Reviews for Drop Dead, Gorgeous
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Lonnie Adebayo can't escape the drama in this sequel to Beautiful, Dirty, Rich, but she knows that "V" stands for both vendetta and vengeance. Mason's first book ended with Lonnie near death following a vicious beating by wealthy oil executive Jordan Gatewood. She has recovered but is partially blind in one eye, has a metal rod in her leg, and six of her teeth have been replaced. Now it's Jordan's turn to suffer. An accomplice tells Lonnie, "This ain't nothing but you getting back at the brotha for doing you wrong." Absolutely. Lonnie concocts an elaborate plan to hit Jordan where it most hurts; his bank account. By a wild stroke of luck, Lonnie knows the secret to Jordan's true past. Let the conniving dealings begin. VERDICT Mason's storyline is overly complicated with flashbacks to the first book that interrupt the plot. Although the title has the potential to allure, this sequel fizzles rather than sizzles. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.