Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Book Review: "Double Trouble" by Susan May Warren

With one solved case under her belt, PJ Sugar is ready to dive into her career as a private investigator. Or at least a PI’s assistant until she can prove herself to Jeremy Kane, her new boss. Suddenly PJ’s seeing crime everywhere. But is it just in her head, or can she trust her instincts? When she takes on her first official case—house-sitting for a witness in protective custody—Jeremy assures her there’s no danger involved. But it soon becomes clear that there is someone after the witness . . . and now they’re after PJ, too.

When PJ Sugar isn't on a stakeout with donuts or fending off marriage proposals from ex boyfriends, she's trying to make sure she's still able to fit into her new life as a private investigator and back in hometown. What I like about PJ is that she's not Nancy Drew but she's not a bumbling detective either. She manages to solve the case but still injects a lot of humor while doing it. Personally, the mystery took a backseat to me, as I enjoyed PJ's interactions with the two men in her life as well as her new Russian family members. It was a good case, as I wasn't sure who the culprit was and I kept second guessing everyone throughout the whole book.

To be honest, I'm not a fan of PJ's sister. I mean in the last book, she made PJ have to deal with her in-laws on her own. Now in this book, she gets mad at her for reasons I didn't necessarily agree with. Also throughout the whole book, it doesn't seem as if she's trying to communicate with her in-laws. Sergei seems to be an ok guy but the whole marriage still seems a little shady to me. With the past book, I wasn't sure which guy I wanted PJ to end up with. Well, this book must have had Boone show his true self because I was totally rooting for Jeremy the whole way. PJ and Jeremy have really good chemistry together and their working together is like the stuff all great detective duos with romantic tension are made out of. Love how they're considering their If there was any qualm I had with the book, it was that I felt it started out a tad bit slow. Once you kept reading it was fine but it took a while for me to remember who everyone was and their back story from the first book.

Overall I had fun reading this book. It's full of mystery, laughter, and romance and makes for a great weekend read. If you're a fan of Susan's other books, this is another one that you will enjoy. I'll be looking forward to another PJ Sugar adventure!

Double Trouble by Susan May Warren is published by Tyndale (2010)

This review copy was provided for a book tour with Litfuse Publicity

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2 comments:

  1. I love mysteries with humor. A female detective makes it sound even better. Great review!

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  2. Great review! I really enjoyed this series - looking forward to book 3 later this year!

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