To say I love Kerrigan Byrne’s historical romances would be an understatement. To say I’m not a fan of blood and guts would also be an understatement. However, when you combine those two, I get over the second fact right quick and jump all over this.
This story is just perfect for this time of year. A murder mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper is just what this season needs.
Fiona spends her days and night cleaning up after death. It’s not a luxurious job but someone has to do it. She uses this job as a way to keep an eye out for the return of Jack the Ripper. Ever since he murdered her friend, two years, she is waiting for his return so she can help in his capture. When murders start appearing similar, she wonders if it’s him or a copycat. Pretty soon she’s in the midst of a mystery that will cost her more than she ever imagined.
I loved Fiona. To be as strong as she is, after what she’s been through, is absolutely amazing. I don’t think I could do that. She is the only woman in a man’s world of death and intrigue, but she holds her own. The men around her all have secrets and the more she does her job, more of their secrets will come to light.
When a heart was broken as many times as mine, it shouldn’t work anymore. But somehow it still did. It kept going.
And so long as it beat in it’s chamber, I’d search for the Ripper.
When we first heard about this new book, it was said to not be a romance. I love romance. I need romance. But when Kerrigan Byrne writes a book, you read that book. Now I don’t know where this series is going to go, but I find myself believing that there may be a few hints of romance in the air, a connection if you will. So I’m gonna cross my fingers and hope Ms. Byrne grants my wish. Even a teeny one.
Reading is a lot like eating. Sometimes you need an appetizer, something to whet your appetite for bigger things to come. Sometimes you need something more meaty and substantial, like a hearty filet of mignon. And sometimes you need something sweet and fluffy, like a delicious tiramisu. This wonderful little book by Jana DeLeon filled my craving for dessert perfectly.
Welcome to Sinful, Louisiana. Such a quaint, picturesque little town where everybody knows your name. Just the place for a CIA agent in hiding to lie low. Secret agent Fortune Redding has a price on her head after killing the brother of an international arms dealer. To make matters worse, there’s an internal leak at the CIA. When her superiors decide she needs to go into hiding until matters are resolved, Sinful is chosen as the perfect hideaway. It’s quiet, peaceful, and safe. The perfect place for her cover as a former beauty queen turned librarian. But as luck would have it, she arrives in Sinful right in the middle of decade old murder mystery. Helped by a not-so-harmless duo of grey haired ladies, she naturally attempts to help solve the mystery while at the same time not blowing her cover.
This was such a fun book to read. The characters are hilarious and had me laughing out loud. The author nailed the descriptions of small town life and southern life in particular. It’s not going to win awards for being thought-provoking or life-changing but it was a highly enjoyable read for me. I’ll definitely be reading the next two books in the series very soon!