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Jenna Bennett AKA Jennie Bentley is the New York Times bestselling author of the Do It Yourself home renovation mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime, as well as of the Savannah Martin Southern Real Estate mysteries. A former Realtor® and home renovator, she lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with a husband and two boys, a hyperactive dog, a killer parakeet, two goldfish and two African Dwarf frogs. A native of Norway, she's spent the past twenty years in the US, and still hasn't been able to kick her native accent. You will not, however, notice it when you're reading her books.
on Aug. 11, 2012 :
Loved this book! It was an excellent end to the series and wrapped up all the "loose ends." I also have to say that the price for this book was great and I will definitely be buying more from Smashwords.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Feb. 10, 2012 :
It may be a bit past Christmas, but A Done Deal is a great read any time of year. I have read all five in the Savannah Martin Mystery series and have really enjoyed them. Love, romance, and mystery - a great combination. As the series develops Savannah also grows and gains insight, not only in herself, but in her relationships, especially with one person in particular, Rafe Collier. I highly recommend this wonderful series!
FTC Full Disclosure: I received a free copy of this e-book from the author and chose it for review.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Dec. 21, 2011 :
Savannah's back and so is Rafe. Unfortunately, no one told her until she stumbled across him and his new girlfriend. She hopes that investigating a rather uncouth bride-to-be will distract her but no such luck. Jealousy lands her in some funny spots. Luckily, Rafe is willing to lend a helping hand.
A Done Deal is a wonderful new addition to the story. I love the dual plot lines and the returning cast of characters. While the bodies aren't fresh in this one, there's plenty of mystery to go around.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on Dec. 16, 2011 :
Fresh off the emotional rollercoaster that was CLOSE TO HOME, I picked up A DONE DEAL to read next. Luckily A DONE DEAL was released on December 15th, so I didn't have to wait before I got a chance to pick up Savannah's story again.
A DONE DEAL sees Savannah back in Nashville, licking her wounds after her latest adventure. She quickly becomes immersed in investigating Alexandra Puckett's new step-mom-to-be, and trying to avoid getting killed.
I think Savannah describes it best...
"But here I was, back again, and there was a sense of inevitability about it. A feel of fate, of things coming full circle."
This is exactly how I felt with A DONE DEAL. So much has happened since Savannah's first adventure in A CUTTHROAT BUSINESS, but she has very much come full circle. She has grown and matured (yes even when you're well past your teens you can do that!). She's found someone that she wants to spend the rest of her life with, and yet there are so many things blocking her way to true happiness.
I simply love that Savannah is coming around full circle, and that it is clear that a few of the storylines in previous books are being tied up. A DONE DEAL reads like a final book in a series. I'm not sure if Savannah will have anymore adventures to share, but for me I feel like I have read a completely epic, wonderful series with A DONE DEAL bringing it around full circle and being the best book of the series!
I strongly recommend readers to read the Savannah Martin series. Read them in order from A CUTTHROAT BUSINESS onwards. Prepare yourself by taking at least a week off work, loading up your house with chocolate, ice-cream and all kinds of goodies, and settle in to read one of the best mystery series I've read in a long time. They are on-the-edge-of-your-seat adventure, with lots of thrills and toe-curling moments (seriously if Rafe doesn't curl your toes nothing will!).
After finishing A DONE DEAL I feel so happy to have discovered this series, and a little sad that there is no more Savannah for me to discover. Luckily for me there will be plenty of chances to re-read the series!
A DONE DEAL is a 5-star read. It's full of adventure, romance and a must-add to any mystery readers shelves.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)