Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Memes: Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly. 334 p. Kathy Dawson Books/ Penguin Books (USA) LLC, August, 2015. 9780525428404.

Publisher synopsis: Sherlock meets Veronica Mars meets Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in this story of a wisecracking girl who meets a weird but brilliant boy and their roller-coaster of a semester that’s one part awkward, three parts thrilling, and five parts awesome
When Philip Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He's rude and he treats her like a book he's already read and knows the ending to. But before she knows it, Digby—annoying, brilliant and somehow attractive?—has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a local teenage girl. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.
When it comes to Digby, Zoe just can't say no. Digby gets her, even though she barely gets herself. But is Digby a hero, or is his manic quest an indication of a desperate attempt to repair his broken family and exercise his own obsessive compulsive tendencies? 
A romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic, a crime novel where catching the crook isn't the only hook, a friendship story where they aren't even sure they like each other—this is a contemporary debut with razor-sharp dialogue, ridiculously funny action, and the most charismatic dynamic duo you've ever met. 

First Line(s): Of course I didn't like Digby when I first met him. No one does. He's rude, he doesn't ever take no for an answer, and he treats you like a book he's already read and knows the ending to even if you yourself didn't yet.

Page 56: "Okay-gotta go." Digby grabbed his tray and got up.
     "Where are you going?"
     "Take care of some business. I'll pick you up at your place."
     "I'm not going with you," I said.
     "Okay, great, see you at eight," he said.

Can't remember where I found out about this quirky, funny, suspenseful novel, but I am enjoying it so far.


  1. The opening synopsis does make it sound fun. Glad you are enjoying it.
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  2. Sherlock, Veronica Mars, and Ferris?! I'm adding this to my tbr right now! :)

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  3. Definitely sounds funny, great title. Hope you enjoy it to the end.

  4. This one is on my TBR because it sounds like it could be a fun read. Hope you enjoy the weekend!
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  5. You had me with the Sherlock/Veronica Mars/Ferris mention. What a combination! This does sound like a fun read and definitely different from anything I've read recently.

  6. This does sound like fun. I'll be looking forward to hearing what you thought of it. I am spotlighting Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson this week. Happy reading!

  7. I first laughed at that title. So true. Then I laughed when he said, "Okay, I'll pick you up at eight." He totally ignored her statement. Sounds like a really fun one!

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  8. I LOVE the title.

    Sounds fun.....ENJOY!!

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  9. Digby sounds like a douche. He'll probably turn out different though.
    Happy weekend!