Book Review & Giveaway: Lottery in Paradise by Deborah Brown



Meet the crime-solving duo of the Florida Keys: Madison who has all the charm of the girl next door, not to mention a deadly aim and Fab, her best friend, a femme fatale private investigator with a taste for danger and stilettos.

When their neighbor is found dead, the headlines read, “It doesn’t pay to be a lottery winner.” It gets you nothing but an endless line of crazies at your door, greedy relatives and acquaintances. Sleuths Madison and Fab don’t have time to be concerned about the latest murder; they have problems of their own trying to figure out why their house has suddenly become the focus of several attempted break-ins. The duo are off on more adventures — what could go wrong chauffeuring a limousine full of college girls? Or chasing after a custom Ferrari? Along the way, there’s a break-up, a wedding, and the usual run-ins with the law.

If you like sassy, exciting crime novels, then you’ll love Lottery in Paradise, the eleventh book in the scorching Paradise series about two seductive ladies who use unconventional and highly entertaining measures to maintain the peace in the steamy and twisted paradise of Tarpon Cove.

The Paradise series, are Florida Keys mysteries, “great as stand-alone reads, but they’re like chips…you won’t be able to devour just one!”

Available to buy from…   Amazon paperback 



My Review

I have read most of the Paradise books and I always look forward to reading the next one. They are full of action, humor, suspense, and mystery but are also quick, fun reads.

Madison Westin and her best friend, Fabiana (Fab), are always getting into trouble. Their boyfriends, Creole and Didier, are a perfect fit for the girls. Unfortunately, Didier has had enough of Fab risking her life for money that she doesn’t even need. They break up and Fab is grief stricken and keeps disappearing at night which worries poor Madison. She and her mom decide that they have to find a way to get them back together, but will it work? And will they lose their friendship?

There’s nonstop action in Lottery in Paradise. Not only is there the relationship problems between Fab and Didier but their next door neighbor was murdered after winning the lottery. His girlfriend moves in right after the murder. Suddenly, someone is attempting to break into Madison’s house. Could it be connected to the murder?

The characters in the Paradise series are great. Everyone in Madison’s family is just a little crazy and that extends to her friends too. I love reading about these crazy people!

I like Deborah Brown’s writing. It flows well and there’s always humor. I definitely recommend Lottery in Paradise.  It can be read as a stand alone but once you get a taste, you’ll probably want to read the other Paradise books as well.



“Another FABULOUS book by one of my favorite authors. I love how there are always several different stories going on. I loved the ending…” 

“Another great story in the Paradise series! My love for these quirky characters grows with every book! Hope they never end!”

“An excellent story that is jammed packed with fun, happiness, anger, & a few stupid decisions. She captures the reader’s attention & keeps it from beginning to end. This is another winner in the Paradise series!”

Above reviews from Amazon







Fab hit the steering wheel with a closed fist. “I’m going to run that jerk off the road.”

“No. You. Are. Not. And you’re not going to shoot out his tires either.” Though there was a zero chance of that happening. As talented as the hot, sexy woman was, she couldn’t steer and shoot at the same time. “We’ll act like normal people and call the police.” Normal, I laughed to myself. I hadn’t heard myself described that way in a long time. Mostly, I heard “weird” bandied about. An over-exaggeration – I’m familiar with weird, and that’s not me.

“You better come up with something better than that.” Fab pulled up alongside the truck on the driver’s side.

I powered the window down and hung my head out, my hand in mid-air, ready to flag the man down, even though I knew that chances were slim that he’d pull over. Pulling my head back in the window, I said, “Change of plans.” I pushed my red hair back into place, smoothing it down, certain it was a wind-whipped mess. “The fancy tow truck is one of Brick’s.”

Brick and I had a tenuous relationship; it was hard to trust him when I knew he never put Fab’s safety first, or mine either. He opposed our relationship, knowing that several times I had convinced my daring friend to calm down and rethink her plan. As backup to Super PI Fab, there were few jobs that didn’t include flying bullets and running for our lives. I was happy for the respite. So were our boyfriends ,who’d had a face-to-face with Brick, laying down the rules: no more withholding details, and if it came out after the fact that he knew there was a high chance of danger, it would be the last mistake he would make. My boyfriend followed that up with a right cross to Brick’s eye.
Fab made an outraged sound. “I don’t believe you.”


Also available in the Paradise Series


About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; poetry, sappy short stories (my best friend made me swear that I’d never show anyone until I changed the names), and a romance novel shoved under my bed.

I wanted to create books with a wide-range of unforgettable characters, with heat and romance, and lots of guns. It wouldn’t be complete without a slice of humor and charm.

I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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3 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Lottery in Paradise by Deborah Brown

  1. sharon martin September 13, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Thank you for sharing your review of Lottery in Paradise today xx

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  2. Deborah Brown September 14, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Happy you enjoyed. Thank you for the review.

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    • sleepygirl2 September 14, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      You’re welcome. I love your sense of humor.


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