Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hemphill Towers by Leona Pence

Hemphill Towers
Book Description:
Riley Saunders has her dream job. As an art director at a leading advertising agency, she works every day with her two best friends, Stella and Birdie. All three have been assigned to ensure that the Grand Opening of the Peterson Art Museum is nothing short of a success.

When a girl’s night out at a hot new Italian restaurant ends with a spilled bottle of wine, it sets in motion a series of events that leaves Stella and Birdie caught up in whirlwind romances, and Riley fearing for her life at the hands of a deranged stalker. But, when the handsome museum curator, Trent Peterson, learns of her situation, he vows to keep her safe.

In a quick-paced tale of fine art, wine forgery, and the Russian Mafia, Riley and her friends soon discover their pursuit of love will require them to expose a crime, thwart a murder, and trust the one thing that has never failed them…their friendship.

My Thoughts:
This was a good, quick read.  Three best friends, three hot guys, and chemistry.  Riley, Birdie and Stella all work together and are out for a girl's night when one incident sets into motion a series of events that change everything.  Three couplings, travels across the world and danger keep these ladies hopping.  They have to solve a crime, find love and survive the Mafia!
The author did a good job with the characters.  The three pairings were done quite well and complimented each other.  There were several story lines going at once with plenty of emotions.  Suspense, romance, intrigue, danger...this book ran the gauntlet.  I really did like the descriptions throughout the book of the places and people, the author does a great job with that.  Some of the dialogue just didn't flow for me but overall it was a good book.
I rate this a 3/5.  It was a cute, quick romantic read with a range of emotion.
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Thank you, Ashley, for hosting me on your blog. I appreciate your honest review.

  2. Very honest review, although I rated the book higher. I'm not a reader of romance books, yet this held my attention all the way through.

    1. Thanks, Joyce. I love ratings of one who steps outside their comfort zones to read. Glad you stopped by.