Relatively Risky

Relatively Risky A quirky artist must unravel her parent s secret past before the mob erases her future But will the protection of a handsome homicide detective be her only hope of surviving the Big Easy Nell Whitby i

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  • Title: Relatively Risky
  • Author: Pauline Baird Jones
  • ISBN: 9780988881808
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • A quirky artist must unravel her parent s secret past before the mob erases her future But will the protection of a handsome homicide detective be her only hope of surviving the Big Easy Nell Whitby is starting over in New Orleans, getting a publisher for her children s book, sketching tourists in the French Quarter, and leaving the tragic death of her parents behind WheA quirky artist must unravel her parent s secret past before the mob erases her future But will the protection of a handsome homicide detective be her only hope of surviving the Big Easy Nell Whitby is starting over in New Orleans, getting a publisher for her children s book, sketching tourists in the French Quarter, and leaving the tragic death of her parents behind When a handsome detective asks her for a date, her fresh start seems perfect until a dangerous family secret bubbles up from the past and puts her life in jeopardy.The oldest of thirteen children, detective Alex Baker has two goals in life solve murders and avoid anyone under the age of ten That is, until the day the quirky children s book author foils a carjacking, becomes a target for the mob, and makes his libido sit up and reconsider the whole no kids thing If he doesn t protect her, she ll be the next body to turn up in his homicide investigation As bullets start to fly, Nell can t resist her sexy bodyguard or ignore her past, and Alex must protect the irresistible kid magnet who has them both in the crosshairs.

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    1. 4/5; 4 stars; A-Its been awhile since I read a book by Pauline Baird Jones and it was great to refresh my memory on what makes this woman an absolute delight to read. Her books are funny and light, but not lightweight. There is skill and experience evident in how she builds her characters, describes their world, plots the story and takes the reader along for a great ride. In Relatively Risky, Nell, the heroine is a quirky, artistic individual, yet at the same time she has her feet on the ground [...]

    2. Nell and Alex meet quite by chance and through a her assisting/rescuing him from an attempted carjacking.The beginning was a bit confusing due to the amount of information, familial relationships, and plot basics to establish. However, the depth of information does help to explain the characters and plot.The plot is mufti-layered, and good attention to detail helps keep the story quickly flowing. Real-to-life, not all are likeable, characters fill the story. Overall, definitely an entertaining r [...]

    3. This was a very enjoyable book. It had murder, mystery, suspense and romance. Oh, and a bit of humor to make it a fun read. The author has a great way of describing people and I liked the characters. I felt as if I could see her drawings of the vegetable people! :)Since this is the first book that I have read by Pauline Baird Jones, I am looking forward to reading more of her books. I am grateful that I have found a new author who has a terrific writing style!I received a free copy of this book [...]

    4. I won this book through a free giveaway at . By the number of pages in the book, you think it's going to take a long while to read, but it doesn't. The story is really engaging and keeps you wanting to know more than the characters are willing to tell or investigate. I found myself coming back to the book time and again to snatch a few more pages whenever I had a free moment.The first in a series, Jones sets the groundwork in this book. I was concerned that it would be a simple information dump [...]

    5. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Relatively Risky, The Big Uneasy Book 1 by Pauline Baird Jones. I had read a short story by this author a few years ago and thought it was an okay story. However, this novel is very, very good. The story deals with two people, Nell and Alex, who are opposites but are attracted to each other. It involves surprises and secrets, only children verses a dozen siblings, along with police families and the mob families. As I read, I began to care for the two characters and t [...]

    6. When artist/children’s book author Nell Whitby slams her bike into the perpetrator trying to steal New Orleans Detective Alex Baker’s truck, she sets off a chain of events that leads to danger for both of them. Nell is a misplaced librarian who moved from Wyoming to New Orleans after her parents’ death and works for her best friend’s catering company while trying to get her writing career off the ground. Unaware she is related to two families of a mafia trifecta active in New Orleans for [...]

    7. Reviewed by Geminifor Read Your Writes Book ReviewsThe Big Uneasy Relatively Risky is about Nell Whitby and Alex Baker. Nell is an illustrator/librarian who has lived an ordinary life until she meets Alex Baker. Alex Baker is the oldest of 13 brothers and sisters. He also happens to be a New Orleans Police Officer. They have an unlikely meeting one night in New Orleans that changes both of their lives forever. This started out to be a difficult book to read. The first 25 percent of the book seem [...]

    8. Just finished reading 'Relatively Risky' book 1 of the "The Big Uneasy" series by Pauline & I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this book. Although at first I found it hard to relate to the lead female, which then made it hard to get into the book I actually put this down for a few days before jumping back in. (Note to self, don't read too many of the same genre in 1 hit). After my little break I was able to focus & get into the book alot easier. I soon found myself lost within the [...]

    9. What a fun read! Pauline did a great job of capturing the feel of the city of New Orleans. I left there six years ago but reading her description of the Quarter and the air and the smells took me right back there. If you like books with a lot of action and a dash of romance, and that will keep you guessing until she cleverly reveals the answers, this is the book for you. I look forward to reading the next story in the series.

    10. Good book, first one I have read from this author. Finished it in three days. A little of a slow start, but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. Her book mixes suspense with humor and the great town of New Orleans what a wonderful result!

    11. Good start to hopefully a long series, has it all, romance, suspense and action. Characters are well written and the plot line quite good. Would recommend this to anyone.

    12. Read my review on RomanceJunkies by clicking on the link below:romancejunkiesreviews/artmRated a 3.5 for review but rounded up here.

    13. Aleksi Afoniki had lied to Dimitri Afoniki (aka Russian Tiger, Aleksi’s nephew) & he knew it. Ben Baker (brother) had a wreck & William “Curly” Gastonieau (dad, retired NOPD) was headed for the hospital. Nell stood & watched. The EMT checked her out also. Who is Roger Dunstead Jr.?What did Guido Calvino want with Dr. Hannah Baker? What happened between Helenne & Phineas St. Cyr (husband/father, grandfather)? What is Mirabelle St. Cyr up to? A whole bag of beignets, & at [...]

    14. I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook version of Relatively Risky by Pauline Baird Jones. It was funny and fast paced, with a little romance. I love how the sights, sounds and culture of New Orleans are ingrained into Relatively Risky. I've always like the city. Reading Ms. Jones' books set in the Big Easy always make me want to visit again.Ms. Jones' scifi/romance books are among my favorites, so I am familiar with her style. Her written voice is humorous, insightful, and very accessible. The main [...]

    15. My first book by ths author - and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It caught my attention from the very first page, and kept urging me forward throughout the book - to see where all the complications of this thoroughly "ordinary" heroine was going to take the reader. I enjoyed all the characters, and can see lots of possible sequels possible if the author chooses to follow the entire family of Bakers in her future books. My biggest complaint? The end! Just leaves you mid-kiss, so to speak, between the h [...]

    16. Action packed and laugh out loud funny. Alex and Nell have explosive chemistry, too bad the New Orleans wise guys won't let them have any time together. This book has mystery, plot twists, and well developed characters, you can't loose.

    17. I finished "Relatively Risky" (The Big Uneasy Book 1) written by Pauline Baird Jones​, I highly recommend this book! I can't wait to start the next one in the series. The New Orleans setting is familiar ground for me, like I was watching the scenes unfold.

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