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Dead Heat (Bluegrass Series) [Kindle Edition]

Kathleen Brooks
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In the third book of the bestselling Bluegrass Series, Paige Davies finds her world turned upside down as she becomes involved in her best friends' nightmare. The strong-willed Paige doesn't know which is worse: someone trying to kill her, or losing her dog to the man she loves to hate.

FBI Agent Cole Parker can't decide whether he should strangle or kiss this infuriating woman of his dreams. As he works the case of his career, he finds that love can be tougher than bringing down some of the most powerful men in America.

Editorial Reviews


This was such an enjoyable break from some of the heavier stuff I have been reading. I love all that crazy, heavy reading but sometimes it's good to settle into light-hearted romance.
Kathleen Brooks' Bluegrass State of Mind was just the book I needed. It is full of endearing characters in a 'Mayberry' type small town who seem to embrace you as they embrace the main character, McKenna.

McKenna and her friend Danielle witness a crime perpetrated by McKenna's boyfriend and the law partners from her prestigious firm in New York. The group also contained a high-powered Senator and McKenna knew their only hope of survival was to split up and disappear.
McKenna ends up applying for the Assistant DA position in the small town of Keeneston hoping to use an old friend from her childhood as a way in.

The important things about this story are how it made me feel. I loved the town and it's citizens. I felt the author truly knew these people and they were not one-dimensional characters. The romance between McKenna and Will are secondary for me but still well written and important to the story. The added suspense of McKenna's past gave the over all plotline flavor.

I am not a huge Romance reader these days but I am thankful Kathleen Brooks asked for the review. I am happily adding the rest of the series to my TBR shelf and will continue to follow Ms. Brooks future works.

I recommend this book highly to all lovers of Romance and those that need to change it up from their typical reading preferences.

About the Author

Kathleen Brooks is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Kathleen's stories are romantic suspense featuring strong female heroines, humor, and happily-ever-afters. Her Bluegrass Series and follow-up Bluegrass Brothers Series feature small town charm with quirky characters that have captured the hearts of readers around the world.
Kathleen is an animal lover who supports rescue organizations and other non-profit organizations, such as Friends and Vets Helping Pets, whose goals are to protect and save our four-legged family members.
Kathleen will begin a new series in 2014 called Women of Power. This series will follow the lives of successful businesswomen as they fight off dangers to their lives and careers while searching for true love.
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Bluegrass Series

Bluegrass State of Mind
Risky Shot
Dead Heat

Bluegrass Brothers Series
Bluegrass Undercover
Rising Storm
Secret Santa, A Blugrass Series Novella
Acquiring Trouble
Relentless Pursuit
Secrets Collide
Final Vow 
Women of Power Series
Chosen for Power- coming April 21, 2014

Product Details

  • File Size: 4206 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005V63T10
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,581 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE the Bluegrass Novels February 25, 2012
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Sooo addictive. I am in love with these characters and the author! I bought one and then just polished off the whole series in a few days because I couldn't stop reading them!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars authorpholloway February 26, 2012
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I am so glad I found this author. It's amazing how many really good authors are indies. This book is the third in the series and I am impressed by how much Kathleen has grown in so short a time as an author. I liked the first one, the second one was even better and this one the best. I'm looking foward to seeing what she has in store for us after this.

These books take place in Kentucky in a small town where everyone knows everyone else and looks out after each other. After reading these books, I want to live in a town like this. I loved all the main characters but liked this last couple the best. I loved Paige's brothers and how they tried to protect her. I even liked the three old busybody sisters and found them really funny.

This author has one tiny quirk that bothers me some. She very rarely uses contractions. It makes it awkard to read. But even some of my oldtime favorites had their quirks, it's what makes them who they are. Patricia Cornwell wrote in the present tense, that bothered me but I use to love her books, until she used up her main character, Kay Scarpetta. Johnathon Kellerman was one of my favorites but it bothered me the way he described, in detail, how the main character got from one part of L.A. to the other.

I guess if I had to sum up all three of these books, I would say that their characters are all lovable and compliment each other, so it is a fine study in character development that we could all learn from. It's hard to believe that this is only her third book!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the series! January 10, 2012
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I really liked these books! I read all three on my Kindle in about a week or less, I couldn't put them down :). The author does a great job of keeping you in the story/stories with a little bit of drama here, some romance there, and a dollop of suspense to keep you hanging, all covered in Southern Charm. She intertwines the stories of three different friends and how they experience the continuing story line that flows easily from one book to the next. The characters feel like real people that you wish you knew and had in your life. I'm looking forward to the expansion/spin-off trilogy to come!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Continues to be a FUN read! May 4, 2013
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This is a entertaining series and I can't wait for more books by this author. At first when I started reading her undercover book, I was confused with all the silly characters in it. I have never read a book that has this many characters that grow on you as you keep reading more and more.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hated the Ending February 12, 2013
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I read the first book & was disappointed with the editing. But I took another chance on this author becuase I felt she had potential. While the editing was better I hate the way she ended this book. The story line was rushed & I don't like being left hanging at the end. Not sure that I will spend another dime on this author
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read May 4, 2013
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I really have enjoyed this series. The characters draw you in. The story line is based close to we're I went to college, which makes even more appealing as they make short trips into Lexington.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ebook-Dead Heat May 1, 2013
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Dead Heat sure was hot. All the action going on, the love story, the complicated relationships, and victory in the courtroom. I couldn't get enough. I have to read about the brothers now. Thanks Kathleen for a wonderful series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome April 28, 2013
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Dead Heat was awesome. I cried slot. It was full of danger and love. I can't wait to start the new bluegrass boys series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great series
i'm working my way through this series. each book is great on its own, but i recommend doing
the series. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Betty Garrison
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead Heat: romance, drama and comedy.
I enjoyed reading Dead Heat, it is well written and entertaining. Being from Kentucky the Bluegrass Series feels like home.
Published 12 days ago by Donna Caldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
It kept my interest...they all did! Reading the whole series now. Cons: many many, spelling errors. Still good if you can get past that...
Published 14 days ago by Mary Doyle
5.0 out of 5 stars blue grass series
great series to read can't wait for the nex series to come out, Kathleen is a fantastic writer. Keeps you very interestesting
Published 28 days ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book
I have not found a book by this author yet that I didn't like. I would recommend this series of books
Published 1 month ago by avid reader10
3.0 out of 5 stars Dead Heat
Could not put it down to the very end, good plot all the way
Looking forward to the rest of this series
Published 1 month ago by Sally greene
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Love this book and the whole Bluegrass series.
Have read the whole series and am hoping for more
from this talented author.
Published 1 month ago by maridene ziebart
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
Really excellent reading about the people of the blue grass series It very funny make you want to cry very
Good story lines with romance mystery ,intrigue , and court... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Iralene
5.0 out of 5 stars Another chapter for this town
Followed all the books and kept looking for another happy ending, and was well rewarded by reading this one too!
Published 1 month ago by Sandra Gammons
5.0 out of 5 stars Great finale
Great finale with more to come. Very good read even though you knew who all the bad guys were. Strong heroine. I loved her. And , of course, the hero, too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Garen Herd
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