The title was a clever play on words when juxtaposed with the quirky cover images. The combination screamed “Cozy mystery,” but the synopsis, categories, and opening chapters argued back. “No! Suspense!”
Of course, that meant I was riveted, right? Not only that, the writing kept me riveted, too. So… Did I like it? Well…
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Great Things Happen When You Mix Danger and Donuts
Suspense is a personal favorite genre, so when I heard about Allison Pearl’s series, I knew I wanted to read them and chat with her about them. I only made it about a quarter of the way into the book before the interview, but that’s mostly because I spent way too much time deliberating over whether I should finish the book, Sprinkled with Sabotage, or set it aside and go read the first two.
That’s actually a difficult thing about books in a series that stand alone. You can read them out of order, so the dilemma begins–kind of like whether to read The Narnia series in order of publication or in chronological order.
Nah, everyone knows you need to read in order of publication. Hmm… maybe that solves my question on Allison Pearl’s books, too. Hmmm…
From the fun way she named the protagonists to our discussing the idea of a high-speed chase through the West Virginia mountains (I bet she could get those folks up to forty miles-per-hour! Trust me, if you’ve ever driven some of those roads, you’ll know that IS high speed in that area!), we talked about just about everything. Faith in fiction, what got Allison writing suspense in the first place, locales for books, and… of course, what is coming next!
The Love and Danger in St. Claire series by Allison Pearl is full of danger, tension, and sprinkled with romance for the heart-throbbers among us.
Sprinkled with Sabotage by Allison Pearl
Synopsis: Lizzy Bennet loves life as a lawyer in the city. And not just because of the miles it puts between her and her ex. However, when she’s attacked on the street just hours after learning her identity was stolen, she tries to call home for help and ends up with the last person she expects: the very same high school boyfriend who broke her heart.
He says he’s there to help, but she’s not so sure, and now, all the endless questions and regrets are clouding her judgment and preventing her from seeing the dangerous saboteur closing in.
Small-town auto mechanic, Koby Knightly, is looking forward to seeing a car show in the city. But when an unexpected call from his old girlfriend disconnects suddenly, he rushes to her aid. Throwing his plans out the window, Koby makes it his mission to protect her and discover the identity of the person trying to frame her.
Will he also be able to figure out what went wrong between them back in high school or will a killer get to her first?
Available in print, on Kindle, and also through Kindle Unlimited. Or, read the first books in the series:
You can learn more about Allison Pearl, her upcoming books, and more on her website.
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