Brett Always Wins by David D’Aguanno

Publication Date: March 30, 2012

Now available in audiobook format narrated by the fabulous Travis Henry Carter who fully embodies the douchy but likable Brett Cornell. Click here to check it out on Audible. Seriously, these books are funny and a call back to the kind of guy you don’t see much anymore. Give the Brett Cornell series a shot.

Review originally posted on June 9, 2012

 

Brett Always Wins by David D’AguannoIn Brett Always Wins by David D’Aguanno, private investigator and “Charter Member of Unscrupulous Bastards R Us” (Kindle location 1974), Brett Cornell, is a prime piece of all-American beef who has deemed instant gratification a way of life. He’s irresistible; just ask him; he’ll tell you. When a one-night stand calls to say that her husband is trying to kill her, Brett knows the real reason, she’s back for round two. Brett takes her case and finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery. Nothing the great Brett Cornell can’t handle.

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Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Book) by Christopher Greyson

Publication Date: August 1, 2013

 

Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Book) by Christopher GreysonIn Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Book) by Christopher Greyson, officer Jack Stratton’s foster sister, Michelle, is missing. The police believe she just decided to leave but their foster mother, Aunt Haddie, knows that she wouldn’t take off without letting her know. Haddie knows that Jack is that one person that will find Michelle at all costs. Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Book) is the first novel in the Jack Stratton series.  Continue reading Girl Jacked (A Jack Stratton Book) by Christopher Greyson

Ukulele Deadly (Aloha Lagoon Mystery Book) by Leslie Langtry

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

 

Ukulele Deadly (Aloha Lagoon Mystery Book) by Leslie LangtryIn Ukulele Deadly (Aloha Lagoon Mystery Book) by Leslie Langtry, Nani Johnson is settling into her life in Hawaii playing the ukulele for events. When she goes to pick up food for a last-minute dinner, a man dies behind her car. Turns out, the man is from the same super-small Kansas town that Nani and her ultra-nutty mom left a few years before. As the body count climbs and Nani and her mom hit the suspect list, can she solve the mystery of the murders before she finds herself playing ukulele behind bars for the rest of her life? Ukulele Deadly is the seventh book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series. Continue reading Ukulele Deadly (Aloha Lagoon Mystery Book) by Leslie Langtry

The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery by J.B. Lynn

Publication Date: May 15, 2014

 

The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery by J.B. LynnIn The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery by J.B. Lynn, Tom Hanlon is a private investigator. As a favor to his elderly neighbor, he takes her dog out for some exercise and meets Armani Vazquez, an eccentric matchmaker who wants to set him up with his prime suspect in a serious crime, Jane Bly and her aptly named foster dog, Calamity. While Tom is looking for his thief will Jane steal his heart? The Mutt and the Matchmaker is the first book in the Matchmaker Mystery series. Continue reading The Mutt and the Matchmaker: A Matchmaker Mystery by J.B. Lynn

Murder on the Page (A Harley Hill Mystery) by Kennedy Chase

Publication Date: October 2, 2016

 

Murder on the Page (A Harley Hill Mystery) by Kennedy ChaseIn Murder on the Page (A Harley Hill Mystery) by Kennedy Chase, Harley Hill and her agency partner, Cordelia, are hired to find a diary written by John Dee, advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. When their search leads them to a dead body, they find themselves thrust into the English underworld and into a plot that could end the monarchy. Murder on the Page is the second book in the Harley Hill Mystery series. Continue reading Murder on the Page (A Harley Hill Mystery) by Kennedy Chase

Rabid Reader’s Valentine’s Day book recommendations

Over the past years, we reviewed tons of romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery books and we would like to take the opportunity to present and share some book reviews for Valentine’s day 2017. This is just a short list of books that readers may enjoy. Don’t forget to check out our other book reviews. Check out our romance, chick-lit and cozy mystery reviews.

 

 

Veronica Scott, science fiction, romance and a U.S. Today best-selling author, released Trapped on Talonque last year. Be sure to check out the latest review of the Sector series.

 

 

 

A classic everyone that enjoys adventure mixed with romance will like A Kiss at Kilhali by the New York Times best-selling author, Ruth Harris.

 

 

 

If you are into romantic suspense, try out The Rigid Rules by Christina Thompson. Readers with a passion for mysteries that contain elements of romance novels will enjoy Thompson’s Chemical Attraction series.

 

 

 

If you’re a fan of romance, particularly Regency, try out Sense and Sensuality by Alicia Quigley. This is a well-polished novel Quigley’s characters are witty, fast and wonderfully framed.

 

 

 

Andrea Weir’s A Foolish Consistency is a high-octane drama piece that gives readers the impression they are reading a real-life story. If you love reading romance novels with lots of ups and downs, this is the book for you.

 

 

 

Readers that have a knack for typical cozy mystery books should check out Hide nor Hair by Jo-Anne Lamon Reccoppa. The story takes place in New Jersey and contains everything that makes up a great cozy mystery. Also, check out the review of the first book, New Math is Murder.

 

 

Another cozy mystery series worth reading is Chef Maurice Series by J.A. Lang. If you are seeking a culinarian cozy mystery series with a dash of humor, be sure to check out Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle. You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by the New York Times best-selling author Julia Quinn, is a fun and interesting historical story. This book is the fourth one in a series. If you love Regency novels, be sure not to miss out on this series.

 

 

 

Playing Charlie Cool is a charming romance novel and the third book in the Trager Family Secrets series by the best-selling author, Laurie Boris. A smooth flow, great writing, clever plotting and wonderfully, fleshed-out characters make this book endearing to read.

 

 

 

What would a romantic recommendation reading list be without the author Ellie Campbell? In Meddling With Murder Cathy O’Farrell and her band of Crouch End crazies from Looking for La La are finally back. Cozy mystery readers that are looking for a book with beautifully ridiculous plot elements and a touch of humor will not want to pass up on this series.

Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson

Publication Date: August 26, 2008

 

Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott DavidsonIn Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson, caterer Goldy Schultz is setting up for a library holiday brunch when she thinks she sees Sandee Brisbane, the woman that killed her husband, in the stacks. The catch is that up until that moment, Goldy and everyone else thought that Sandee was dead. When a former D.A. is found dead, Goldy is pulled into a murder mystery that seems focused on sweet revenge. Sweet Revenge is a mystery novel that includes ten recipes.

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Hide nor Hair (A Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery) by Jo-Ann Lamon Reccoppa

Publication Date: April 21, 2015

 

Hide nor Hair (A Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery) by Jo-Ann Lamon Reccoppa

In Hide nor Hair (A Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery) by Jo-Ann Lamon Reccoppa, Colleen Caruso is back and looking for a hairstyle that works. What she finds is a stylist dead in the hair-washing sink. When another small business owner plunges from a plane without a parachute, Colleen knows something is up and it’s up to her to get to the bottom of the mystery before anyone else meets an untimely end. Hide nor Hair is the second book in the Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery series.

 

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Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. Lang

Publication Date: April 4, 2015

 

Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. LangIn Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle by J.A. LangChef Maurice has a problem. Ollie Meadows has been the mushroom supplier for Chef Maurice’s little restaurant in the Cotswolds for some time but Ollie has disappeared! When Chef Maurice visits Ollie’s home, he finds that his trusted vendor has been holding out and hoarding rare white Alba truffles. With the help of his newly adopted pig, friend Arthur, sous chef Patrick and P.C. Lucy Galveston (why not involve the police), Chef Maurice has a mission. He will solve the mystery of where Ollie found the delightful truffles and perhaps where Ollie has gone.

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