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Monday, February 9, 2015

Barbecue and Bad News by Nancy Naigle- A Book Review

Savannah Dey politely agreed to attend her ex-husband’s wedding, but she’d be grateful for any reason to get out of it…which is why the speeding ticket from the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove is both a surprise and a reprieve. With one quick call to her editor, the aspiring columnist finds herself with a new assignment and the perfect excuse to get closer to the man who pulled her over. Now, all she needs is a way to deal with all the bad memories the small town dredges up…

Sheriff Scott Calvin can’t forget the woman who set off his radar, but he’s determined to send Savannah on her way. He’s done making bad choices, and this beautiful city gal is sure to leave Adams Grove once she finishes her story. By the time she’s stirred up a hornet’s nest, he’s already falling for her. Will trouble bind them together, or will her secrets tear them apart?


Barbecue and Bad News (An Adams Grove Novel Book 6)Barbecue and Bad News by Nancy Naigle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Barbecue and Bad News by Nancy Naigle is a 2015 Montlake publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This 6th installment in the Adams Grove series starts off with a magical quality to it. Even if you have not read the other books in the series, ( and of course you will want to do that), you can read this one as a stand alone. I promise you will fall in love with Adams Grove, the quintessential small town you will never want to leave.

Savannah Dey was headed to her ex-husband's wedding, driving from DC to the small town where she grew up, dreading it every mile of the way. To put the cherry on the cake, she gets pulled over in Adam's Grove for going seven miles over the speed limit, then finds herself stuck there for a while. While this development was very frustrating, it could be just what Savannah needs to put the past behind her once and for all and look forward to a new future with a clean slate.

The sheriff of Adams Grove Scott Calvin, can't believe the woman he pulled over has decided to extend her visit for a while and not only that, for some reason she gets under his skin in a big way. Sparks fly between the two causing the author and writer in Savannah to use her skill to exact revenge.

“Writers don't get mad, they get even.” 'So she couldn't kill him off in a novel, but she sure did just fry his butt in that article.... even if he'd never know it. Payback. Karma. Call it what you like, but that cranky sheriff just got his dose.'

While working on her new assignment, Savannah grows really close to the residents of Adams Grove which leads her to start wondering about a crime that many were trying to put behind them. But, was it really over? Were there a few loose ends to be tied up? Can Savannah convince Scott to look into it?

This is a charming story with a little mystery, a sweet romance and a lot of depth to it. Savannah carries around some heavy luggage and had never really dealt with her past. In Adams Grove she will meet some very special people and will begin to see she will have to face the past in order to have any hope of a happy future.

Despite the handsome Scott Calvin's issues with city girls, he could also change her mind about getting involved in another relationship, but, well, first she will have to deal with all that payback and karma she stirred up.

If you are in the mood for a sweet, light, contemporary heartwarming romance, this book has your name on it! 4 stars



USA TODAY Bestselling author, Nancy Naigle, writes love stories from the crossroad of small town and suspense.

With a career spent on the cutting edge of technology in the banking industry, she never let go of her dream to write. Now she works full-time writing stories that are a calming blend of community, family, and the simple things in life. She writes the kind of stories she hopes will provide an escape from the hectic day-to-day in the make believe worlds she creates.

Look for Nancy's titles in the Adams Grove series.
Sweet Tea and Secrets
Out of Focus
Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes
Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies
Mint Juleps and Justice
~and coming in 2015~ Barbecue and Bad news

Nancy also has co-written books with:
Phyllis C. Johnson ~ inkBLOT
Kelsey Browning ~ The Granny Series (Book 1 - In For a Penny ... Book 2 - Fit To Be Tied)

Aside from writing she enjoys hunting for treasures in junk and antique shoppes, and getting crafty no matter what the medium from painting and digitizing embroidery designs, to weaving pine needle baskets.

A Virginia native, and spending most of her life in the Tidewater area, she now calls North Carolina home.


  1. Love this series can't wait to read this New one. Thank you for such awesome reads


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