Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mint Juleps and Justice by Nancy Naigle


Mint Juleps and Justice coverMINT JULEPS AND JUSTICE is a good combination of suspenseful mystery and spicy romance.

Narrator Shannon McManus does a wonderful job giving voice to the various characters. Her cadence holds you spellbound at the right moments and has you breathless at other times. Her interruption of the characters gives depth to the author’s work.

Trying to get away from her soon-to-be ex who won’t leave her alone, Brooke Justice moves to Adams Grove for a fresh start. When someone breaks into her home and puts her dog at risk, Brooke turns to a local private investigator for help. What she wasn’t expecting was how she’s drawn to the sexy P.I.

Former Marine Mike Hartman is trying to settle back into civilian life. He’s busy with his new P.I. business and involved in training pups for military service. Still trying to come to grips with the loss of his wife several years ago, the last thing Mike wants is to have feelings for his new beautiful client.

Author Nancy Naigle does a wonderful job creating two compelling backstories and then bringing them together. She weaves together a tale of mystery and suspense sprinkled with a good dose of humor and romance. The characters are likable and realistic.

The setting has that small-town charm and feeling of friendship. The author’s vivid descriptions enhances the story, placing the reader/listener in the middle of the action. While some of the actions may be anticipated, the author makes sure there are a few surprises along the way.

This is the fifth installment in the Adams Grove series, but can be read/listened to as a stand-alone story. MINT JULEPS AND JUSTICE is a delightful combination mystery and romance perfect for a summer read/listen.

Mint Juleps and Justice by Nancy Naigle, Adams Grove Series Book #5, Performed by Shannon McManus, Brilliance Audio, @2014, ISBN: 978-1480572522, MP3 CD, Listening Time: 7 Hours and 40 Minutes 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend and if you’re celebrating the Memorial Day holiday, be safe and have fun.

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13 comments:

  1. Hi Mason .. Nancy's book and the series .. sound like they'll appeal to many, especially those with dogs ... and the love of romance, and intrigue .. as you say I'd think this would be a good read ... cheers HIlary

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    1. Hilary, dogs do play a secondary role in this story. They add a bit more realism, I think. Cheers to you as well.

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    1. Alex, that's a great to sum it up. It is a sweet story with a touch of mystery.

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  3. Mason - Thanks for sharing this one. The mix of suspense/crime fiction and romance can sometimes work quite well.

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    1. Margot, the mix of suspense and romance in a story also makes it more real to me. It makes for a well balanced story.

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  4. Aw, like the sounds of this one. Do I assume correctly that we should sip mint juleps while we read this?

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    1. Southpaw, I like your way of thinking. Mint juleps would be a perfect drink choice with this. :)

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  5. Your featured book sounds soooo good! I love stories about relationships, especially those with a little mystery.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Laurel-Rain, relationship stories with that hint of mystery do make for good reads. Hope you have a great weekend too.

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    1. Ann, I agree. I thought the title was very catchy.

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  7. sounds romantic in some way

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