I really enjoyed Deadly Gamble, my first book by Linda Lael Miller. Mojo (28) was a sarcastic, amusing and endearing woman who decides to become a det..Show More »ective; Tucker was a hunky cop who managed to be both sexy and good-hearted.
I was leery when Mojo starts seeing dead people, but her "gift" was portrayed in a way that made it blend with the mystery, not overwhelm it. Mojo's friends, family and pets kept the story moving fast with lots of laughs.
Ok, I prefer my mysteries separate from my soft porn - but the author is, I believe, mainly known for her romance novels and as we all know, romance n..Show More »ovels are rife with multiple-orgasm sex. (Honestly, I can accept the presence of ghosts WAY easier than I can accept a woman who has an orgasm in under 2 minutes, followed by multiple more orgasms in similar succession. Pu-leese.) I didn't realize that supernatural-mystery-romance was a category, but I guess it is.
That being said, I pretty much loved the non-sex aspects of this book. The story was compelling, the characters were enjoyable, and the only horrible deaths happened to either people you didn't care about or people you hadn't met (I totally hate cosy-style mysteries where the nice people die!)
The reader was ok. Most of the time you could tell who was talking, though occasionally she would read the "I said" or "he screamed" in the same tone as the line itself - which is really about the editing. Ditto for pronunciation issues.
Overall, however, I loved it, quickly bought and listened to the next in the series, and will happily buy the next as soon as it gets written and recorded.