Blownup in Paradise

Blownup in Paradise

by Deborah Brown


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998440453
Publisher: Paradise Books, LLC
Publication date: 03/03/2018
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 749,755
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author


Long legs.

There's nothing like a strawberry-lemonade in summer. Favorite activity: Filling my pockets with seashells. An avid rule follower when eating Animal Cookies: Broken ones get eaten first, match up the rest, duplicates next, line them up favorite to not, least favorite go first.

The Gulf of Mexico is my home, with my ungrateful rescue cats, and where Mother Nature takes out her bad attitude in the form of hurricanes.

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Blownup in Paradise 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
ThisPrettyLittleLife More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer Here - I am a Deborah Brown Junkie and this woman can never write quick enough for me. From the very first book when I was introduced to Madison after she learned of her inheritance from her aunt, to this newest installment of the series, I have been waiting with bated breath for the next one to come and take me away to my home away from home in the Florida Keys. Madison and Fab have always managed to get themselves involved in some sort of mystery. I love the way their boyfriends are never happy with their involvement but always help them out if they really need it. I do love that this book like the others is infused with wacky humor that only adds to the story and doesn’t just fall flat or come across as the author trying to distract you from the real storyline. Madison and Fabiana and their relationships with Creole and Didier respectively show how a dual friendship can take on an us v. them mentality but never crosses the line and always ends up in a good place. Deborah also has the ability to send you on a journey throughout the books where you know the main mystery (in this case the blown up boat) but you also have so many other smaller storylines. You have the ever-present regulars who live in The Cottages and you get to learn about her brother Brad’s business venture and all of the complications there are with his girlfriend and also his business partner too. All in all, this is another home run for my girl Deborah, and I am now going to go back to sitting here watching the clock while I wait on the next installment impatiently!
Cowgirl2Fireman More than 1 year ago
Drama and mystery all mixed into one story! Blownup in Paradise is a fast paced exciting and well-written story. You get a little bit of everything when reading this story – action, mystery, drama and humor. She definitely knows how to captures the reader's attention from the beginning to end. This is an easy to read story that will have you escaping for a few hours of pleasure. This book is part of a series however, you do not have to read the prior books to understand and enjoy this book. I recommend reading the rest of the books in the series to get more of the quirky characters and mysterious adventures. I recommend Blownup in Paradise to anyone that enjoys reading amusing contemporary fiction stories with a twist of mystery, humor and action.
BookLoverinFlorida More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Another great cozy mystery set in paradise aka Florida! I really enjoy reading books that are set in the state I live in - so easy to relate to. Madison and Fab are so great and then you throw in their boyfriends for the cherry on top! Lots of twists and turns in this story so you never know who is the guilty party until the end and everything comes together. A great beach read!
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
(Singing in the tune of Thin Lizzy's "Boys Are Back In Town") My girls are back in Paradise! Each book brings a new aspect of the girls' personalities, hints at more of their backgrounds and family life, as well as a new hot situation that brings them near fatal danger. Their boyfriends aren't too keen on them jumping into the mystery behind the theft of high end boats but these ladies are strong, determined, and unstoppable when they have a goal in mind. Madison and Fab balance one another out to keep skirting the edges of the law without getting too deep that they can't recover. All of the secondary characters give the main story subplots that add a fun variety to the flow of action. There were moments that I found myself gasping at pieces of evidence that tied loose ends a little tighter but Deborah Brown always slips in a few more that make me want to come back for more. Madison's business skills give her a gut feeling about Brad's business partner - I felt it, too! Good ol' favorites, Didier and Creole, have their hands full with Madison and Fab (as usual!) and I can't wait to see their relationships expand (pretty sure I picked up hints about seeing more of them in the next installment!). If you haven't read this series - get to it! I highly recommend starting at the beginning to get each puzzle piece Ms. Brown lays out on these two! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
BookMomto6 More than 1 year ago
Deborah Brown's books set in South Florida are some of my favorites. Do not ask me why as I have never in my life been to Florida, let alone the Keys, but I love the setting of this series. I also love the characters. Madison and her best friend, Fab, are too funny to not like. Madison's entire family reminds me of just how dysfunctional all families are. Yet, they love each other and will always be there for one another. This particular book finds Fab attempting to take her business to a more legit level. She has an office. She is trying to not take some of her previous clients who would always get her in trouble. She has an engagement ring on her finger. Then, she and Madison witness a boat explosion that was meant to get them in serious trouble.  Follow Madison and Fab through the trials of finding out why the explosion actually happened, who did it (maybe), and who was killed. Then, as the case is wrapped up, see what happens in Madison's life. You'll definitely enjoy Blownup in Paradise. So pick up a copy today. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
Even at book 14, I still want more Fab and Madison! As I recently told hubby; the Paradise series books are the perfect blend of comedy, mystery, and suspense. It may be hard to imagine that even 14 books into a series, they can still grip your attention and keep you entertained but I am here to tell you that these books just get better and better! The danger is less than usual because the girls are growing up, but there are still plenty of humor, mystery and suspense to keep you turning the pages. The Paradise series books are books that I can always finish in just a few days and I am telling you; Blownup in Paradise was no different. A handful of mysteries to keep you involved with some more than usual backstabbing and crooked creatures. There is even an extra touch of romance in this one and I promise, it won’t disappoint!
sleepygirl More than 1 year ago
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I love these characters! They’ve become like old friends and I’m always looking forward to the next book in the series. It amazes me how Deborah Brown can continue to come up with new and exciting adventures for Madison and Fab. They’re always getting into scrapes but somehow seem to be able to get themselves out of trouble. I like how both girls have grown as individuals and also in their relationships. It’s obvious from the title of this book that something blew up…it was a boat and Madison and Fab happened to witness it from afar when they were on another case. There was one fatality and they’re going to find out who killed the victim. And is someone trying to set them up? At the same time, a neighbor’s dog has gone missing and Fab promises that they will find the dog. Both of these cases end up being bigger and more complicated than they expected. There’s also a twist or two which makes things interesting. As usual, Madison and Fab and their boyfriends and a wide cast of quirky characters make Blownup in Paradise a fun read. And I loved the ending! I’m getting ready to start reading the next book in the series which I just got yesterday!
ebookaddictsuk More than 1 year ago
I am loving the Paradise Series and when ever I pick up a new instalment I can only begin to wonder what mischief Madison and Fab are going to get up to or get involved in. Blownup in Paradise see the girls get involved in their most explosive adventure yet, both literally and figuratively - boats are blown up, dock are on fire and the girls must contend with being on the right side of the law now and not go rouge. There is never a dull moment for Madison and Fab and the cottages with their host of eclectic residents has its own share of drama as usual. This series is filled with a host of characters that you have come to love as you would your own family and you just help but get involved with the antics they all get involved in. The little tid-bit at the end (not a cliffhanger) has left me patiently waiting for the next book to come out!
TeresaKander More than 1 year ago
This is Madison and Fab's most explosive adventure, both literally and figuratively. Meanwhile, Creole is making plans for his future--will he return to the police force or try something new--and the girls are behaving more responsibly, for the most part, when it comes to their PI jobs. Once again, Brick is up to no good and dragging the girls along with him until they catch on. Life at The Cottages continues to be one misadventure after another--and it was great to see Creole step up and put the fear of God into a group of tourists! The end of the book shares a very special secret, and I can't wait to read the next book to see what's going to happen next. As usual, this is a very well written story. Ms. Brown has created characters that series readers can care about, who feel like family by this point. And her description of the Tarpon Cove area put you right in the thick of the Florida Keys...which is a great mini-vacation any time of year. I will be anxiously awaiting the release of book #15, Psycho In Paradise.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
Everything is being blown up in this one--boats--docks--tempers. Fab is up to her usual tricks--well not as much now that the boyfriends are watching them VERY closely and have decided to accompany them to keep them from getting hurt. And Madison's boyfriend decided to quit his job and become a PI----These two girls will not be getting away with too much anymore! Well--not as much as they used to anyway. Meanwhile Brick is up to no good and Fab and Madison are trying to figure out exactly what--since he has set them up a couple of times. Finally Madison calls in one of the baddest guys she knows to stop her brother's partner from threatening them!! Of course there is always trouble at the cottages which always seems to happen in the middle of the night--Creole manages to scare the trouble makers and get them to leave the premises! At the very end there is a big surprise which is going to make Madison's Mom extremely happy!! I am pretty sure that she can handle it--and I suspect we will hear about it in the next of this wonderful and zany series!
beckvalleybooks More than 1 year ago
If you have met our investigators before you are in for another rip roaring exciting ride through the trial and tribulations of their hectic lifestyle. If you have not experienced any of their previous exploits you are in for a real treat of humour, love and adventure. Another crazy adventure for our favourite residents of Tarpon Cove, this time caught up in an explosion at a local dock yard leads our investigations down a path of peril. Alongside, trying to locate the perpetrator of the crime we again become embroiled in their complex life. Praise for the author to keep the story line fresh and original, as well as creating new scenarios and characters which add credence and novelty to the plot. Again the text and language with the simplistic story line make for an easy read which keeps the reader enrapt. Those readers who like to get to know characters in a series of storylines must read all of Deborah Brown's creations to fully appreciate what she has achieved in the Paradise series. Not many writers can keep story lines with the same characters interesting and having the reader wanting to have the next book on hand to enjoy straight away. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am a big fan of Deborah Brown, you can enjoy these stories anywhere.
grtlyblesd More than 1 year ago
The latest installment in Deborah Brown's Paradise series is here! Blownup in Paradise has all the crazy capers you've come to expect from Madison and Fab: an accident that someone is sweeping under the rug, a missing animal, an explosive secret spilled at a Weston family dinner... Add in a little breaking and entering, and the odd-ball supporting characters we're familiar with, and you'll know why Blownup is eye rolling, edge of your seat, and chuckle worthy by turns.
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
My favorite among the Paradise series I so loved this story. Maddie and Fabiana never stop to amaze me with their friendship, adventures and their love life. Creole and Maddie is always my favorite couple. I was waiting for forever for these two and finally it happened. I cannot wait for their next adventure together. This book is full of twist laughter and above all swoon worthy. This book is hard to put it down. Love is worth fighting for. These two hot guys will do everything to protect their women though their women are both stubborn and fearless. My favorite among the series and am I looking forward for their happy forever after.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
I am loving this series. Even though I got in at book 12 and this one is #14 the characters drew me and won't let go! This is a great series to start. Don't worry if you can't start at book 1. Check this one out and then back track it's worth it. There are a lot of sub characters in the story since Madison is the owner of a Cottage/Apartment Building she inherited from her aunt. The residents are quirky and funny. And then there are short term renters that add more quirkiness and cause trouble. Her best friend and partner Fab who is a P.I. has lots of interesting cases that have lots of crazy and sometime strange characters. In Blown Up In Paradise Fab is called on to investigate the death of a wealthy local. Madison as her assistant helps dig up the truth. Along with Madison and Fab their boyfriends decide they have to help to keep the girls out of trouble and keep them safe. They tend to break a few rules from time to time and make a few people mad. Jobs come if for Fab almost daily even while they are on one case another pops up. This time an elderly man living near them has lost his dog. Sadly as soon as they start investigating the find a dognapping ring located in the area. They waste no time shutting it down. Madison and Fab are all about helping out the down trodden and making things right when the can. Among the colorful characters are Madisons family. Her mom, step father, her brother Brad and a younger brother Liam. They are always into some kind of trouble as well and keep Madison on her toes. The Paradise Cove is a great Cozy Series with some thrill and suspense and lots and lots of humor. A great clean read. No language and no bedroom scenes. Deborah Brown in just two books has become a favorite. I can't wait to read the next one! I received a complimentary copy.