Book Review: The Booby Trap by: Anne Browning Walker

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Pixel Entertainment, LLC

Publish Date: September 1, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Trade Paperback

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Welcome to The Booby Trap, a seedy bar where waitresses' skirts are high, necklines are low and customers show up for the eye candy.

When brainy, beautiful, Harvard Ph.D. candidate Bambi Benson wants to study the women of the the Booby Trap for her dissertation, she goes undercover and joins them. All is going well for Bambi until handsome local celebrity Trip Whitley enters the scene.

Hoping to shock his high-society family by dating a bimbo, Trip offers to pay Bambi to pretend to be his girlfriend. She accepts his offer and bides her time, waiting for the right moment to reveal her true identity and teach Trip not to judge based on appearances.

After a series of dates carefully orchestrated for their publicity value, Bambi's trap is set. But there's one problem: the predator might have fallen in love with her prey.

Review: Bambi Benson is a very smart and beautiful woman working on her doctoral dissertation in women’s studies. As part of her research she’s gone undercover at a bar named The Booby Trap to study the women who work there and the men who patronize the bar. When Trip Whitley, the face of the dating service Belles and Beaux, comes in to The Booby Trap for his friend’s bachelor party, he hatches a plan and he needs Bambi’s help. Unfortunately for him, Bambi’s not the bubbly, dumb blonde she appears to be at all. Yet Bambi has her own agenda – to teach Trip not to base his judgment of others on appearances. What will happen when their feelings become more than just for show?

Ms. Walker has written a deceivingly simple novel which is in fact a deep look at human nature. I know I have been guilty of judging people by their looks and Bambi defies everyone’s expectations. Quirky characters, set against the historic setting of Boston, bring to life a fun and engaging story which will have you looking twice at everyone you meet. ‘The Booby Trap’ is a quick read because you become attached to the characters from the start and the dialogue/action flows very well. I hope to see more of Ms. Walker’s work in the future!


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