Becker Circle

Becker Circle

by Addison Brae

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BN ID: 2940155153153
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Publication date: 03/14/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 605,517
File size: 814 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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Becker Circle 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite Becker Circle by Addison Brae is an exciting meld of sleuthing, crime, and romance. When Gillian decides to leave her hot-tempered boyfriend and move to another town, it is for a fresh start. She lands a second job as a bartender. A few days into her job, a notorious drug lord in the vicinity dies a few feet from the table Gillian is serving, and while people and the cops think it could be suicide, Gillian and the guitar player think it is actually murder. So they set out to uncover the face of the murderer. Follow their gritty story as they look for clues to the mystery and the shattering truths they find out about the murderer. But then, something is happening to their hearts as they seek answers - can they give love a chance in the midst of the chaos? Addison Brae establishes her trademark for romance, a great storyteller who creates characters and an exciting world that readers will want to navigate — the Becker circle. Gillian is a very complex character and when readers meet her at the beginning of the narrative, they have the impression that she can be very dependent and insecure, but she slowly morphs into a character that can stand on her own and who is determined to take control of things. I enjoyed the buildup of the attraction, the skillful way the scenes are constructed, and the author’s ability to convey the atmosphere in a bar — vividly and realistically — while immersing readers in a culture that suits that world. Becker Circle is suspenseful and the tension builds up quickly into a climax that is as intriguing as it is satisfying. Great cast of characters, a spellbinding narrative voice, and a wonderful plot, spiced with red herrings that will make you keep turning the pages.
literarymuseVC More than 1 year ago
Gillian is a survivor! Graduating from Harvard, she makes a bold move by abandoning her narcissistic boyfriend who does nothing but demean her and moves to Texas! She’s now studying for her CPA Certificate while working for business company as an accountant and bartending several nights a week. It’s a stressful life but she handles it with admirable aplomb before the actual conflict begins! She must learn to dress appropriately for her nighttime job but gets the help of a friend. The result is not only does she make great drinks but is a hit with the guys. As she proceeds from night to night, she learns several “rules” that she lives by which mostly include being attractive enough to be “hit on” but not to allow abuse or crude behavior. She’s pleasant but not a tease. Things, however, become challenging when she learns there’s a large circle of drug runners operating in Beckers Circle and some of the sellers are frequenters of the bar she’s tending. Then tragedy strikes – an acquaintance who saved her life one night dies suddenly after jumping from a high riser apartment deck. But slowly but surely it seems it was a murder although no one wants to admit that or get involved in the suspicious rumors. With the help of a guy Jon and some cop presence, she realizes someone she calls “Creepy” is stalking her and not for sex. They want her to stop asking questions about the dead “Bobby.” The remainder of this swiftly moving plot reveals that there’s a drug war happening. In the process of her being involved, another person will die, and Gillian will be placed in a life or death situation. Gillian, however, gets wiser and stronger throughout the stressful experience and discovers warm, caring, sexy love without the trashy attitudes some associate with love. Addison Brae is great at crafting a mystery and romance that is endearing and nail-biting at the same time. Although the reader thinks Gillian will figure it all out by the end of the novel, she keeps the reader guessing until very close to the last page! The engaging and seedy side of the bar life is shown without being highly offensive, and we have an intelligent, sensitive, compassionate and determined, spunky character to root for all the way! Nicely crafted, Addison Brae! Keep writing!
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Gillian is in Dallas to start a new life. She is in the process of starting over while getting her CPA license and getting away from an abusive boyfriend. While accomplishing these goals she works as a bookkeeper in a job she doesn’t much enjoy and has a part-time job working as a bartender at the George & Dragon Public House in Becker Circle. As she juggles her jobs and studies she begins to put names to faces and then creates nicknames for each that will help her remember what each regular in the pub prefers to drink. She is popular with everyone and finds herself rather in demand with a number of handsome men…most seem to be pretty faces without much substance, though. Gillian is a witness when Bobby falls from his balcony and ends up deceased in the patio area of the pub. Thought she does not know Bobby she does not believe the suicide story going around. Mentioning her thoughts to Jon one day the two concur but when she mentions wanting to find out who might have killed Bobby Jon advises her to let the police do their job. Well, how can you have a book with a mystery to solve if the main character lets the police do what she has set her mind to do? Jon, a nice guy, offers to be her partner and thus a team of amateur sleuths take up the task of seeking clues to find the murderer. Gillian is smart…at least most of the time. She is good at whatever she sets her mind to. She seems fairly normal as she finds friends to spend time with, dates and works. Her choices are usually wise but since she is human some decisions she makes are a bit iffy and have consequences. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to finding out what will happen in Becker Circle next. Thank you to the author and Tirgearr for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4-5 Stars