New Release Review ~ Smoke and Murders by SC Wynne

Book 4 is Live Now!

Things are spiraling out of control for our indelicate, but occasionally loveable, Doctor Thornton. His romantic life is already in turmoil, but when someone sets fire to his medical practice his finances are also in jeopardy.

Sheriff Royce Callum offers Maxwell a safe place to stay, as he searches for the arsonist. Maxwell can easily rub people the wrong way, which makes it challenging for Royce to figure out if the attack on Maxwell’s business was personal or random.

When other fires begin to pop up in Rainy Dale, it becomes obvious there’s a serial arsonist spreading terror through town. Things go from bad to worse when one of the fires turns deadly.


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5 Stars!!!

I loved everything about this book! This is book 4 in the series and it’s been slowly building up to Royce and Maxwell finally being on the same page from book 1.

Maxwell, sneaky little thing that he is, has crept into my heart and is now my favorite of the two of them, and my favorite of everyone in the series. He’s still socially inept and awkward, but he’s making a true effort with Royce and the townspeople, who let’s be honest, do not always deserve it. I liked Royce a whole lot more in this installment, seeing that he felt kind of unsure about Maxwell, and Maxwell’s decision to stay or not in Rainy Dale went a long way in endearing him (again) to me. I just adore that things between them seem to be going in the right direction at last.

I really liked Randy and the whole arson storyline. While I guessed who the arsonist was early on, I loved seeing it all develop. I really don’t like River and have no clue what to think of Lucas, they seem pretty double-faced.

Overall, I can safely say this has been my favorite book so far. I pretty much dropped everything when it hit my Kindle and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, it sounds like it’s going to be great! Highly recommendable!

*** Copy provided for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***