Cold Feet Fever by Maureen Fisher
Maureen Fisher did a phenomenal job of creating characters you couldn’t help but love. Even the bumbling gangsters.
Secrets and crime have never been so much fun … or so romantic.
An irresistible bad boy nightclub owner with commitment issues and a lazy streak locks horns with a bossy mortician-turned-event-planner with big secrets, criminal connections, and an unawakened sensual side to combat crime in Atlantic City’s first paranormal night club.
A bad boy gambler with a lazy streak and commitment issues:
Owning Kinki, Atlantic City’s first paranormal nightclub, isn’t as easy—or as much fun—as Sam Jackson anticipated. Someone’s trying to shut him down before he opens, he’s on the verge of bankruptcy, and his matchmaking granddaddy has hired a sexy event planner with a mysterious background, bossy disposition, and criminal ties.
A mortician-turned-event-planner with big secrets:
A job as event planner offers single mom, Katie Deluca, her last chance to escape her past. Turns out party planning is more difficult than organizing funerals. Plus, the nightclub owner, although perfect for awakening her sensuality, couldn’t be more wrong for the stability she craves.
Forced to collaborate, they overcome obstacles and fight crime:
Katie is the one person who can salvage Kinki—and heal Sam’s emotional wounds. Together, they tangle with a goofy dog, exploding trucks, an unfortunate synchronized swimming episode, homicidal thugs, a corrupt building inspector, disappearing corpses, a kidnapping, and the threat of live cremation, all to deliver a kick-ass grand opening.
Review by Elizabeth Butts for Readers’ Favorite:
Cold Feet Fever follows Katerina (Katie) DeLuca and Sam Jackson, as they work together towards the grand opening of Atlantic City’s newest nightclub, which was a former fetish club called Kinki. This is a fun ride that includes romance, toe curling ‘sexy’ scenes, a wacky grandfather who has a knack for getting himself into trouble, mob ties, murders, a dog with a sensitive stomach, and so much more. So. Much. More.
To call Cold Feet Fever a page turner is a disservice. This is a page devourer (I Googled that one, and it is, apparently, a word). I couldn’t read it fast enough. When I wasn’t reading, I was thinking about the book and the characters and what happened next. Even when doing VERY important things that deserved a hundred percent of my attention (apologies to my husband….).
Maureen Fisher did a phenomenal job of creating characters you couldn’t help but love. Even the bumbling gangsters. On more than one occasion, I clapped my hand over my mouth to stifle the laughter at the antics of Rex the dog, such as when he had consumed countless spicy sausages, which effectively broke up a very poignant dramatic moment in the book, and in a way that a pet owner would appreciate. I didn’t want this book to end.
But when it did, I was still smiling. I’m thinking of it right now and am grinning. I highly recommend Cold Feet Fever as one of the most fun reads you will enjoy all year. This is part 2 of a series, so I’m on my way to get part 1 to see if there are any more for me to read.
Review by Molly Flanders:
There’s nothing better than great comedy and this has plenty. An unlikely team with excellent love-hate chemistry between them, Karie and Sam are sharing an office in preparation for a nightclub opening. Enter Rex the dog and you have cuteness added to romantic tension, hilarious comedy and a very entertaining and explosive plot.
There are many laugh out loud moments in this, original ideas and scenes, I don’t want to spoil the surprises in store for you.
Fisher moves the plot along in a fast dramatic pace and never drops the ball. This is hugely enjoyable and highly recommended.