8.25.2010

Licensed for Trouble (PJ Sugar, #3) by Susan May Warren -- and a Contest!


Licensed for Trouble
(PJ Sugar, #3)
by Susan May Warren

PJ Sugar receives shocking news that she's inherited the Kellogg family mansion. Though she has no idea why, the timing is perfect - PJ has clearly worn out her welcome at her sister's house. Unfortunately, the mansion is in shambles, and PJ is short on cash. Rescue comes in the form of Max Smith, a mysterious handyman willing to trade his services for PJ's investigative skills. But PJ already has a full docket with cramming for her PI license and nurturing a growing romance with her boss, Jeremy Kane. Can she take on Max's case without dropping the ball?

What I thought:

Susan is on my list of "must read" authors, so I knew I would be giving this series a try.  I have loved her books from the very beginning.  Her Noble Legacy series is one of my all-time favorite series.  However, Nothing But Trouble was really hard for me to read.  It didn't hold my interest, or pull me in.  Thankfully, I decided to give the second book, Double Trouble, a chance because it turned out to be my fave of the series.  I also thoroughly enjoyed Licensed for Trouble, and am really, really hoping it's not the end of the series.  I felt it ended rather abruptly and that there were a few loose ends.  It would be great to help PJ solve a few more crimes, as well as, find out what happens in her quest to find her "partner" for life.  It was somewhat insinuated at the end of this book, but nothing concrete.  Do you have more mysteries for PJ to solve somewhere up your sleeve Susan?

About the Author:

Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of twenty-four novels with Tyndale, Barbour and Steeple Hill. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Book of the Year.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.


Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!) A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at: www.susanmaywarren.com.


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Licensed for Trouble, Susan's brand new PJ Sugar novel, is in stores now! To celebrate the release, we’re giving away a Kindle!! You can enter using Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail using the icons below.
One Grand Prize winner will receive a A SWEET Kindle prize package that includes:


  • A brand new Kindle (Free 3G, 6”, Latest Generation)




  • The entire PJ Sugar series by Susan May Warren





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    Be sure to check out the blog tour here or purchase a copy of Licensed for Trouble here!


    I would like to thank Litfuse Publishers for the chance to review this book.

    4 comments:

    Ruth said...

    Like you, I wouldn't mind one bit if SMW continued this series someday.

    Sara said...

    I can't wait to read this book! I haven't read any other reviews that thought there were loose ends to tie up...but I'd like that. I'd love to keep reading books about PJ and her antics. :)

    Ashley (Ibreath2read) said...

    Hey Lori!!!
    We've all missed you so much,Lori and I'm so glad you got a minute to post this great review! I've heard such great things about The PJ Sugar series and of Susan's book in general.
    I hope your new job is going great and that you aren't too swamped wit work that you don't get much time to read. Especially with A Hope Undaunted coming out in a week; I hope you were able to sign up for Revell review tour for it.
    That contest sounds great, Lori, I think I might just enter . LOL;)
    Love Ya,
    Ashley

    Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

    Hey y'all! Thanks so much for dropping by!

    Maybe it's just me, but I felt that she left the end kinda hanging -- like you could come to your own conclusions, or she might possibly have more in store for PJ.

    It's really a great series, as are all of SMW's books/series.

    I miss all of my blogging buddies, and hope everyone is doing well. :)

    *hugs*