Partners in Crime by Downey Greene – Blog Tour Stop with Giveaway (ARC Reviewed by Tina, #NerdGirlMama)

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Synopsis

Gun, badge… and a swear jar?

Detective Faye Kane is a good cop. So when she smells a rat in her city she follows the facts no matter where they lead even if it’s right to Philadelphia’s own philanthropist and hopeful new mayor, Martino “Millie” Maliano. But after a rough day, sometimes even a cop needs to feel like a woman.

Enter Ian “Griff” McManus, rumored lead problem solver in Millie’s organization. After one hot night with a sexy stranger, he’s given a new target his boss needs quieted: Detective Faye Kane.

Dirty cops, loyalty, betrayal, even love. Detective Kane needs to sift through the ashes of her beloved city after it all comes down to find the one thing that matters, if she’s still standing.

“Debut authors Downey Greene deliver heart-stopping and edgy romantic suspense. Raw, gripping, and fiercely sexy, you won’t be able to put PARTNERS IN CRIME down.”~Laura Moore, author of Once Tempted.

“A scorcher!” 4.5 Stars – Romantic Times Book Review

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Tina – Nerd Girl Mama’s ARC Review

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 ***THIS ARC BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

PARTNERS IN CRIME a debut novel by Maureen Downey and Alison Greene, and it has everything from good guys to bad guys and guys dabbling on both side of the fence. This book is full of crime, suspense, intrigue, lust, love, sex, foul language, and a bit of humor. These two writers blended their writing styles into a novel that felt real and believable, which allowed the story to flow off the pages into your imagination and you see the story unfold before you.

The main characters Faye a foul mouth detective with a real hard ass exterior to hide her insecurities and trust issues, and Griff your sexy alpha male, their relationship was believable and hot real hot in and out of the bedroom. The story flowed well with all the characters and you do get drawn into this story and find it hard to put the book down. If I had one issue, it is that I would have liked more of a back story to Faye and more building of the relationship between Faye and Griff, not just the HOT and steamy sex.

The authors did a fantastic job on the suspense filled twist and turns and the writing style that draws you into the story and keeps you guessing as to what is going to happen next. This was a great read and I recommend it to everyone who loves a great suspense romance novel with some erotica hot and steamy. Add this one to you TBR list and go and buy it, you will not be sorry at all.

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Excerpt

Faye sagged, dropping her ass back on her heels. Her head fell forward as he loosened his grip on her hair only slightly. Errant strands hung askew, obscuring her view. She could still taste him on her tongue and was trying to steady her breathing when he yanked her to her feet. He pushed her up against the wall again, his body flush against hers. Brushing her blonde locks from her face, he leaned in to whisper in her ear. “Damn Sugar, I like the way you apologize.” He chuckled. “You have no idea what you do to me.”

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WE…yes you read right. We are two separate individuals who met in a writing group on FB. In this group we dabbled in writing and hit it off, each liking the other’s strengths and complimenting the other’s weaknesses. When the opportunity presented to Downey to submit to a publisher she approached Greene to join her in the journey. Both with hectic lives they took turns writing, swapping ideas and chapters, thus creating their first book, Partners in Crime. Here is a little something about the Dynamic Duo. Downey: Otherwise known as Maureen lives in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. She is your typical suburban soccer mom; well ok there is nothing typical about her AND her kids play EVERYTHING but soccer. Downey as she is known in this duo has 5 kids ranging from 12 ½ to 19. And to answer the question swirling in your minds…YES, she is crazy. She has been married for over 21 years to her best friend and love of her life. She LOVES to read, her appetite is voracious for all things books. Her job at a local bookstore was by far one of the best experiences and fed her addiction to the written word. Going to book signings and having them at the store were her rock star moments; she is a total fan girl for authors. When that job disappeared she felt bereft, with much floundering she stumbled upon the underbelly of FB and fell in love with writing. Creating stories and weaving tall tales helped ease the indecision that plagued her. The feedback and support for her writing blew her away and prompted her to open Word and create. Loving how Greene weaved a story Downey decided they should become the Dynamic Duo. With the support of her family she has embarked on a totally unexpected new path. When she is not carting kids all over she is managing her kingdom…..in between all that she reads, blogs(BCWAB) and submerges herself in her make believe world and writes. Some days she feels invincible, other days…well they should hide. Never in a million years did she ever think THIS was a possibility, as they say when one door closes another opens. In her case, truer words were never spoken. Greene: Otherwise known as Alison to family and friends, Honey Bunny to her husband since the dawn of time – or so it seems, mom to her 2 children, and momma to her one and only grandson, lives in a small area of Western New York known primarily as the birthplace of Gabby Hayes. Alison has always loved reading and writing was always a hobby while she harbored a secret dream to one day be published. How to do that when she’s as twitchy as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs? Find herself a writing partner. Enter Maureen Downey.

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