Monday, May 11, 2015

Review Tour... The Blow Off by Mickey J. Corrigan

The Blow Off
by Mickey J. Corrigan
Genre: Mainstream Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Crime, Noir, New Adult
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Cover Designer: Diana Carlile
Release Date: April 22, 2015

Sometimes a girl has to take a guy for all he's got.

One long, hard night of working the streets is more than enough for 25 year old Shea O'Grady, a Boston-based grad student. She just doesn't have the stomach for it. Or the lips. So she comes up with a better way to use her youthful sexiness to pay off her debts.

When she shares her plan to seduce and rob johns with Cedrick7Z, her nasty tempered pimp, he agrees to fence her take for a generous cut. So Shea puts together a team of girls to work with her. And she convinces her downstairs neighbor, a hunky Rastafarian dealer dude, to help with the knockout drugs.

Based loosely on the exploits of a sexy set of bottle girls operating in South Florida, The Blow Off is a cautionary tale, a romantic black comedy, and a satirical look at student debt, prostitution, woman on man crime, and the things we do for love.

Angling out of the space, I poked my nose into the bustle of evening commuter chaos. I was imagining what my girl gang would be like. We'd be smart vixens, a bunch of super-cool, daringly spicy, wildly tempting babes. Girls who could convince any guy in the toniest club to take them home for some one-on-one time, or some double-the-fun. Girls who would casually slip a man a mickey, then strip his room, his safe, his jewelry box. Take him on, then take him for all he was worth.

Boylston Street was more clogged than a fat man's arteries. Before I got to the atrial congestion on Mass. Ave., I banged a left, taking the back route home by all the Northeastern University student dorms. No more sleeping on an air mattress on the floor with the other poor grad students. I was going to ride the wave of girl on man crime. A budding entrepreneur, I'd grow my stable of foxy cons until we'd taken over the city of Boston. One wealthy sucker at a time.

I was so excited I sang all the way up Huntington Ave to the VA hospital, where the traffic finally unclotted with a bloody burst and thinned out to a healthy trickle. I was now the handler of a beautiful, ballsy, all-female crew. I laughed. What's not to like about that job description?
While I waited at a red light in downbeat, trashy, but tree-lined Jamaica Plain, I was in the best mood I'd been in since my mother got married. I felt that same sense of freedom wash over me. I was fully independent, relieved of the burden of pleasing someone else. I had my own business! And soon, all my loan troubles would be behind me.

That was the dream, anyway.

This is the first book of Mickey Corrigan's that I have read. Please if you read this book have an open mind. Not my typical kind of book however, this book is about prostitution things that women sometimes do in order to have money to pay for debt and school loans. You also need to have a great sense of humor. This book had me laughing a lot. The author's descriptions of the book made you feel you were right there. This book is based around today's society and has a lot of raw material in it. Shea is a well educated woman who just happened to be stuck left with her boyfriend's apartment who up and left. Blowing Johns at the moment seemed to be her only income. She decides she is tired of this occupation and wants to get her own gang together. She leans to her neighbor Buck for some help getting some girls together that could pull of this heist of some sort where they lure the Johns, knock them out and take their stash. This book is a fast read and is full of action. I don't want to give to much of the book away, but I am happy that in the end Shea does get her HEA!

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Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan lives and writes and gets into trouble in South Florida, where the men run guns and the women run after them.

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