how brave and resourceful people can be as they struggle to survive under horrendous conditions. When I wrote my book my heroine possessed no food, money, or clothes and was being hunted by every lawman and gun-toting lunatic in the state, Sort of like the Hunger Games, only with Cheeseheads instead of tributes. Let me know if you read it and like it.
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