Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Crime & Passion by Chantel Rhondeau Book Tour and Review

A decorated police officer, more intent on justice than following the letter of the law, lands in trouble when a schoolteacher finds a dead body on the beach.

Officer Donovan Andrews knows how to have a good time—ask any woman in town. But when it comes to men abusing their wives or children, Donovan takes it upon himself to make them regret it.

Madeline Scott is unlucky in love. All she wants is a quiet place to heal, away from cheating, womanizing men. However, her life is far from peaceful once she stumbles across the body and witnesses someone fleeing the scene.

Terror spreads in Pleasant View when the small community hears a killer is on the loose. All evidence points to Donovan, and he realizes someone is trying to frame him. When troubling suspicions from his past surface, even fellow officers believe he’s guilty. Madeline might be the only person who can clear his name, but first he has to win her trust.

The body count rises and no one is safe. The murderer makes it clear Madeline is next. Soon, Donovan’s whole world is focused on protecting her and keeping himself out of prison. The more time he spends with her, the harder it is to fight his growing attraction. Since she’s been burned by love, convincing Madeline he’s interested in something more than hot sex may prove harder than keeping her alive.

June 17 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

June 18 – Samantha March – Q&A  & Excerpt

June 19 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

June 19 – Musings From an Addicted Reader – Review

June 20 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

June 21- Dr. Pepper Diva – Guest Post

June 24 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Q&A

Madeline Scott moved to Pleasant View wanting a new start and hoping the she can find a little bit of happiness along the way.  Not two months in though, she  stumbles across a dead body and into the path of Officer Donovan Andrews.

 Donovan doesn't have any problem flirting with the new addition to his small town, after all he he has a reputation with the ladies in town.  Madeline is not interested though, she knows his type and recently had been burned bad enough to keep him at a distance.

When bodies keep piling up, they all have one thing in common, Donovan.  Even Madeline who is new in town knows he is not guilty, but she seems to be in the minority.  As they try and join forces Donovan makes his intention clear, he wants Madeline in his life and it more than temporary, but everything begins to fall apart when the evidence seems to be piling up against Donovan.

The fact that Madeline is a full figured woman instantly drew me in, I love reading about a real character who is foxy in her own way.  She has confidence issues, but Donovan is not worried about all that, he likes everything about her.  Thoroughly enjoyable story, I was intrigued and guessing until the very end.

Author Bio:

Chantel once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was the highest level of reading bliss. After reading her first romantic suspense novel, she never looked back. Before long, the need to create her own stories took over. She spends her daytime in the clinical profession of medical transcriptionist, but her passion is in the blissful hours she spends with her characters in the evenings.

Chantel lives in the western United States. When she isn’t writing, she loves playing cards with her family, bowling, or snuggling with her lazy kitties.

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