Saturday, January 25, 2014

Trapped by Revenge by Colleen Helme Review & Giveaway

Trapped by Revenge
by Colleen Helme

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Trapped By Revenge:
A Shelby Nichols Adventure
(Volume 5)
Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 192 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1492936411
E-Book File Size: 2536 KB


With summer over Shelby is looking forward to having some time to herself while the kids are back in school. A phone call from Uncle Joey ruins her plans, but she manages to take it in stride. After lunch with her friend, she promises to meet with the private investigator who was spying on Uncle Joey, but this simple task turns into a disaster. Not only does she find the P.I. dead, but a slip of paper with her name on it under his lifeless hand implicates her for his murder. Desperate to prove her innocence and find the person who killed him, Shelby begins a frantic search. She enlists the aid of the local mob boss, Uncle Joey, his hit-man, Ramos, and her police detective friend, Dimples, but soon finds that nothing can save her from becoming entangled in a sinister plot. With her life on the line and no way out, she finds herself trapped by revenge, and realizes it will take all her skills to escape. Now she must choose where her loyalties lie, and hope she doesn’t trade something bad, for something even worse.

About This Author

A long career as a wife and mother while juggling several part-time jobs gave Colleen the ambition to dream of being a published author, where she could put her imagination to good use. Now instead of making up stories to tell her children, she writes books they love to read. Hopefully you will too. She is the author of three romantic fantasy novels, Songbird, Flame of Destiny and The Relic. Her Shelby Nichols Adventures include Carrots, Fast Money, Lie or Die, Secrets That Kill, and Trapped by Revenge with more to come.

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My Review: Trapped by Revenge


This is the 5 book in the series but the first one I have read. I liked it so much that I was looking at getting another one and was happy that I already have one on my kindle. I know what I want to read next.

This is a fun detective series. The suspense was good till they revealed it in the story. It also had some funny moments in the book. Good characters. I found myself even liking the mob boss and his right hand man. It had a good mix of elements in the story. Once I got into it I did not want to put the book down till I had finished it.

I really like the characters. Shelby is fun, smart and has secret power that helps and hinders her. She loves her husband Chris. She also has 2 children Has friends in low places and high. They all want to help her when it looks like she might be arrested for murder.

Chris her husband is a lawyer. He does not like it that his wife has worked for a mob boss. Chris is a defense lawyer which comes in handy.

Uncle Joey is a mob boss who knows Shelby's talent and uses it to help him. He has come to like her. He figures it is because of him that Shelby has been set up.

Ramos works close to Uncle Joey and really likes Shelby. Shelby finds him to be good looking and tempted by him. Ramos likes her to and is willing to help her.

She has worked with the police before with her friend Dimples she calls him. He does not think she is guilty and helps her too.

The funniest part of the story was the poker game or maybe the golf game. You have to laugh at those scenes.

I can see me getting the rest of Colleen's Shelby Nichols Adventure books and reading them soon.
I have now read carrots #1 Shelby adventure and review can be found I have also bought the #2 book of the series.

Fast Money: A Shelby Nichols Adventure #2 Review can by found

Lie or Die #3 review

Secrets that Kill #4 my review can be found

I was given this ebook to read for purpose of reviewing this book and being part of it's blog tour. All opinions are honest and mine.

Tour Participants

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1 comment:

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I enjoyed your review! I really liked this book also!