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Crazy in Paradise [Kindle Edition]

Deborah Brown
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (635 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Welcome to Tarpon Cove.

Dying in the Middle of Summer is Sweaty Business...

If you ever put yourself in trouble by picking up someone else's past, you have to meet Madison Westin, an honorary Trouble Queen.

Madison is a quirky motel owner, who recently inherited her aunt's beachfront motel in the Florida Keys. But that is NOT all she inherited, as the motel houses a slew of colorful tenant's - drunks, ex-cons, fugitives, and whatever bad guy you can think of.

How to solve this mess...?
That is really not that difficult if you are Madison Westin.

Step 1: Take back control of YOUR motel

Step 2: Learn the ins and outs of blackmail, murder, and drugs

Step 3: If all fails, hope for the best...

Deborah Brown's Crazy in Paradise is packed with Action, Romance, Intrigue, Mystery and Suspense. Oh... did I forget to mention the humor makes for a fast and enjoyable read? This book will be difficult to put down!


... but ONLY if you want to be Crazy in Paradise!

Editorial Reviews


Praise for author Deborah Brown and her Paradise series:

"Well thought out plot...kept my interest right through to the end."

"Great storyline...hooked to the very end. Action, Romance, and Intrigue."

"Suspense, Mystery, Comedy makes for a fast and enjoyable read."

About the Author

Crazy in Paradise, is Deborah Brown's debut novel, a Florida Keys mystery, which makes the reader laugh, cry and cheer...

My personal ad would read:

Since all great journeys start with a single step, I'll have on a cute pair of shoes.

Crazy.  Ice cream loving.  Redhead. 5'2", long legs.  As an avid exerciser, I get to the gym every five years or so.  I hate being tricked by that stinking raisin in the oatmeal cookie when my heart was set on chocolate. And it's totally acceptable for me to be mildly annoying when it makes me laugh.  South Florida is my home, with my ungrateful rescue animals, where Mother Nature takes out her bad attitude in the form of hurricanes.

Product Details

  • File Size: 467 KB
  • Print Length: 371 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463550626
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Paradise Books, LLC (December 4, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0059AJ8V8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,083 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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89 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy read, lots of zany characters January 23, 2012
Crazy in Paradise was a book full of strange, crazy characters, each collecting their own set of "I owe you's." From the first page of the book to the last, the action was non-stop. The story began with recently divorced Madison Westin inheriting her recently deceased aunt's beachfront house and properties. Not only does she inherit an old motel, she also inherits an old motel full of eccentric people.

From the insane funeral that will leave you in tears, to the scheming attorneys, mad ex-cons, a centerfold private investigator who is just as adept at making trouble as he is in solving mysteries (and he's also quite the charmer.) Then, there are the dates that Madison's mother tries to fix her up with that will leave you rolling your eyes.

Trouble seems to follow Madison around as she tries to legitimize her aunt's business and she finds herself in the midst of a shootout. The book was not a serious book by any means and would be a great book to sit out on the beach to read. You'll find yourself looking for the hunky P.I. and seeing shady characters lurking by old motels. The story is humorous and you'll find yourself chuckling along the way. Crazy in Paradise is just that, crazy (and a fun read.)
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154 of 166 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I can suspend my disbelief, but not my intelligence August 14, 2012
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In general, if I don't like a book, I just set it aside and move on to the next one. But this book managed to push all my bad book buttons.

1) Quirky, supposedly independent female lead, but indecisive and "shocked" at key moments. Check
2) Incredibly handsome, but mysterious male lead who appears and disappears without cause. Check.
3) Unusual, but helpful sidekicks that fail to cover huge gaps in the plot. Check
4) Sudden romantic entanglement that leads to stalker-like behavior and implausible events. Check.
5) Potentially great story ruined by cliches and zero character development. Check.

What finally pushed me over the edge was Madison's (the quirky, supposedly independent female lead, but indecisive and "shocked" at key moments)outright stupidity. Here's a woman who supposedly got up the gumption to leave her less-than-worthy husband and take back her life. And yet, time and again, the story finds her describing herself as "whiny" and "shocked" over a series of events that wouldn't surprise a toddler. To top it off, even though she's dating/sleeping with an investigator/private security guy, she fails to look into or ask for help regarding the following issues:

1) Her aunt's unexplained decision to select a jackass of an attorney as her estate executor.
2) The hiring of an obviously questionable character to manage her aunt's property.
3) The attorney/executor's obvious efforts to block her access to her aunt's estate, including threats to drag out probate, etc.

The last straw for me happened when Madison, in need of an attorney, calls the jackass attorney.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finished in record time July 12, 2011
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Not done reading this yet, but enjoy it a ton. Makes me feel like I am in the scene, that is always fun. Thanks for writing this Ms. Brown.

7/16 - I couldn't put it down. I sure hope you have success. A few years back I was on a reading extravaganza and read 316 books in 3 years. Sue Grafton, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Robert B. Parker, Patricia Cornwell and Tony Hillerman were my favorite authors. I was just as engaged with your book as I was with all of those. It went whip fast and had a nice twist at the end. Well Done.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Mystery Here. August 3, 2012
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There was no mystery to this book. It was like reading a cheap knock-off of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. The characters were simple, superficial, and their motives were glaringly obvious. I kept waiting for plot twist, but nope. I had the "mystery" solved from the first few chapters. This book had me wanting to yell at the main character for being so stupid. Overall, this book was a waste of my time. I wish I could have read a different book with an actual mystery element instead. My suggestion: don't waste your time.
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49 of 57 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars slow, slow, too too slow March 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given a copy of this book in order to provide a review. The basic premise is that a young divorcee, Madison, inherits her aunt's home and rental property in Florida. I'm sorry to say I did not finish it. I did get a third of the way through, but at this point no mystery had ensued. However, the main charachter had ~POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT~ slept with the "hot" guy who she found on her aunt's patio immediately after the funeral. I know he was hot because she said so at least a million times! She also said things like "there is not a bigger turn on than to want to make love with someone you're hot for." Yuck.

There is obviously something fishy going on as the lawyer in charge of the estate refuses to talk to Madison, the aunt that she supposedly knew like a second mother had a whole group of friends and lifestyle that neither Madison nor her family knew about, and there is a sleazy manager in charge of the property Madison inherited. I kept waiting for her to fire the lawyer, tell off the sleaze, and DO something. All she was interested in though was the "hot" guy, Zach. I finally gave up. Too many good books are waiting for me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining and enoyable
A good book, with interesting characters and just a dash of suspence. Not the biggest surprise ending, but still not completely predictable. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Ella
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not my "Cup of Tea"
The story line was good, but had too much sex, too much cozy for me personally. Those who like cozy with sex should love this book. It is very entertaining.
Published 2 days ago by P. I. Pat
3.0 out of 5 stars Crazy as in Far-fetched
This book was a "fun beach book" type of read. It was easy to read and I was curious to see what would happen next, but it was not very believable. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It
This is one of the best books I have read lately. Makes me want to get her other books. Draws your interest in and keeps it going. Vey happy I got this one.
Published 6 days ago by sherry
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite enjoyable!
The author has a real feel for Florida and her characters are fully-fleshed out. The plot is fun and believable, and I would really enjoy meeting these people in real life. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Rachel J. Maley
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable easy read
No real reason to not give this a five star rating, except it's just a nice fluffy book with no real substance. Read more
Published 8 days ago by tamara harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read!
Madison Westin and friends are funny and intriguing. Since moving to Tarpon Cove Madison has had little rest. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Cindylou82
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick read
I like the book for a light quick read. The story moved along fast but I could still pick it up and put in down as my reading time allowed.
Published 11 days ago by Judith E. Koltunski
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Nice one..I like reading romance with a bit of mystery...this definitely had a lot of interesting characters.....the story was good.
Published 12 days ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Reading
Suspencefull and colorful characters. Story could have been more interesting if the secondary characters got involved with more violent action.
Published 13 days ago by David Bradfield
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More About the Author

Crazy in Paradise, is my debut novel, a Florida Keys mystery, a "laugh out loud, roller coaster ride."

I've been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; poetry, sappy short stories and a romance novel. I wanted to create a book that would make the reader laugh, cry and cheer... and then run out and tell their friends about it. My love of reading began early in life when I'd run home with my Scholastic Book order form and debate my options. My first favorite author Betty MacDonald of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle fame. I live with my family and rescue cats in South Florida.

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