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Kiss Me If You Can by Carly Phillips – Review

Kiss Me If You Can bookcover

Reviewed by Casey B.
on July 21, 2010

“You’ll enjoy the ride of this romantic mystery.”

Rating: ★★★★☆

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when criminal reporter, Sam Cooper is in the right place at the right time to thwart a jewelry store robbery he gets instant notoriety on the famed bachelor blog. Women of the city are fawning over him…all but Lexie Davis who’s after his reward rather than him. At least, she is at first! Lexie is after the ring Coop is rewarded by the owner of the jewelry store for her grandmother. Little does she know that she’s unearthing a long hidden thievery ring!

Carly Phillips’ Kiss Me If You Can is exciting, sensual and full of thrilling possibilities! Coop and Lexie are sweet together and set the stage for a long-term relationship that is sure to last (and keep them both on their toes!). You’ll enjoy the ride of this romantic mystery.

Kiss Me If You Can by Carly Phillips – Review

Kiss Me If You Can bookcover

Reviewed by Hope C.
on June 09, 2010

“…a spectacular, romantic mystery set in the big apple.”

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Carly Phillip’s Kiss Me If You Can is a spectacular, romantic mystery set in the big apple. The story intrigues while keeping you enthralled with Coop and Lexie’s fiery romance. If you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to put it down!

Crime beat reporter and aspiring novelist, Sam Cooper is a man who seems to be in the right place at the right time when he foils a robbery attempt on an antique jewelry store and is rewarded with a trinket. Little does he know that one little ring is about to turn his world upside down in oh, so many ways!

First, he’ll meet the intelligent and very sexy, Lexie Davis. Lexie fields off panic set off by what she perceives as disappointment by traveling to strange and wonderful places. But she always returns home to her grandmother’s spare bedroom. With her beloved grandmother’s eightieth birthday looming close, Lexie spies a ring a jewelry store owner is rewarding to what they are terming a local hero while watching the news. The ring looks similar to a necklace her grandmother wears only while at home, so Lexie decides to approach the reporter and offer to buy the ring.

Lexie blindside’s Coop in an alley behind the paper and the meeting sets off sparks that soon becomes full-fledged flames neither can deny! While both have their issues, they work together to uncover the mystery of the ring and necklace—that had been stolen as part of a set in the 1950’s. Together they unravel the threads of long held secrets and family intrigue, all the while developing an unbreakable bond.

Ms. Phillips writes sexy, intriguing stories as a general rule and Kiss Me If You Can definitely fits that mold. She’s taken two characters and brought them to life so that you fall in love with them from the get-go. Lexie has her parental and what can be termed as “flight” issues. And Coop has a fear of failure, while at the same time showing an eagerness to take risks. The setting isn’t what pulls you into this story, nor is the more-than-obvious answer to the mystery. By the first half of the book you’ll know who stole the jewels. But they why is what will keep you reading. And even when you find out, you’ll still want to see how Lexie and Coop compromise and make their relationship work.

Killer Heat by Brenda Novak – Review

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Reviewed by Heather R.
on October 18, 2010

“…intrigue, jealousy and craziness…definitely going on my keeper shelf!”

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Brenda Novak’s Killer Heat is k-i-l-l-e-r! Even if you haven’t had the chance to read the others in this trilogy, don’t miss this one!

To finish off her Department 6 trilogy, Ms. Novak does a splendid job of bringing back together two fabulously strong characters despite the interference from a very un-noble best friend and a psycho killer!

Jonah Young and Francesca Moretti were an item right out of the police academy. Young and in love, they were beautiful together. But jealousy, stupidity and a wicked ordeal involving Francesca’s best friend tore them apart.

Years later, Francesca is a private investigator making a name for herself finding missing persons. Only when she’s following a lead at a local junk yard she ends up finding more than she bargained for. More intrigue, jealousy and craziness than you can imagine and all of it revolving around the junkyard, a crazy dog, and a promiscuous man all combine to give you a series of murders…only don’t think you have it figured out too soon. Ms. Novak has a way of twisting and turning a plot until you’re not sure which end is up!

Killer Heat contains characters that are splendidly written: very real and who react in an understandable, consistent way throughout the book. All of which only add to the plot and mystery of the story. And like with the other Department 6 books, I was sad to see Jonah and Francesca’s story end. As with the others in this trilogy, this one is definitely going on my keeper shelf!