Friday, June 8, 2018

Beachboy Murder-Goddess Fish Promo Tour-Review

About the book 
Just as travel agent turned reluctant sleuth Gabby LeClair is starting to gain some of the Aloha spirit, a business consortium from Chicago breezes into the Aloha Lagoon resort and offers to buy her business. The offer is tempting...but so is hot helicopter pilot Rick Dawson, making it a difficult decision. One that becomes even more complicated when a dead body is discovered in Gabby's backyard, and she's suddenly thrust in the middle of a murder investigation! 

The dead man is a former beachboy attendant from the island. With a trail of broken hearts—not to mention jealous rivals—leading up to the beachboy, Gabby tries to uncover just who had it in for the late lothario. Is the female of the species really more deadly than the male? Or has the beachboy scorned one too many women for some other man's liking?

Read an excerpt
“Buy what?” Rick Dawson, the reason my heart fluttered on occasion, stood leaning against the wall by the door to Gabby’s Island Adventures. He was dressed in his signature uniform—jeans, boat shoes, and the royal blue polo shirt with his logo hummingbird and Rick’s Air Paradise embroidered above the pocket. He must have gotten some recent sun. His skin was golden, making his eyes shine like blue ice. He straightened away from the wall as we walked up, and slipped an arm around my waist, pulling me against him and kissing the top of my head. His scent, Old Spice and fresh island breeze, and the irresistible combination of his golden good looks and unmistakable virility definitely kept a girl on her toes but in a good way.
Inside the phone was ringing, and Lana went to answer it.
“Buy the travel agency. Lana was just asking me if I was really going to sell out to Janet’s bosses.”
While the shift wasn’t overt enough for me to be sure, I thought I felt a hint of his pulling back a little. “And what did you tell her?”
“That it was all up in the air, that I didn’t know if they’d even want the place.”
“Why wouldn’t they want it? Gabby’s Island Adventures is aces. You’re the tops, Toots.” His tone was frank, matter-of-fact. “You’ve even made my business profitable since you took over my bookings.”
“You’re biased, Dawson. You do have a business interest here yourself.”
And I thought
Written as a stand alone Beach Boy Murder is definitely a great 
addition to the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries.  You'll have no trouble jumping here with book 11.  I guarantee you'll love it but you'll be wondering what you missed. So you might plan to read all the 
rest.  I plan too. 
I enjoyed the characters.  And there were a lot of them.  I had no trouble keeping up with them or keeping up with what was going on.
The main character Gabby is considering selling her tour agency in Hawaii after her friend and mentor Janet make the suggest and bring a group of potential buyers. 
There are quite a few of them to keep up with but they are all such unique characters and they are described so well that it is not difficult. 
There are a few sub characters in the story; staff at Gabby's tour agency and hotel staff.  
And there's the hunky boyfriend Rick who owns a helicopter company.  He's just a great guy that calls Gabby 'Princess' so sweet  and romantic.  He's ready and able to save the day in the end when Gabby and a couple of other people are kidnapped by one of the villains.  
Beachboy Murder was a very fast read.  I read in one setting.
It was indeed a 5 star read.  
I look forward to backing up and reading the rest.  I was so engaged with this group of characters I want to read more.  

I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 

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  1. Thank you for hosting us today.

    And thank you for the 5 Star Review.

    Jean & Sally

  2. Sally and I love writing the Aloha Lagoon/Gabby LeClair Mysteries.

    The first in the Aloha Lagoon-Gabby LeClair Series is
    "Murder on the Aloha Express Book 2" Check it out.
    "Beachboy Murder Book 11"

    The Aloha Lagoon Book Series is a multi author series. They are all great. Take a peek.

  3. Great review, I enjoyed reading it!