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Monday, March 21, 2016

Starfish Island book review

If you've been reading here long, you've heard me talk about the hilarious books in Deborah Brown's Paradise series.  I enjoy them immensely.  So when the chance to review Starfish Island came up, I hopped on board.  Unlike the almost slapstick comedy of the Paradise books, Starfish Island is a much more serious, slightly suspenseful story.

I did not realize until after I finished the book that it's Deborah's first romance novel.  Holy cow, that woman can write.

Fair warning, this is not a PG storyline.  There are a couple of explicit scenes.

Nicole is a likable main character, artsy and alone in the world, and you really feel for her, not knowing who to trust, since you're in the same boat as a reader, not knowing who's a good guy and who's a bad guy.  As things start unfolding really rapidly, you're left going, "Wait, what??" but it all makes sense in the end.



After a bad break-up, Nicole Alexander is ready for a change. When she inherits a house on Starfish Island from a grandmother she never knew, it seems like the perfect opportunity for starting over. But soon after moving in, Nicole receives a cryptic message warning her to leave immediately. 

Determined to get to the bottom of the hauntings, Nicole starts an investigation. When things get hot and heavy with one of the island’s most charismatic residents, Michael Edwards, Nicole begins to suspect his amorous attention might be a cover for dark motives. 

Will Nicole discover the reason for the island’s hostility before it’s too late? Can she fall for a man she doesn’t exactly trust? 

STARFISH ISLAND is best-selling author Deborah Brown’s first romantic suspense novel. If you love the charm and fast pace of her popular Paradise series, then you’ll love this engrossing romantic mystery.

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About the Author
I've been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I 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.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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  1. Sounds like this one will keep you on your toes guessing.

    1. It totally did! I was thinking, "Is so and so a good guy or a bad guy??"

  2. Shecki~ Thank you for the review. Happy you enjoyed.

    1. Any time, Deborah! I enjoy your work immensely! :)

  3. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing at D.E.A.R. Monday.

    1. Always fun to find a book related link up! I love to read.