Expected publication date: 10/07/12GoodReads Summary: Summer break . . . and the livin' ain't easy!
Just because the students at New York College have flown the coop doesn't mean assistant residence hall director Heather Wells can relax. Fischer Hall is busier than ever, filled with squealing thirteen- and fourteen-year-old girls attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace herself—who just happens to be newly married to Heather's ex-boyfriend, heartthrob Jordan Cartwright. But the real headache begins when the producer of a reality TV show starring Tania winds up dead . . . and it's clear that the star was the intended victim.
Grant Cartwright, head of Cartwright Records, wants to keep his daughter-in-law (and his highest-earning performer) alive. So he hires his oldest son, black sheep of the family and private investigator Cooper Cartwright—who just happens to be Heather's new fiancÉ. Heather should leave the detecting to Cooper. But with a dorm full of hysterical mini-divas-in-training, she can't help but get involved. And after Tania shares a really shocking secret with her, this reality suddenly becomes more dangerously real than anyone ever anticipated.
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Get ready to dive back into world of Heather Wells as she once again finds herself in the midst of a murder investigation!
Size 12 and Ready to Rock is different to the previous three books in the series. There's new characters (as well as the return of some old ones), it's set during summer vacation, Heather and Cooper are finally a couple (and in my opinion, a bad-ass crime fighting team!), and we finally get to meet crazy Cooper's family!
Having read almost all her books I've found that one of Cabot's strengths as a writer is creating fabulous and quirky characters that you just can't help but love. As well as some old favourites a whole new set of characters are introduced - there's Heather's new boss, the TV production people, and the mischievous little campers. This of course means you can expect some crazy antics and laugh-out-loud moments!
It was great seeing the interaction between Cooper and Heather change. Cooper's protectiveness towards her was cute, and I liked the whole god cop, bad cop vibe they had going as they worked together to try and solve the murder mystery.
Cabot's writing style was as usual witty and littered with popular culture references which as a popular culture junkie I adored.
Heather's character really develops and grows as she comes to some realisations about herself and Tania. I've always really liked Heather, because I can really relate to her in that we both love TV (I found it particularly amusing when she was constantly saying to Cooper "but on TV..." I probably would have been saying that too if I were in her shoes, ha!), food and Cooper. In addition to this, she's funny, independent and stands up for the ones she loves - making her an awesome heroine in my books!
Size 12 and Ready to Rock is a brilliant addition to the series, fans of Heather Wells will not be disappointed!