15th Affair

Women’s Murder Club #15

by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro



Detective Lindsay Boxer chases an elusive suspect … her husband.As she settles into motherhood and a happy marriage, Lindsay Boxer thinks she has found domestic bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a brutal murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay’s life begins to unravel. Before she can track down the woman for questioning, a plane crash plunges San Francisco into chaos and Lindsay’s husband Joe vanishes. The deeper she digs, the more Lindsay suspects that Joe shares a secret past with the mystery blonde. Thrown into a tailspin and questioning everything she thought she knew, Lindsay turns to the Women’s Murder Club for help as she tries to uncover the truth. Filled with pulse-pounding international intrigue, 15th Affair proves that all is fair in love, war, and espionage.


I really like James Patterson books, they are fast paced, non stop action and real page turners. Somehow or another I’ve never read a Women’s Murder Club book until now. Not sure how, I thought for sure I had ready at least one before but nope. So my first book in this series was 15th Affair. I like that while I didn’t know the relationship and connections of some of the key characters, I wasn’t really that lost. I liked the main character Lindsey and thought she handled her self well and well I would have totally broke down and curled into a ball but that is why I’m not a fictional character that is a kick butt girl cop. It only took a few days to read this since I didn’t like having to put it down. I liked the story and will start the series from the beginning next time a grab a Women’s Murder Club.

Thank you Little Brown and Company for allowing me to read James Patterson 15th Affair. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book. 

The Sweetheart Deal

by Polly Dugan

The Sweetheart Deal is a predictable story that I picked up after reading 2 very heavy twisty thrillers. The characters just didn’t seem to be very dimensional. While every griefs different so this book shows how the author had her characters all dealing with the very sudden and unexpected death of Leo. I just didn’t click with the characters and thought the story was so-so. The first person writing style is not a favorite of mine it just does go well for really developing the characters, story line and world for me anyway. The only character who I felt had any dimension was Garrett. He gave up so much of his own life to step in and follow through with his promise. I really wish the story was told more through his perspective than the widow Audrey’s. The summary about finding unexpected love was totally expected and the reader will see it coming instantly and very early on in the book. While I know many will really like this book for me it was a decent book to read after some very heavy themed books but not one I would pick up on my own. I’m glad I got the read it through the BookSpark Summer Reading challenge since I’m not sure I would have otherwise.

summary: Leo has long joked that, in the event of his death, he wants his best friend Garrett, a lifelong bachelor, to marry his wife, Audrey. One drunken night, he goes so far as to make Garrett promise to do so. Then, twelve years later, Leo, a veteran firefighter, dies in a skiing accident. 

As Audrey navigates her new role as widow and single parent, Garrett quits his job in Boston and buys a one-way ticket out west. Before long, Audrey’s feelings for Garrett become more than platonic, and Garrett finds himself falling for Audrey, her boys, and their life together in Portland. When Audrey finds out about the drunken pact from years ago, though, the harmless promise that brought Garrett into her world becomes the obstacle to his remaining in it.

thank you BookSpark Summer Reading Challenge and Little Brown and Company for allowing me to read and review The Sweetheart Deal. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.