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Scottsdale Scorcher

(Laura Black Mysteries #4)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  11 reviews
"Laura Black just wants to pay her rent, find the perfect boyfriend, and save the world!"

In this new thrilling romantic mystery, Scottsdale’s favorite investigator has teamed up with Mistress McNasty to hunt for a lost client. Unfortunately, Laura’s enemies are searching for her and if they find her, the results won’t be pretty. There’s also someone starting fires and leav
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published May 28th 2016 by Saguaro Sky Media Co.
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Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Slow Burn

Got a bit burned out on this episode. Still like that Laura gives her daily wardrobe reports, and the accuracy of Scottsdale locations, dust storms, heat etc...just too much mundane inner thoughts, then action, then shoot outs, rinse and repeat..let's see how she tells Reno about her new car?!! More will be revealed. Come to think of it life is not all dramatic at all times and then Bam you run into someone who's goal is to make sure you die a slow painful way and Bam you're once again
Kathy Randol
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Another Stephanie Plum!

Yes, unfortunately Laura Black is the new Stephanie Plum. She can't make up her mind who she wants to be with. Geez, not again!
These are fairly good reads. If you're bored, pick one up.
This is it for me though. When a woman stars acting stupid in the man department I'm done! Hopefully Laura and Stephanie Plum will get a brain....
S. R. Lewis
Aug 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the first 3 books in this series. I like my books to have great characters, some mystery, some suspense, some fun, and some romance. But this 4th book in the series was a disappointment to me, because there is quite a bit of kink in it and it has sadness and disappointment in it. I'm not sure I will read more in this series, but the first 3 sure are enjoyable reads!
Kimberlyn j grimes
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
And it just keeps getting better...

Just when you didn’t think it could get any better. It does! Laura’s gotten herself into quite a few comprising positions here, how will she get out of them? You need to to read it and find out-happy reading!
Rebecca Dowd
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This series is lots of fun, but the last book seemed like it was wrapping up loose ends. This book was more like the rest of the series.
Diana Rieck
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series...

...but was disappointed with the ending to book 4. I want to see Laura with Max - hopefully that will happen???
Barbara Hackel
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I like best about this series is the recurring people in Laura Black's life. Not only at the office with Sophie, Gina, and Lenny, but Amber-of wet dog or camel pee smell-is back! And Mistress McNasty returns as a client (Suzie Lu from Laura's apartment building) making Lenny nervous and the girls pleased to get to know her better. Of course the book would not be complete without mob ties-especially Laura's connection to Tony DiCenzo and his top henchman Maxmillian. Then there a ...more
Jana Gundy
Jun 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Good but .....

So I love this series and the main plot was good as usual with the mysteries well developed and interesting. The characters are all back and I love their banter and wit. There is one main thing that I didn't care for:

******* Spoiler so avoid if you don't want to know****==

My main dislike is that Laura becomes a cheater in this book. She's with Reno but goes behind his back and starts making out with Max. She even chooses to leave Reno and be with Max and never tells Reno!! Max can'
Amy Plank
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great addition to the Laura Black series. Laura has to find a missing mob man and find a person out to get a trucking company. Everyone from the previous books are together again. Laura is asked by her neighbor to find a missing person. That missing person is Johnny, who is belongs to Tony's organization. Then, she is sent by her boss to look into some things being done to a trucking company,and finds some very interesting things. Meanwhile, Laura is still trying to decide which man to b ...more
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a Scorcher!

This book was tagged a romantic light-hearted mystery, however it is anything but that. It is an action packed thrill ride from beginning to end! Yes there is romance, but there is also Mistress McNasty. Add in the mob, murder, kidnapping, & so many secrets & you have the makings of a great story!!!
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've been eagerly anticipating the next book in this series and was not disappointed. Laura Black is back and can't stay away from the mob despite herself.

Hoping to see more in this series (and sooner)!
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