Monday, 13 March 2017

Hurricane In Paradise by Deborah Brown + Giveaway

Hurricane In Paradise by Deborah Brown
Published in America by Paradise Books in December 2016.

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

Set against the steamy backdrop of Tarpon Cove's sun-kissed, tropical waters, sexy sleuths and best friends Madison and Fab are at it again dealing with the occasional dead body. Hidden just below the surface of the small town lies an underworld, one steeped in deceit, corruption, and deadly secrets. It's only a matter of time before Madison and Fab find themselves on a collision course with the police, who consider them likely suspects in a murder.

Ride along on their adventures when the duo realizes that a family member is missing and pull themselves away from all jobs to track him down. Theories: walked away, freak accident, kidnapped? If so, then why no ransom demand?

Hurricane in Paradise is book ten in the thrilling and humorous provocative Paradise series, which finds the two waist-deep in mystery and romance. It is a smart, adventurous read that delivers heart-thumping, non-stop action. Join Madison and Fab as they solve the most twisted of cases, through unconventional ¬– and highly entertaining – measures… sometimes in flip-flops.

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

I got to read Hurricane In Paradise at probably the best time - sitting in hot Spanish sunshine and trying to distract myself from feeling unwell from a cold. This slice of Florida fun was just what I needed! A fast-paced read, Brown has her heroines zipping from one investigation to another with scarcely time to finish their margaritas. There are a lot of names to keep track of which I guess having read the previous books in the series would have helped me with. I was sometimes confused. Each of these mysterie books are stand-alone stories (in fact even the multiple overlapping mysteries in this one book didn't impinge on each other) but I think many of the central protagonists reoccur and I didn't have any depth of character to flesh them out. My favourite scenes were set in the rental homes, The Cottages, where the seedier side of Florida life comes to the fore. I could frequently empathise with manager Mac when she tried to keep this band of misfits under control - or at least prevent murder. There is a lot of gun waving in Paradise!

All in all I think if you're looking for a light beach read to pass a couple of days, you could do worse than pick up one of Deborah Brown's Paradise series. However Hurricane In Paradise is the tenth and I think starting nearer the series' beginning would have been wise!

"Deborah Brown's Florida Keys mystery series is highly addictive! The characters are quirky & amusing. The dialogue is snappy. The plot highly entertaining & thrilling. All the oddball cast of characters are back as well as Mad's & Fab's deliciously hunky loves, Creole & Didier." 

"Madison and Fab are so much fun to read about along with their better halves. This time there's murder (of course), a missing family member and a crazy grandma! You'll love this book so much!"

"Once again Deborah Brown has written a wonderful humerous highly entertaining book."
Above reviews from Amazon

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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  1. As long as the gun waving was only in the book and not on your holiday lol x Thank you for sharing your review today xx

  2. This sounds like the perfect beach read! I like a little suspense with my romance so I might just check this one out. :D

  3. Thank you for the review. Happy you enjoyed.

  4. The perfect time to read this does sound like it would be in super sunny Spain! I am so glad you were able to enjoy this romance and mystery. It sounds so good and like it would be a lot of fun to read myself.