Trouble in Mudbug : Ghost-in-Law

  • by Jana DeLeon
  • Narrated by Johanna Parker
  • Series: Ghost-in-Law
  • 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought that a lot of her problems had gone away with her mother-in-law's death. The woman was rude, pushy, manipulative and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire town of Mudbug, Louisiana.
Unfortunately, death doesn't slow down Helena one bit.
DEA Agent Luc LeJeune is wondering what his undercover assignment investigating the sexy scientist has gotten him into - especially as it seems someone wants her dead. Keeping his secrets while protecting Maryse proves to be easier than fighting his attraction for the brainy beauty.

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This is book one in the series, setting up the ghost/cozy mystery/contempo romance. It is a really fun read with such quirky and engaging characters. Get ready for an eccentric read!

Maryse is such a great character. She is sassy yet endearing at the same time. You really feel for her situation with the disastrous mother in law ghost. I love her analytical mind and how she tries to apply logic to the chaos.

Luc is yummy, he is a bit of a player and you might find him a bit questionable. I had moments where I felt he wasn't good enough for Maryse. Fortunately, he shows true character later and ends up deserving his spot in his gal's heart.

The romance is ore subtle, not a sweet courtship. There are lots of moments to build the relationship, but it isn't all hearts and flowers. It is also not a squeaky clean romance, it has a touch of steam but not the uber hawt details.

The narrative is mixed between the leads and supporting cast. It is mostly smooth, but there are times it gets jumpy. I love the whole crazy dynamic of the town of Mudbug. Such fun!

The mystery is many layered, which keeps you guessing at times. There were some great curve balls that I never expected. I love a mystery that keeps me on my toes.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Johanna Parker, who is fantastic. I love the gentle roll to her Southern accents, they are light but distinct. The pace is quick enough to keep the reader engaged and her energy is wonderful. Great voices that stayed distinct and consistent.

I am really enjoying this series and can not wait to see what happens next!!! Super quirky fun series!!!

Disclosure – I received this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own.

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- K. April Holgate

A mix of really good and really bad

This is a cute story with likable characters, and the outstanding reader really brings to life--no pun intended--the dead mother in law. however, from beginning to end the story is filled with plot flaws. To list them would create spoilers, so suffice it to say that you will spend half the time scratching your head, irritated, wondering why on earth they did this or didn't do that. (One example, after a major explosion that's heard throughout town, one which destroys an entire building, the police and fire companies don't show up, none of the people involved ever talk to the police or even file a police report. It just doesn't come up. Arg.) By the end, these flaws sort of outweigh the good. That's a shame too, because the writing itself and the characters are engaging and could've made for a much better story.
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- M. Clark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios