Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Ex by Sharon Kleve Review & Giveaway

Corny has her work cut out for her in "The Ex", Book Four in The Corny Myers Series.

Corny's excitement over serving on jury duty is squashed when she hears news of Steve's ex girlfriend relocating to Seattle. 

Steve's an aggressive, tough, Seattle narcotics cop who thinks Celeste could do no wrong.
Celeste is back in town and has set her sights on rekindling her relationship with Steve. Being an FBI agent she's used to getting what she wants, no matter what the cost.

Corny is trying to keep her relationship from falling apart, while rescuing pets, and saving her friend from a loan shark.

This is the first book I've read by Sharon Kleve and although it's the fourth in the series, it does well as a standalone.  I didn't need a lot of backstory to understand what was going on in the character's lives.

Corny is a pet detective with a penchant for talking to the animals.  A little quirky but her live-in boyfriend Steve loves and accepts her for whom she is.  When Steve's ex-girlfriend Celeste arrives in town, Steve tells Corny it's just about the FBI class she is teaching, one he is attending.  Corny is insecure about the situation though as she feels Celeste wants Steve back.

There's a lot of witty dialogue, sexy romantic moments and laugh out moments with Corny's pet ferret, Pete. The story is fast paced and with Corny with Jury Duty, it adds an element of frustration to Corny's already bruised security system.  Will she realize that Steve loves her, and her alone? Or will she let Celeste get to her and do something she might regret?  If you're looking for a sweet romance with a touch of humor, pick up The Ex! It would be perfect to read on the beach this summer!

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  1. I'm like Eeyore in that I sometimes don't kow what I'm thinking about. Thank you Wendy and Minding Spot for taking the time to read The Ex.

  2. Hi Sharon,
    What a nice interview and having read The EX, I can confirm it's a charming story.
    Chris K

  3. The Ex sounds like such a fun read! And with a character named Corny who is a pet detective? Perfect. I'm definitely going to add these books to my reading list!

  4. Congrats on the great review. This was a wonderful book. I too had not read Sharon's other books. I never felt lost at all.
    Sue B


The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

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