Mystery author Maggie Kelly had enough on her mind wondering how she was going to keep her fictional Regency Era creation from dropping to one knee with a marriage proposal. Then a murderer crosses the foul lineway too close to home. . .
Maggie wouldn't mind putting a little distance between herself and the hunky Regency hero of her novels, Alexandre Blake, the Viscount Saint Just, who has miraculously come to life with talk of sweeping her straight down the aisle. But now that her parents have split up, Maggie is having trouble resisting Alex's tender loving care. So she invites him along to visit her family. Unfortunately, they arrive just in time to watch her father being taken away in handcuffs as a murder suspect! Luckily, she has Alex riding to the rescueand making her wonder if a happily ever after might not be out of her league after all. . .
"Part fantasy, part romance, and part good old-fashioned mystery, this book has it all." Romantic Times
|Series:||Maggie Kelly Series , #6|
|Product dimensions:||4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Kasey Michaels is a USA Today bestselling author of over 100 romance novels. She has won an RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award and several other commendations for her contemporary and historical romance novels. Her bestselling series include the Romney Marsh Trilogy, The Coltons Series, and others.
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I love this book... I wish that the series could keep going however... I could never grow tired of these characters Kasey Michaels is amazing
When last we saw Maggie she was preparing for the holidays. Preparing to visit her parents - who are currently separated. To say she was dreading the visit is an understatement. To take her mind off of what¿s ahead (and in an effort to secure a tax break) Maggie goes house hunting. One slight misstep in the house of her dreams and she breaks her foot, gets a cast and has to hobble along with the aid of a walker. None of which garner her any sympathy from her family. ..... Just missing her father at his apartment, and not ready to face her mother, Maggie indulges Sterling¿s love of casinos and drives him and Saint Just to Atlantic City where she immediately ¿runs into¿ Henry Novack and steals his jackpot. Well, to hear him tell it at any rate. And he doesn¿t intend to leave her alone until she gives it back to him. ..... When she finally makes it back to her father¿s apartment she can only watch as he is taken away in handcuffs, accused of murder. The evidence against him is circumstantial but the police won¿t even consider any other suspects so it¿s up to Maggie and Alex to prove his innocence. With each new piece of evidence they uncover, Evan Kelly looks more and more guilty. Will they be able to uncover that once piece of evidence that will clear him - even with Henry shadowing their every move? ..... Bowled Over is reportedly the final installment in the Maggie Kelly series. Kasey Michaels has written it with her usual humor and smart dialogue (just ask Maggie how she broke her foot). The reader is given more insight into Maggie¿s family and a few more of the skeleton¿s fall out of the closet. The reader is also treated to a look into the ¿shadowy figure¿s¿ head. As always the story was a lot of fun and I read the entire book in one afternoon. While Ms. Michaels has written a nice ending to the series, she also left it open to the point the story could continue without taking away from the ending she¿s written. And I, for one, hope this is not the last we see of Maggie, Alex, Sterling and even Henry.
Regency mystery writer Margaret 'Maggie' Kelly still wonders about her sanity ever since the hero of her historical whodunits Alexandre 'Alex' Blake (the Viscount Saint Just) and his assistant Sterling somehow came to life in her home. However, as time has passed and they have worked several capers, Maggie begins to believe that Alex is real and perhaps they belong together.------------------ Maggie, accompanied by Alex and Sterling, is heading to Ocean City, New Jersey for another Kelly family Christmas disaster with her separated parents, Alicia and Evan. However, before leaving the city, Maggie looks at a Manhattan house she might buy but breaks her foot on the metal doorstop. Maggie and her Regency companions travel to Evan's apartment only to find the police arresting him for the murder of his bowling friend Walter Bodkin the motive is Walter¿s affair with Alicia and the murder weapon Evan's bowling ball. Maggie, Alex, and Sterling investigate only to realize much of the heterosexual male population of New Jersey wanted Bodkin dead for his trysts with their wives a number of females including Maggie¿s sister and mother shared their desire.------------ BOWLED OVER is an amusing romantic cozy that in spite of the Regency gimmick and being the sixth Maggie mystery retains a freshness that showcases Kasey Michael¿s talent. The fast-paced story line is fun to follow as Maggie stumbles and fumbles with Alex and Sterling always there to pick her up. The whodunit is cleverly designed so that the audience as well as the heroine has the clues, but putting them together proves difficult. This is another winner in a magnificent series.------- Harriet Klausner