Saturday, August 29, 2015

Paxton Private Investigations

I am watching HGTV today and I heard something during a commercial that was unbelievable.  The man was for the show Building Alaska (I think) and talking about a good wood stove.  He said how you can heat water on it for your "once a month bath".  Yuck!  Who only bathes (in this modern era) once a month?  I am a firm at least one shower a day.  If I get sweaty or dirty from working outside, I get another shower.  Of course, I also wash my sheets every day (you try sleeping on sheets after Doozy rolls on them, licks himself, carries a kitten onto my bed and licks it).  

Paxton Private Investigations by Juli Alexander is a fun young adult (or young at heart) mystery novel.  Townsey Paxton is seventeen and a junior in high school.   She works twenty hours a week helping her brother at the Paxton PI agency.  It was part of the agreement her brother, Graham, worked out with their father before his passing.  Graham is twenty-seven and Townsey’s guardian.  It was in veterinarian school until their father needed his assistance.  Graham is tired from such much work, and Townsey wants to help him out. 

She sets up an account for herself as a contract worker.  Calls herself Carol Lawrence and waits to receive her first assignment.  Her friends, Felicity and Liz helped her create the fake profile.  Townsey’s first job is a simple background check.  The second assignment becomes more complicated.  Townsey’s notices a pattern.  Then her third assignment leads to trouble.  A woman with a child is a virtual prisoner in her home.  Townsey and her friend, Hearst set out to help her.  Townsey gets in over her head and has to get reinforcements. 

While Paxton PI is a novel for young adults, I just loved it.  I give Paxton PI 5 out of 5 stars.  It is nicely written and keeps the reader engaged.  The story just flows so well and I could not stop reading until I finished the book.  Paxton PI is currently a part of Daring Hearts boxed set (contains fourteen books).  Daring Hearts is available on Amazon and Barnes and NoblePaxton Private Investigations is also available in paperback (if you just want this one book).  It is, though, less expensive to just buy the boxed set. A second book in the Paxton PI series will be out later this year (according to the author). 

I received a complimentary copy of Paxton PI from the author in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my latest review.  I hope you are having a wonderful day and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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