Gayle Roper: Caught in the Middle Amhearst Mystery Series #1

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I thought this book was really good Had no clue who the murderer was and want to read the others in the series This is not my usual genre that I read but I was given a box of books and this one was in it so I read it It had a good story ine about a woman who witnessed a suspect fleeing the scene of a murder and when he found out he came after her With ots of twists turns and of course romance this ittle book kept me interested enough to finish it The first book in the Merry Curt Romance saga proves to be a very good read Merry is a newspaper reporter and discovers a dead man in her car Somehow she gets wrapped up in the mystery maybe because someone is trying to kill her In the mean time she meets ex jock and aspiring painter Curt Curt is one of the sweetest men anyone would ever meet Why Merry gets so angry with him for trying to protect her is beyond me I would ove to have a knight in shining armorThe suspenseOkay et me just say that I think the author was trying to keep us guessing to the very end of the book But it was SOOOO obvious I knew almost from the beginning I ve a feeling she was trying to make us think it was curt at first But since Curt is the hero in the story I m not sure why she even tried All the the gunman instead of saying the person s name really was a bit silly since it was so obvious Though the violence is minor compared to other suspense books I m going to call this graphic violence in the uestions because the author went into pretty gross detail about one thing that happened in this bookThe romanceLike I said Curt was a sweetheart This romance actually takes place over four books We get to meet the sweetheart of a man in this book there were some especially good scenes Dead Taboo like his blow up when he finds out what Merry didate one night His blow up was mild compared to what it would have been had the circumstances been differentI actually thought Merry had that one coming and that curt Mischief 24/7 (Sunshine Girls, let her off pretty easy CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE by Gayle Roper is a delightfulight hearted read Normally the heroine of a murder mystery is a strong independent woman It was rather fun to see this story unfold through the eyes of a young The Subtle Beauty lady dubbed by her brother as Marshmallow Merry When news reporter Merrileigh Kramer picked up her car from the automotive repair shop in Amhearst Pennsylvania one treacherous winter evening theast thing she expected to find was a body in her trunk Nor would she have ever dreamed she d find herself the target of a killer Having come to Amhearst to discover who she really was after a Having Tanner Bravos Baby (Bravo Family, long dead end romance with a narcissistic fellow back home she soon finds herself the unwilling recipie. Amhearst Pennsylvania was just the kind of place for new beginningsfor brokenhearted reporter Merry Kramer But she soon discovereddangerurked behin.

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R about how they really needed to forgive and When Da Silva Breaks the Rules (Blood Brothers, let go While true neither had asked for the other s opinionThere was no sex I don t recall any badanguage Overall it was humorous clean reading I The Billionaires Runaway Bride love reading suspense romance and this one is a clean one It was really well written and a fun read There are several other volumes and I am in the middle of reading them but this one was great I don t often give a book 5 stars but this whoodunit was worthy of it Crisp dialog aikable main character and just enough or few clues to keep the read I read this all the time as a teen I enjoyed the story Funny when I reread this as an adult I noticed the growth I experienced as a reader I still enjoyed it as a Fifty Ways To Be Your Lover lighter read but I would see it as just that aighter read I do enjoy that Roper puts a Caught on Camera with the CEO lot Christ centered conversations in her books its not a drop here and there but a steady trickle throughout the pages IIook forward to rereading the rest of the series It s Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, like a cup of tea in the middle of a stressful day I enjoyed this story of a young journalist whoeaves her home town to get away from a relationship that s going nowhere and does her best to move on with her Arabian Nights life When she finds a dead body in the trunk of her car she becomes embroiled in the first of several mysteries and theives of a number of folks in her new townI Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place liked the heroine who earned the description of feisty but wasn t obnoxious I enjoyed her family especially her younger brother The people she worked with and the new friends she made were realistic and interesting I thought the Christian aspects were handled well without over simplifying faith or our relationship with God And the mystery did keep me guessing all the way through So all in all it was a solid book Thoughisted as a romance there really wasn t any romance in this one it was pretty straight suspensemystery if that matters to you I Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss ll probably read by this authorI have one minor uibble though When will authorsearn that car trunks have glow in the dark handles to open them from the inside so kids can t get Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, locked in and die So if you re going toock your conscious victim in the trunk you have to have it broken or removed somehow you can t just ignore the fact that that handle will be there It s Always You like cell phones people have them and you can t just ignore them Merry is a reporter in a small Pennsylvania town One night she arrives home to find a body in her trunk Which means the killer starts coming after her Ioved this book just as much as the first time around The Christian aspect is handled well the story moves uickly and the characters are ovableRead my full review at Carstairs Considers. E seemed Surrounded by suspects Merry would have to use all her investigative skills to keep frombecoming front page news as the killer's next victim.

Nt of the rather suffocating chivalry of a others focused gentleman Hating the very thought of acting ike the main character of a cheesy Gothic novel the poor girl s determination to solve the mystery and Lucy Carmichael land the story of aifetime keeps putting her in the thick of ife threatening circumstances to the consternation of her would be protectorIn addition to murder this book deals with the issues of jealousy unbridled temper abuse and suicide But the humor Ms Roper sprinkles throughout makes the medicine of her message go down easily If you are ooking for something outside the usual formula of the typical romantic suspense novel then this is a nice One-Click Buy little book to try I mooking forward to reading the second in the Amhearst Mystery Series CAUGHT IN THE ACT Caught in the Middle is a humorous mystery However since Merry had no common sense I didn t enjoy the novel very much The great majority of the danger she was in came from her doing stupid things Redeeming Claire like antagonizing someone who just admitted to killing someone in a fit of anger And Merry often knew that what she was doing wasn t wise and went against common sense but she did it anywayThe mystery also wasn t very difficult to figure out Merry had to actually be told the answer and then the author tried to get cute and kept having the characters refer to the guy hunting her as him rather than by name as though it was some big secret that she wasn t going toet the reader in on I found that annoyingI also didn t Return to Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles like the hero Merry had just freed herself from a verbally abusive jerk boyfriend only to pick up a nice wonderful Christian guy who did things he knew annoyed her always ordered her aroundike she had no brain and she had a brain just no common sense didn t Fractured Memory listen to her and was otherwise just as bad as herast boyfriend I did Case for Seduction (The Hamiltons: Laws of Love like that she didn t follow his orders but the problem was that sometimes they were sensible ones and he neverearned that ordering her around would backfireFinally there were some problems with the suspense scenes For example Merry was wearing a thick scarf wound 15 times over her neck but was uickly almost strangled to death It s hard enough to strangle someone without thick padding in the wayAll that said if you re into cheerfully get herself into trouble heroines with spunk you Make-Believe Family ll probably enjoy this novel It s otherwise well written it just happened to hit all my pet peevesMerry and several other characters were Christians and it was portrayed as a part of theirifestyle Merry prayed for help mused about how she ought to be trusting God instead of worrying and so on The end got a Major Attraction (Harlequin Blaze little preachy though when two charactersectured each othe. D the holly bushes when a dead body turnedup in her carThe trouble didn't end there gunshots attacks and a handsome newfriend who might not be what

Gayle Roper rejoices every day that she gets to be a writer because she's in love with story Even on the days that words rebel and have to be coerced onto the paper there is nothing else she'd rather do When readers like her work it's like God says See I knew what you were wired to do When her books win awards like the Carol Award Caught Redhanded or the RITA Award Autumn Dreams the