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New Release | Bourre Brouhaha: The Big Uneasy 8 by @paulinebjones #cozymystery #romanticsuspense



Title Bourre Brouhaha: The Big Uneasy 8

Author Pauline Baird Jones

Genre Romantic suspense/cozy mystery


Book Blurb


He’s a firefighter. She’s the daughter of an arsonist. What could possibly go wrong?


Eddie Baker doesn’t know it yet, but he’s ready to fall in love. The only thing standing in his way are his family, a couple of mob bosses, and a cast of dubious characters.


Audrey Goodheart isn’t a witch or a fortune teller, though she sometimes plays them in her working life. All she wants is a good man to love and a criminal-free life.


What stands in her way? A wide variety of the criminal friends of her father, the person trying to burn down her life, and, oh, those people who think she’s a reincarnated witch.


Audrey is incurably honest. Eddie is irrevocably decent. They are a match made in heaven, if they can survive hell.


Join them for the eighth installment in the popular and exciting Big Uneasy series!


Excerpt


The car stopped at the next corner to let a few people off and a man on. Audrey shot him a discreet look and wished she could full-on stare at him. He was a nicely put together bundle of bones and sinews. If there were “truths” to be blurted out, well, he probably already knew he was pretty hot.


He was casually dressed in jeans and a tee shirt and a pair of sunglasses hid his eyes. His brown hair was lightly tossed by the breeze that had helped dissipate some of the heat and humidity.


He also wasn’t a tourist. He was too familiar with the ways of the streetcar as he dropped his money in the slot. He was tall and moved with an assurance that told her he was someone who protected others. Not a cop, she knew the look of them all too well.


She gave a half frown because he did seem familiar in some way, only she knew she’d never seen him before.


She considered him through her lowered lashes as he made his way to a seat just down from hers. The sound of a fire engine siren broke through the rattle of the streetcar and his head came up.


Firefighter?


When he lifted his cell phone to his ear, she was certain.


She knew a lot about them, too, but only as shadowy figures in protective gear. Not too surprisingly, they weren’t fans of Ferdy either.


She pulled her legs back against the bench, certain he was going disembark again, but he didn’t. He did seem to have noticed her movement however.


His head turned her direction. She couldn’t see his eyes, so there was no way to know for sure, but she thought she felt his gaze, his attention.


Now he glanced around. Did he notice the small buffer zone between her and the other passengers? She thought he had, because he rose, holding the rail to steady himself against the lurching, and then stopped by her.


“May I?” he asked, gesturing at the seat next to her.


Did he think she’d scared everyone off? “Please,” she said. “I’m not contagious or anything.”


He sank down and removed his sunglasses, allowing her to see his clear, steady gaze. She felt the goodness of him right to her core and smiled.


She had a sense he wanted to ask and because she liked him—her instincts were never wrong on this score—she told him. “They think I’m a witch.”


His brows rose and humor lightened his gaze even more. “Voodoo?”


She shook her head. “No, I don’t think they’d be afraid of that.”


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Author Biography


USA Today Bestselling Author, Pauline never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance.


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2 Comments


Barbara Bettis
Nov 10, 2022

You caught me at the tagline, Pauline. It made me chuckle. And as I read farther, I wasn't disappointed. Wishing you all the best with you new book!

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Nov 10, 2022

Thank you, Pauline, for sharing your new release with us! I can't wait to read this one.

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