Title: Detecting Autumn
Series: Granite Lake Romance
Author: Jody A. Kessler
Genre: Contemporary Romance - Rom/Com
Release Date: January 15, 2019
“All’s fair in love, war, and romance novels.”
Bestselling author, Autumn Alex Monroe, lives and works by her misguided credo. She’ll do anything in the name of book research, including dating Gabe Moretti, a well-known member of the mafia.
Confirmed bachelor and private investigator, Shane Everett, is selling his detective agency and moving to Granite Lake to open Black Bear Brewing with his brothers.
When Gabe Moretti asks Shane to investigate the stunning and eccentric author, Alex Monroe, he says, no, but blackmail and mafia persuasion convinces him to take the case.
Shane quickly learns that Alex is a witty, sexy, and secretive woman... and she needs his protection from Gabe, the sociopathic goon who claims to be her boyfriend.
After a kidnapping and a forced marriage—while dealing with Alex’s bizarre sleep disorder— not to mention her multiple personas—Shane discovers that detecting Alex is exhilarating and dangerous.
...But most shocking of all, he finds that Alex’s unpredictability and hilarious antics have managed to capture his heart.
**Contains mature language and romantic scenes.
**Detecting Autumn is a stand-alone novel. However, some of the characters in this book are also in the other Granite Lake Romance novels.
I found this to be a funny and entertaining read, although I was confused by some of the events and who some of the character names who were mentioned. I know it can be read as a standalone even though it's part of a series, I just wish there was clarification on who some names were that were mentioned.
Getting past my minor confusion, the story itself is pretty funny; I'll give Autumn credit for wanting to be authentic to her craft and wanting to capture everything as closely as possible, but I'm 103% sure I wouldn't date a member of the mafia just for the sake of having that air of realism for my books. And it's not like Gabe is a member of the sane mafia, he's more on the psychotic/sociopath side. The interactions between Autumn and Shane are often hilarious, sometimes injurious (to Shane, courtesy of Autumn's sleep disorder) and there's a good deal of sexy times tension and chemistry between them.
Jody A. Kessler is a USA Today bestselling author and winner of the Readers’ Crown Award. She writes contemporary romance, historical time travel fiction, and paranormal romance.
When she isn’t navigating the terrain of her imagination and writing it down, she can be found exploring the wilderness of Colorado with her family and three dogs, teaching Hatha yoga, or in the kitchen baking cookies & brownies – and trying not to eat them all.
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