Sunday, March 27, 2016

Wow! What A Ride! Duffy Brown's Braking For Bodies Took My Breath Away Literally!

For the second time this year, I finished a book out of breath and heart racing. Is it a coincidence the last book that did that to me was the first book in Duffy Brown's Cycle Path Mystery Series?  Both books Geared for the Grave and now April 5th's release of Braking for Bodies have left me with my heart a racing. By chapter 15 I actually had to get up and find my inhaler. I am pretty sure I stopped breathing while I read, really who needs to go to the gym?

Duffy Brown's series is set in a truly picturesque cozy town, an Island no less, of Mackinac Island. I had never heard of this place before I read these books but I tell you by chapter 2, I was ready to pack up everything I own and open a tea shop there.

This series has some of the best one liners and in Braking Bodies, I was laughing out loud, holding my breath ( a little too much) and turning the pages so fast! There are "ooh's", there are "ah's" there are "Oh my God's" and there are "Wow's in this book that will make your head spin! Smart one liners and characters to make your heart smile.

The first book was exhilarating, as I said in my review of Geared for the Grave, I have never wanted to high five a character more. In Breaking for Bodies, I could not even catch my breath. When I turned the last page I was in awe and I was anxious! I am hoping that there will be a third book in this series out soon! My blood pressure is still high as I write this review, I only hope that I will dream about this series and story tonight so that I do not have to end my time on Mackinac Island or my time with Evie, Fiona, Molly, Irish Donna. I love a series with so many strong and vivacious female characters, don't you?

I am very excited to for all of you to read and fall in love with this story and series. I also can not wait to hear what you all think. Now when I tell people I am dreaming of the Island, you will know it is this Island and not some tropical paradise, who needs paradise when you have friends, a cool bike shop and an island full of fudge!

" Moving from Los Angeles to small, picturesque Mackinac Island to work in a bike shop might seem crazy, but Evie knows it s the best decision she s ever made. That s not to say she s gotten rid of all her stress; after all, the upcoming Lilac Festival has everyone in town riding in circles. But things really go downhill when a ferry full of tourists including Evie s friend Fiona s former boss, the editor of a sleazy rag in LA arrives on the island. No one knows why Peephole Perry came all the way to Mackinac, but things aren t looking good for Fiona when Peep is found dead. Now Evie has to gear up and get a grip on the truth if she wants to clear her friend s name..."

To order your own copy of Breaking For Bodies from The Book Depository please click here.
To order book one Geared for the Grave please click here. 
Visit Duffy on line by clicking here. 
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  1. I love Duffy Brown's books. I bet she would be a fun person to hang out with. I didn't realize she had a new series out. I'll look out for it.

    1. Thanks so much cozy in Texas!!! I so wish we could hang out together, what fun!! If you’d like some Braking for Bodies swag email with your mailing address. Hugs, Duffy

  2. Thank you for sharing your amazing review. Would so love to win Duffy's book Braking for Bodies. I am such a book junkie!
    CherylB1987 AT hotmail DOT com

  3. I know! I immediately googled homes for sale on Mackinac Island. Wouldn't you just love to rent one of the themed bikes and tool around the island and down to the ferry. Duffy is one of my favorite authors and I hope she continues both series, her books are keepers (maybe I'll share but then I want them back).