Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Review: The Sweetheart Kiss (Brash & Brazen #3) by Cheryl Ann Smith

Jess Lucas works hard at the all-female PI firm Brash & Brazen, and after a brush with death, she's determined to play hard too-preferably with a certain detective on the Ann Arbor police force... Jess was stuck at a frenemy's wedding, playing bridesmaid in a mustard-yellow monstrosity, when chaos erupted. First the bride's ex tried to stop the wedding. Then someone really put a damper on the big day by sending a bullet through a stained glass window and into one of the groomsmen. At least her ugly dress came in handy to stop the bleeding . . .

While the poor guy is rushed to the ER, Jess gets grilled by a gorgeous cop who's not thrilled to learn she's part PI and part pit bull. But he has to admit she's highly observant . . . and he observes that she's pretty hot, too.

The thing is, Jess was walking up the same aisle as the victim, and Sam suspects she was the real target. It's more than professional duty that makes him want to protect her-if he doesn't arrest her first for interfering in his investigation . . .

Expected publication: May 9th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!  The expected publication date is May 9th, 2017.

This is book three of the Brash & Brazen series.  I have followed the series from the very beginning and have had a good time with the series.  I do believe that it would be possible to read this as a stand alone however you may miss some of the background of some of the secondary characters as a result.

This story read very fast to me.  I sat down and had it finished in an afternoon and it was the exact distraction that I expected it to be.  A stubborn headstrong character with Jess, and a sexy brooding cop with Sam, an humongous slobbery dog = the perfect mix of drama, romance & comedy.

As with the first two stories in the series, the mystery was a little bit far fetched, but it didn't really matter.  What mattered was the fun that happened along the way and I enjoyed it.  This is a great light series for those looking for a little romance with a little bit of kicking butt attached.

I thought this would be the last story in the series however I believe I read somewhere that there will be another.  I am not sure who it will feature since we have already read about the three friends and there was no fourth girl on the team.  Maybe Summer's sister?  It doesn't matter, I will keep my eyes open for it and will indulge when it is released.

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.

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