Lois Greiman: One Hot Mess



This was another book sale fine While I hate jumping into the middle of series it is a lot easier with mysteries than any other enre I absolutely loved Greiman s voice and how fun that this novel is Christina McMullen is a professional psychologist living in LA but lacking all the When Da Silva Breaks the Rules (Blood Brothers, glamorized lifestyle that one would expect from a novel set in that city The driving force of the novel is that McMullen can t pee in her house because she needed a new septic system There is nothing lesslamorous than that While I had some issues with how the therapy sessions were protrayed and what was said in them I enjoyed that we The Billionaires Runaway Bride got to see that part of McMullen s life Her rocky relationship with Officer Jack Rivera while having some problematic elements was entertaining to watch Overall however what sells this novel is McMullen s well my life can tet any weirder attitude It is something that any working professional can relate to It s a fun and entertaining read and I think I m Fifty Ways To Be Your Lover going to look up the rest of the series Lucky Me I was able toet a uick meet with Lois have her sign my purchased copy of this book just after it s official release during an event at Once Upon A Crime in Minneapolis Clearly I enjoy reading amateur sleuth action adventurecontemporary fictionmysteryromance books but in a Caught on Camera with the CEO genre that is ever expanding and filled with niche books scrapbook mysteries wine lovers mysteries dirty laundry mysteries etc Lois Grieman s Chrissy McMullen Series stands out in the crowd Sure you know that Chrissy isoing to do some investigating that she shouldn t and you know it s Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, going to reallyet under Jack Rivera s skin but you never really know what s coming next and despite the stack of mysteries I ve read I m never uite sure just exactly who the bad Arabian Nights guy is until we hit the climax I usually have a fewood suspects but the main bad dude is typically elusive I ve only one Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place gripe with this book and it will only make sense to those who read it and that is the use of the elipsishttpsnurlcomfl10t I had the privilege of meeting Lois when she presented a talk on character building to our WisRWA arearoup Oct 15th I d had her THE GAMBLER on my keeper shelf and she Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss graciously signed it for me I bought ONE HOT MESS from her intending to see if her contemporaries delivered the sameood read as her western This one definitely does There are Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, great uirky characters and a wild unpredictible plot with lots of humorous I love Chrissy and add in a lot of hot lookinguys and what else do you need in a book oh yes a Always You great mystery All of that is in this book I ametting a little tired of Jack Riveria He either needs to jump in both feet first or just leave instead of this whole crap he does After th Can t wait to read the next book I liked. In southern California it’s raining crime and psychologist Christina McMullen could use an umbrella Her clients are crazy her on again off again relationship with LAPD lieutenant Jack Rivera has just started heating up again and now Rivera’s womanizing da.

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Were you I would Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, go back and read all the other books leading up to this one ONE HOT MESS is one hot read with suspense romance and a few chuckles Jeezum freaking crow What s this the fifth in the series And why do I keep reading them Chrissy is smart enough but seems incapable of explaining her logic making men listen and having any street smarts at all Rivera is arrogant condescending and always uick to believe the worst of her They come so close to consummating their relationship SO MANY TIMES but never do The reasons for this are becoming nauseatingly contrived Yet the ongoing storylines and the hope that SOMEDAY they will actuallyet past the heavy breathing and accusations and have a real Lucy Carmichael grown up relationship make me read the next hoping Greiman will finallyet it right Maybe she s TRYING to make me insane I really enjoy this seriesauthor has Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti great character development and just the right amount of sexual tension humor suspense A fun read the beachChrissy has lost her way a little bit What is her profession Who is she dating What is the problem she is trying to solve Who is the outside force that is arranging all the coincidences Who really cares As a junkie of series I willive Chrissy McMullen one try and hope that the author resolves her next book better Chrissy McMullen is the zaniest person I ve ever met well you know what I mean Her life is simply nuts She is a psychologist and we One-Click Buy get a smattering of nutty patients craziness throughout the book Her septic system needs to be replaced so she s peeing in the backyard with Harleuin her dog and bathing at a neighbors house Chrissy and Lieutenant Rivera are still dancing around each other though this time they actuallyot naked before being interrupted by his father the senator Yup he just came a knocking on her door And said senator wants Chrissy to investigate the death of a prior campaign supporter which morphs into another death and another Have I mentioned that the senator is a womanizer and was planning to marry Jack s ex fiance Well the animosity between father and son is intense as is the jealousy Jack is furious while Chrissy is investigating this out of town murder and spends most of the book ignoring her But he comes back at the end when it really mattersI find this series to be hilarious and laugh out loud funny Chrissy has a smart comeback for everyone and Jack s one liners are priceless I can t wait for the next rollicking adventureUOTE There was no telling who I might see today Maybe a mob boss Maybe a senator with presidential ambitions Maybe a rabid lieutenant who made me hot and angry and psychotic all in one fell swoop Or maybe I d meet someone normal Stranger things have happened p140Yup that just about sums up Chrissy s day to day. Nator Rivera’s distinguished career As she untangles a web of high stakes lies Chrissy believes that she’s found the secret to a serial killer’s underground campaign The killer has a list a motive and the perfect disguise the only uestion is who’s nex.

Unmanned a tad bit better but that won t stop me from devouring each book in turn A day in the life of Los Angeles psychologist Christina McMullen is never dull Not only is she dealing with some wacky clients but her septic system is on the fritz and California s state senator Miguel Rivera needs her help Senator Rivera is the father of LAPD Lieutenant Jack Rivera who Christina has an on again off again relationship with Jack and his father are estranged because Miguel has a problem keeping his hands off the ladies especially when it comes to Jack s former fianc Miguel wants Christina to investigate the death of a woman because of a dream he had with her in it He also dreamt of Jack and believes his son is in danger Christina wants nothing to do with Miguel s so called dreamBut then he offers her money to purchase a new septic tank she so desperately needsBecause the money is a nice incentive Christina accepts even though Jack doesn t want her anywhere near his father Jack thinks it is all a ruse on Miguel s part to seduce Christina And because Christina won t listen to Jack their budding love affair is placed on hold yet again Christina begins to find out some interesting things about Miguel s past and the people he has dealt with She figures out that someone is out to kill Miguel and has killed others who knew Miguel Christina has to figure out who is stalking the Senator and maybe she ll be able to use her bathroom again ONE HOT MESS is book number five in this mystery series with amateur sleuth Christina McMullen There are enough uirky characters and out of this world situations that will have you laughing Christina s life is always off center because of the people she comes in contact with such as Miguel who treats Christina like a daughter while he flirts with her to the point that he may want to bed her His son Jack can t stand the relationship she has with his father and tries to handle Christina in a macho way she can t stand Jack may have the looks and the moves down but when it comes to his alpha like tendencies Christina tells him to Redeeming Claire get lost But then again she still longs for Jack even as a new suitor shows up D otherwise known as Dagwood Dean Daly is involved in the mob He is the person Christina turns to when she needs help and arrives to save the day so to speak D also enjoys making Jack jealous because he too wants Christina The only sane person in all of this mess isn t even human Christina s dog Harleuin is Christina s partner in crime and keeps Christina fromoing off the deep end after dealing with all the crazy people that surround herLois Greiman has a reat voice and has come up with an adorable character in that of Christina McMullen This was my first read by Lois and won t be my last If D has come calling asking Chrissy to investigate a mysterious death that might haunt his next campaign for president of the United States Soon Chrissy is investigating not one “accidental” death but two until she stumbles on a trail of bodies littering Se.

Born on a North Dakota cattle ranch Lois Greiman graduated from a high school class of sixty students before moving to Minnesota where she professionally trained and showed Arabian Horses for several years Since that time she's been a high fashion model a fitness instructor and a veterinary assistant But an incurable case of writing fever put a stop to all those occupationsSince selling her