Hot Property by Jenna Bennett is the second book in the “Savannah Martin” mystery series. Publisher: Bente Gallagher, May 2011
When Savannah Martin’s fellow Realtor and friend Lila Vaughn is robbed during an open house, Savannah rushes to the rescue with tea and sympathy, or at least a really good lunch and a shoulder to cry on. However, Lila seems more peeved than distraught, and her main gripe is that the sexy robber who tied her to a kitchen chair—for her own good—didn’t follow her suggestion to tie her to the bed instead.
Lila’s description of the man fits Savannah’s old school-mate Rafael Collier to a T. Rafe has recently turned up in Savannah’s life again, and he isn’t above doing a little breaking and entering. Metro Nashville Homicide Detective Tamara Grimaldi is of the same opinion, and when Lila turns up dead, tied to her bed and strangled, Rafe becomes a suspect. Now Savannah must get busy finding the real murderer before Detective Grimaldi can arrest the wrong man.
With the recent robberies at open houses, everyone is on alert and when Savannah’s friend is later murdered, the cops suspect that her friend Rafe may be involved and Savannah is determined to prove them wrong. This was a fun and entertaining mystery and I especially enjoyed the tension-filled not-yet romance between Savannah and Rafe. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this likable series.
Jenna Bennett is the is the pseudonym for Bente Gallagher