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Double Whammy and Double Dip!

Davis Way is the funniest protagonist since Bree MacGowan – and you know how partial I am to Bree MacGowan! If you like your mysteries with a side of laughter the Davis Way Crime Caper Series may be for you too.  Both Double Whammy and Double Dip are laugh out loud, soda snorted on the keyboard funny, with enough real life thrown in to keep them grounded.

In the interest of full disclosure I’ll say that I was given electronic copies of both books, but because most of my reading hours are during my commute I then purchased audible copies. I would guess these books would be rated for the 18 years and older set for mature themes, but I’d let my mature fifteen year old read them. I don’t remember any overt sex. Double Dip has some blood, but mostly from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the foot.

WhammyIn Double Whammy, Davis Way, an unemployed ex-police officer from Pine Apple, Alabama takes a job at a casino in Biloxi, Mississippi as a member of an undercover security team. Faking  serving high priced meals and landscaping before finding herself cleaning the toilet in her ex-ex-husband Eddy’s room. And yes, she married him twice, more the fool Davis.

But will she solve the how of the mysterious million dollar payouts before the perpetrator solves her?








dipDavis Way (called David by her body double, the boss’s wife) is back in Double Dip, looking to take down the team that’s fleecing senior citizens and the State of Alabama right under the nose of Bellissimo Resort and Casino’s big boss. Davis narrowly avoids death by banana pudding, but will her budding relationship with her lawyer/landlord/boyfriend survive as well?

While not “*perfect” both Double Dip and Double Whammy left me wanting more.  They satisfied my need for mystery that makes me laugh, while also leaving me invested in the story and caring what happened to the characters. There were one or two glitches in the Audible narration, and I don’t know if those are echoed in the print versions because I don’t have time to search them out. They were minor and didn’t much effect my enjoyment of the stories.

Double Dip, the second of the series notches up the suspense and sense of impending danger and for a while I was afraid that I might not be happy at the end. But my fears were for naught. Gretchen Archer pulled all the threads together weaving an amusing and highly satisfying tale of fraud and deception.

I’m entertained by Archer’s narrative. She creates a window into Davis’s quirky, devious, computer hacking brain, and Davis, a wise cracking smartass with a sharp mind and a short fuse, is worth looking into. If she lived in my town she’d go neck and neck with my wise cracking best friend. I’d doubt I’d get a word in edgewise.

strikeA third book in the series, Double Strike is coming out in the Fall of 2014 and it has  already  won the jackpot: a spot at the top of my TBR list!


*BTW: I’ve stopped looking for *perfect*. If it makes me laugh and keeps me interested, I’m in.


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Meeting His MatchMHM_1600

by: Katee Robert


Synopsis: A satisfying category romance from Entangled’s brand new Lovestruck imprint…


When New York matchmaker Addison St. Claire is tasked with matching her best friend’s new brother-in-law, she almost refuses. But the sexy southern CEO turns out to be a challenge she can’t resist, because if anyone needs to meet his soul mate, it’s this man. And if matching him with someone else removes the temptation of being near him? Even better.


The last thing Caine McNeill needs is a matchmaker—especially a gorgeous redhead who spouts nonsense about soul mates, critiques what he drives and how he dresses, buys him a dog, and pesters him about a million little things he couldn’t care less about. It’s a crying shame he has to keep his hands off because chemistry like what’s flaring between them ought to be explored. Thoroughly.

And so the battle begins. Addison is determined to stick to her plan of setting him up on dates with other women, and Caine is equally determined to ignore these women and seduce her.

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In Ready to Wed, Dakota Halifax has just been stood up at the altar. She’s got to try to plan other people’s weddings while dealing with the fact that her faith in love is shaky at best. Luckily, her childhood friend has just moved into town—and he’s all grown up and surprisingly sexy now. Hanging out with him is starting to make the suckiness better. Only, she’s having a hard time having only “just friends” thoughts about him. Add in the fact that her ex is looking for another chance, and her life’s starting to get complicated.

One of my favorite storylines involve friends that start to think they might feel something more, and Ready to Wed explores that topic. So I thought today I’d give my top five friends-to-lovers movies.

1. Friends With Benefits – Great dialogue, characters, and with Justin & Mila starting, a whole lot of sexy all around.

2. Just Friends – My hubby and I watch this every Christmas to make us laugh and get into the holiday spirit.

3. 13 Going on 30 – Jennifer Garner kills it as a 13 year old in a 30 year old’s body. Then there’s Matty. That swing set scene is perfection!

4. Boys and Girls – Found this surprising gem on Netflix one night when I was looking for a movie to watch on Cheesy Movie Night Tuesday (a tradition at my house). Great friends to lovers story.

5. What’s your number –This movie made me laugh and swoon like crazy. Such a funny concept. Anna Farris is hilarious as usual, and you get to see a whole lot of ripped Chris Evans. Need I say more?

Whether you’re looking for a romance that makes you laugh, makes you ‘walk the plank’, keeps you guessing, or stars your favorite paranormal, look no further. Select books have the single-title stories you crave, and the longer length you need to really get ‘lost’ in a great book. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.
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Ready to Wed by Cindi Madsen


Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancé jilts her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea.Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love.But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance and suddenly Dakota questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?




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Her Temporary Hero by Jennifer ApodacaHTH_500

Blurb: Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run from her dangerous ex. With her dreams of love and marriage destroyed, she’ll do anything to protect her child…even agree to hide out in her boss’s cousin’s house while he’s away.


Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad’s rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He tries to keep his distance, but his efforts are shattered when he starts to have real feelings for his fake wife and child.

Just as Logan begins to think he may have a future with Becky, his attempt to have it all backfires into a betrayal that forces Becky into a heart-wrenching choice no woman should ever have to make.

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FfH_1600A satisfying category romance from Entangled’s brand new Lovestruck imprint…

Falling in love was never part of the plan…

Former Marine MacArthur Patton has made a small fortune on top-secret government contracts and black-ops missions, but his new assignment involves something more dangerous—marriage.

Well, fake marriage anyway.

To keep weapons out of the hands of terrorists, Mac has to secure a fiancée. A sweet, demure, compliant fiancée to serve as his arm candy for a few weeks while he completes the covert arms deal in Mexico. His sister claims to know just the woman, and sends her best friend to play the role.

“Sweet” and “demure” aren’t in Kelli Landers’s repertoire. A badass veterinarian who neuters big dogs and bigger men on a regular basis, she can’t wait to bring Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Detached to his knees. Her longtime crush on the commitment-phobe makes her plan to seduce him even sweeter.

Love wasn’t part of the plan, but the deeper Mac and Kelli fall into their ruse, the more danger they attract, until more than just their hearts are on the line…


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Tawna Fenske traveled a career path that took her from newspaper reporter to English teacher in Venezuela to marketing geek to PR manager for her city’s tourism bureau. An avid globetrotter and social media fiend, Tawna is the author of the popular blog, Don’t Pet Me, I’m Writing, and a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her fiance in Bend, Oregon, where she’ll invent any excuse to hike, bike, snowshoe, float the river, or sip wine on her back deck. She’s published several romantic comedies with Sourcebooks, including Making Waves, which was nominated for contemporary romance of the year by RT Book Reviews. She also writes interactive fiction capers for Coliloquy and the steamy, heartwarming Front and Center series for Entangled Publishing. Tawna’s quirky brand of comedy and romance has won praises from Kirkus Reviews, which noted, “Up-and-coming romance author Fenske sets up impeccable internal and external conflict and sizzling sexual tension for a poignant love story between two engaging characters, then infuses it with witty dialogue and lively humor. An appealing blend of lighthearted fun and emotional tenderness.”


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