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Tiaras & Texans Presley Wins A Bet And Thinks She Finally Is Going To Get A Chance To Work With Cooper And Show Her She S Got The Potential To Be A Good Security Detail For His Company She Is Miffed When She Finds Out Her First Assignment Is To Protect A Bunch Of Self Absorbed Beauty Queens At A Texas Pageant It Soon Becomes A Interesting Gig Than She Thought, Much To Her Delight And Cooper S Dismay, When One Of The Beauty Queens Turns Up Dead And The Fierce Competition Leave The Door Wide Open To Suspects


10 thoughts on “Tiaras & Texans

  1. says:

    What can go wrong at a beauty pageant A Texas beauty pageant is the centre stage for this short who done it a crowd of beautiful but precocious teens, all hoping for their big break I d never really thought about all the work that goes on behind the scenes, from hair and make up, to fake tans and expensive dresses, so this got me thinking and Googling about what it takes to be a winner.Presley Thurman has finally persuaded her boyfriend to allow her to join him as part of his security team Sh What can go wrong at a beauty pageant A Texas beauty pageant is the centre stage for this short who done it a crowd of beautiful but precocious teens, all hoping for their big break I d never really thought about all the work that goes on behind the scenes, from hair and make up, to fake tans and expensive dresses, so this got me thinking and Googling about what it takes to be a winner.Presley Thurman has finally persuaded her boyfriend to allow her to join him as part of his security team She was hoping for somethingchallenging than a teenage beauty pageant, but strange events have been going on behind the scenes and the pageant organisers have decided they need security to protect the girls Dresses have been stolen, hair dye bottles filled with black dye and then one of the girls is found dead.Presley makes a good job of her first assignment and is able to mix with the girls and gain their trust Who is causing this havoc and who can have reason to commit murder It s only short, 138 pages, or 3 hrs 30 mins as an audiobook, but it was a fun listen, narrated by Lee Ann Howlett with an appropriate American drawl Although it is the 6th book in a series, I didn t feel that I d missed too much background The main character is Presley, the others we got to know to lesser degree I wasn t so convinced by the denouement though, hence the three stars 3.5 on sites that allow half stars.An interesting insight into the pageant business and a good book for lovers of cosy mysteries


  2. says:

    Tiaras TexansA Presley Thurman Mystery By Laina Turner Narrated By Lee Ann HowlettPresley wins a bet against her boyfriend allowing her to finally work for his security company Though she starts the assignment especially excited knowing she will be good at this job she ends up annoyed when she finds out that the job in question is to protect beauty queens at a Texas pageant Soon after beginning the job she and Cooper, her boyfriend and now boss, find that this will bethan just protect Tiaras TexansA Presley Thurman Mystery By Laina Turner Narrated By Lee Ann HowlettPresley wins a bet against her boyfriend allowing her to finally work for his security company Though she starts the assignment especially excited knowing she will be good at this job she ends up annoyed when she finds out that the job in question is to protect beauty queens at a Texas pageant Soon after beginning the job she and Cooper, her boyfriend and now boss, find that this will bethan just protecting the girls against childish pranks now they will have to find out who murdered one of the girls before it happens again I absolutely loved Lee Ann Howlett s narration of this book First off her characters where each distinct from the low timber of cooper to the high pitched whine of some of the beauty pageant contestants making the story come to life What really made this an excellent performance though weren t just the different voices of her characters but also the accents I am a native Texan and so many times I come across audio books or even on television where an actor or narrator will butcher the accent but Lee Ann Howlett was spot on, I didn t even cringe once The story itself is a great cozy mystery, which is a subgenre of crime fiction where the sex and violence are downplayed or even portrayed humorously Thanks Wikipedia Laina Turner did a wonderful job with the mystery aspect of the book not once did I suspect who had done it until the very end which is great You can tell this is not the first book in the series but the fun of a cozy mystery is you don t really have to start at the beginning this book is no exception Laina Turner makes sure you can keep up with the story from the very beginning If you are a fan of cozy mysteries or even a beginner I definitely recommend this book, and be sure to check out the great audio book the narration makes it so much better Forreviews please visit


  3. says:

    HmmmmmI don t know why, maybe it was the topic of beauty pageants, but I was a bit bored by this story I also found some of the sleuthing very lacking, with inconclusive questioning and with the odd spelling mistake it just didn t do anything for me at all.Don t know what the security team were doing in all this I think this story started out as a good idea but was poorly executed.


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    Tiaras and TexansPresley is not too thrilled that her first assignment with Cooper s security company is at a teenage beauty pageant Cooper explains that as one of the few females on the team she ll have access to areas that the men can t or shouldn t go to They barely arrive at the pageant when one of the contestants is found dead.Is the girl a victim of foul play What enemies could a teenage girl have Do any of the other contestants have it out for her This was a fun and different setting Tiaras and TexansPresley is not too thrilled that her first assignment with Cooper s security company is at a teenage beauty pageant Cooper explains that as one of the few females on the team she ll have access to areas that the men can t or shouldn t go to They barely arrive at the pageant when one of the contestants is found dead.Is the girl a victim of foul play What enemies could a teenage girl have Do any of the other contestants have it out for her This was a fun and different setting for this cozy mystery series Presley is not the type of girl to appreciate a beauty pageant She does, of course, appreciate getting tangled up in a mystery I love the interaction between Presley and Cooper in this book The first chapter alone, where Presley is not happy about this assignment, was priceless The author has come a long way making these two characters so distinct and unique After having read several of this series in a row, it s interesting to see the characters evolution through the series as well as how the author just gets better and better at working with them.If you enjoy cozy mysteries with a fun protagonist to follow, you might enjoy this installment of the Presley Thurman Mystery series.I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.Read my other reviews on


  5. says:

    Presley Thurman is excited to be helping Cooper at with a security case until she discovers she will be babysitting beauty queens at a pageant This is not what she was hoping for, but upon arrival, they discover one of the beauty contestants is dead and lots of odd things have been happening at the event Will Presley be able to find out who killed the beauty queen and why a lot of misfortune has been plaguing the pageant events As the series progresses, I find that Presley is in her element an Presley Thurman is excited to be helping Cooper at with a security case until she discovers she will be babysitting beauty queens at a pageant This is not what she was hoping for, but upon arrival, they discover one of the beauty contestants is dead and lots of odd things have been happening at the event Will Presley be able to find out who killed the beauty queen and why a lot of misfortune has been plaguing the pageant events As the series progresses, I find that Presley is in her element and just gets better and better She is a dynamo amateur sleuth that has a knack for getting herself into a dangerous situation but still solves the case before the professionals The book is filled with just the right amount of humor, mystery, suspense, and even a bit of romance.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review


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    Time for a trip to Texas to guard a beauty pageant, but when one of the contestants ends up dead, our heroine is on the job.This is book six in the series, but it functions perfectly well as a standalone While it includes characters from previous books, you can easily pick up on the essential relationships needed to enjoy this story.This is a cozy mystery featuring a somewhat ditsy PI, our heroine, who nonetheless seems to get the job done Along the way, we are treated to a fun story with lots Time for a trip to Texas to guard a beauty pageant, but when one of the contestants ends up dead, our heroine is on the job.This is book six in the series, but it functions perfectly well as a standalone While it includes characters from previous books, you can easily pick up on the essential relationships needed to enjoy this story.This is a cozy mystery featuring a somewhat ditsy PI, our heroine, who nonetheless seems to get the job done Along the way, we are treated to a fun story with lots of twists and turns and a healthy dose of humor I found the plot easy to follow and very engaging as I tried to figure out what crazy thing our heroine was going to do next Overall, it made for a very enjoyable read.Highly recommended.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout for review purposes.ew


  7. says:

    This is my first book from this author and will probably be the last The entire story is flat and uninteresting Presley is just not very smart and Cooper seems to think that is okay It was okay enough to finish reading but there was no sense of mystery or excitement She has an interaction with a man named Jeff that really didn t fit anywhere in the plot The attempts at sexual tension are poorly written and don t add anything to the story I really don t enjoy writing negative reviews but th This is my first book from this author and will probably be the last The entire story is flat and uninteresting Presley is just not very smart and Cooper seems to think that is okay It was okay enough to finish reading but there was no sense of mystery or excitement She has an interaction with a man named Jeff that really didn t fit anywhere in the plot The attempts at sexual tension are poorly written and don t add anything to the story I really don t enjoy writing negative reviews but this one couldn t be helped.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review


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    This time we find Presely traveling to Texas with Cooper, her on again off again boyfriend, and joining in the action with his permission While she still manages to make some missteps that he disapproves of she is caught up in the action of trying to find who murdered one of the contestants and is pulling pranks on them too A fun and easy sometimes funny mystery as you expect from this author Either the editing is getting better or I m not noticing them as much but they don t in any way slow This time we find Presely traveling to Texas with Cooper, her on again off again boyfriend, and joining in the action with his permission While she still manages to make some missteps that he disapproves of she is caught up in the action of trying to find who murdered one of the contestants and is pulling pranks on them too A fun and easy sometimes funny mystery as you expect from this author Either the editing is getting better or I m not noticing them as much but they don t in any way slow the story down.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review


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    Tiaras and Texans by Laina Turner is a great book I loved how the author blended mystery, romance and humor The storyline was original and kept me engaged I liked the characters, and did not see who the killer was The imagery is great, and the descriptions of the beauty pageant and contestants was so vivid Lee Ann Howlett was great bringing the characters to life She added the right emotions to her voice and I could hear who was speaking I requested this review copy audiobook and have vol Tiaras and Texans by Laina Turner is a great book I loved how the author blended mystery, romance and humor The storyline was original and kept me engaged I liked the characters, and did not see who the killer was The imagery is great, and the descriptions of the beauty pageant and contestants was so vivid Lee Ann Howlett was great bringing the characters to life She added the right emotions to her voice and I could hear who was speaking I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review I will definitely listen tobooks by this author and narrator I loved it


  10. says:

    Presley is in Dallas, working with Cooper to find out who s behind the mishaps that have been plaguing a teen beauty pageant promoter Finally a case Cooper won t yell at her for investigating Laina Turner has unique and clever stories with with fun characters, humor, and plot twists and turns you don t expect As much as I liked the book, I couldn t give itstars because the editing proofreading was so bad And sometimes the dialog is hard to follow who is saying what.I received a free c Presley is in Dallas, working with Cooper to find out who s behind the mishaps that have been plaguing a teen beauty pageant promoter Finally a case Cooper won t yell at her for investigating Laina Turner has unique and clever stories with with fun characters, humor, and plot twists and turns you don t expect As much as I liked the book, I couldn t give itstars because the editing proofreading was so bad And sometimes the dialog is hard to follow who is saying what.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving an honest review