Thursday, May 15, 2014

Review: Heiress, P.I. by Amanda Mahan


Meet Lucy Hansen. She’s the richest teenager in the world – and possibly the shyest. She doesn’t flash her business to the paparazzi as she’s getting out of limos or send selfies while smoking salvia. No, Lucy hides behind her frizzy bangs, environmental causes and organic hemp-blend sweats. Her one true friend (and secret crush) Holden is the poorest kid in Beverly Hills – and probably the scrappiest. He interns for a famous private investigator, and when he asks Lucy to help him crack a case, her life turns from tame to tabloid, from glum to glam, from private to private eye. And when the trail leads directly to her hotel magnate father, it’s up to Lucy to solve the case by infiltrating Hollywood’s most elite and unwelcoming club: Celebutantes. Teens who are famous for, well… being famous. 

Along the way, “LuHan” endures wardrobe malfunctions, fake romances, compromising videos-turned-YouTube hits, unflattering mug shots and – worst of all – a makeover. Now Lucy has to save her father, dodge the paparazzi, and keep her IRL ID on the DL – all while maybe, almost, possibly having her first real kiss. 

If you’ve ever read the tabloids and wondered, “What was she thinking?” then HEIRESS, P.I. offers one possible answer.


Amanda MahanAmanda Mahan is the author of Heiress, P.I. -- think "Veronica Mars meets Gossip Girl" -- which tells the story of the richest girl in the world getting made over and going undercover to solve a mystery.

Amanda is the People’s Choice Award winning Green Mommy blogger and worked on two NBC sitcoms. Both of these influences can be seen in Heiress, P.I. which features an environmentally-friendly protagonist and humorous dialogue.

Known for her love of trashy tabloids, her hopelessness with her own hair, and her addictive red velvet cupcakes, Amanda lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two small (but surprisingly loud) children.


I want this book to become a movie.  It would be such fun to see this book come alive on the big screen because it was a blast to read as a novel.  It was full of fun characters, especially the main one (who was instantly likable) with many others sprinkled in.  It was a great chick lit mystery mixed with Hollywood flare.  There is something for everyone.  I loved that this is one that a mother could read with her older daughter or one that a book club would love to read as well.  It is great when a book can be enjoyable and appropriate for a larger audience.  I can't wait to see what Mahan comes up with next!

1 comment:

  1. Drat. I was going to put this on my Amazon wish list, but I see it's only available as an ebook. You don't have a print copoy lying around? Sometimes an author digs one up for me. Yes, I know they're more expensive.


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