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Yet another fabulous romantic suspense starring Locke & Key!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t know how she does it (well, that’s a lie, I do know, it’s bloody hard work and fantastic research) but Aimee Nicole has added yet another awesome murder mystery for me to try and figure out who done it!

And this time I was so sure I had figured it out, only to be hit with another twist right at the end which was both brilliant and totally obvious once you knew it 😁

No plot spoilers here, as always, but the pacing on this book is a lovely mix of fear and heart-racing terror when a trip to the hardware shop for Sawyer takes a menacing turn and the more steady, chipping away of the clues which lead to Royce and Tara solving the Bon Jovi  (that’s what I’m calling it, it’s not called that in the book!) murder.

Our heroes though, they’re on fire as they move closer and closer to their own wedding and some of the sexy times in this book reach off the chart heat levels simply because of the emotional intimacy these two men have between them.

It’s fan the flames hot at the same time as so beautifully vulnerable because of the trust between them.

There’s a very clever secondary plot thread running through this one which started in book one and which concerns Sawyer’s old nemesis Sheriff Wheeler and I was very happily surprised by the turn that took.

And speaking of surprising twists, there’s another one which occurs that’s much closer to home for the Locke boys as Royce stands up for his brother Jace when he marries Holly and I’m not saying I might have got a bit teary at their wedding but…

Now, with just one book to go, I have to say if this is the end of the road for these two amazing men, I’ll be so very happy to have followed on their journey and will be wishing them all the joy in the world – after they finish solving the next murder that is!

#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Sawyer and Royce: Matrimony and Mayhem #2

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Release Date: April 19th, 2022

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Cover Design: Jay Aheer

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Blurb

Spring is in full bloom, love is in the air, and Cupid has taken deadly aim in Savannah.

Newly engaged, Royce Locke and Sawyer Key are ready to set the date and charge full-steam ahead into their happily ever after, but homicides and unresolved conflicts keep getting in their way. Neither detective has met a case they couldn’t solve, but their latest investigations will push their limits and challenge their faith when the line between friend and foe becomes blurred. And if that weren’t enough, a random encounter with a stranger will trigger a series of events that could either make or break the couple.

Love—often a thriller, sometimes a killer, but always worth the battle.

Marriage is Murder is book two in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key.

** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. ** Marriage is Murder is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally. Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+

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The Magnolia Murders

Sawyer and Royce: Matrimony and Mayhem #1

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Everything old is new again in love and murder.

Work together, live together, and play together is the name of the game for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. But one of those things changes when Chief Mendoza taps Sawyer to lead the newly formed cold case unit. His first task: solve the Magnolia Murders that spanned three decades and suddenly stopped in 2000.

Chaos ensues when a fourth Magnolia Queen contender is murdered during a preliminary round. With the pageant’s one hundredth anniversary looming, the pressure is on to produce results. Royce and Sawyer, along with their new partners, have to team up to solve the Magnolia Murders—old and new.

As the investigation continues, a surprise visitor and an unexpected phone call force the men to face painful things from their pasts. The future Royce and Sawyer dream of is within their grasp, but first, they’ll need to uproot the seeds of discontent they’ve buried deep.

The Magnolia Murders is the first book in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key.

** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. ** The Magnolia Murders is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally. Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+

About the Author

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Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people.

She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.

I’d love to hear from you.

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To celebrate Aimee’s upcoming release, we’re giving away an e-copy of Book 1:The Magnolia Murders & anadvanced e-copy of Marriage Is Murder

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Blog Tour: The Magnolia Murders by Aimee Nicole Walker

The Magnolia Murders | Aimee Nicole Walker

Sawyer and Royce: Matrimony and Mayhem #1

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Release Date: February 14th, 2021

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer @ Simply Defined Art

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Blurb

Everything old is new again in love and murder.

Work together, live together, and play together is the name of the game for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. But one of those things changes when Chief Mendoza taps Sawyer to lead the newly formed cold case unit. His first task: solve the Magnolia Murders that spanned three decades and suddenly stopped in 2000.

Chaos ensues when a fourth Magnolia Queen contender is murdered during a preliminary round. With the pageant’s one hundredth anniversary looming, the pressure is on to produce results. Royce and Sawyer, along with their new partners, have to team up to solve the Magnolia Murders—old and new.

As the investigation continues, a surprise visitor and an unexpected phone call force the men to face painful things from their pasts. The future Royce and Sawyer dream of is within their grasp, but first, they’ll need to uproot the seeds of discontent they’ve buried deep.

The Magnolia Murders is the first book in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key.

** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. **

The Magnolia Murders is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally. Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+

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Royce straightened and stepped fully into his office, shutting the door behind him. Something devilish and dirty glinted in his eyes, and he crossed the room and planted his fine ass on the corner of Sawyer’s desk. “Hi. Did you miss me?”

“Terribly.” And it was true. He was excited about the prospect of leading the CCU, but he would miss having Royce as his partner.

Royce raked his eyes over Sawyer’s attire before scanning the room. “You’ve been home to change, and you set up your new office? And here I thought you might want my help.”

Sawyer scoffed. “You want to help christen my office, which is hardly the same as unpacking the boxes and organizing my desk.”

“Busted.”

“You’re in luck, though,” Sawyer said. “I haven’t had time to write up the case report for Dingbat.”

Royce wagged his finger and tsked. “Look who’s using childish nicknames now.”

“Oh shit,” Sawyer replied. “You’re rubbing off on me.”

Royce’s grin was dark and delicious. “Every chance I get, baby.” He raked his hot gaze over Sawyer. “You’re wearing the pretentious cashmere thingy for your press conference. Nice.”

Sawyer looked down at the storm-gray sweater vest he wore over a pale gray shirt and his lucky lavender tie. He lifted his head and met Royce’s smiling eyes. “Thanks. My boyfriend bought it for me for Valentine’s Day last year.”

“Nope,” Royce said, shaking his head to emphasize how adamant he was. “I bought it just because.”

Sawyer bit his bottom lip to keep him from laughing, but his restraint lasted only a few seconds. Royce rolled his eyes when Sawyer’s mirth bubbled out of him. Sawyer cleared his throat and wiped his eyes, but Royce’s deep scowl nearly sent him into a second fit.

“Asshole.”

“Dickhead.” Sawyer replied. “Can I just point out that your ‘just because’ gift was given to me after a candlelit dinner on February thirteenth?”

“Why do I suddenly feel like I’m on the witness stand?” Royce asked.

“Answer the question, Sergeant Locke. Do you honestly expect the jury to believe the timing of your gift was a coincidence?”

Royce crossed his arms over his chest. “Objection.”

Sawyer desperately wanted to kiss his pouty lips. “The witness can’t object.”

“I’m also representing myself at the trial.”

“So that makes you the defendant. Interesting. What crimes were you charged with? Eating cheese from a squirty can?”

Royce dropped his arms and leaned forward. “I am accused of killing off any chance another man has with you. No one will ever worship your body and heart the way I do. Now and forever.” His voice was thick and husky, lighting the fuse of lust in Sawyer’s core. “And, yes, counselor, I am guilty. I bought my boyfriend the super soft sweater thingy ‘just because’ it’s the same color as my eyes, and I like to mark him in every way possible. Until today, our relationship had to be a secret at work.”

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About the Author

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Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people.

She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.

She’d love to hear from you.

Social Media

https://linktr.ee/AimeeNicoleWalker

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To celebrate release of The Magnolia Murders, Aimee is giving away a $15 Amazon Voucher

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