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Tangled Thing Called Love

(Life and Love on the Lam #3)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum has Ranger and Joe. Now Juliet Rosetti keeps readers swooning with Mazie Maguire and her hot-to-trot boy toy, Ben Labeck.

Mazie’s boyfriend—photojournalist and sex god Ben Labeck—might be trouble on two very strong, very sexy legs, but he’s got no idea what he’s signing up for when he invites himself along to the family farm in Quail Hollow
ebook, 280 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Loveswept (first published January 1st 2014)
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Geri Reads
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

Life and Love on the Lam is Stephanie Plum minus the annoying love triangle. Really enjoyable and the slightly over-the-top situations Mazie gets into just hilarious.

ARC provided by NetGalley.
Heather andrews
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Damn, this book was so hilarious, and I couldn't put the book down, I read it in one sitting. Well I always read a book in one sitting. Ben that boy is all sorts of horny when Mazie wears certain things, "she wore ragged cut off jeans and a sleeveless pink shirt was clutching a big bunch of radishes. She was barefoot, and even across the room Ben could see her nipples through the fabric of her shirt. No bra! The message shot straight from his brain to his gonads." Ben is learning a few things ab ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
It's official! Juliet Rosetti is going on my list of favorite authors!

Once again, Mazie and her antics, and quick wit, had me laughing until I was crying. In this one, Mazie goes home to Quail Hollow to help her brother with his kids while his wife has their new baby. And what do you know? Ben Labeck follows her there and they end up with a 13 year old murder mystery to solve. Oh! And let's not forget that Ben and Mazie have some relationship issues to work on.

While I like Ben, I loved the intr
Tangled Thing Called Love ( Life and Love on the Lam #3) by Juliet Rosetti is a 2014 Loveswept publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

As usual for Mazie, life has thrown her another curve ball. Ben went off to L.A. to pursue his dreams of being a big time photojournalist. The longer he is away the fewer the calls and emails become until one day Mazie calls Ben only to have another woman answer the phone. To top it all off,

Mazie and Ben are at it again, proving that the course of true love never does run smooth, especially when it involves a disappearing beauty queen, two holy terrors with a potato gun, and the coolest grandmother ever to grace a farm.
Now back in her hometown and tasked with babysitting her nephews, Mazie doesn’t expect her maybe sometimes sort of boyfriend Ben to show up at the door. He’s determined to win her back, even if he’s not entirely sure why he lost her in the first place, but nothing w
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, funny
This book was hilarious. Mazie has to go to her home town of Quail Hollow to take care of her nephews. While there, she gets involved in a beauty pageant and the mystery of what happened to a missing beauty queen. The mystery itself was really good and I found myself really interested into what happened to Fern. Mazie was her usual funny self but when paired up with her old friend Holly it was downright hilarious and laugh-out-loud funny. I think this book had a lot more romance than the previou ...more
Feb 08, 2014 rated it liked it
***ARC received through Netgalley***

2,5 stars

Unfortunately, I wasn't really hooked to the story and the mystery in it about Fawn's death and the "curse". It was okay for me but it wasn't amazing. But even if I wasn't excited that much when reading this book, it was entertaining and I could see why people could find it funny. There were moments really nice especially with the twins Sam and Joey; they were cute little devils.

I wish Mazie had started something with Hoolihan. I was more interested i
Negar Arvanaghi
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a whole lot of "Bwaaahaha!" followed by "Wow! I did NOT see that coming".

I want more.

I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Amanda (Hootie) Clark
Nancy Drew to the rescue!! Just kidding, but Mazie Maguire is back in a another hilarious and sexy new adventure with her beefcake sidekick Ben Labeck. Speaking of Nancy Drew I loved those damn books as a kid and couldn't stop once I started them. Much in the same way The Love and Life on the Lam series has kept me completely at Rosetti's mercy from the beginning. this time the peanut gallery has to solve a 13 year old disappearance that involves the towns beauty pageant.

Mazie and Ben are a coup
Arc provided by Loveswept via Netgalley for an honest review!

This is the first book I have read by Juliet Rossetti ; and I i found it to be a Light and easy read, with some incredibly humorous moments.
Mazie Maguire seems to have a knack for getting herself into trouble and luckily for her she has a very hunky boyfreind in Ben Labeck who seems to be there to rescue her!

Mazie, has gone home to Quail Hollow to help out with her twin nephews , while her sister in law is in th hospital on bed rest
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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* I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group- Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*

I have to start out by saying that this is book 3 in the Life and Love on the Lam series which I did not know when I first received the book. I was worried that I would not be able to follow along and that it would affect my enjoyment but that was not the case. There were plenty
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, favorites-2014
4 stars. Fun, funny, romantic mystery with similar heart as Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.

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Note: I received an eARC of this title from the from the publisher for my honest review. This in no way affected my opinion in my review.

Juliet Rosetti has done it again. In Tangled Thing Called Love, there’s many laughs, a fun romance, and some amateur sleuthing. Juliet Rosetti has Mazie stumbling her way through a 13 year old disappearance case, babysitting her nephews, competing in
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
The author provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

'Tangled Thing Called Love' was a difficult book to rate.
You either loved it or hated it, I went with love.

Juliet Rosetti made all characters in the book to be very interesting and different, the plot was sometimes a little bit hard to follow, but all in one very interesting and you had the chance to find out yourself who was responsible for Miss Quail Hollow 2001's death.

It was mysterious, and warm. The characters m
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
More Mazie and Ben...I couldn't be happier! If you aren't snorting in laughter after the first few should go to a doctor, because something is definitely wrong with you. Mazie is this gorgeous, funny, spirited Midwestern gal who seems to attract trouble like a magnet. If you've enjoyed the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich, you will probably enjoy this series; however, Mazie is far less incompetent and she has the guy...she just had trouble staying in a relationship with him. ...more
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this book through Netgalley for an honest review.

Tangled Thing Called Love is the latest adventure of ex-con Mazie Maguire and Bonaparte (Ben) Labeck. I really enjoyed this story which takes place in Mazie's hometown where she arrives to help take care of her twin 10 year old nephews while her sister in law is in the hospital on bed rest during the last weeks of her pregnancy. Ben arrives after his job in California turns out to not be perfect and spends most of the book trying to wi
Kathleen Souza
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tangled Thing Called Love by Juliet Rosetti was a nice surprise. I rated it a 5 because it had a little of everything I love: smart heroine, sexy hero, romance, humor, and a mystery to solve. This author does it all. There’s plenty of steamy romance and Mazie and her family’s antics made me laugh…Out Loud!
With Ben long gone to work in LA and Mazie losing her job, there is nothing for her to do but go back home to help at the farm. Her grandmother is taking care of the twins while her brother’s w
Aliaa El-Nashar
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult
Third book in the series and I'm still enjoying it so much! Although I'm getting a little bit annoyed with the fact that she and Labeck seem to break up over the lamest reasons at some point in the book, but hey, the book is still great.

Mazie is back home to help her sister in law by taking care of her twin boys who are basically hell on heels. A beauty pageant, queen's curse, obvious sabotage, hot police chief, determined to get the girl Labeck and a missing crowned queen later, you have a reci
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I need to preface this review by saying Juliet Rosetti is quickly working her way into my favorite Top 5 author category!! In this 3rd installment of Mazie’s crazy life we get to follow Mazie home to her family farm, what ensues is hilarious and suspenseful. Of course we get Mr Ben Labeck back for the shenanigans and we watch him and Mazie try to untangle a disappearance of a young girl from 13 yrs prior. I don’t want to spoil the book, but there is plenty of Ben and Mazie hotness, plus a new ma ...more
Missy *Am I alive and a reality, or am I but a dream? *

***ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***

I didn't know that Tangled Thing Called Love is the third book in a series about Mazie and Ben. Sometimes I felt it that I've missed something, but it can be read without the first two.

Mazie’s boyfriend—photojournalist and sex god Ben Labeck—might be trouble on two very strong, very sexy legs, but he’s got no idea what he’s signing up for when he invites himself along to the family farm in Quail Hollow to meet the Mag
Darci Goodman
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review pertains to Tangled Thing Called Love by Juliet Rosetti. Thank you to Random House and Netgalley for the chance to read and review. When I first started this book, I hadn't realized it was part of a series. Although it could be read as a standalone, I put it down and went and read the first two of the series. With that in mind, I absolutely LOVED this book and series, This book was hilarious, and i was quite often literally laughing out loud. The chemistry between Mazie and Ben is sc ...more
Jun 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
I will try to not include spoilers.

Tangled Thing Called Love By Juliet Rosetti

Mazie Maguire returns to her hometown of Quail Hollow. Her sister Emily had asked her to help out their Grandmother with caring for Mazie's nephews, twin boys while Emily is in the hospital. One afternoon, Mazie gets a surprise visit from Ben Labeck. Ben's sudden visit does more than get Mazie's emotions stirred up. His interest in a disappearance case that has been unsolved for thirteen years causes ripples in the sma
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. The characters were great, the pacing good, great setting. An all around enjoyable story. Some things I thought were too obvious, or I just gave Mazie credit for being smarter than she is. I never would have left the dress there. It was too obvious that something would happen. I really thought she'd be too smart to get the truck alone, too. Of course, these things led to more humor and it was a fun book. I look ...more
Jamie Garde
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tangled Thing Called Love is the 3rd book in a series featuring Mazie and Ben. Mazie's a cute, resourceful fearless heroine: Ben is her gorgeous, nice, sexy boyfriend.

Juliet Rosetti's given Mazie a circle of kooky friends and relatives and added a murder or two for suspense and spice.

I received this book as an ARC in exchange for writing an honest review - and haven't read book 1 and 2 yet, but intend to now. Tangled Thing Called Love has been so much fun I look forward to reading the earlier
Bette Hansen
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
It's another hilarious adventure when Maize goes home to the farm! Trouble can find this character no matter what and it makes for a very entertaining read. The writing keeps the story moving along and the zany cast of characters are incredibly entertaining. For a fun light hearted read I recommend this one.
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
*ARC received from NetGalley in return for a honest review.* Thoroughly enjoyed this installment of Mazie & Ben adventures and antics. The characters continue to enchant the reader and bring you much joy and laughter. You feel so much lighter after reading one of these books.
Elizabeth O'Hanlon
Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it
*ARC given by Netgallery*

I didn't realise that this was a series and this was book 3, so I was a bit confused. But In I did carry on, it was good I enjoyed it, it was funny, had some mystery and was romantic.
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
This novel makes you laugh out loud, while trying to figure out the mystery of the missing Beauty Queen!
Diane Roberts
3 1/2 stars

This book was ok. It had fun parts and others that dragged on a bit to much. A descent no brainer read.
Kevin O'Connell
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing

From time to time I'm gifted with or directed to something "I had better read", so I do and am usually rewarded. That's how I was introduced to Tony Hillerman and the Navaho Tribal Police series. The Mazie Maguire mysteries by Juliet Rosetti is in that category too; the original hook for me was that the stories took place in Wisconsin.
I survived childhood in a farming community near Green Bay. A cousin owned a bar in Sheboygan. Going to Milwaukee was a big event. On holidays while travelling to
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it

In Tangled Thing called Love by Juliet Rosetti, Mazie has been having trouble getting in touch with Ben since he left for LA to become a big time photojournalist. As time goes by, the fewer his calls and emails to her. Until one day Mazie decides to call him only to have a woman answer his phone. To make matters worst for her, she just lost another job.

So Mazie decides to go home to Quail Hollow to help with her nephews while he and his wife have their new baby. Her grandmother has been left in
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