Book Review Tuesday: For the Love of Money @KimCoxAuthor

Warm and cozy window seat with cushions and a opened book, light through vintage shutters, rustic style home decor. Small cat on window seat, along with coffee cup by pillow, Words Book Review Tuesday superimposed over imageHi, friends. Thanks for joining me for Book Review Tuesday. I’ve cut back on my blogging temporarily, trying to stay on top of things in the current environment of insanity related to Covid-19. If you don’t see me online as regularly as I normally am, rest assured I fully intend to get back to my regular schedule including posts of Wednesday Weirdness. For the immediate future, I intend to keep sharing Book Review Tuesday posts and other sporadic posts here and there. I’m hoping all of you stay healthy and well. We will get through this mess, together!

And now, enough of that! ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a great book to share with you. If you like romantic suspense twined up with mystery, you’re sure to love this five-star read:

Book cover for Love of Money by Kim Cox shows young couple facing away with arms around each other, German shepherd in foregroundFor the Love of Money is a book that will appeal to both fans of mystery and romantic suspense. When his best friend, Daniel, dies in a car crash, Alan Pearce heads to the small town of Bears Hollow in North Carolina. Reports say Danielโ€™s car plummeted off the side of the mountain, but Alan refuses to believe his friend could make such a tragic mistake on roads he knew so well.

Once in Bears Hollow, Alan crosses paths with Police Chief Jessie Kendall, who suspects foul play. At the top of the list is Danielโ€™s superficial wife Leta, who had been begging her husband to relocate to California so she could pursue an acting career. But it isnโ€™t long before other suspects crawl out of the woodwork. Jessie even briefly considers Alan a suspect, until the two start to work together to get to the bottom of the tragedy.

Cox creates enjoyable characters. Both Jessie and Alan are strong, but (for me) Alan really took center stage. His interactions with both Leta and Jessie are deftly handled. Leta comes across spoiled and shallow but with a few glimmers of humanity underneath. When the killer and motive are unmasked, both come as a surprise.

I liked the gradual growth in the relationship between Alan and Jessie as attraction builds between them. And Jessieโ€™s German shepherd is a scene stealer! The writing is polished and the story flows at a steady pace as suspects and clues are addressed. If you like books that include both a murder mystery and a sweet romance, youโ€™re sure to enjoy For the Love of Money. 5 Stars!

Genre: Romantic Suspense > Mystery Romance

Although I am working full days remotely from home, I know many people are stuck indoors. It’s the perfect time to catch up on your TBR and add new books like For the Love of Money. I wish you happy reading!

71 thoughts on “Book Review Tuesday: For the Love of Money @KimCoxAuthor

  1. Great review, Mae. I’ve read Kim before and added this to my TBR list. I haven’t been online as much either, while I wrap my head around everything. Stay safe, Mae xo

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  2. This definitely sounds like my sort of book. Thanks for sharing it.

    I thought I’d read more in these tumultuous times (I am stuck inside) but I’ve been so distracted, I’m actually reading less. I suppose that will pass.

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    • Jacqui, I’m glad the books appeals to you.

      And I fully understand what you mean about reading. I have slowed down. I still read every night, but I can’t seem to concentrate as long, and find myself too exhausted (mentally, I am sure) to continue. Stay safe and well!

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  3. I enjoy a romance subplot in a mystery, and I like a great dog to add warmth and sometimes humor. Probably why I love George so much in my mysteries:) Love of Money is a great title. Sounds like a good read!

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  4. I’ve learned to pay attention to your reviews, Mae, as our reading tastes are often very similar. (Note for you for later: I finished Crooked River, and O. M. G. !!!! We will be talking about this one!) As for <For the Love of Money, it sounds pretty darn good, so heading over to grab my copy today. (You know. Just in case the Towering Heap of Digital Books known as my TBR Pile should suddenly dwindle down to nothing overnight.) ๐Ÿ˜€

    Great review, and thanks! Sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. My reading would certainly be happy if I had an adorable orange kitten like that one purring in my lap! (Also, that book cover cracks me up with the guy’s hand on her butt. Heehee. Did she put it there. Is she about to move it away. Or is she simply holding his hand too. I assume the latter, but that’s not nearly as much fun as one of the former options.)

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      • I should have clarified that! No, I donโ€™t have the virus, just the social isolation thing going on. Weโ€™ve had to close our retirement village and are working basically from home (on site). Scary times.
        Even tide is great though ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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      • It’s a bit sad, but my regular days are self-isolation, especially since retiring from the day job. I always said I would be a hermit if I didn’t have to go to work.

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  6. What a great review, Mae. I’ve read several of Kim’s books and enjoyed each of them. This is definitely going on my TBR list. I’m not online much either because of the chaos. My family has been deeply impacted, and my energies are with them. โ™ฅ

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      • Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoyed the book. I had an excellent editor for this one too.

        All is well here. Since retiring, I stay home almost all the time anyway. I remember, just a couple of days before all this started, I was thinking we should get out more. I was planning to take a trip down to my hometown and then to the beach for a couple of days because it’s been years since we’d gone. Then all this happens.

        Take care and stay safe!

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  7. Hi, Mae! I know how you feel about this covid-19 situation. Itโ€™s more dramatic everyday. Thanks for giving us this great recommendation. I havenโ€™t read Kim in a while and this sounds great. Itโ€™s time to revisit her. Please try to be safe.

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  8. Thanks for the book recommendation, Mae. I can totally relate to the distraction and difficulty keeping up routines, like blogging. We all react to this situation differently, and my response is also to cocoon. Stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. โค

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    • So sorry I am late in responding, Diana. I am trying to get back into a routine again. I need to get back online with blogging and visiting blogs. I’m glad you dropped by to check out Kim’s latest book. I hope you are safe and well, too. This is such an odd, trying time for all of us. Be well! โค

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    • LOL! I always love adding to your TBR, Julie! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Sorry I am so late in responding. I’m making an effort to crawl out of my hole and get back to some regular routines like blogging and visiting in the blogosphere.
      That’s wonderful you are writing. I’ve started a new project, but it’s slow going right now. Stay safe and be well, my friend!

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