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Monday, June 8, 2015

The Blow Off by Mickey J. Corrigan (Book Review)

In association with Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for The Blow Off by Author Mickey J. Corrigan!

Book Review

The Blow Off by Mickey J. Corrigan
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: April 22, 2015
Format: Paperback - 198 pages
               Kindle - 336 KB
               Nook - 215 KB
ISBN: 978-1509201037
BNID: 2940151495158
Genre: Romantic Dark Comedy

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.

Book Description:

One long, hard night of working the streets is more than enough for twenty-five-year-old Shea O'Grady, a Boston-based grad student. She just doesn't have the stomach for it. Or the lips. So she comes up with a better way to use her youthful sexiness to pay off her debts. When she shares her plan to seduce and rob johns with her nasty tempered pimp, he agrees to fence her take for a generous cut. So Shea puts together a team of girls to work with her and convinces her downstairs neighbor, a hunky Rastafarian dealer dude, to help with the knockout drugs. But picking up rich guys and relieving them of their excess bling is not as easy as it seems. Sometimes it's even more dangerous than a job on the street.

The Blow Off is a cautionary tale, a romantic black comedy, and a satirical look at student debt, prostitution, woman on man crime, and the things we do for love.

My Book Review:

What's a girl to do when her ex-Boyfriend bails and she is stuck with large college debts? Why resort to the oldest profession of course!

The Blow Off is a fascinating tale that follows the seedy adventures of twenty-five year old Boston grad student Shea O'Grady, when she turns the oldest profession into a crazy plan to form a girl crew who seduces and robs rich men.

Author Mickey J. Corrigan weaves an entertaining tale based loosely on the exploits of a group of South Florida girls.

The Blow Off is written in the first person narrative that easily draws the reader into Shea's gritty attempt to pay off her college debts. Shea is an edgy and ballsy type of girl who tried to make ends meet by being a prostitute, but after one night she knew she sucked at it. So she turns her failed attempt at hooking into a business plan where she forms a sexy girl crew to seduce, drug, and rob rich men. With the backing of her ex-pimp Cedrick7Z and apartment building manager / drug dealer Buck Bearman, and taking the stage name of Heaven Scent, Shea "handles" her girl crew named after Gilligan's Island: Ginger, Mary-Ann, and Skipper ... as they scour the clubs and streets of Boston in search of easy marks, unsuspecting wealthy men. But their woman on man crime activities is anything but easy ... and their well-laid plans don't go as expected!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this crazy good story. I really liked Shea, she's a straight-talking, street smart girl who easily draws the reader into her story with an edgy dark sense of humor. I loved the spin on prostitution that the author weaves, there is a sense of reality to the girls crime crew that kept me wanting to see what would happen as they put their plan into action. I loved the balance of humor and drama that is interwoven in the story, it keeps you engaged, and the unexpected twists and turns makes this story that much more thrilling a read that leaves you wanting more.

The Blow Off is a graphic and sexy cautionary tale that is a blast to read!


About The Author

Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan lives and writes and gets into trouble in South Florida, where the men run guns and the women run after them. The tropics provide a lush, steamy setting for hot Florida pulp. Books include the edgy novellas in The Hard Stuff series from the Wild Rose Press (Whiskey Sour Noir, Vodka Warrior, Tequila Dirty, and Real Life Rum); the spoofy Geekus Interruptus and F*ck Normal from Australia's Bottom Drawer Publications; and the thriller Sugar Babies from Champagne Books. Her urban crime novel, Songs of the Maniacs, is new from Salt Publications in the UK.

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June 1 - Polishedand Bubbly
June 2- ThisSide of Paradise Books
June 3 - FlameResistant Undies Romance Reviews
June 4 - Chick Lit Plus
June 8 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews


  1. Thanks for the awesome review!

    1. Hi Mickey! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event for The Blow Off. I really enjoyed reading this gritty and humorous tale! :)