Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sweet Dreams Baby by Nora LeDuc @goddessfish

Sweet Dreams Baby
by Nora LeDuc

GENRE: Romantic Suspense


Who killed Judge Shaw Buchanan aka “the hanging judge,” on the day of his wife’s funeral?

When Harper Buchanan, the judge’s estranged daughter, witnesses her father’s murder in the small town of Barley, New Hampshire, she promises to find his escaped killer. She hires local private investigator, Finn O’Rourke to track down the shooter. Soon, they are working together, and Harper finds herself drawn to Finn’s looks, smarts, and self-reliance. But she’s fallen for the wrong type of man before. She vows not to repeat her mistake and to keep their relationship professional.

Finn does his best to deal with their growing chemistry by focusing on the job. But when someone attempts to kill Harper to prevent her from uncovering the identity of her father’s murderer, his goal changes. Harper’s protection becomes Finn’s full-time priority, even though it means risking his life for a woman who may never love him.

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With Ted out of sight, her dad’s anger dropped a level. Had he given up chasing Johnson? Their driveway came into view. Please turn. Please.

He snapped the steering wheel to the left. The Audi skidded and then straightened to soar up the winding gravel drive. Pebbles flew up and thudded against the tires and the underside of his vehicle. He’d ended his chase. A small measure of hope eased the ache of terror in her chest.

Her parents’ home sat at the top of the knoll. Her shoulders throbbed with the pull of stress as the speedometer pushed fifty and they wound up the thousand-foot forested hillside.

Harper closed her eyes and whispered a prayer. The roar of the motor blocked out all other noises. The iron gate between the stone pillars drew closer and closer. Why didn’t he slow down and hit the button on the console to unlock the gates?

Maybe she should call nine-one-one, but that would enrage him too, and what could emergency responders do in a few seconds?

Ahead, the metal barrier grew larger. They were going to crash!



There were a lot of peripheral characters in this book and, especially early on, I had a little trouble keeping everyone straight in my head.  The mystery (and murder) happens fast, then it’s a roller coaster ride to the end. 

I enjoyed the writing style and following the clues.  The romance between Harper and Finn was steamy, but slow percolating – I appreciated that because I’ve read too many insta-love romances lately, it seems.  Sweet Dreams Baby was a suspenseful read that kept me interested and entertained.

Reviewed by Laurie-J

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Nora grew up in rural New Hampshire, picking blueberries in her backyard and wandering the woods with her brothers. Now that she’s older, she still lives in rural New Hampshire and enjoys writing stories. She was first published in 2000 and has written historical romances, contemporary romance, romantic suspense and mystery. She is a co-founder of the New Hampshire Romance Writers chapter, which meets monthly at the Bow Library. Here she enjoys great speakers and the company of fabulous authors.

When not writing, Nora spends time with her family, sews quilts, gardens and takes road trips to anywhere fun.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nora LeDuc said...

Thanks for hosting me and a thoughtful review. Congrats on your GR award.

Lisa Brown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Nora LeDuc said...

Thanks, Lisa. Good luck in the drawing!

Victoria Alexander said...

Awesome review!

Nora LeDuc said...

HI Victoria! Thanks for following the tour. See you soon.

Nikolina Vukelic said...

Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!

Nora LeDuc said...

Good review!! Many thanks, I agree, Nikolina.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.