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Rescued By A Kiss: Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Crime and Parades all have Brandy Alexander in common! (The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"RescuedBy a Kiss is a witty romp through all things New Orleans, from Mardi Gras toking cakes, the French Quarter and beyond. Grab a coffee and spend anafternoon with Brandy Alexander as she encounters a wacky cast of charactersfound only in New Orleans." --Sandy Faught,
SOLAMember (Southern Louisiana Chapter ofRomance Writers of America)
"As bubbly as a glassof champagne, a must for anyone interested in what NewOrleans has to offer! The characters are endearing and the plot twists keep youintrigued. Experience a Mardi Gras parade and the French Quarter throughBrandy's eyes. Enjoy!" Denise Alix
From the Author
- ASIN : B00N84BPEU
- Publisher : Colleen Mooney; 1st edition (August 31, 2014)
- Publication date : August 31, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 1294 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 232 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #309,110 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Otherwise, this was a well written book with a limited number of editorial errors. Interesting characters, but it wasn't so much a mystery as it was a Perils of Pauline. Still, when you get past that, it was a good read.
On the other hand, either Ms. Mooney didn't bother with a proofreader or the proofreader was drunk, or unfamiliar with English: most paragraphs contained at least two errors of punctuation, grammar, or syntax. Although, to be fair, the syntax errors were less common and occasionally unintentionally funny.
I would have given "Rescued by a Kiss" five stars for the plot and the characters (especially Cole), but for the nonexistent or drunken proofreader. As it stands, I just don't have the stamina to continue with the series.
Then the story itself, because that’s what it’s all about after all! It’s mostly rom com with a bit of mystery thrown in. There were many things to love. The lightheartedness, the pace, the fun. The quirkiness! I can always appreciate a bit of quirk. But maybe it was taken a little too far at times, to the point where it got hard to believe. But it was well written and humorous! So, I believe that once again, 4 stars are fair.
Al in all I can honestly say that I would recommend this!
Brandy Alexander is a terrific character (not to mention having a story behind her name) who finds herself swept up in the chaos and semi-insanity of a Mardi Gras parade mystery. No shrinking violet, she grabs the opportunity to help a stranger and, like a Schnauzer with a bone, doesn't let go until she gets what she wants...answers to questions she couldn't have imagined would have to be asked.
The costarring characters are so true to real New Orleans characters, it will make everyone want to come and explore the city and its diverse culture.
Colleen Mooney's writing is very readable. She injects just enough local turns of speech to make it seem as though you are sitting on a bench in Jackson Square being told a tale of someone's exciting, and a bit scary, weekend adventure.
I can't wait to read the next one!
The author obviously knows the culture of New Orleans very, very well and her descriptions of the area, the parades, the French Quarter and the way that a really big city is really just a small town add a lot to this book. I loved her descriptions of the characters, ranging from the family maid who knows it all to a lawyer who once was a crime fighting duck. "Where did you go to High School?" is the recurrent question when people first meet and only those familiar with the area understand the reason behind this question.
When Brandy, her newly found beau, Jif, and his dog, Isabella, are kidnapped, she escapes to find help. She ends up at a gay bar full of stereotypical drag queens and the descriptions of this adventure had me laughing out loud. The characters in this book really come alive with the great dialogues and descriptions.
The inclusion of Brandy's love for rescuing Schnauzers added a lot to my reading pleasure as well. The dogs made the story even more enjoyable. I will definitely be reading more books in this series when I want a light-hearted, often LOL cozy mystery.
The narrator, Alyson Krawchuk, does a great job and her pronunciations were perfect (not an easy task!). The only complaint that I have with the book is the extremely long pauses at the end of each chapter. These pauses were so long that I thought my device had malfunctioned!
I was given the chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book by the narrator/publisher/author and chose to review it.
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Brandy is attending the Mardi Gras parade like she has done for as long as she can remember but she wasn't prepared for the kiss. You have to kiss one of the gentlemen in the walking parade in exchange for a paper flower, a tradition every body is happy to comply with but when Brandy gets singled out by one man in particular she gets more than she bargained for when there lips met. He asks her to meet him at the end of the parade. Surprising not only herself she does only to see him get shoot before they can exchange there names. He does whisper one name "Save Isabella". Before she can find out more he is whisked off to hospital and Brady and her friends Julia back home.Brandy has never been very good at being told what to do especially by Dante, her next door neighbour, policeman and boyfriend since the playground. So she and Julia hang up there high heels and tight skirts in order to put on disguises and go under cover. They will go up against some bad guys with guns, car thrives and crooked cops in order to save Isabella before the night is over.