Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Review: I Gave You My Heart, but You Sold It Online by Dixie Cash

I Gave You My Heart, but You Sold It Online
Dixie Cash {Myspace}
Series: Domestic Equalizers #3
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: September 1, 2007
Format: Audio Book
Source: Public Library
Genre: Contemporary
Characters: Allison Barker, Taggert Freeman, Quint Matthews, Debbie Sue Overstreet, Edwina Perkins
My Rating:

Heat Level: 1/5
To single mom Allison Barker, men are a heap of heartbreak. So when her twelve-year-old daughter confesses that she's posted Allison's profile on an Internet matchmaking service and has been pretending to be her mom, Allison hits the roof . . . just before the doorbell rings. Standing on the porch is her date—he's Hollywood handsome and all male and he looks somehow familiar.

Turns out he's famed ProRodeo bull-riding champion Quint Matthews. He whisks Allison off to dinner, but it's not Quint who captures her interest—it's his old friend, rodeo bull fighter Tag Freeman.

But Quint's got something—or rather, someone, more on his mind than Allison—because the very next day he's off to visit Debbie Sue Overstreet. Debbie Sue was once taken in by Quint's sky-blue eyes and tight jeans, but that was before she remarried the best-looking man in Texas, Buddy Overstreet. When Quint turns up at Debbie Sue's door begging for help, she can't turn him down. Seems that Quint has finally gotten his comeuppance—his identity has been stolen, by a woman no less, one he met through an online dating service.

The Equalizers take the case—after all, Quint is an "old friend" and, even better, he can pay! But no one would ever have guessed that the investigation would lead to murder . . . or that gender-confused Eugene/Janine—whom the Equalizers have tangled with before—would return to stir the stew. Or that there would be mixed messages and broken hearts all over the place.

Of course, as Edwina has often said, there's nothin' that a pitcher of strong margaritas and some serious snooping can't cure . . . but not until Debbie Sue and Edwina go on a crazy ride across West Texas!

Quint has had his identity stolen and has a very public relationship with a woman who just so happens to actually be a man. But instead of giving up on finding the right woman, he turns to internet dating. This is where he meets Allison, or meets Allison’s daughter pretending to be her mother.

Allison is stunned that her daughter would sign her up for a dating site. She finds Quint to be attractive, but it’s his BFF Taggert Freeman who really catches her eye and her heart.

As always Dixie Cash’s writing never fails to keep me entertained. The toy party would have to be the highlight of the story. This one brought back another murder mystery like Since You’re Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash, although it wasn’t a major part of the story.

The budding relationship between Tag and Allison was almost immediate. I as the reader could see what a great match she and Tag would be before they even met. At times Allison did come across as a little dry and boring. Allison and Tag seemed more family-oriented whereas Quint was more into having a good time. I do truly hope to see Quint find some happiness.


Audra said...[Reply]

The title nearly made me sputter coffee over my desk. Very charming premise!

Rebecca said...[Reply]

just the name intrigued me! The summart sounds good too. I will have to look for this one.

Tasha said...[Reply]

All of Dixie Cash's novels have funny titles! Not only that, but the books are hilarious as well!

bookdout said...[Reply]

I love the titles of this series, thanks for sharing your review!

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