Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Easy Like Sunday Mourning by Jennie Marts

Dating is hard…

Single mom Maggie Hayes puts up a tough front to hide her 

loneliness, spending her days in the courtroom as a lawyer and 

her evenings as a closet video gamer. Another heartache isn’t 

worth the risk, not after her husband left her last year for a 

Hooters waitress. When she decides to try dating again, a cute 

video game-designing nerd seems like a safe bet….Until he becomes the prime suspect in a murder.

But falling in love can be murder…

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Jeremy Rogers makes a good living designing video games, but nothing prepares him for the

real world adventure of being accused of poisoning his own employee. Add in falling for a 

sassy attorney with a competitive ex-husband, a clingy blonde coworker, and a mammoth-

size dog that eats his furniture. Suddenly fighting off a screen full of zombies or preventing 

an alien invasion seems like child’s play.

Game over!

Maggie and Jeremy find themselves embroiled in a game of death threats, lies, and betrayal. 

Maggie must learn to trust again while playing the most dangerous game of all. Because 

defeat could mean not only losing her heart, but also her life…

Revisit the quaint Colorado town of Pleasant Valley and sit in with the Page Turners Book 

Club, a group of book-loving women who double as extremely amateur detectives. Join them 

as they set out to help their friend, while devouring good literature and some really great 


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Maggie knocked on Jeremy’s door, her heart in her throat. She knew it was late, and she 

prayed he would be glad to see her.

She had no phone to call ahead and warn him that she was coming. Her purse was at the 

bottom of the lake. Thank goodness she hadn’t taken her car keys out on their date.

She was in such a hurry to get to Jeremy, to do something spontaneous for once, that she just 

grabbed a jacket, threw it on over her nightgown, and jumped in the car. The jacket barely 

covered her short pajamas and left her legs bare. She had scribbled a quick note saying she 

went for a drive and would be back soon, and left it on her nightstand just in case anyone 

came looking for her.

She had no shoes, no driver’s license, no wallet. She’d watched her speed as she had driven 

over, more worried about a cop catching her in a short black satin nightgown with no bra 

than with no license.

The front door opened, and Jeremy stood there, in a pair of black boxers with a picture of 

Han Solo and a caption about his light saber on them. His hair was smooshed and stood up in 

little spikes on the side of his head. He squinted at her through his thick black glasses. He 

couldn’t have looked more nerdy. Or more adorable. And she knew that she loved him.

She gave him a little wave. “Hi.”

“Maggie? Is that really you?” He stood back from the door and let her in. The house was 

dark except for the light from the flames thrown off by the fire that glowed in the fireplace. 

A pillow and a throw blanket lay haphazardly on the sofa. “I fell asleep on the couch and 

was just having a dream about you. Am I still dreaming?”

“If you are, then I’m dreaming too. And I don’t want to wake up.”

He shook his head. “I can’t believe you’re here.”

“Is that okay? That I just showed up? I know it’s late.”

His face broke into a grin, as if he had just received his favorite gift at Christmas time. 

“Heck ya, it’s okay. It’s awesome.” He grabbed her and pulled her into a tight hug, lifting 

her off her feet and planting a kiss on her lips.

She wrapped her legs around his waist and felt his hands slide down her back and cup her 

bottom under the jacket.

Jeremy pulled back, a mischievous look on his face. “Are you wearing a thong?”

Maggie’s face broke into a naughty grin. “Maybe.”

“Is it my birthday?”

“It might as well be.” She nibbled at the spot she loved, right under his earlobe. “You’ll have 

to unwrap me to get your gift.”

He smiled at her, a grin so big it nearly split his face. “Challenge accepted.” He carried her 

into the living room, her legs still tight around his waist, and dumped her onto the sofa. He 

straddled her and grasped the belt that tied her light jacket shut. “Should I just rip the 

wrapper off my present to see what’s inside? Or should I take it slow and savor the process?”

Maggie looked up at him, the flames of the fire reflected in his brown eyes. She searched his 

face and all she saw was love and wonder and passion. She felt this was right. This moment 

was exactly where she was supposed to be, and she knew she loved this man. Her voice was 

husky and low. “We’ve got all night. I think you should savor it and take it slow. Really 


Wonderful loveable and bumbling cast of characters in this amazing second installment of the Page Turners cozy mysteries.

Maggie was married, although you do get the single mother vibe from her. 
Before her husband left her for a Hooters waitress, he was self absorbed. 
His family, wife and two sons, was convenient only to show how "successful" he was.
Maggie is beautiful and intelligent and still not quite over the anger of being left for a "newer model" 
when her ex decides he wants to move back in - and make moves on Maggie as well.

Maggie has a wonderful eclectic group of friends of various ages, from teen to senior citizen.
They, and their husbands, are all called upon to help when Maggie's recent boyfriend (she doesn't care for that term at her age) becomes the suspect in an employee's death at his video game design company.
The eveidence seems damning and even Maggie, who happens to be a lawyer, begins to doubt how well she knows
her new beau, Jeremy. 
A buxoumous blonde, who is also Jeremy's employee, does nothing to make Maggie feel any better.

This is both a murder mystery and a romantic disaster novel. There is no shorttage of handsome men. 
Maggie seems to catch all of their attention.
Also included is automotive adventure - road rage and kidnapping, life threatening stuff.
One of my favorite sections was a road trip to Comic-Con. And of course Chewie, not the Star Wars one.

~About the Author~                      

Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship 

and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing and is the Kindle Bestselling author of the 

Page Turners series, which includes the romantic comedies: Another Saturday Night & I 

Ain’t Got No Body, Easy Like Sunday Mourning, and Just Another Maniac Monday. 

Reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are 

“endearing and relatable.”

She writes from the mountains of Colorado where she lives with her husband, two sons, a 

golden retriever named Cooper and a Sheltie puppy named Maggie. Jennie enjoys being a 

member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Colorado Indie Authors, and Pikes Peak 


Jennie is addicted to Diet Coke and adores Cheetos. She loves playing volleyball and 

believes you can’t have too many books, shoes or friends.

Jennie loves to hear from readers.

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