I used to do a lot of reading before I had kids. I would always have a book with me. When I was in college I mostly preferred to read true crime books, I’m sure it had something to do with the fact that I was studying criminology, but nowadays I prefer more upbeat books. That is, when I find the time to read! I admit, it’s been a while since I read a whole book for myself!
I had the pleasure of reading The Booby Trap by Anne Browning Walker and it sucked me right in. This was my first romance novel that I have read but I loved it. This book drew me in and made me feel as if I was the girl Bambi in the book. I finished this whole book in a day and a half and was sad when I was done, I really enjoyed it. Makes me realize I need to get back to reading more often!
Bambi, the main character in The Booby Trap is a Harvard Ph.D. candidate and finds herself working as a waitress at The Booby Trap, which is pretty much like a Hooter’s restaurant. The girls wear skimpy outfits and heels and the male customers are creepy grabbers. She is working there to research on a project in her women’s studies, she works there undercover to learn exactly what it is like for the women that work there.
Along the way a local celebrity, Trip Whitley, enters The Booby Trap. He is trying to get under his family’s skin by dating someone “beneath” him. He offers to pay Bambi to pretend to be his girlfriend. It worked out well for Bambi because she could also use this for her school project. Trip learns a hard lesson along the way after Bambi revealed her true identity down the road and teaches him not to judge someone based on how they look or where they work.
This was all fine until Bambi realized that she too was judging Trip based on his appearance and profession and soon realizes she is falling for him.
Like I said, I really enjoyed reading this book. At times I really felt for Bambi and other times I felt more for Trip. Both characters I could relate to at different times. Anne Browning Walker did a great job at making me connect with her characters and really feel what they were experiencing.
As humans we often find ourselves judging people based on appearance or occupation or even the car they drive. I do try hard not to judge people based on outward appearances but I am human and it does happen every once in a while I do admit. This book was wonderful in showing what happens when you make snap judgements.
The Booby Trap was written with a particular audience in mind: Walker’s closest friends. “I wanted my heroine to reflect the many smart, savvy, thoughtful, and driven women in my life,” Walker says. “Bambi is a modern-day heroine who values ambition and success in her own career, and also makes time for love.”
ANNE BROWNING WALKER is a career writer and researcher. Currently living in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Walker is a member of Romance Writers of America and is working on her next romance novel.
The Booby Trap will make a great read this long, boring winter. I can’t help but think how nice this book would be to read all snuggled up by a fire with a blanket. Grab a copy for yourself and be sure to pick up an extra to give as a gift this holiday season.
Buy: Look for The Booby Trap in stores at Barnes & Noble or on Amazon for $14.42
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I received a copy for the purpose of review. Opinions are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.