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Summary

It was a kiss to kill for....

Brandy Alexander’s the real deal. Yes, that’s her real name and no, she’s not a stripper, but her best friend Julia is. Brandy still lives with her parents in the Irish Channel and she’s sort of semi kind of engaged to the boy next door, who’s one of New Orleans’ finest. In fact, Dante, the BF, is such a thoroughgoing New Orleanian he always manages Mardi Gras parade duty on his own block. So you'd think Brandy might be a little self-conscious when a suave smoothie in one of the gentlemen’s walking clubs mesmerizes her into a big fat Mardi Gras smooch right in front of him. But not a bit. Because after all, it's Mardi Gras, and also for another good reason: “That kiss was long, slow, hot, unlike any kiss I’d ever had in my life.”

A first date that gets bloody...

She makes a date to meet Mr. Good Kiss after the parade (Yes! Right in front of Mr. Right Next Door) but she arrives just in time to see him get shot, but fortunately not shot dead. Before he passes out, he pulls her close and whispers, “Save Isabella.” 

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Colleen Mooney delivers a zany, offbeat thrill ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You’d think a mystery that begins with an eligible man taking a bullet might be a bit dark, but Colleen Mooney has something else in mind, something like a screwball chase all over town, from Lee Circle to the Lakefront, with a stop at Charity Hospital, and finally to the French Quarter’s favorite gay dance club, at all times accompanied by Schnauzers, one of them named Geaux Cup.

In Colleen Mooney’s funny, romantic, delightfully meandering cozy mystery, you gon’ have a authentic New Orleans experience, dawlin’! And a wild ride into the bargain.

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A fun mystery romance

A funny cozy mystery with some great dialogue and funny scenes, I Liked the female lead character, writing is excellent, the image of lots of drag acts rushing to the rescue was a highlight. Narration was very good if slightly stilted on occasion.
I was given a free copy through storyorigin in exchange for an honest review

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Rescue this book by listening to it

I enjoyed this book. New Orleans is a bright and colourful place and the perfect setting for this cozy and fun mystery to take place in.The author did a really good job writing the story and it was so easy to picture the setting or the costumes because of it. But it wasn't just the scenery that captured the imagination as I liked the characters and couldn't help but laugh at some of the antics they got up to. The mystery was good as well and I can't wait to start the next book. Move over Stephanie Plum there is a new girl in town and she is ready to party.
Brandy is attending the Mardi Gras parade like she has done for as long as she can remember but she wasn't prepared for the kiss. You have to kiss one of the gentlemen in the walking parade in exchange for a paper flower, a tradition every body is happy to comply with but when Brandy gets singled out by one man in particular she gets more than she bargained for when there lips met. He asks her to meet him at the end of the parade. Surprising not only herself she does only to see him get shoot before they can exchange there names. He does whisper one name "Save Isabella". Before she can find out more he is whisked off to hospital and Brady and her friends Julia back home.Brandy has never been very good at being told what to do especially by Dante, her next door neighbour, policeman and boyfriend since the playground. So she and Julia hang up there high heels and tight skirts in order to put on disguises and go under cover. They will go up against some bad guys with guns, car thrives and crooked cops in order to save Isabella before the night is over.
I liked the narrator she did a really good job with the characters giving them accents so they each sounded different.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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an ok listen

This Audiobook wasn't a bad book, but I could not get into it like I can other Audiobooks. the narration was ok, but I have heard better narrations.

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  • Leigh O.
  • 23-04-20

LOL

I just finished listening to Rescued by a Kiss, the first book in the New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles series. OMG! I loved it. I haven't laughed out loud at a book since I started reading and collecting Janet Evanovich books quite some time ago.

Brandy Alexander, family, and friends parallel the Stephanie Plum series in regards to enjoyable, wacky characters, outrageous humor, and one misadventure after another.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is full of parades as well as mysteries and could not be more entertaining.

I can't remember the last time I was this excited about reading/(listening to) an author's entire series.

I received a free copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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  • Sara
  • 28-12-19

A Must Read/listen to Book!

Awesome book! Rescued By A Kiss has wonderful characters and a great storyline! I couldn't stop reading and listening to it! You will definitely enjoy this book! It is a Must Add to your TBR/LISTEN to list!

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  • D. G. A.
  • 20-10-20

Family plus Furry & Funny Friends in NOLA

If you’re ready for a raucous read with a zany cast this book is for you. The flirty female lead Brandy is one happy, hyper, hilarious lady living in New Orleans. Add in Mardi Gras with a dose of murder full of her foolish family & friends to make this mystery marvelous! Not a moment passes without these crazy characters creating chaos. Uncertainty about the status of her relationship with her main man plus an unexpected kiss with a sexy stranger creates complications in her love life too. The wonderful addition of her fostering & rescue of special schnauzers weaves a trail throughout the story. I’m definitely looking forward to more love & laughs in this series.

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  • Joan Kern
  • 12-05-20

How much is that doggy in the window

Girl meets boy at MadiGras parade, boy kisses girl, they meet at the end of the parade and boy gets shot. WHAT? If that isn't bad enough the girl's boyfriend who is a cop shows up and almost drags her home. Now if that doesn't make you want to read this story than maybe you just don't like a romance with a little punch Oh and don't forget the most adorable little dog either. There we have a hit- New Orleans, gorgeous girl, great looking guy, cute dog and yes the cop boyfriend. Loved it.

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  • Andrea L
  • 07-05-20

Nice Short Romantic Cozy Mystery for Young People

I was approved for a review copy of Rescued by a Kiss by StoryOrigin. This was a very entertaining cozy mystery that takes place in New Orleans during Mardi Gras with a young woman, Brandy Alexander things change when she kisses a handsome stranger in a marching group. This young man whispers in her ear to meet him at the end of the parade and she is so intrigued that she goes to dangerous and funny lengths to find this man.

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  • Janet
  • 04-05-20

Romantic Comedy

Rescued by a Kiss isn't much of a mystery. But, it is a cute romantic comedy. At times the stupidity of the main character was too much for me. This book just seemed to be all over the place.

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  • Kindle Customer Sharon Nichols
  • 25-04-20

Rescued by a Kiss by Colleen Mooney

This audiobook kept me in stitches. It is a light hearted mystery story sort of. Are you curious yet? Dogs, stolen car, a Kiss at a parade, and some very funny people will keep you laughing the entire story. The narrator is excellent. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Catrina P
  • 25-04-20

Rescued by a Kiss

Wow, what a fast paced cozy mystery. It’s Mardi Gras, and Brandy finds herself caught up in quite a predicament and it all started with a kiss.

Colleen Mooney does a great job describing the locations and everything that is going on. I honestly felt like I was back in NOLA!

Alyson Krawchuk’s narration was entertaining. Great accents. My one complaint would be the long pauses between the chapters. I had to keep checking to make sure I hadn’t paused my app by mistake.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jan
  • 05-03-20

Great fun!

Schnauzers, NOLA, Mardi Gras and attempted murder with a side of mystery and romance. What's not to like? Add in hilariousness, snarkfest, and great characters and this read was a winner!
Narrator Alyson Krawchuk added to the fun!

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  • Neesie315
  • 04-12-19

Schnauzers in New Orleans

If you love the Stephanie Plum series or you love a cozy mystery set in New Orleans, you have to give this book a try! Brandy Alexander (love that name!), a New Orleans native, is attending a Mardi Gras parade when she receives a kiss from a stranger that sweeps her off her feet. At the end of the parade when she meets him for a second kiss, he is shot. And, the fun begins!

The author obviously knows the culture of New Orleans very, very well and her descriptions of the area, the parades, the French Quarter and the way that a really big city is really just a small town add a lot to this book. I loved her descriptions of the characters, ranging from the family maid who knows it all to a lawyer who once was a crime fighting duck. "Where did you go to High School?" is the recurrent question when people first meet and only those familiar with the area understand the reason behind this question.

When Brandy, her newly found beau, Jif, and his dog, Isabella, are kidnapped, she escapes to find help. She ends up at a gay bar full of stereotypical drag queens and the descriptions of this adventure had me laughing out loud. The characters in this book really come alive with the great dialogues and descriptions.

The inclusion of Brandy's love for rescuing Schnauzers added a lot to my reading pleasure as well. The dogs made the story even more enjoyable. I will definitely be reading more books in this series when I want a light-hearted, often LOL cozy mystery.

The narrator, Alyson Krawchuk, does a great job and her pronunciations were perfect (not an easy task!). The only complaint that I have with the book is the extremely long pauses at the end of each chapter. These pauses were so long that I thought my device had malfunctioned!

I was given the chance to listen to the audiobook version of this book by the narrator/publisher/author and chose to review it.