Hit the Road, Jake! (The Lindsey Lark Series book 3) by Cricket Rohman #BookReview

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Hit The Road, Jake! (The Lindsey Lark Series Book 3)

by Cricket Rohman

 

Blurb

Thrilling, romantic, and sprinkled with humor, HIT THE ROAD, JAKE! reinvents the ‘buddy movie’ concept with the written word … and a pretty woman. Jake and Lindsey are good at tracking down offenders responsible for petty theft and blackmail, but when new mysteries become personal—slashed tires, spattered blood, steamy love letters, a stolen pet—everything changes.

Who is this enemy that secretly harasses them from town to town? Jake calls in some favors and manages to finagle the DNA testing of several blood samples. The results are shocking, and the dangers they face become deadly.

Practically newlyweds, the couple thought they’d created the perfect win-win plan. While traveling between Tucson and Estes Park in their RV, Jake would solve embarrassing mysteries that schools wished to keep under wraps, and Lindsey, being the ‘cover’ for their presence, would conduct workshops for teachers. Then all hell broke loose.

“Cricket Rohman really nails it! She gives her readers a ton of depth in both the story line and character development. A great, fun read!”
—Lala Corriere, author of Bye Bye Bones: A Cassidy Clark Novel

My Review

Hit the Road, Jake! (The Lindsey Lark Series book 3) by Cricket Rohman is the third book I have read by the author. I really like her style. I love the fun, and dialog between the characters. The plots are fantastic and I like how the author timed the twist in the plots. It is fast paced and twist that I wouldn’t have guessed. I really love that I couldn’t guess the twist in the plots. Some books you can figure it out pretty quickly but Cricket Rohman seems to write the story and keeps her readers guessing and wanting more.  I am of fan of cozy mysteries and then was fits perfectly.

I don’t think you have to read the first two in the series but I highly recommend it that way you can understand the characters better. This story is about Jake and his new bride Lindsay with their dog Wendell, if you love dogs you will love Wendell. I want a Wendell. Oh and yes their pet bird Malcom. Jake wants to write detective stories and Lindsay is a teacher but she goes around teaching other teachers her art journal method of teaching kids. Such a great idea. I wish I had a teacher like that when I was young. I loved art.

When a school invites them to come and do a workshop, there is usually a mystery going on at the school, Jake is kind of undercover and works with the person who wanted them to figure the mystery out and Lindsay teaches the teachers.  I also love that they are from Arizona, since that is where I am from and love reading what the author writes about the cities. I am personally needing a little weekend away trip to Flagstaff.  They also visited New Mexico and Colorado in their RV with their animals. Of course there are plenty of adventures on their trips.

I loved the whole plot and the twist and the way she brought in other characters from the previous books. I loved the ending and I am hoping there is more. I am not a writer, but I can think of a few more books in this series.

I give the story and the series five stars. I loved it all. The summer is hot here in Arizona and I enjoy reading a good story.

I received a free copy of a book in exchange for an honest review

Personal note:

I was asked to read and review this book, I didn’t realize it was the third in the series. I prefer to read books in order if I can. I did purchase the first two in the series and thought they were great as well. Labor Day weekend and leading up to the weekend is hard for me and I really needed something fun to read. This series was really fun to read. I could not guess what the author was planning next and I really love reading a story and not knowing what is going to happen. I am hoping there are more in this series. I really enjoyed the authors writing style and thought it was fun. I am not a writer just a reader. I loved to read books. I also love to craft and have started a few art journals. But right now my passion is reading.

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The other books in the series are:

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Wanted: An Honest Man by Cricket Rohman

The Lindsey Lark Series Book 1

Blurb

With a little mystery and a little romance, WANTED: AN HONEST MAN captures the bittersweet growth of a young woman trying to make sense of her turbulent life.

Lindsey, a beautiful, talented teacher is a fighter and a positive thinker, but after the man of her dreams betrays her, then steals her beloved dog, she struggles. Strange, threatening phone calls begin to haunt her. A stalker, perhaps? Though she doesn’t want to be alone, she isn’t ready to go looking for new love, but men find her anyway.

A handsome college student involved in some tricky human research gets into trouble in more ways than one. His inherent propensity to play detective, though helpful at times, seems to attract Murphy and his darned Law far too often … and now his eyes are on Lindsey. Will his heart follow?

My Review

Wanted: An Honest Man (The Lindsey Lark Series Book 1) by Cricket Rohman is the first book I have read from this author. The first book in three.  The first thing that intrigued me about reading this book was the fact that the characters live in Arizona. Yeah same place that I do. I will say the author was right on spot with all her Arizona references which makes me really happy. I also love this genre, Women’s Fiction, Romance, Contemporary and some action and adventures. There are lots of twists to keep your mind thinking of what is going to happen next.

I also enjoyed reading the story, Lindsay is a kindergarten teacher, she is sweet and smart when it comes to being a teacher. But her personal life is not going well.  She is married to Anthony and well he leaves her for Shawna, a young stripper. Oh and by the way he is a doctor. She also has her best friend Laurie who is also a teacher with her at school. They grew up together in foster care. Lindsay seems like the perfect teacher, and that she really enjoys teaching her students. I really felt the author did a fantastic job with Lindsay’s character. She is very likeable and maybe a little gullible but we can all grow and she is young.  Oh and there is the young cute Chinese food take out driver. Jake, what a great character, I wont tell you to much about him but I like him. All the characters are interesting and make the story.

I really loved the book right from the start, the plot moved along at a perfect speed, the story was never dull and I couldn’t wait to read the whole book. The adventures of Lindsay were fun. The very last adventure I felt was a surprise, I know I would never do that. I can’t tell you what it is, you will have to read the book. I enjoyed the writing style and felt the author did a great job. I felt the twist in the story were fun and some unexpected. For me the book was nice and fast paced. I can’t wait to read the 2nd book in the series.

For the most part this is a clean romantic book. But there was sex, not really descriptive and some swear words. There were some issues with a few of the children and I loved how Lindsay handled that. I mean being a teacher you have a lot to deal with. This book was fun and seem so real life. I give it 5 stars for being really good, entertaining me and making me want to read the next book.

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Letters, Lovers, & Lies (The Lindsey Lark Series Book 2)

By Cricket Rohman

Blurb 

Mysterious, romantic, and sprinkled with a few heartwarming students and a delightful dog, LETTERS, LOVERS, & LIES captures the importance of persistence and the power of love. Jake and Lindsey are in love, but so much stands in their way. Letters from a dead man. Unwanted advances from a transgender acquaintance. Separation and jealousy. A few things in the couple’s favor? They are smart, multi-talented, and they love to laugh.

Lindsey Lark, keynote speaker, goes on tour while her boyfriend, Jake, writes a detective novel. Sounds simple enough, but a mystery soon dominates their lives when bizarre notices of her ex-husband’s funeral arrive. Foul play is suspected and murder is on someone’s mind.

Lad, a retired Secret Service agent, is Lindsey’s right-hand man for the duration of the tour. He’s handsome, he’s a man of few words, and, as the list of threats lengthens, he takes on the role of bodyguard, much to Jake’s dismay.

“Cozy mystery lovers and romantic drama buffs will enjoy the twists and turns as Jake and Lindsey rush to solve their personal whodunit before it’s too late.”
—John Reinhard Dizon, author of The Nightcrawler Series

My Review

Letters, Lovers, & Lies (The Lindsey Lark Series Book 2) by Cricket Rohman was an exciting second book to read in this series. This is the 2nd book I have read from this author.

I found that I loved the way she continued the plot line and characters from the first book to the second flawlessly.

The story is about Lindsay and now she is a keynote speaker teaching teachers how to teach writing through art journaling. Great idea in my opinion. Her boyfriend is trying to write a detective novel. There are quite a few mysteries and plot twist throughout this story. While she is traveling with the tour she has a “bodyguard” Lad who makes sure Lindsay has everything she needs to be able to do her job. There is so much packed into this story. The characters are fun and unique and also creepy as well. I love how the story is written and kept me guessing throughout the book.  The ending of this book is fantastic. I loved it.

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