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Jun 22, 2013

Review- Crime & Passion by Chantel Rhondeau

  I recently read a book called "Crime & Passion" by Chantel Rhondeau. Let me fill in a description before I jump in to a review.

  A decorated police officer, more intent on justice than following the letter of the law, lands in trouble when a schoolteacher finds a dead body on the beach.
Officer Donovan Andrews knows how to have a good time—ask any woman in town. But when it comes to men abusing their wives or children, Donovan takes it upon himself to make them regret it.

  Madeline Scott is unlucky in love. All she wants is a quiet place to heal, away from cheating, womanizing men. However, her life is far from peaceful once she stumbles across the body and witnesses someone fleeing the scene.

  Terror spreads in Pleasant View when the small community hears a killer is on the loose. All evidence points to Donovan, and he realizes someone is trying to frame him. When troubling suspicions from his past surface, even fellow officers believe he’s guilty. Madeline might be the only person who can clear his name, but first he has to win her trust.
The body count rises and no one is safe. The murderer makes it clear Madeline is next. Soon, Donovan’s whole world is focused on protecting her and keeping himself out of prison. The more time he spends with her, the harder it is to fight his growing attraction. Since she’s been burned by love, convincing Madeline he’s interested in something more than hot sex may prove harder than keeping her alive.

  Now that you know a bit more about it, let me say I loved it and I hated it. Madeline made me want to simultaneously hug her and rip her hair out at the same time. She is definitely the epitome of a strong woman with a whole lot of self-doubt and hormones thrown in. Donovan is the guy you love to hate. He has a low tolerance for bullies, a protective streak a mile wide, and he claims to be a reformed womanizer. He's that guy that everyone says is a jerk, but he doesn't ACT like a jerk. You know the one xD

  This was honestly a hard book to read. I thought it was close to being over at least 3 times before finding out there was even more to the story. There were times I couldn't put it down and there were times I wanted to throw my Kindle out the window because it seemed to drag on a bit, but over all it was worth it. The mystery was amazing! The twists and turns will keep you going back for more. No matter how much you keep guessing, you're wrong until the very end. Now, I'm not going to give it away, but the story tells  you just how NOT a jerk Donovan is and just how strong Madeline "don't-call-me-Maddy" can be. 

  The deep story and even deeper characters makes me interested to see what else Chantel Rhondeau has to offer. You can check out Chantel Rhondeau's other books at Happy reading! 

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  I think the packaging is super cute too, because it looks just like nail polish! And they're so easy to apply! You just clean your nails with the provided moistened pad, peel the tab off the back of the nail, press and hold and VOILA! You have pretty nails!
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I definitely recommend trying them out if you need a temporary manicure. It really takes about 5  minutes and the results are totally worth it.

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