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Blazing Summer

Darling Investigations, Book 2
Narrated by: Megan Tusing
Series: Darling Investigations, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (444 ratings)

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Summer Butler is killing it in the ratings - and all of America is tuning in as New York Times best-selling author Denise Grover Swank greenlights a new season of TV’s hottest sleuth…

Summer Butler had no idea that Darling Investigations would be such a smash. But ratings don’t lie - fans love watching the former star solve real-life crimes in her hometown. With the first season wrapped, the reality-show PI is feeling the pressure to make the next one an even bigger success.

Though finding a new case won’t be easy - it’s not like another dead body will just fall in her lap - Summer’s willing to give it a try. Besides, reconciling with her family - not to mention her old flame, police chief Luke Montgomery - is a nice way to spend her downtime.

But Summer’s rekindled romance isn’t the only thing burning up Sweet Briar. It seems the town is harboring an arsonist, and all the smoldering signs point to the same culprit: her cousin Dixie. Although this case may be too close for comfort, it seems season two is already bringing the drama - and for Summer it could also be too hot to handle. 

©2018 Denise Grover Swank (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Original and engaging story!

I read/heard the two Darling Investigation books and I found the stories to be not only very well written but original and engaging. The performance of the narrator is outstanding. I can't wait for more books in this series.

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Very fun read!

Love the twists in this book! And the fact the characters you hate aren’t always the bad guys! I can’t wait for more!

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Fun and interesting

I love that this is more than a mystery novel or a detective story. It is very well rounded and you can't help rooting for the main characters. I would definitely recommend this series and I hope there are more to come.

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Great fluff book.

This book is an easy read. It is great to read something not serious. This is the second book of hers I have read and will read more. Very enjoyable.

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Denise is amazing

I love this book! Love the series and the characters! I hope there are many more books to come.

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Love this series.

Always love Denise's writing! Keep up the great storylines. Core chatacters in this series are strong and relatable. Hated to have to stop listening!

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Blazing Summer set the town on fre!

Great book. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I hope to find more books by this author.

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Misses the mark

While I really enjoyed the first book in the series, this second booked leaned heavily on character personalities and traits and it tainted the punch of chic-lit enjoyment. Summer becomes an annoyingly blind in her self-righteousness, the men in her life bring new meaning to toxic masculinity (while oddly knowing they are) and throw in a predictable plot with some holes and... I've basically revealed the whole plot just in general vague descriptions.

I wanted to love this book, it had some good comedic moments. The end sets up for a third, but I don't know if I'll invest more time in this series. It's just an okay listen.

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Entertaining

Predictable plot and characters but easy listening. Tusing does a good job with southern accents. Too bad Swank resorts to foul language and sex scenes to round out the story. Stereotype southern town and language and bizarre sex cheapens the story.
I believe Swank could do better

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Great conflict

I loved this book! I didn't want put it down, but I didn't want it to end.

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  • Elisabeth
  • 11-02-19

Enjoyed

Enjoyable who dun it plot, lots going on, action, romance, suspense and all narrated brilliantly. More please

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  • Katie W.
  • 09-27-18

I really enjoyed this book!

I always enjoyed DGS novels - the best thing when you want a good old fashioned comfort read. Action, romance and comedy wrapped up in one, with characters you can love.