Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fireworks in Paradise by Kathi Daley - #review #giveaway

While on vacation in South Carolina, Tj Jensen receives a call that her father has been left in a coma after a devastating car crash. Back home in Paradise Lake, Tj learns the accident that killed family friend Judge Harper and left her father clinging to life wasn’t an accident at all—someone cut their brake lines. To make matters worse, her friend and police contact, Deputy Roy Fisher, is working with a new partner who has no intention of letting Tj anywhere near the case. Facing an investigation more explosive than the annual fireworks show, Tj enlists the help of her best friends to unravel the mystery, all the while navigating a new romance and the thought her father may never wake up.

Books in the Tj Jensen Mystery Series:



Look at all those books in the series.  For being a small town, Paradise Lake sure seems to be a happening kind of place!  (Of course, there is the resort and the lake, so....)

But when you are rushing home from vacation across the country, it sure helps to have a wealthy, influential not-my-boyfriend like Kyle to take any kinks out of the travel arrangements.  I have to cut Tj a little slack, though, having your father in critical condition after a car crash requires way more emotional investment than a possibly blossoming relationship.

We all, readers and characters alike, breath a collective sigh of relief when Tj's father is able to return home from the hospital and begin rehabilitation from his injuries.  (Too bad family friend, Judge Harper, who was in the car with Dad at the time, was not so lucky.)  Tj, her father, Kyle and their friends, family and associates have become like a fictional 2nd family for readers.  Each visit is sure to worry, aggravate and please us to no end!  (Hey, that's what family does, right? *lol*)

Fireworks is a eye-popping addition to the "Paradise" saga.  A couple of secret relationships come to light that ramp up the tension and action in the story. 

I wasn't really talking about Tj and Kyle ... although a supposed 'stolen' kiss is spotted by two eagle-eyed young nieces does provide some great awkward and adorable romantic tension between the couple.  I hope 'Paradise' just keeps coming!



USA Today bestselling author, Kathi Daley, lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken. When she isn’t writing, she likes spend time hiking the miles of desolate trails surrounding her home. She has authored more than seventy five books in eight series including: Zoe Donovan Cozy MysteriesWhales and Tails Island MysteriesSand and Sea Hawaiian MysteriesTj Jensen Paradise Lake SeriesWriter’s Retreat Southern Seashore MysteriesRescue Alaska Paranormal Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Mysteries. Find out more about her books at
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(Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from the author and publishers, via Great Escapes Virtual Book tours and NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.)


  1. Sounds like a book I need to add to my collection.

  2. Another fun book by Kathi Daley. Every book I read of hers I enjoy.

  3. Loved your review LuAnn!!I have been waiting with bated breath for Fireworks in Paradise to come out since I read about that kiss between TJ and Kyle in Treasure in Paradise. Now you tell me, " A couple of secret relationships come to light that ramp up the tension and action in the story." Really can't wait now!! :) Thank you!!