Licensed for Trouble by Susan May Warren
August 1st 2010 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Paperback, 384 pages
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................(Goodreads)
If you haven’t heard of or encountered PJ Sugar…well then you are missing out on a lovable, endearing funny girl who will make you laugh cry and roll your eyes. How would I describe PJ…well think Stephanie Plum goes to charm school and keeps all her wit, humor and charismatic personality. I highly recommend this series and would defiantly start with book one and work your way through, as the books can stand alone they make more sense knowing PJ's story in order.
Licensed for Trouble is the third installment in Susan May Warren's entertaining PJ Sugar series. This latest adventure picks up six weeks after the "kiss" in book two between PJ and her boss, Jeremy Kane. Unfortunately though past love (Boone..sigh) and being homeless puts a damper on PJ's spirits. Jeremy is a bit distant and hasn’t reached out or made any attempt at romance, was the kiss a mistake, is there really nothing between them? While PJ is pondering where to take her love life and where to take her career things take a turn for strange after PJ learns she’s inherited the Kellogg family estate and stumbles upon her first real PI investigation when stranger and handyman Max walks into her life.
This was the best PJ Sugar book to date. I loved the romance between PJ and Jeremy and I enjoyed seeing the growth of PJ’s character and think she has been thoroughly fleshed out. The mystery is bigger and had a very dangerous appeal, while the new characters introduced play very well in the plot line. Overall PJ Sugar has defiantly won me over and I'm delighted to have spent the month of July reading her adventures, I'm hoping Warren continues on with PJ's story, but can certainly rest at this point with her foreseeable future. So whether this be the end or just the beginning, I cant wait to read more from Ms. Warren.
Licensed for Trouble is a wonderful and fun novel for readers who love romance, mystery and lots of laughs. Wholesome throughout PJ's story is suitable for most readers including mature teens. Contains violence, murder, illegal activity, romance with some passionate kisses, people in ridiculous costumes and lots of references to pizza.....
5/5- Christian Fiction- Romance, Mystery
A huge thanks to Litfuse Group for review copy.