The Funky Female P.I is Here- Jose Picada P.I: Deception Al Dente by Heather Fraser Brainerd

The blurb reads

Having left the dull life of workers’ comp insurance behind to strike it out as a private detective, things aren’t going well for Josie P. Cates. Her new career isn’t as exciting — or lucrative — as she thought it would be. As her bank account dwindles, her first major client finally walks in the door. Chef Marco, a successful local restaurateur, hires Josie to find out who’s skimming money from his business. It doesn’t take long for Josie to discover that things at Bistro Italiano aren’t what they seem. Secrets seem to cling to Chef Marco like splattered marinara sauce. With the help of friends both old and new, Josie unravels a case that takes her from the bistro to the world of deadly dark magic. At least it keeps things from being too boring.

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You know, I’ve always wanted to read about a spunky female detective.

Last year, I chanced on a series called Brett Cornell series. Brett’s an unscrupulous detective who is in your face!!

Read my review of Brett (#1) here.

And it always made me wonder, what if the roles were reversed? What if we had a female investigator who was brazen? Who was exciting. And this book did it for me. Josie is just that type of a character.

And what better beginning than the hero (I think that every heroine is equivalent to a HERO!) saying that life is too boring.

Josie finds herself in a rut. Her job isn’t moving fast enough and the routine is lost on her. She can’t seem to want a change fast enough. That is when her life changes. She gets called to investigate and finds that there is more to the soup than meets the eye.

Deception al Dente - CoverThis book was a riot of ups and downs. Not only was it a mystery but it also combined the paranormal. I’d never have thought that it would make sense to combine these two genres. I was surprised by this book.

I’m looking forward to more adventures from Josie or Jose!! I applaud this book because it is about a female detective! That takes spunk from the authors and I appreciate them for that!

My Rating: 4/5

I am definitely watching out for some more from this P.I

#Book Review: Eternity (Descendants of the Ra #1) by Tmonique Stephens

The blurb reads,

Eternity Tour BannerROMAN NICOLIS Cursed for 2,000 years, he has tracked his lover’s soul through each reincarnation only to lose her horribly every time. Reclaiming their love is their only salvation. He’s been her friend, her father, her neighbor, but never again her lover … until now. STELLA WALKER A late night walk home throws her into the path of a killer. The last thing she remembers are the deep blue eyes of the man trying to kill her-and the first things she sees after a seven-day coma are the same blue eyes in the handsome face of the man hired to protect her. Is he truly the owner of a security firm assigned to protect her, or the man who wants to finish her off? Is it fear she feels when Roman touches her, or the memory of something sweeter? Past secrets haunt them. An angry demon stalks them. Roman will do anything to recover what they had. Though Stella’s ruined childhood has made her close her heart and body to any man, he must get past the walls around her to gain her love and trust, for it will take their union to defeat an unexpected enemy sent from the Egyptian Gods. A man Romans respects, and Stella trusts. TWO HEARTS, ONE SOUL, FOR ALL Eternity

There’s always something remarkably sad about lovers who don’t meet. I have always cried for lovers who are separated by time and space and this was one such book.

I fell in love with their story, Roman and Stella!! Some stories leave you like that. And I was on their side. I could feel Roman’s pain and his need to be reunited with Stella and I was hooked to this book while reading how Roman went across winning his love.

I’m a sucker for good looking men and the cover left me none too happier!! Look at it

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I haven’t read too much of fiction with a dash of Egyptian spice in it and this was my first. I felt bad for Roman and how hard he had to fight against his urges, especially when he was not born as one who could be Stella’s lover.

I was on a roller-coaster of emotions here and I absolutely enjoyed this book. Its always a good book when you can conclude with a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that things are alright!

My Rating: 4/5