Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hell to Pay by Pamela Fagan Hutchins Book Review + Giveaway

(What Doesn't Kill You, #7)
An Emily Romantic Mystery
Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Genre: Romantic Mystery

Publisher: SkipJack Publishing

Date of Publication: March 26, 2016

# of pages: 383
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Big-haired paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily has her life back on track. Her adoption of Betsy seems like a done deal, her parents have reunited, and she’s engaged to her sexy boss Jack. Then client Phil Escalante’s childhood buddy Dennis drops dead, face first into a penis cake at the adult novelty store Phil owns with his fiancée Nadine, one of Emily’s best friends. The cops charge Phil with murder right on the heels of his acquittal in a trial for burglarizing the Mighty is His Word church offices. Emily’s nemesis ADA Melinda Stafford claims a witness overheard Phil fighting with Dennis over a woman. Before he can mount a defense, Phil falls into a diabetic coma, leaving Nadine shaken and terrified. Meanwhile Betsy’s ultra-religious foster parents apply to adopt her, and Jack starts acting weird and evasive. Emily feels like a calf out of a chute, pulled between the ropes of the header and the heeler, as she fights to help Phil and Nadine without losing Betsy and Jack.
I absolutely loved Hell to Pay! I read Hell To Pay without having read the previous in the series and I was so afraid that I'd miss out on something. Luckily, Pamela gave me just enough to keep me informed as I read about Emily and her world. I quickly got sucked into who killed Dennis. All the while, there's all these other factors going on in Emily's life frustrating her and myself! She's a strong woman and handled things a lot better than I would! 

Pamela created such a vivid world that I could just see this turning into a TV series. I love Emily's character and how she deals with life. I imagine talking to her about her problems and already knowing what she would tell me to do. I love her go get em spirit and how strong of a woman she is. We need all the strong females we can get in our books and Emily is as tough as they come! 

I've started reading Pamela's series from the beginning and I must say she's just fabulous. Give Hell to Pay a read and when you're done, go back and read all the others! Trust me on this, you are going to enjoy them as much as I am. 

Pamela Fagan Hutchins writes overly long emails, best-selling, award-winning mysteries (WINNER USA Best Book Award, Fiction: Cross Genre, Finalist) and hilarious nonfiction. The Houston Press named her as one of Houston's Top 10 Authors (2014). She is a recovering attorney and investigator who resides deep in the heart of Nowheresville, Texas and in the frozen north of Wyoming. Pamela has a passion for great writing and smart authorpreneurship as well as long hikes with her hunky husband and pack of rescue dogs, traveling in the Bookmobile, and her Keurig. Download her mystery Saving Grace, free everywhere, and visit her  website or drop her a note pamela at pamelahutchins dot com. And if you would like her to visit your book club, women’s group, writer’s group, or library, all you have to do is ask.



April 11 - 20, 2016

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4/11     Margie's Must Reads                Review

4/13     The Page Unbound                   Author Interview #1

4/14     All for the Love of the Word      Review

4/15     Because This is My Life Y'all       Guest Post #1

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