Posted in 3 1/2 paws, 4 paws, Blog tour, romance, Texas on April 23, 2013

The Fate of a Marlowe Girl

When twenty-four-year-old Tiffany escapes her sister Kammy’s too wild Cancun bachelorette party, she finds herself in a bar with the unwanted attention of a gorgeous local named Luke.
Luke may be charming but Tiffany is leaving in two days and doesn’t need any complications. But complications are exactly what she gets when the cops show up to raid Kammy’s party. When Kammy is arrested, Tiffany agrees to have dinner with Luke, so he’ll help her get Kammy out of jail. Kammy’s arrest forces her to spend an extra day in Cancun, meaning she’ll miss a crucial meeting, and as an accountant in tax season, she is already drowning in work. Not to mention, every second she spends with Luke makes it harder to leave. With Luke, Tiffany is almost ready to forget about work.

Will the airport be their final goodbye?


This was a fast read for me, and I don’t think it was too long either.  I find it fascinating the guilt that Tiffany feels when her mother pressures her to host (and pay for) her sister’s bachelorette party when the man she is married dated Tiffany first.  True she was going to break up with him, but what a weird family dynamic!  I did think that Tiffany was a little crazy for going off with a guy she met in Mexico not knowing anything about him.  Perhaps I live too close to Mexico and hear about all the things that happen down there.  There was probably more that we could have learned about the characters before it jumps to the end, but for a shorter story if flowed nicely.  We give it 4 paws.


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The Other Marlowe Girl

When twenty-four-year-old dance school drop out Kammy Marlowe is evicted by her mother, she goes to her favorite bar. She finds an unlikely friend in the blunt eye candy, Enrique. But Kammy knows there is no way she and Enrique have a shot because he’s her brother-in-law’s brother and has been privy to her wild past.

Enrique swears he’s only interested in the person she is today, but their relationship is tested when her ex-husband’s drug dealer attacks her, looking for money. With no options and a money hungry drug dealer on her back, Kammy accepts a position as a dancer at a strip club. But when Enrique shows up at the club, their relationship is over. With no reason to stay in Texas anymore, Kammy auditions for the Bolshevik Ballet and gets the opportunity to go to Russia. Only Enrique is determined to stop her.

Will she give up the chance of a lifetime to stay with the man she still loves?


I started this one right after The Fate of a Marlow Girl, and while the story was good, it didn’t grab me like the other one.  Maybe it is because Kammy and Enrique were the black sheep in their family and it doesn’t seem like they should have gotten together?  The story was still good and I liked that Tiffany and Luke were in this book as well (fairly prominently) and we learn more about what happens after book one and before book two starts.  Kammy is a mess and of course still expecting big sister to bail her out.  Enrique isn’t happy with his life but isn’t taking responsibility for it either.  You just want to take them by the arms and shake them and say “grow up! life is NOT easy!”  However the book ended nicely and sets it up for the third book in the series which is about the other brother.

We give it 3 1/2 paws




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Author Beth Fred

Meet Beth Fred! That’s me! I’m a full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. I’m represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. I like my tea hot, my romance sweet, and my guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma’am, make promises they keep, and aren’t afraid to profess their undying love. It’s not breakfast if there aren’t carbs(at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of my favorite things. Bet you can’t guess where I’m from 😉 Wanna know more about me? You can find that here:



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