Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here (The Others #3) by Christine Warren

Book Description:

Published: November 2, 2010

Format: Audio/OverDrive

Danice Carter wakes up naked and confused. She can’t figure out how she got into bed with a man she’s never met, because there is no way she would forget meeting McIntyre Callahan. The man is everything she’s ever fantasized about, a mind-bendingly mouth-watering hunk…who is just as puzzled about what’s going on as she is. When they discover the explanation involves a fugitive from Faerie, some very tricky magic and a theoretical hotel room, things start to get a little weird. Good thing the attraction between Danice and Mac makes all the sense in the world.

Review –

As some of you know, book covers call to me so when I saw the cover for this book on OverDrive I  borrowed it straight away. I didn’t read the blurb or synopsis. That was my mistake. It is a PARANORMAL ROMANCE. I used to read some books in this category but I hadn’t for a very long time.

Attorney Danice Carter gets an unexpected assignment from the head of her high-powered New York law firm: find his granddaughter Rosemary and convince her to file a paternity suit. Danice was already dreading the assignment, but things take a strange turn when she meets half-fae PI Mac Callahan, who is also hunting for Rosemary.

Mac’s client is an unnamed party in Faerie, but what do they want with a human female? To find out, Mac must enter Faerie, something he hasn’t done since he was an infant. When a determined Danice refuses to be left behind, Mac is concerned, for he suspects their trip may bring them into contact with the dangerous Unseelie Court.

Neither trusts the other nor appreciates the attraction they feel towards each other, but the sexual chemistry between them can’t be denied, BUT they hadn’t really connected beyond the physical attraction.  Although the description of the sex was good, the whole attraction between Mac and Danice was a bit too INSTALOVE.

I haven’t read the previous books in the series so I really didn’t know what to expect. Suffice it to say paranormal romance is still not my favorite.

 

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Vacations Can Be Murder by Connie Shelton

From Publishers Weekly

The second appearance (following Deadly Gamble) of Charlie Parker, an Albuquerque CPA who keeps the books for her brother’s private investigating firm, works more successfully as a Hawaiian tour than as a mystery. On vacation, Charlie is taking a helicopter tour of Kauai, when she and the pilot, Drake Langston, spy a dead body on the rocky coast. The dead man is identified as Gilbert Page, a married California businessman who had just had a fight with his young girlfriend. The hunky Drake asks for Charlie’s help after his friend, Mack, owner of the helicopter tour business, is arrested for the murder. The dead man was a loan shark, and Mack was one of his indebted minnows. Charlie travels to the mainland to check out Page’s background and pokes around Kauai to find out how and when someone dumped his body on the rocks before she nabs the killer. Charlie’s first-person narration is pleasant but not much more, and this lightweight caper never quite gels into an engrossing mystery.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
 
 
 
Review –
 
I thought I had published this review weeks ago but I found it in the  DRAFT folder so I’m posting it now.  This was the second in the Charlie Parker  series and as of a couple of weeks ago I have finished all  12 of them  and I hated to see them come to an end.  I’ll be ready whenever Connie Shelton finishes # 13.
 
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Deadly Gamble by Connie Shelton (The first Charlie Parker Mystery)

From Booklist

Albuquerque CPA Charlie Parker (female, despite the name) handles the business side of RJP Investigations while her brother, Ron, does the detecting. When Ron is out of town, however, Stacy North, who eloped with Charlie’s fianc{‚}e, Brad, 10 years earlier, comes calling, hoping to hire someone to find her missing Rolex watch. Charlie reluctantly takes the case and soon finds the watch in a pawn shop, where the thief, a man with whom Stacy had been having an affair, sold it. Soon the lover is dead, and Stacy is an obvious suspect. Charlie sticks with the case and finds herself involved with still more murder. This is a well-plotted debut mystery with a nice surprise ending and some excellent characterizations. Charlie, in particular, is slick, appealing, and nobody’s fool–just what readers want in an amateur sleuth. Look forward to the next installment in what shapes up to be a promising series. Stuart Miller –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

 

Review –

It looks like I have found a new series to follow.

This book was a fast read, very enjoyable and didn’t take a lot of thinking on my part.  Just a nice book to read when there is nothing on television and you don’t feel like doing anything else.

 

Peaches and Screams by G.A. McKevett

From Publishers Weekly

Savannah Reid makes a good showing in this strong series’ latest volume (Just Desserts, etc.) when she travels home to small town McGill, Ga., for her sister Marietta’s third wedding. Before the rehearsal can start, unpopular Judge Patterson is found shot to death, and his valuable collection of Confederate war medals has vanished. Worse is to come the missing medals turn up in the toolshed Savannah’s youngest brother, Macon, has fixed up for his private apartment. Worst of all, prosecuting attorney Mack Goodwin, the late judge’s son-in-law, is determined to see Macon “strapped to a table with a needle in his arm.” Before standing up with her sister, Savannah must stand by her brother and clear his name. Certainly none of her seven other siblings is capable of lifting a finger to help do the laundry, much less some legwork. But her best friends, Detective Sergeant Dirk Coulter and Tammy Hart, factotum at Savannah’s Midnight Magnolia Detective Agency in California, ride (in a rental car from the airport) to the rescue. Some of the secondary characters are merely sketched in, like the shiftless, lazy Macon, but the main characters are carefully portrayed, their actions realistic and engrossing. In particular, Savannah’s increasing exasperation with her siblings and devotion to the grandmother who raised her, as well as a nostalgic flirtation with her first beau, strike a chord with anyone who has sighed for the might-have-been. The pseudonymous McKevett also delivers a surprise ending with panache the clues are there! (Jan. 8)Forecast: Like previous titles in the series, this novel boasts eye-catching jacket art, though the black cat, an incidental figure in the plot, would seem to be there chiefly to lure cat cozy fans.
Review –
 
Nothing earth shaking or mind provoking-just a pleasant read.