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Book Review & Giveaway: Ambushed in Paradise by Deborah Brown

11 Jan

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The Keys is a great place to hide a seashell bucket full of secrets.
Creole…shot…dead. Three words Madison Westin never thought she’d hear in the same sentence. Creole promised. He pinky swore on it.
But even through a blur of tears fed by prescription-strength margaritas, Madison can tell when things are shady. Sure, Creole was undercover, but she deserves more than sketchy non-answers, an urn of ashes, and a secret life crawling out of the woodwork.
Nothing’s adding up, nothing that remotely sounds like the Creole she knew and loved. Calling in every one of her IOU’s—only to find some of her most reliable information sources drying up—Madison sets out to dig up what really happened to Creole. She never thought the truth would wrap its arms around her and make her wonder if she’s chasing a ghost… or taking a vacation from sanity.
Ambushed in Paradise is book #12 in the action-packed Paradise series. Come along with Madison and Fab as they dig up the truth and share more than one hair raising adventure.

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.com   Amazon.co.uk   Paperback 

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Since I’ve read most of the Paradise books and feel like these characters are friends, I didn’t bother to read the book description before I read Ambushed in Paradise. Talk about ambushed! What a way to start a book! I felt Madison’s heartbreak right along with her when she was told that Creole was dead. I kept saying, “He can’t be dead. He can’t be dead.” But then there was a funeral and his ashes were buried…

It amazes me how Deborah Brown can keep these stories so alive and refreshing. You would think that at some point they would get repetitive or boring but she keeps coming up with surprises (even if it is a death) to keep things interesting. Madison’s best friend, Fab, and Fab’s boyfriend are great friends and try to help her through her grief. Fab is still pretty crazy. And Madison’s family is always interesting.

I read this book in one sitting (“He can’t be dead. He can’t be dead.”). It’s just January and I’m sure this will be one of my favorite books of 2018. Ambushed in Paradise can be read as a stand alone but I wouldn’t recommend it. I would read at least book #11 before this one in order to understand the love that Madison loses at the beginning of the story.

 

“I love the characters, Brown does an amazing job of creating complex and interesting characters!”

“This was one of the author’s strongest books yet”

“I have enjoyed this entire series, but this book is a standout.”

Above reviews from Amazon

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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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Book Review & Giveaway: Revenge in Paradise by Deborah Brown

26 May

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When a man of questionable character’s corpse is found at The Cottages, beaten to death with Madison’s own gardening tools, she and her partner, Fab, set out to prove that the man’s abused girlfriend did not kill him. Along the way, Madison finds herself behind bars twice, held hostage in a mansion, and running from flying bullets.

There is no shortage of action, suspense, comedy, or romance in this edge-of-your-seat story of two friends with a knack for getting into—and somehow out of—trouble. This time they must answer one question: Who is responsible for getting their Revenge in Paradise?

Revenge in Paradise, is the sixth novel in Deborah Brown’s Paradise series, which can be also read as a stand alone book.

Available to buy from…..

Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk   Barnes and Noble

“I loved the location, the story, and the people so I recommend this book for those who enjoy a good mystery that has a lot of fun as well.”

“I’ve ready every book in her Paradise Keys –and can’t wait for the next one to come out.”

“So delightfully entertaining this is one story not to be missed!”

above reviews from Amazon

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My Review

I read Crazy in Paradise and Greed in Paradise and I was looking forward to reading this book. The Paradise books are quick, fun reads. 

Madison Westin and her best friend, Fabiana, are constantly getting into trouble. Madison’s boyfriend, Creole, has to get them out of scrapes and near misses, over and over. Not only do they have a murder mystery to solve, but even a simple job, like dropping off an expensive car to its new owner, turns into an adventure.

Now that Madison and Fab both have boyfriends, they make a great foursome, and two great couples. I really like the relationship that Madison has with Creole.

Deborah Brown’s writing flows well and is easy to read. This book is full of action and suspense as well as romance and humor. A typical quote: “I settled back in a chair, careful to make sure I sat on my skirt; otherwise, the backs of my legs stuck to the plastic and made an unfortunate sucking noise when I stood.”

Anyone who likes women’s fiction or mystery will like Revenge in Paradise. I highly recommend it and I hope there will be more of these books in the future.

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About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer… and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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Website   Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   Google+   Goodreads

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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