Monday, 9 January 2017

Review: The Sweetheart Game (Brash & Brazen #2) by Cheryl Ann Smith

As a former cheerleader turned member of an all-female PI firm, Summer O'Keefe knows how to flirt with sexy bad boys and take down dangerous bad guys. But sometimes it can be tricky to tell the difference…

Summer's new neighbor, Jason Parker, has gorgeous eyes and a mighty cute butt. He'd be a good choice to put an end to her romantic dry spell…if she hadn't spotted him in the middle of the night, burying something—or someone?—in his backyard. Not to mention his distinct resemblance to the international arms dealer she's tracking online. Either way, he's definitely wanted…

Jason has a few secrets, and he's not sharing them with the slightly nutty Summer—at least not yet. Though he's finding it hard to say no to her, with her scrumptious curves and impressive computer skills. He's so far gone he's even taken in a pregnant cat, just to see the smile on Summer's face. But when a local woman disappears, it's time for them to team up and use their combined brains, brawn, and beauty to crack the case…

ebook, 232 pages

Expected publication: January 10th 2017 by Kensington Books - Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication is January 10th, 2017.

This is the second in the Brash and Brazen series.  Although I believe this can be read as a stand alone, I recommend reading the series in order, simply because it is a good series.  While the first story features Taryn, this story tells Summer's story.  Based on the fact that there are three women, I believe a third story will be forthcoming.

I enjoyed the contrasts in this story vs the first one.  While Taryn was a strong kick butt type character, Summer was more of a geek.  The humour of her attempting to be a kick butt PI was evident throughout the story.  Although physically she was every guys dream, her biggest asset was her brain which is refreshing.  I liked how Summer was insecure and fumbled her way around Jason as I felt it is more representative of the majority of the female population.

I am not going to go in to a lot of detail about this story as I feel the synopsis explains the plot well.  For some reason which I can't really put my finger on, I really liked this story and the entire series thus far.  I think that part of the reason may be that the story really doesn't take itself too seriously.  There is a little more comedy than drama which makes it a nice light read.  When you read a lot of this genre, sometimes the angst can get overwhelming.  Not the case in this story/series.  Just pick it up and enjoy!

About the Author

A fan of historical romance fiction, author Cheryl Ann Smith combines a love of history and all things English to create stories that link both passions.

She lives in Michigan with her family, two cats and a very hairy dog. She enjoys outdoor adventures and traveling, when she has the time, and hopes to make her first visit to England in the very near future.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a huge fan of the cover but I can imagine this being a really good read to pick up if I needed something light and cute. I'm glad you enjoy the series, thanks for the review!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf