A fan of Pauline Baird Jones’ Project Enterprise sci-fi series, I was curious about her contemporary mystery series set in New Orleans, The Big Uneasy. As with the sci-fi books, I found this first volume to be imaginative, well-crafted, and the romance well developed relative to the overall story.
Crime solving is a family affair-and a Family affair-in the Big Uneasy.
Nell Whitby is starting over in New Orleans, getting a publisher for her children’s book, sketching tourists in the French Quarter, and leaving the tragic death of her parents behind. When a handsome detective asks her for a date, her fresh start seems perfect…until a dangerous family secret bubbles up from the past and puts her life in jeopardy.
The oldest of thirteen children, detective Alex Baker has two goals in life: solve murders and avoid anyone under the age of ten. That is, until the day the quirky children’s book author foils a carjacking, becomes a target for the mob, and makes his libido sit up and reconsider the whole no-kids thing. If he doesn’t protect her, she’ll be the next body to turn up in his homicide investigation.
As bullets start to fly, Nell can’t resist her sexy bodyguard or ignore her past, and Alex must protect the irresistible kid-magnet who has them both in the crosshairs.
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