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Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun!

Finlay is back and as fun as ever!

Read This: Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano

I LOVED this book! Finlay and Vero are back and up to their eyeballs in antics and adversaries!

Picking up right where book 2 left off, Finlay and Vero and still indebted to Russian mobster Feliks and trying to figure out who EasyClean is when the opportunity comes up for them to attend a week-long citizen's police academy. Thinking they'll be safer in that environment, the two sign on, but danger and hijinks follow Finlay and Vero wherever they go.

One of my favorite series; I always look forward to each new installment! Cosimano is a gifted writer who has created a wildly entertaining and funny series with heart. Finlay and Vero are strong female characters with hilarious banter who love each other dearly, and their friendship is one of the series' strengths. Being each other's ride-or-die is both literal and hilarious with these two! This book delves more into Vero's backstory and Finlay's feelings for Nick while delivering on the suspense and ongoing cat-and-mouse game Finlay and Vero are mixed up in. The twisty plot is well-paced, and the mysteries are deepening. I'm having so much fun that I probably miss clues, but I do not care! I'll be along for the ride as long as this delightfully comedic series goes! I recommend reading the books in order to catch everything and avoid spoilers. Plus, it is just so much fun!

Huge thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press Minotaur books for the opportunity to read this ARC--I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Dating. Diapers. And dodging bullets. Who said single moms can't have fun?

Finlay Donovan has been in messes before—after all, she's an author and single mom who's a pro at getting out bloodstains for rather unexpected reasons—but none quite like this. After she and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they may have "borrowed" in the process of saving the life of Finlay's ex-husband, the Russian mob got her out of debt. But now Finlay owes them

Still running the show from behind bars, mob boss Feliks has a task for Finlay: find a contract killer before the cops do. Problem is, the killer might be an officer.

Luckily, hot cop Nick has started up a citizen's police academy, and combined pressure from Finlay's looming book deadline and Feliks is enough to convince Finlay and Vero to get involved. Through firearm training and forensic classes (and some hands-on research with the tempting detective), Finlay and Vero have the perfect cover-up to sleuth out the real criminal and free themselves from the mob's clutches—all the while dodging spies, confronting Vero's past, and juggling the daily trials of parenthood.

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