Title: Desert Foxe (Skyler Foxe Mysteries: Book Five)
Author: Haley Walsh
Publisher: MLR Press
Pages/Word Count: 232 Pages
Rating: 5 Stars
Blurb: Skyler and his friends go to Palm Springs for the annual White Party and find murder!
Out and proud high school English teacher Skyler Foxe and his posse of friends go to the annual Palm Springs White Party for a weekend of fun, frivolity, and luscious men. But there are boy troubles of all kinds ahead. Skyler’s boyfriend and high school coach Keith Fletcher has to endure an embarrassing number of Skyler’s former hook-ups, one of the SFC might be going solo, Skyler encounters unexpected and unwelcome participants at the party, and there’s a murder on the dance floor, literally at Skyler’s feet! Both Skyler and Keith are drawn into investigating more than murder when the FBI asks Skyler to do the unthinkable.
Review: I have been a Skyler Foxe fan since book one, and I am always super excited when another book is released in this series. After all of the drama in the previous books, Skyler and Keith seem to be in a much better spot than we left them, but Keith is still a little overwhelmed by all of Skyler’s previous men.
When Skyler, Keith, and their friends head up to Palm Springs for the annual White Party, Keith thought the worst that could happen would be meeting even more of Skyler’s previous flings. It turns out that things can be a whole lot worse.
After discovering two of his students at the White Party, Skyler Foxe thinks he is now free to party, but that idea is out the window when a dead body falls literally at his feet. Now, if you have read any previous books in the Skyler Foxe series, you know that this means one thing and one thing only: Skyler will be sneaking around investigating this murder, right? Well, not so much. This time he is actually recruited by the FBI since he resembles the agent that is working undercover on the local reservation.
What should be an easy in and out operation, investigating illegal gun running, turns hairy, and it will take the help of all of Skyler’s friends to get him out of trouble this time. As usual with Haley Walsh, this book is very well written. There are equal amounts heat, humor, and a fabulous mystery to keep you on your toes. If you haven’t read any Skyler stories before, this can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading them all because they are just that dang good.
I thoroughly enjoyed this new mystery Skyler finds himself investigating, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for him next.
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