Friday, July 25, 2014

Double Whammy & Double Dip

I love having this blog.  If it weren't for this blog I would not have had the opportunity to learn of some pretty fantastic authors.  Gretchen Archer is no exception.  It's been documented that I'm not huge on chick lit and I tend to read heavier books or gory murder books.  I also have that series obsession problem.  I am SO glad I was contacted about the Davis Way Crime Caper Series! I mean my love, Janet Evanovich, is quoted on the cover, and the descriptions are HILARIOUS, so of course, SIGN ME UP!

You guys, I want to be Gretchen Archer's BFF.  She is hilarious.  I like the character of Davis and might I say, I may like this series almost a bit better than the Stephanie Plum series? I have to say I've been leery of the 'cozy mystery' genre, but I may have to check out the series that were in the back of  Double Dip, because if they are half as funny as this one, I may need to get on it!

Davis is smart, funny, has man issues but actually uses her brains to solve her crimes.  And it is so freaking funny!

Double Whammy is the first book and I took it camping with me last weekend and devoured it.

Description:  Davis Way thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she lands a job as the fifth wheel on an elite security team at the fabulous Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. But once there, she runs straight into her ex-ex husband, a rigged slot machine, her evil twin, and a trail of dead bodies. Davis learns the truth and it does not set her free—in fact, it lands her in the pokey.

Buried under a mistaken identity, unable to seek help from her family, her hot streak runs cold until her landlord Bradley Cole steps in. Make that her landlord, lawyer, and love interest. With his help, Davis must win this high stakes game before her luck runs out.

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all! DOUBLE WHAMMY is the first book in the Davis Way humorous mystery series. Bonus: Includes book club discussion questions.

The ex-ex- husband storyline makes for some hilarious stories and her job at the casino is quite intense but very interesting.  I'd love to have it myself! Also, let's all laugh at me for a moment.  Davis is from a town called Pine Apple, Alabama.  I paid little to no attention until the end of the book until I was like OMG PINEAPPLE. HAHAHAHAH.  Yeah, not one of my finer moments.

My only complaint with this book was that the ending felt super rushed and the Bradley Cole love affair was ridiculous and made me question if she should be in a looney bin.  But, that's part of the hilariousness I suppose.

Double Dip I read this week in a day as well.  I liked this one better than the first! Sometimes the second book in a series is a letdown and the third one is better, but it will take a lot to beat this one! It's hilarious! I laughed out loud multiple times and wanted to share it with someone, but I we as all alone because I stayed up until 1 am to finish!

Description: It's Davis Way's first slot-tournament season. And it may be her last.

Things are dicey at work. A personal assistant goes missing, a little old lady goes on a suspicious winning streak, and a Bellissimo executive goes gaga for Davis. She follows a disappearing slot-tournament player trail to the So Help Me God Pentecostal Church in Beehive, Alabama, then jumps headlong into a high stakes holy scandal.

She's on a losing streak at home, too. Her days, nights, and dinners run together, as Davis juggles a revolving door of uninvited guests, namely her rotten ex-ex-husband, Eddie Crawford. And Bradley Cole thinks three's a crowd.

The worst? Davis doesn't feel so hot. Maybe it's the banana pudding, or maybe it's a little bundle of something else.

DOUBLE DIP. A reckless ride in the fast lane, and Davis Way can't find the brakes.

This book had a little foot shooting, duct taping big large men named Baylor, crashing cars, a poisoning and lots of laughs!  If you are looking for a laugh, I do highly recommend this series.  There is a bit of mystery and a lot of laughs.  I can't wait to read Double Strike, which comes out in October!

Definitely recommend if you are looking for a beach read!

What was the last laugh out loud book you read? Can you imagine marrying the same person twice? Do you like going to casinos? Are you friends with funny people?

I received this book to review but all thoughts and opinions are my own!

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