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Greed in Paradise by Deborah  Brown
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From simply looking at the front cover of “Greed in Paradise,” many may assume that this is a simple light-hearted mystery with airs of comedy and romance. While these things are all true, this description fails to capture just how risqué the writing can truly be at times. The character descriptions allow the reader to picture the sorts of above-average-looking people who might feature in a movie of a similar premise.

Speaking of the premise, this book delivers fairly well in the mystery department. An associate of the main characters, Madison and Fabiana, turns up dead under bizarre circumstances. Shortly thereafter, the two find that they were remembered in his last will and testament. Rather than simply accepting the circumstances for what they are, their curiosity gets the better of them and they begin to dig deeper.

Though this book is not particularly long (it can be read in one day, depending on the pace of the reader), there are numerous characters inhabiting the setting of Tarpon Cove. Needless to say, some of them are more important than others. The great number of characters can be both good and bad, depending on the reader’s opinion. While they are all interesting in their own ways, it seems as if they could have been given deeper explorations. Of course, many of these characters have also been introduced in earlier novels, so readers may get to know them easier by starting the series from the beginning.

All in all, “Greed in Paradise” is a fun mystery with enough comedic moments to keep it relatively light-hearted. It is also sometimes a little bit raunchy, for the benefit of readers who enjoy some steamy romance with their mystery. It may not be a long read, but it’s not a forgettable one, either.

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July 14, 2014 – Finished Reading
August 21, 2014 – Shelved

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