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Ambushed in Paradise – A Book Review

The Keys is a great place to hide a seashell bucket full of secrets.

Creole…shot…dead. Three words Madison Westin never thought she’d hear in the same sentence. Creole promised. He pinky swore on it.

But even through a blur of tears fed by prescription-strength margaritas, Madison can tell when things are shady. Sure, Creole was undercover, but she deserves more than sketchy non-answers, an urn of ashes, and a secret life crawling out of the woodwork.

Nothing’s adding up, nothing that remotely sounds like the Creole she knew and loved. Calling in every one of her IOU’s—only to find some of her most reliable information sources drying up—Madison sets out to dig up what really happened to Creole. She never thought the truth would wrap its arms around her and make her wonder if she’s chasing a ghost… or taking a vacation from sanity.

Ambushed in Paradise is book #12 in the action-packed Paradise series. Come along with Madison and Fab as they dig up the truth and share more than one hair raising adventure. 

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!”

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“I love the characters, Brown does an amazing job of creating complex and interesting characters!” 
“This was one of the author’s strongest books yet”
“I have enjoyed this entire series, but this book is a standout.”
Above reviews from Amazon

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Also available in the Paradise Series

About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; poetry, sappy short stories (my best friend made me swear that I’d never show anyone until I changed the names), and a romance novel shoved under my bed.

I wanted to create books with a wide-range of unforgettable characters, with heat and romance, and lots of guns. It wouldn’t be complete without a slice of humor and charm.

I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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What a way to open a book! My heart broke initially for Madison as she is told her boyfriend, Creole, is dead. And worse, she is told by someone she believes would not betray her.

As always, Deborah Brown has woven a great story set in paradise. While I have to believe that paradise is the mountains I live in, I know that many people believe paradise is water and heat. Ambushed in Paradise is definitely set in that paradise.

Fab, Madison’s best friend, and Madison try to act normal once learning of Creole’s death and the weird funeral that takes place. Fab’s boyfriend takes over worrying for both women as they solve small mysteries from various clients.

Many of the twists and turns in this novel, other than being around Creole’s death, have to do with real estate. I don’t want to give anything away but you do need to pick this up and give it a read. You need to find out where everything ends.

I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.


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