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Rescued by a Kiss

The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Alyson Krawchuk
Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
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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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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Mary Moon
  • 27-11-19

What a Kiss!

Rescued by a Kiss is the first of Colleen Mooney's books I've listened to, and it was FAB-U-LOUS! The characters have SUCH big personalities, which include weaknesses, like the rest of us, so I completely related to them. New Orleans came alive to me through her descriptions, and was gorgeous! The criminal element was just dark enough to make me anxious about what would happen next, but not so much that it ruined the fun in the story. The ending was terrific and funny. I cant wait for the next listen!
I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 26-11-19

Wild Times in NOLA

A kiss at a Mardi Gras parade leads to the wildest New Orleans adventure you're likely ever to find in this brilliantly entertaining story about gangsters and dogs and oil rights.
I haven't had this much fun in ages.

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  • Jackie T
  • 30-10-19

Superb

Loved this story. Adorable plot and the characters are perfect together. A kiss turned deadly is not a good thing. The narrator made the story come alive and spoke clearly. Don’t miss out.

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  • J Pearson
  • 22-10-19

A New Orleans Stephanie Plum-esque adventure

I described this book as a New Orleans Stephanie Plum-esque adventure in that the likeable main character (Brandy Alexander - although not a bounty hunter like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum) finds herself in smack dab in the middle of a shooting and then a kidnapping along with other trouble all within a short time of having "the kiss of her life" with a guy she didn't know at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. I was hooked by the opening of the story and was not disappointed. There are quirky, over-the-top secondary characters (Brandy's best friend, Julie and a protector in long-time friend and neighbor, Dante- a New Orleans cop. I was interested in reading/listening to this book as I enjoy cozy mysteries and grew up in New Orleans. I enjoyed hearing of streets and places I knew including it brought back memories of Sunday lunches at Ye Olde College Inn restaurant. The author, Colleen Mooney did a good job in capturing the flavor of New Orleans life and the tradition/annual event of Mardi Gras. The narrator was good with good distinction in character voices so the story/characters were easy to follow. This book had a little of everything...mystery, romance, adventure, and humor. I look forward to reading/listening to other books in the series. I received a review copy of this audiobook for free at my own request and have left this review voluntarily.

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  • Sam M
  • 20-10-19

pleasant surprise

My first read of this author. She did not let me down. This was a very enjoyable read. I highly recommend it.

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  • Q Garcia
  • 18-10-19

Schnauzer At The Mardi Gras

Clean cozy with great characters and snappy dialogue. Wealthy man gets shot during Mardi Gras while trying to hookup with a schnauzer rescuer. Great fun for dog lovers and cozy mystery fans. I was gifted this from the author.

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  • Rose Helg
  • 16-10-19

GooscBook

I got this book as an ARC reader, for my Honest review. This was an Good Book. It was funny at times. The ending just want to read the next book. Will definitely listen to more of her books. The narrator was good.