Deception in Paradise

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Madison Westin is back with her never-say-no style; smarter and packing an attitude not to mention her Glock. This time, trouble rolls into Tarpon Cove in the form of Madison's ex-husband, Jackson Devereaux, whom she hoped to never see again. His arrival brings unparalleled chaos and an uninvited corpse. Teaming up with her hot friend, Fabiana, the two women go from chasing the usual cast of misfits and weirdos to hunting down a murderer. The action turns deadly serious when they stir up a nasty enemy as they try...
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Overview

Madison Westin is back with her never-say-no style; smarter and packing an attitude not to mention her Glock. This time, trouble rolls into Tarpon Cove in the form of Madison's ex-husband, Jackson Devereaux, whom she hoped to never see again. His arrival brings unparalleled chaos and an uninvited corpse. Teaming up with her hot friend, Fabiana, the two women go from chasing the usual cast of misfits and weirdos to hunting down a murderer. The action turns deadly serious when they stir up a nasty enemy as they try to stay one-step ahead in a game of cat and mouse that threatens their lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475013269
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/16/2012
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 646,323
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

I've been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember. 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. I live in South Florida, with my ungrateful animals, where Mother Nature takes out her bad attitude in the form of hurricanes.
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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    An adorable book to finish off the last weekend of summer! Light

    An adorable book to finish off the last weekend of summer! Light enough to read on the beach, action packed enough to make you forget about the kids squealing in the background. Throw in an ex-husband with a penchant for trouble and a new set of friends and you've got one hot story.




    Quirky Madison gets into trouble like no other. She manages to finagle her way in and out of scrapes. Brown kept me laughing though out. I am excited for the next installment in the series!

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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    Deborah Brown has another hit on her hands. I loved the first b

    Deborah Brown has another hit on her hands. I loved the first book in this series, and was lucky enough to get to read and review this one, too. Madison is a little quirky, along with her friends, which I love. The character are believable, and so much fun. They will have you cheering for them. I love that Madison and the other women are strong and dependable. They can depend on each other, and they are not afraid of anything.

    The setting will make you want to move to Florida, well at least to Madison's neighborhood. Other parts of the city are kind of seedy. I love that I can really picture everything in the book. This is the perfect book for the beach. I mean really, what is better than a book that takes place near the beach to read at the beach.

    I can't wait to see what is next for Madison. I am loving this series with all of these wonderful, quirky characters. Even though this book is part of a series, this book can be read as a stand alone book. You will be able to understand everything that happens in the book, and when it does refer to something in the previous book, it gives you all of the information you need.

    I give this book 4 1/2 stars. This book is for mature audiences. There are some adult situations that are not appropriate for all audiences. I strongly recommend that you read this book and series.

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

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  • Posted August 21, 2014

    Before signing up for this tour I had never heard of Deborah Bro

    Before signing up for this tour I had never heard of Deborah Brown. I realize now what a huge diservice I was doing to myself! I am a huge huge fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series and until the Paradise books came along I longed for something to read that had a similar level of hilarity and misfortune to it. 




    The main character, Maddie, seems to find trouble whereever she goes. In the first book (Crazy in Paradise) we learn that she inherits a set of cottages for vacation rentals and long term housing, a house, and a set of neverending I-O-U's from her deceased aunt. She meets Zack and Fabiana (local private investigators and general bad asses) after Zach ends up on her back patio with a bullet wound. It is nonstop craziness from that point forward! Finally, after foiling the plans of her aunt's shady and opportunistic attorney, Maddie think's she has it all figured out. She has a now thriving business, a hot boyfriend, and a bad ass best friend. What could possibly go wrong?
     
    In Deception in Paradise, we find out. We meet the terrible ex-husband, Jax, who is always scheming somewhere for something. After Jax becomes involved in a murder case as the number 1 suspect, Maddie decides to do some investigating of her own. With the help of Fab, Zac and her various tenants, Maddie sets out to prove Jax's innocence because if she doesn't no one will. The situations Maddie gets herself in to never cease to amaze me. You will not be sorry if you decide to pick up these books! I have already begun reading the rest of the series and can't wait for more to come out! Deborah Brown is a genius and keeps me laughing for days! 

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  • Posted August 19, 2014

    I was first introduced to Deborah Brown¿s style of writing in Cr

    I was first introduced to Deborah Brown’s style of writing in Crazy In Paradise. I absolutely loved the book and I am happy to have been able to read and review this second installment in the Paradise Series. Madison’s character is one that you fall in love with and so the books are able to be read fast (only because you are THAT into it!).
    Madison is one of those people that can’t muster to turn anyone down. She also loves to be able to protect herself even though her family members think that she needs protecting. Taking you back to the first book, Madison was given a beach house and motel by her aunt when she passed. There were multiple people that were allowed to stay there. There is always twists in any good story and in this one it’s that Madison’s ex shows up causing trouble. He is also accompanied in the trouble making sector by Tucker, a lawyer that wants the house. Madison decides that she is going to learn how to work for a bondsman just like her friend, Fab. And it wouldn’t be a story with Madison if there was not a mystery to figure out. Her family does not want her involved in the solving of a murder, but Madison was not to be stopped. 
    I loved this book. It is one that I am sure that you will love as much as I did. It could be read as a stand alone but I would so recommend you read them all in the order the author has written them in. I can not wait until the third of this series comes out.
    I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

    When I signed up for this book tour, I was offered the option of

    When I signed up for this book tour, I was offered the option of getting just this book, or having an ebook version of book 1, Crazy in Paradise sent to me as well.  I chose to get the first book, too, thinking at the time, "If I'm not into it after the first chapter or two, I'll just set it aside and read the second one for the review." 

    While we were on vacation last month, I needed to sit near the little girls while they fell asleep in a strange place.  I remembered the ebook on my iPad, and started reading.  Turns out, I loved Crazy in Paradise so much that I ended up finishing both books while we were there. 

    Faintly remeniscent of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels (which I love), these books were fast paced, funny, and engaging.  I was delighted to discover that there are a total of 5 of them right now! 

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

    Deception in Paradise is the 2nd novel in the Paradise series.

    Deception in Paradise is the 2nd novel in the Paradise series. Let me just say… such a fun read! I really loved Deborah Brown’s writing style. This book CAN be read on it’s own… but I really think it’s so much better to have read the first book (Crazy in Paradise). I really think a lot happens in book one that sets you up to understand, and just get the character connections.

    I love Madison. She does things the way she wants to. Nobody can tell her what to do. Does she get herself into trouble? Sure. But she gets herself out of almost everything… and is lucky to have her friends (and the random hero strangers) around to save her butt when needed.

    I really think this is a great summer beach read series. It is a mystery… but not TOO serious of a brain workout. And, the humor and sarcasm in the book were really fun.

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  • Posted August 13, 2014

    When I got this book I did not realize that it was part of a ser

    When I got this book I did not realize that it was part of a series and when discovered how fun and simple the story was, became excited that the enthusiasm doesn’t stop here. Brown did well at tying the plot together while adding unexpected twists and turns that kept a frequent smile on my face and many times laughing out loud. I love the characters that are well-rounded, witty and thoughtful.

    In this second book, Brown has once again executed a compelling and distinctive story that leaves readers impatiently awaiting the next! I appreciate the balance of romance, murder, and action mixed perfectly with an impulsive yet seemingly awkward protagonist that simply makes for an enjoyable read. This is my first book from Brown, but it definitely won’t be my last!

    ~The Book Stalker Reviewed

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  • Posted August 12, 2014

    I finished this book in less than 4 hours ¿ I could not put it d

    I finished this book in less than 4 hours – I could not put it down.

    I had read the first book in this series so I was familiar with the characters, but this definitely could have been read as a stand alone book if preferred.

    I loved a good mystery and this was no exception. I had no idea who was what until the book finally revealed all to us.

    I felt connected with Madisen in this book and I have to tell you, Zach was a favorite of mine in book one, but I think I am now in love with Creole and would love to see him return in the next book!

    All in all, this was a great ready that I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend!

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  • Posted August 12, 2014

    "Crazy in Paradise" introduced us to funny (and a litt

    "Crazy in Paradise" introduced us to funny (and a little bit nutty) Madison Westin. "Deception in Paradise" takes us on more of her adventures. I have to say this was a fun and easy read. Again, we find Madison surrounded with some peculiar and kooky characters. She tends to get herself in a bit of trouble (not that unusual for her). Though against her wishes, she has to help prove the annoying ex is not a killer. So mystery drives her on to stay ahead of the real killer. Now there is a little bit of romantic interest in the story. AND who exactly is this new hot, hunky man that is... well... 'warm for her form'. Deborah Brown has done a nice job bringing us back in to the exotic and tropical world of  this wacky heroine.

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  • Posted August 11, 2014

    The first book I ever read by Deborah Brown was Crazy in Paradis

    The first book I ever read by Deborah Brown was Crazy in Paradise. I loved it!! I was so happy that the second book in the series is out and I got a chance to read and review it.

    Madison is still up to her elbows in trouble-mostly because she just can't say NO. Plus she is mighty tired of her Mom and brother and her current boyfriend trying to protect her. I know that feeling all too well. When Madison's Ex husband suddenly appears at her door he brings lots of trouble along with him. If you remember her Aunt Elizabeth died and left her with the beach house and a rundown motel. That motel is occupied by several memorable characters who are allowed to stay there. Tucker, an unscrupulous lawyer wants the house and is causing all kinds of mischief. Fab, Madison's friend, is still working for a bondsman. Madison has decided she is going to learn the ropes as well!

    There is a murder that has to be solved and Madison is not going to be left out much to the distress of her current boyfriend and Mother. So, she just does not tell them and goes about with Fab finding out about it on her own. Heck--her Ex is being accused as a killer-which Madison knows he is not--he may be a liar but not a murderer!

    This is another book that had me shaking my head and laughing--it is just an easy read-with multiple things going on that you will enjoy. I give it a 5 Star and now have to wait for the next book in this series--This definitely can be read as a stand alone but you should read the first for the laughs!---which I will grab as soon as it comes out.

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

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    Madison is enjoying her newfound life in the house she inherited

    Madison is enjoying her newfound life in the house she inherited from her aunt. When her ex-husband Jax moves in without warning, claiming he has possible interest in the house, she knows that something is fishy. Before she knows it, Jax is accused of murder, and it seems that she is the only one interested in proving his innocence.

    I think I would enjoy being friends with Madison. I just don’t get why she would be so accommodating to Jax, and especially Robert and Apple. Those two would be gone immediately. I’m a softie too, but that was overboard.

    This second book veered away from Madison and Zack’s relationship a good bit, unlike the first one. I was expecting it to be pretty hot and heavy. But I did like that she and Fab were tight.

    Overall, I really enjoyed the story and can’t wait for the next one. I hope it will address what Tucker wants from Aunt Elizabeth’s house. I have a feeling there is something there to be found.

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    Cant wait to read this book. I hope it is as good as the 1st 1.

    Cant wait to read this book. I hope it is as good as the 1st 1. PLEASE EBOOK THESES BOOKS

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