Trouble in Paradise (book review)

About the book:

Welcome to the Florida Keys! Get ready to go on vacation and lose yourself in this action packed read.

What is big news in small town Tarpon Cove? An accidental drowning or perhaps a ruthless murder? When a dead fisherman rolls up on shore, Madison cannot resist jumping into her new role as Private Investigator. But she soon discovers the people in The Cove who normally gossip about everybody's business are unusually tight-lipped.

The bad tenant radar still not working, the cottages continue to be full of riffraff. Madison gets arrested, shot at, and outsmarted. She teams up with her best friend – the Glock carrying Fabiana. Together they take on cases no other investigators would ever touch!

Trouble in Paradise, is the third novel in Deborah Brown's Paradise series, can be read as a stand alone book.

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"'Trouble' is captivating from the first paragraph. The stories are a true adventure! - review from Amazon

"This book continues the drama as it can only occur in South Florida, with a host of truly fun, unique characters." - Author Kim Cano

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My review:

Deborah Brown has done it again.  She's filled the latest Paradise book with the same cast of zany characters as the first two... and has added enough new characters to keep it interesting.

The story is quick moving and just fun to read.  I'm loving all of the little cases that Madison and Fab find themselves tangled up in.  The mystery of the drowning/murder is almost secondary to the numerous other things that Madison gets herself mixed up in... and I loved every minute of it.  Each chapter is just full of action and mayhem.

I do wish there were more scenes with Madison and Zach.  I missed him as he wasn't in this book as much as the others.  He randomly drifts in and out of the book.  The relationship he and Madison has is just so flowing.  I don't think I could stand how one minute he's so worried and asking her to quit being so reckless and the next he's just not there.  I just want him there more.  Although... I do also love Creole.  Madison is good at keeping him at an arms length... but I'm almost wishing he would push the limits and see how things would go in the little love triangle that's there but not.  I do love that Madison is trying to get Zach and Creole to work on their friendship... but in the long run I'm really curious to see how those 3 work things out.

 About the Author:

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!"

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