Crazy in Paradise

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Dying in the middle of the summer in the Florida Keys is sweaty business. More

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Published: July 07, 2011
Words: 71,290
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452445847
About Deborah Brown

Deborah Brown’s debut novel Crazy in Paradise is full of fun and surprises. She’s been writing, in one way or another for as long as she can remember. Fiction should be fun. Deborah wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer… and then run out and tell their friends about it. She lives in South Florida, with her ungrateful animals, where Mother Nature takes out her bad attitude in the form of hurricanes.

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Review by: Willow Webster on July 05, 2012 : star star star star star
I really enjoyed the book. It kept me reading until it was done. A could not put it down book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jennifer on Nov. 02, 2011 : star star star star
Madison Westin's a strong, independent woman who can take care of herself. Really. Now that she's inherited her aunt's motel, she's ready to prove it to the world. The only things standing in her way are crazy tenants, a manager who's telling everyone he owns the place, a lawyer who's insisting she sell, and her mom who just wants her to meet a nice man. Then she gets a surprise visit from her aunt's friend Zach - he's young, hot, and bleeding all over her lanai. Welcome to Florida - where a girl's best friend is her Glock.

This book's like cotton candy - a sweet, airy confection that's a little taboo, but you've got to have it anyways. It's chicklit in the best sense, a story that knows sometimes a girl just needs a bubble bath, a glass of wine, and a bad boy. This is the kind of book that's a welcome reward after a hard day in stiletto heels.

Madison's an interesting character. She likes to think she's the instigator, but in reality, she's the tentpole and all the other characters weave the story around her. It's almost as if she's taken a step back and wondering if she's walked into the wrong life by mistake. She's like an alien spy trying to interact with the humans and discovering her intel is all wrong.

It's the supporting characters that shine here. Zach is a perfect book boyfriend, snarky and dangerous, just begging you to throw him down and have your way with him. He comes with a crew of stealth ninja enforcer types who know how to throw a lovely dinner party, and an entitled emo little brother who could benefit from a night in the Everglades with the alligators. The bad guys are so sleazy you need hand sanitizer to turn the pages.

This is a fun, hot story that makes a great little weekday vacation from your busy life. It's a fast, entertaining read that asks nothing of you but your enjoyment. Think of it as a literary bonbon, one that goes really well with chocolate.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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