Recently divorced Madison Westin inherits her dead aunt's beachfront motel in sunny Florida, but she also inherits all of the problems that go with it: crazy tenants, angry ex-cons, scheming estate attorneys, conniving hotel managers, a dead body, and a hunky private investigator who creates more problems than he fixes. Can Madison and her gun-slinging bestie get control of the motel and get rid of the ones in charge? Or will they both end up dead in paradise?Review:
When I read the blurb for Crazy In Paradise I had high hopes for a no-holds-barred heroine that was ready to kick some butt and take back what was rightfully hers, but unfortunately, I got Madison Westin - a woman who wants to reclaim her life, but is so inexperienced and unsure of her own abilities that she sometimes annoys the reader; I do like her as a character, just not as the main character. Fortunately, the plot made up for Madison's personality. I found the story-line to be fast-paced, full of action, and well-thought-out, but I didn't like how predictable it was. The characters were decent, but they could have been better-developed, and the dialogue was pretty well written besides a few lines that sounded forced and robot-like. Overall, I really did enjoy this book for its quirky plot and the level of action, but there were a couple flaws that I felt took away from the reading experience. This book is full of potential, although unreached, but I am sure that with a little work Deborah Brown's next novel will be even better! I recommend this book for readers looking for a quick quirky mystery/action/romance that will satisfy a chick-lit craving.
Rating: Bounty's Out (3/5)
*** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.