Publisher Description

Secrets, spies, sexy guys. Staying alive is hard. 

Madison Cruz, a struggling actress, discovers a dangerous mystery within her own family. Secrets are exploding! She’ll do anything to keep her family safe, while she desperately tries to stay a step ahead of danger. When cute guys cozy up, wanting to help, she’s not complaining! But does one of them have a secret of his own?

Formerly titled Hot Scheming Mess.

A humorous cozy mystery, laced with romantic comedy!

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 9
Fevered Publishing LLC
Fevered Publishing LLC

Customer Reviews

IrishMak ,

Quick, fun read!

Madison Cruz is an actress, trying to make a living in Seattle. Well, she wants to be an actress, but all she seems to be getting are singing telegram gigs. But a girl’s gotta pay the bills, so she does what she has to. Even if it puts even more strain on her already less than close relationship with her FBI agent mother. Now, her grandpa is in some sort of trouble, and he gives Madison a confusing set of old papers and photographs, telling her to keep them safe until he comes for them. And then, he disappears. There are mysterious people who desperately want to get their hands on grandpa’s papers, and Madison is left trying to puzzle it out, along with attempting to reach out to her mother and trying to choose between the two handsome guys vying for her attention.

This was a fun read! I don’t usually read romances, but I do like humor and mystery, so I decided to give it a try. And I was not disappointed. The romance was really a small part of the story, with the mystery taking center stage. It’s a good puzzle and had me guessing in more than one spot. The humor is almost non-stop, but not over the top.

Characters are mostly interesting, although the cast is a bit large, and I found myself confused at times, trying to keep them all straight. Madison herself is wacky and weird, and definitely in over her head with grandpa’s secret, but she pulls through in her own madcap style.

Looking for a fun, easy read to round out your year? Try this one. I think you’ll like it!

WeMomma ,


Great read!!!!

Ann Ellison ,

Loved it!

This is the first book I have read by this author, and it sure won't be my last. I fell in love with Madison and her story is a wonderful mixture of humor, mystery, action, and wonderful characters that made for a delightful read. I didn't want to put it down after I had started it, and the ending left me wanting more. I definitely look forward to reading the next book in the series. I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review, and it is one that I certainly recommend.

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