Thursday, August 12, 2010

Licensed for Trouble by Susan May Warren

Book description:

PJ Sugar receives shocking news that she’s inherited the Kellogg family mansion. Though she has no idea why, the timing is perfect—PJ has clearly worn out her welcome at her sister’s house. Unfortunately, the mansion is in shambles, and PJ is short on cash. Rescue comes in the form of Max Smith, a mysterious handyman willing to trade his services for PJ’s investigative skills. But PJ already has a full docket with cramming for her PI license and nurturing a growing romance with her boss, Jeremy Kane. Can she take on Max’s case without dropping the ball?

My review:

A great read. I really enjoyed this book. This is one of those mystery/suspense novels that aren't too scary/nail biting, but more of a "cozy" suspense novel. I love Warren's characters in this book, and the two that it follows. The book has humor, mystery, suspense, and even romance. By calling it a "cozy" suspense novel, I in no way am trying to say it isn't suspenseful - for it is, it is just a tamer sort of suspense novel.

I highly recommend this series to lovers of suspense novels, and also to readers who usually don't get into that type of book - you folks would enjoy this series, I promise.

About the author:

Susan May Warren served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. Susan and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church.

Susan holds a BA in mass communications from the University of Minnesota and is a the author of several novellas and many novels with Tyndale House Publishers, including Happily Ever After, the American Christian Fiction Romance Writers' 2004 Book of the Year and a 2003 Christy Award finalist. Other books in that series include Tying the Knot and The Perfect Match. Following that, Susan wrote Team Hope, a three-book romantic-adventure series about a team of search-and-rescue workers. Reclaiming Nick, Taming Rafe, and Finding Stefanie comprise Susan's romantic Noble Legacy series set in Montana.

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Licensed For Trouble is available from Tyndale House Publishers.

Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for the review copy.

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