Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: Make Me Up by Avery Flynn

24669794Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: February 16th, 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Ignite
Synopsis: Former special ops-turned private-investigator Cam Hardy leaves a trail of broken hearts wherever he goes. He's all charm and sex appeal, and who can blame him for putting it to good use? Besides, it works damn well on the stunning and tough-as-nails makeup artist Drea Sanford. Only this time, Cam may be in over his head...

Drea is trying to keep her naughty affair with Cam a secret. After all, he's Harbor City's version of a Casanova...if Casanova had a motorcycle. When Cam makes their hot little liaison known to the public, however, Drea vows never to have sex with him again. Then one of her clients turns up dead. Now Drea is suspect number one—and she needs Cam's help. But sleeping with him is one thing...trusting him is quite another.

What I Thought:

I haven't read any of the books that precede this one in the series, so I was a little worried I'd be lost, seeing that this is book three.  I was wrong.  The book started off in an interesting way, with Cam kissing Drea, which effectively ended their romantic relationship.  I wasn't sure why Drea wanted to keep it so hush-hush, and she alluded to her past, but it wasn't until half way into the book the real reason why came out.  

Cam and Drea had great chemistry.  I like how both had made assumptions about the other that were completely untrue.  They just weren't sharing everything they were supposed to.  Each thought the other wasn't in it for the long haul so they kept the best parts of themselves under wraps.  It took adversity to bring them out.

The mystery was very interesting.  The identity of the killer didn't become clear to me until later on and neither did the motive for the murder.  That in itself was a little confusing.  I think I'm going to need to go back and read the preceding books to find out more about the particular perp and the past. Overall, I really enjoyed this high octane mystery.  It was hard to put down and I read it very quickly in one sitting.  

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About the Author

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. 

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name. 

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs. 

*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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