The Keys is a great place to hide a seashell bucket full of secrets.

Creole…shot…dead. Three words Madison Westin never thought she’d hear in the same sentence. Creole promised. He pinky swore on it.

But even through a blur of tears fed by prescription-strength margaritas, Madison can tell when things are shady. Sure, Creole was undercover, but she deserves more than sketchy non-answers, an urn of ashes, and a secret life crawling out of the woodwork.

Nothing’s adding up, nothing that remotely sounds like the Creole she knew and loved. Calling in every one of her IOU’s—only to find some of her most reliable information sources drying up—Madison sets out to dig up what really happened to Creole. She never thought the truth would wrap its arms around her and make her wonder if she’s chasing a ghost… or taking a vacation from sanity.

Ambushed in Paradise is book #12 in the action-packed Paradise series. Come along with Madison and Fab as they dig up the truth and share more than one hair raising adventure. 


Ok, guys. So if you have been here and have followed me for a while you know that the In Paradise series by Deborah Brown is one of my favorites of all time. I have been a member of this review tour since her very first book and I look forward to these books.

This one was no different BUT, that being said, this was a hard one to read. The main character, Madison, has been through the ringer when it comes to relationships. She has been through breakups, and new loves, and now in this book we had to read while she grieved for Creole. I almost felt like I was grieving (that’s how much you get attached to characters after you have read 14 books about them). I found myself asking “why would Deborah take Creole away from her? Why would she put Madison through this after all this time? Why can’t she just be happy?”

All of that aside, the book was pretty good. You have the frustratingly irritating mother who actually reminds me of my own and makes me think that how my own mother would act at times especially in this book when Madison is trying to grieve in her own way but her mother thinks she should grieve differently.

I know I haven’t mentioned must about the storyline but the main points I wanted to mention just happened to be such a large part of the progression of Madison’s story so it had to be discussed more.

You can expect the normal action-packed, humorous, craziness you have come to expect. Fab is still amazing but you will have some irritation with other characters like Spoon that you may not have had previously.

I was given this book in exchange for my 100% honest review.

The Paradise series, are Florida Keys mysteries, “great as stand-alone reads, but they’re like chips…you won’t be able to devour just one!”

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“I love the characters, Brown does an amazing job of creating complex and interesting characters!” 

“This was one of the author’s strongest books yet”

“I have enjoyed this entire series, but this book is a standout.”

Above reviews from Amazon


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About the Author

I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; poetry, sappy short stories (my best friend made me swear that I’d never show anyone until I changed the names), and a romance novel shoved under my bed.

I wanted to create books with a wide-range of unforgettable characters, with heat and romance, and lots of guns. It wouldn’t be complete without a slice of humor and charm.

I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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