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An Excuse For Murder Review

**I was contacted by the author, who provided me with the ARC, in exchange for an honest review**

Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am going to be reviewing a book that is set to come out on March 20th, and let me say this is a good one! An Excuse For Murder by Vanessa Westermann will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end. It has murder, crime, mystery, and even a little romance thrown in.

The description was taken from the Goodreads website:

“As a former bodyguard, it should be easy for Gary Fenris to kill, especially when the motive is revenge. But Gary has made two mistakes in his life. The first was letting the woman he loved die on his watch. The second was thinking vengeance could bring him peace.

Local bookstore owner and amateur lock pick Kate Rowan loves nothing more than a good mystery. Her curiosity soon leads her down a trail of blackmail, obsession and death. Despite the risk – or maybe because of it – Gary finds himself drawn to Kate. When danger strikes, Gary is forced to face the fact that he used love as an excuse for murder. And he’s got one last score to settle.”

What do you do when the one person you loved, and were supposed to protect dies in your arms? For Gary he decides that revenge is the best option, and will stop at nothing to find the man who killed the love of his life. What he doesn’t expect is to find a woman, who is thrown into his path, and a strong need to protect her from the man who is hunting her. Kate is your average book lover, who falls in love with fictional guys, and is hanging on for true love. When she meets Gary, she finds that she has an attraction to him, but knows there is something he is hiding. Will Gary finally be able to put the past behind him or will he lose someone else on his watch?

When I tell you I couldn’t put this book down, I mean I really could not put this book down, and ended up finishing it in a day! The way Vanessa brings the reader into the story will have you memorized, and will leave you wanting more. I found myself relating to Kate on every level, and falling in love with Gary. Kate even gets a visit from three fictional characters that had me squealing, and wishing they would show up in my dreams. Vanessa has such a way with writing that you feel like you are apart of the story, which makes the story leap off the page. It is also told from Gary and Kate’s point of view which makes the story all that more fascinating, and gives you a better knowledge of each character. Be prepared to spend all day reading this amazing book, because you will not want to put it down until the very end! I can’t wait until the next book comes out so I can have more of Gary and Kate’s story!

Go on a journey to avenge the one’s you love readers!


Image taken from the Goodreads website.

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