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Hot Scheming Mess (Madison Cruz Mystery) Paperback – August 7, 2015
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Secrets, spies, sexy guys. Staying alive is hard!
In this fast-paced mystery, out-of-work actress Madison Cruz runs an obstacle course of singing telegrams and spies as she tries to connect with her FBI mother, yet hide evidence for her grandfather. Hilarious friends aren't helping even though they really, really, try to! As the mystery heats up, so does her attraction to a couple of steamy guys she just met. With two to choose from you'd think Madison could have double the fun. But she can't think about that right now because the enemy is right behind her.
A humorous mystery, laced with romantic comedy.
★★★★★ "An entertaining whirlwind that will keep readers breathless with plot twists and turns, and roaring with laughter." -- Chanticleer Book Reviews
★★★★★ "Funny, but tugs your heart strings too. Madison is delightful and I want to read about her next hare-brained scheme." --Deb G.
★★★★★ "The action is movie-comedy funny but the core story and central characters are so much more. This is the kind of novel that has me laughing while my heart is twisted in knots. Hot Scheming Mess was an excellent surprise and the hot guys didn't hurt." -- Jeanie Jackson
★★★★★ "I absolutely love this series, enough that I've read them all more than once." -- schance
★★★★★ "The twists and turns in the book are not your ordinary plot devices. This book reminds me of a Stephanie Bond book on Red Bull." -- Brandon
★★★★★ "While searching for humorous mysteries, I hit the jackpot..." -- L. SVAC
★★★★★ "As a fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books, I had a feeling I'd like this book." -- Lalona Hall
★★★★★ "Unique and fun from beginning to end..." -- Payne
★★★★★ "This wonderful story has it all! Spies, double agents, double crossing, romantic comedy..." -- GranJan
★★★★★ "Absolutely loved it. Humor, intrigue, romance...this book has it all. I cried and laughed and wondered?!" -- Phyllis E. Martin
★★★★★ "I loved this book! It had my heart racing in the action scenes. I love the romance and like how the FBI is involved. Can't wait to read the next book! So excited!" -- Sheila Ames
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- Publisher : Fevered Publishing LLC; 2nd edition (August 7, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 298 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0989673545
- ISBN-13 : 978-0989673549
- Item Weight : 1.04 pounds
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.75 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,670,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Estranged from her FBI mother, Madison feels her family ties are confusing. Recent attempts by mother and daughter to bond often result in awkwardly hilarious scenes. Also, when her beloved grandfather disappears and Madison begins investigating, her creative problem-solving skills are downright laugh-out-loud funny. As luck would have it, she’s up against some organized bad boys. Fortunately, she’s got some willing and loyal friends she can count on as things begin to heat up. Among those friends is one particularly appealing hot interest nicknamed ExBoy with his dangerously handsome looks. He and Madison become entangled in the mystery and much, much more. But he’s not the only guy interested in knowing Madison better.
Spenser, Madison’s best girlfriend, repeatedly advises her to use more caution - a piece of advice that never lasts for long. The two gals have a relationship where they not only have good times together sharing jokes and stories, they also look out for each other in this wild, Los Angeles life.
This story, the first book in the Madison Cruz Mystery series, is an entertaining whirlwind that will keep readers breathless with plot twists and turns, and roaring with laughter. The funny situations the characters find themselves in are so imaginative, and their innovative solutions will delight and thrill cozy mystery fans. Best of all, at the core of this fun story is a very well plotted, intricate mystery to solve, about cleverly fleshed-out characters who will tug at your heart.
Author Lucy Carol is an entertainer and a storyteller. Her background is in the performing arts as an actress, voiceover artist, choreographer, and even a singing telegram performer. She married the love of her life, enjoys martinis, flowers, dancing, a good lipstick, cake, and of course fun and fast-paced mysteries. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, and has three books in this series, with the next one out soon.
Madison Cruz demonstrates that a sharp mind, a sense of humor, and a full purse can work wonders. Never be caught without them.
Madison Cruz would do anything to be the total opposite of her FBI mother. Even though struggling trying to make a career as an actress she is totally happy with her life. She enjoys her quirky friends, has a new apartment and things are looking up for her. Until she stops by her grandfather's house and finds him fighting with a stranger. Then everything she's ever known in her life turns upside down. Running, trying to stay safe she needs to figure out who she can trust. Luckily for her she has friends that will go a long way to help protect her.
Get ready for laughs, tears and pure entertainment. This is one book that you will enjoy reading.
Madcap well describes Madison's world on an ordinary day but these days are NOT ordinary. I am not sure how secrets and spies and crazy wrestlers and singing telegrams can translate to a very real feeling world but Lucy Carol sells it perfectly.