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P.I. I Love You

(Miss Demeanor #1)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Rivers don’t let rocks hold them back. River Nightingale has decided to blow past the rocky men in her life.

She’s played by the rules for too long—especially when it came to her career as a cop. She was the top closer of cases for years, but promotions in her small town cop shop went to her less productive male counterparts. River decides it’s time to change careers. She
Kindle Edition, 138 pages
Published September 7th 2019 by Joanne Jaytanie (first published September 15th 2015)
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Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery, Thriller, Sweet Romance, Novellas
3 Taking Charge Stars * * *
The glass ceiling exists in all types of businesses...and it can be frustrating to say the least. In this novella, four female detectives who met on an online site calls Lady Cops decide to finally take a long overdue vacation together in Seattle. River Nightingale had connections with her Uncle Mike and he arranged the housing for their stay.

Each of these women have been blocked unfairly over and over again in their career paths. With River being passed over for a man
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Light novel. I never really tried a light romance detective story but after finishing it I gotta say "I needed to read something like this". It's short, refreshing and you'll absolutely love it. ...more
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great concept for a mystery series. I enjoyed this story and the characters. The mystery kept me in suspense, there are a few twists and turns that kept me guessing. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Kathy Heare Watts
This story kept me captivated as the mystery and suspense of who-done-it unfolds. A two-part case for P.I. River Nightingale of the Miss Demeanor PI Agency, hired by Blake Baxter to find first who killed his parents, Wade and Trudy Baxter, and second to locate a half-sister given up for adoption. After the death, shocking secrets surface hidden away from Trudy’s children, Blake and Garnet. This story will keep you in suspense as the plot twists and turns unfold. River
Rebecca Austin
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
River Nightingale has had it with being a police officer in her small town of Bear Creek when she is once again overlooked for a promotion. She and 3 of her friends in similar situations decide to open a business in Seattle called Miss Demeanor Private Detective Agency.

River's first job is to look into the deaths of the parents of Blake Baxter as he believes their deaths were not accidental.

Homicide Detective Gage Hamlin is not used to having his cases reopened but River may be onto something.

Anne Kane
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in a contest, and have never read any of this author's books before. I really like her style. The story was short which is nice when I'm busy and want to read but don't want to get caught up in something I won't have time to finish.

River is tired of seeing all the male cops get promoted instead of her just because... well... they're guys! It's not fair but instead of whining about it, she talks her three friends into starting a PI business with her. Suspense and romance are quic
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a refreshingly fun read!
This was a light-hearted read that provided for a relaxing afternoon
The author is new to me but I will definitely be looking into her work.

River and her girlfriends have had enough of the boys club!
Together they decide to take control of their futures while doing what they do best.

Welcome the birth of Misdemeanors P.I.

This is a first in series
We meet the cast of the series - not in-depth but enough to get an idea of their personalities and how they fit into the overa
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strong female lead!
I enjoyed the twists of this mystery romance. Loved how the police investigator worked with the PI to solve the case. Had my heart pounding a few moments.
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the start to a engaging series that in each one has its own brand of mystery. This one lets you know why these girls branch out on their own and they could not of made a better decision. Thanks in part to her uncle her and her friends are able to buy and take over a detective agency. River gets recommended by her uncle to a brother and sister who need her help with a cold case involving their parents. The elements are solid and prick the interest with intrigue right away, and on the back ...more
Grace Augustine
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This first novella in the Miss Demeanor series is incredible! I've found a new book boyfriend in Detective Gage Hamlin. Both of the characters are very good at what they do...solve murders and unravel crimes. This little book packs quite a has romance, mystery, intrigue, and did I mention romance? The chemistry and tension between Gage and River are spontaneous combustion waiting to happen. Very clean story lines and paragraph transitions and strong character development. This is proo ...more
Lauren Marie
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first of the Miss Demeanor Private Detective series - P.I. I Love You. Miss Jaytanie's characters are well thought out and I really cheered for River Nightengale. I always love a strong woman character and River handles her investigation with determination and class. She shows her smarts and although she and Gage start off on the wrong foot, when they begin to work together it flows very well and makes sense. I didn't have a clue who the murderer was and love that more than anything. ...more
Jennifer Daniels
River Nightingale is done being looked over in here old department. She's a police officer turn private investigator. Her and her police officer friends decides to open up their own P.I. company. River finds herself on a new job and working with the local police detective Gage Hamlin. Will they be able to work together together to solve a murder or will Gage's view of P.I.'s cloud his judgement.

This is a great story and a very fun flirtatious book to read.
J. Dorner
I don't read books in this genre on a regular basis.
I enjoyed the "girl-power" aspect. They weren't getting promoted as cops/ detectives so they start their own private firm.
There are some good twists. I love the puns and humor.
Barbi Davis
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are great. And the story is even better. If you enjoy a romance with Suspence? You will love this book as much as I do. I Highly recommend this book!!
Becky Pancoast
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Perfect story , friendship, little mystery, excitement, and love , I just love Joanne's story's she puts everything you need into a book or series!
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really fun read for me . I love books with strong female characters and this book has actually 4 of them . Let me introduce you to the ladies of Misdeamor P.I detective agency. River Nightingale is one tough cookie, she became a cop in a small town Montanna . She has solved more cases then the males but isn't going anywhere . Until the trip to Seattle with her best friends who are also cops and are in the same boat . They are working hard and when a case brings River to Gage Hamlin's ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the mystery and suspense it is a wonderful start to this series. A short, sweet and to the point. If anything I would love for it to be longer. The humor gives the story a wonderful touch that really pulled me in. I just love strong women who take the world by storm as these four do. Being a woman in a male world it was easy to relate to these women. Men get by with so much that we women cannot. The plot builds nicely the mystery is easy to work out but the twists are engaging making it ...more
**Elle**Bee**Double U**
P.I. I love you is a new and interesting take on women taking control of their futures and destiny.
River and her friends have worked hard for their respective police departments, but yet after years of service and dedication they are constantly passed over for promotions due to being the wrong gender. Not sexist at all right? Instead of making waves, the women end up purchasing a private detective company in Seattle.

One of River's first cases, unfortunately, has her steeping on the detective's
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Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
River Nightingale may not have it going on in the Hot Dates department, but at lease she had her chat room (Lady Cops.) Rather than live out their days in front of a computer, the gals take a vacation together to Seattle. Five months later, their new private investigation company, Miss Demeanor, was open!

“I thrive on hard work. I worked hard for ten years and closed more cases than all my colleagues combined. What I do have a problem with is being passed over for promotions while some yahoo, wi
Vickie Chaisson
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
P.I. I Love You by Joanne Jaytanie is the first book in a new series. It was extremely fast paced and entertaining. The story is about 4 woman police officers who after years of being on the force for their local agencies and passed over for promotion start the Miss Demeanor Detective Agency. This is their first case and River Nightingale is lead investigator and the police detective is Gage Hamlin who is very antagonistic to River. I love a strong woman lead in a story and River is certainly th ...more
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall rating: 4.4 (advance copy)

Short, sweet, and remarkably entertaining! This book did a wonderful job at setting up the scenario for this series, as well as with peaking interest for more in this series. Book one focuses on the founder of the agency, but there are 3 more members that have a story to tell as well. The relationship between the PI and the detective added the romantic spice to the tale without having to enter the mature content world. A great pick me up on a rainy day! This rev
Tammy Hall
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story! It was amazing! A little to short but boy did it grab my attention right from the start and kept me in it's clutches to the very end. I was so invested in this book. The characters in P.I. I Love You were so realistic I felt like I was part of the women as they went through changing careers and starting their own private investigator business. Then a mystery was thrown in and I was spent I was in heaven. I will be keeping my eyes out for more Miss Demeanor books. Thank you Jo ...more
Andrzejewski Amy
I liked this novella and would like to read the other books in this series. P.I. I Love You is an easy read and fast paced. It had just the right amount of suspense, humor and a little bit of romance. I liked how well River and Gage worked together after getting off on the wrong foot. After things get a little crazy for River, Gage comes to her rescue and is her knight in shining armour. Between River and Gage the solve the murder and bring the family together with their half sister. This book i ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute fast read. I'm not one for detective or mysteries all that much but this was very easy to read. Engaging characters and likable ones at that. Although Gage came off as a bit of a pun intended he grew on me. Its a clean romance with a few kisses. I think if anything I would have liked more of a relationship with Gage and River but I still liked the book. I dont know if she plans to write more but I hope so perhaps the other ladies will get a story. ...more
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a book that showcases strong independent women. River alis a women working in a man's field in a small town. She loves her job but isn't getting the respect she deserves. On a whim her and her friends Branch out on thier own. River is involved in her first big case and she finds herself working with a frustrating and attractive man. While the mistory unravels and danger comes at them things start changing between them. I loved this fast paced story with strong independent women. ...more

A charming little detective story. I adore the name of this detective agency - Miss Demeanor, Private Investigation. Of course I also adore a good pun. How this particular group of people came together was inspired. Of course it also helps that the story takes place in Seattle. The story is short enough to be a good bedtime read and still get a good night's sleep. All around, a good book. I look forward to more.
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable story. I liked the women and Gage. The plot was interesting and kept me engaged. While the culprit was obvious to me, it didn't detract from the story. I didn't give it 5 stars for two reasons. One, I felt the characters could have had more development. Secondly, the incident that happened after River met with Mrs Darnell was never reported to the local police and should have been. I am planning on reading the second book in the series. ...more
Lori Hammons
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the strength of the women portrayed in this story. River is a former cop turned P.I. and finds herself faced with what appears to be a bigoted police detective that she must work with, when she is hired by an influential family. This book is full of danger and suspense, and a happy family secret revealed.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story and really hope to see more about River NIghtingale and her PI agency! The author packs a lot of action in this short story and builds the romance believably. The main characters have deep professional integrity and knowledge that pulls them together despite being on opposing sides of a case, making the story satisfying emotionally and intellectually. More please!
Lesley Hewitt
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really good

River and her friends all become private investigators. Blake and Garnett provide her with her first cases. One to find out who murdered their parents and secondly find their half sibling that was adopted at birth. Car bashing, shootings and a bit of romance. I can't wait to read the next book.
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