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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- A TEXAS STATE OF MIND (Port Serenity Series Book 1) by Ann DeFee

A Texas State of Mind (Port Serenity Series Book 1) by [DeFee, Ann]
Police Chief Lolly LaTullipe’s professional life runs amuck when dead drug dealers start floating up on the beach. Port Serenity, Texas is known for bird watchers and bikini clad co-eds–not murder and mayhem. Lolly’s situation becomes even more complicated when a sexy undercover narcotics cop shows up eliciting thoughts of rumpled sheets and hot summer nights. This single mom of two is afraid she’s in way over her head.
Christian Delacroix is jaded from years in drug enforcement and the appealing police chief has him reassessing his priorities and future. Is he ready for this small town with its cast of eccentric characters. And is he prepared for Lolly LaTulippe with her white-picket-fence life complete with a close-knit family and circle of friends? Not to mention her big shaggy dog and all the complications of life with a teenager.
Are diapers, PTA meetings and football games in this cop’s future?   AMAZON  3.5 STARS

This book starts out in a "stunning" way.  And you are right if you think this has a double meaning!  
Lolly is a good solid character with a flaky ex-husband and several children.  They just add to the general chaos of trying to find out who is sending frozen floaters to her town.  And what a twist its going to be when they find out the "who" and the "why" of it.   
Lolly not only has a "flaky" ex but she has some lovable but strange relatives .  Her friends have her back and add their own flavor of 
good- natured craziness. 
Christian is a good guy who when he is around Lolly lets his playfulness out and it starts the trouble in their first meeting. Christian is also an honest, hardworking, undercover cop.  
I enjoyed the friendship between Christian and his co-worker, C.J.  They had worked together so much and knew each other so well that they often knew what the other was going to do.  A well oiled team.  
C.J. was a charmer of course, and I liked him as well.  I was glad to see that he got his own book, as seen in the Excerpt "Texas Born" at the end of this book.  Yes, he was going to need his own book because he sure messed things up with Olivia in a major way.  That was another twist in this book. 

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