Her Free Reads

Sex in a Sidecar by Phyllis Smallman Summary (from the author’s official site): Florida has two seasons. The rainy season brings hurricanes, the dry season delivers tourists – both can be nasty.

Sherri Travis is tending bar at the Bath and Tennis Club where two women have been murdered. A rich socialite, who comes in daily for her quota of side-cars, decides to commit suicide by being the next victim,but first she has to decide who the murderer is.

Sherri pours the drinks and listens to the stories, trying to make sense of it all.


I wish there was a little more time spent on some of the extra characters or some would have been omitted completely. Many only appear once and don’t contribute to the story. The killer felt too obvious, but somehow managed to catch me a little off guard at the same time.

Sherri is enjoyable throughout the book. I instantly liked her from the moment I started reading. Despite having the tendency to ramble, the action sequences and the hurricane fly by very quickly and in a believable way. I will be adding the Sherri Travis novels to my wishlist.

Verdict: 7
A murder-mystery crossed with chick-lit this book is a lot of fun. It’s worth a read if you are into similar types of books like the Stephanie Plum and Bubbles Yablonski novels.


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