Trouble Comes Knocking by Mary Duncanson *Review*

It’s hard not to answer when trouble comes knocking.

A girl who can’t forget… 

Twenty-two-year-old Lucy Carver is like Sherlock Holmes in ballet flats, but her eidetic memory is more albatross than asset, and something she usually keeps hidden. When she notices that something’s amiss at her dead-end job, she jumps at the chance to finally use her ability for good. That is, until, a man is murdered, and she becomes the target of the killer.

A detective on his first case…

Detective Eli Reyes is overbearing, pompous, way too hot for Lucy’s own good, and seems as determined to ruin her relationship with her boyfriend, John, as finding the murderer. He brings Lucy in on the case, thinking she can help him get to the truth, only to cut her loose when he realizes he’s gotten far more than he ever bargained for. 

A past that won’t go away… 

When memories from her childhood invade her present, Lucy discovers a mystery bigger than she could have imagined. With the killer still after her, and Eli nowhere to be found, she takes things into her own hands, determined to expose the truth no matter what—before trouble comes knocking…again

Disclaimer: I received this book from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Rating: 5 HUGE glasses of wine!

Well, well, well… This was definitely not what I expected. When I read the blurb, it piqued my curiosity and it was because of that, that I decided to read it. I felt like it didn’t have that must-read factor, but boy, oh boy was I wrong. I was consumed, and there was no turning back.

I’ve been reading a lot of romance lately, and I was quite happy to settle back into my love for crime/mystery fiction. It got my brain warmed up and different theories of whodunit ran through my head.

This book has some pretty amazing characters, though at times Lucy, our heroine, irritated me right into my little toe. But she had to be a little bit irritating to me, it’s what made her seem so real. And who could blame her? With an eidetic memory, you can’t not be a know-it-all. She’s vibrant and full of life and she comes across as a strong female, which is something that makes or breaks a female POV book for me. She has a past that she knows nothing about and it’s on the fast track of catching up with her. Working as an official consultant with the police on a murder case, it seems like everyone and their brothers are after her, but luckily there are two heroes, who can come to the rescue whenever our fantastic heroine is in trouble (believe me that happens a lot).

Lucy falls for John, the security guard at HGR, for reasons I still don’t quite get (once you hear about the other hero, you won’t get it either), but he seems to be a nice guy, who would go out of his way to keep Lucy in his life. He sounds sort of like a hot nerdy, geeky type and I did grow fond of him as the book progressed. But then we get Eli and hot damn, if you don’t want to jump him when you’ve finished this book, there is seriously something wrong with your lady bits ;). To me, Eli is complete sex-on-legs. He is the perfect combination of hot, manly and comforting. He is the type of guy you know you’d feel safe with, and if he ever wrapped his arms around me in comfort, well… Let’s not go there shall we?

Mary created a fantastic dynamic for this book, solving the main mystery in the story, yet keeping the one mystery we all want solved under wraps. I gotta tell you, I was reading this book on my smartphone and it took all of my willpower not to hurl my phone against the wall. Luckily, Mary is working on a sequel and I just have grabby hands for it already.

All I have left to say is that this was FREAKING AWESOME and thank you Mary Duncanson for this brilliant, mind –blowing read.

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