Book Review: Kidnapped in Paradise by Deborah Brown

I must confess that I rarely read fiction these days.

My tome of preference is anything from the Self Help or Mind, Body & Spirit sections.

(I think I may actually have worn the carpet away in my local branch of Waterstones).

So when I had the opportunity to review “Kidnapped in Paradise” courtesy of Beck Books, I thought I’d see if I could rekindle my love of light-hearted, fun, easy to read fiction.

This is the seventh in Deborah Brown’s “Paradise Series” so I have managed to be spectacularly late to the party but, despite the fact that I thought I was in line for some twee, romantic froth where all the women have long, honey-coloured limbs and all the men have their own teeth (sorry, too much Jeremy Kyle), I really enjoyed the book. (The synopsis is below and I’m not going to spoil the ending for you).

Briefly, this is the story of two female private detectives who find themselves in trouble when one’s ex husband gets embroiled in a drug deal that goes very, very wrong.

Brown’s two heroines, Madison and Fabiana are gutsy women who take no nonsense from anybody.

They do not need to reapply lipgloss before setting off on a car chase.

There is a fair old slew of violence that the pair have to withstand and the dialogue is punchy and realistic.

There is an element of romance, but nothing to make your mother blush.

I once made the mistake of lending a Jackie Collins novel to my mum only to be told by my father that he’d taken it off her because it “wasn’t doing her blood pressure any good”.

No such worries here, I’m happy to say.

Also, although the dialogue is spicy, the text isn’t punctuated by profanities which is always a pet hate of mine.

Brown’s action is relentless.

There is literally never a dull moment as Madison and Fabiana (private detectives living in the Florida Keys) go from case to case with barely a pause.

The book is fast, funny and very enjoyable.

And, it’s quite a rare occurrence when I read a fiction book from cover to cover – as I did with this one.

I’d highly recommend “Kidnapped in Paradise” as a beach read or something to transport you to more exotic climes when you’re stuck on your morning commute.

Book Synopsis

In the Florida Keys, trouble is brewing along with the coffee. Friends Madison Westin and Fabiana Merceau search for the mastermind behind gruesome warnings showing up on their doorstep. Fab’s infamous new partner and Madison’s reappearing ex-husband complicate matters in this sexy and humorous action-adventure, the seventh installment of the Paradise series.

Can they slip the bonds of protective custody and solve the mystery before they are Kidnapped in Paradise?

Kidnapped in Paradise, is the seventh novel in Deborah Brown’s Paradise series, which can be also read as a stand alone book.

Available to buy from…..   Barnes and Noble

“I loved it. Couldn’t stop reading; real page turner! Would highly recommend. Can’t wait for the next book in the series!” 

“Deborah Brown has done it again. The whole crew of South Florida lunatics are flying in every direction in this, the seventh book of the Paradise series.” 

“I love the characters with their attitudes and personalities not always agreeing it is a great read!I hope there is more to come can’t wait to see what these two cook up next! Definitely two thumbs up Deborah Brown!”  
above reviews from Amazon

About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer… and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


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  1. Deborah B
    14 July, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    Loved your review. Happy you enjoyed. Thank you.

  2. 14 July, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Never a dull moment definitely sums up this series.

  3. Sharon Martin
    14 July, 2015 / 10:27 am

    Thrilled that you enjoyed the book so much, loved your review xx

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