The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf (Someone Else’s Fairytale #3)
by E.M. Tippetts
Summary: Chloe knew she was giving up the quiet life when she married Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt. She expected harassment from paparazzi but not from the writers of Blood Ritual, a television crime drama that brought national attention to a tough case she is trying to solve as a forensic scientist. While she and the rest of the Albuquerque Police Department once collaborated with the show, now relations have gone sour, and details that the police are trying to keep secret in the investigation are cropping up in episodes watched by millions.
If that weren’t enough, everyone in Chloe’s life seems to be going through a rough patch, from her best friend, Lori, who is trying to plan a wedding, to her niece Kyra who is upset about Jason’s choice of television roles, to Jason himself who is inexplicably moody and withdrawn. None of this drama is the type of thing Chloe knows how to resolve.
She is trained to do one thing: hunt down the big bad wolves of the world. But with her connections to fame compromising her work, she may not even be allowed to stay on the case. The clock is ticking as law enforcement agencies across the country try to find a serial killer before he strikes again. Chloe is faced with a choice, to help catch one of the most evil criminals in history, or provide support to the friends and family who have always been there for her. Either way, she feels she might make the mistake of a lifetime.
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Source: I received a paperback finished copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. I received an extra one in the mail that I am giving away!
I’m a huge fan of the contemporary series Someone Else’s Fairytale. Chloe and Jason are a great couple and her career path as a forensic scientist adds a bit of mystery and suspense to the story. I love how it doesn’t revolve around Jason’s acting career and the paparazzi drama, but those definitely play a role because of the nature of Chloe’s work. The series combines the best of contemporary romance with the suspense of a crime novel and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each book.
I really liked The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf, but I had my reservations about it when I saw the cover. If I’m being honest, I hate the cover. I was glad the book was kind of short so I didn’t have to take the book out in public because I hated the cover that much. Fortunately, the cover was misleading and the book was just as good as Someone Else’s Fairytale and Nobody’s Damsel.
I loved the plot and the conflicts in the book. Chloe was part of a serious investigation and she kept seeing similar details on Jason’s crime show on TV. She was trying to track down the source of the leak since her department was blaming her for the leak. But talking to the writers led to drama since one of them was dating Vicki, Jason’s partner in the show and ex. She, being the drama queen that she was, blamed Chloe for causing problems by talking to the writer. Everything was sort of interconnected and I liked watching it all unfold. Chloe is such a relatable character and her fears and concerns seemed completely legitimate. I loved seeing her relationship get a little stronger between her and her mom, too, since the other books focused a bit more on Jason’s family.
I definitely recommend the series and The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf was another entertaining addition to the series. I can’t wait for more!
I ended up getting two copies of the book by accident, so I’m giving away my extra copy. Giveaway is U.S. only because I’ll be paying for the shipping myself.
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