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When interim police chief Molly Gorman pulls Amy over, more than the antics on the motorcycle catch her eye. She discovers Amy Gilbert spends her days repairing cars in her family garage and is intrigued. The only holdup? Amy occupies her nights playing softball and drinking with her wild best friend, who offers incredibly bad advice about love. After several run-ins with a certain drunken mechanic, Molly wonders if Amy is really worth the trouble. When Amy disappears, she has to put her mixed emotions aside to work the case.

©2019 McGee Mathews (P)2021 McGee Mathews

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Great story

I mostly love the banter between the friends, and the two main characters. They are interesting people. I’m not 100% sure there’s a lot of growth for the friends, and their lax attitude toward drinking, but a story doesn’t necessarily have to show growth in its characters.

A good story, an interesting mystery, and a lot of fun to read.

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Not worth the credit

The story is very predictable with poor character and relationship development. The narrator makes everyone sound like a valley girl. Disappointed.

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Much more then I expected!

At first all I expected from this audiobook was a good and interesting story, but when I continued listening I found it to be SO much more then that. This story had all the elements that I enjoy. A great romance with an unexpected plot with little angst and of course a HEA... As for the Narrator/ Narration of this book. I will admit it did take me a few chapters to get into an easy flow for these characters. But after a while I hadn’t notice anything that stuck out or I simply disliked when listening to this book. I would recommend it to anyone.⭐️

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Grab a Faygo pop and be ready to be smitten with a story from the Mitten

Moving Violations by McGee Mathews
(Ladies of the Diamond Lake Book 1)
(Released on Audible on 2-4-21)

Amy Gilbert is immature and her own worst enemy at times. She also doesn't have much of a filter and has a habit of making bad decisions. Yet, her heart is in the right place. Between working as a mechanic at her family's garage and playing softball and drinking with friends, what could go wrong?

Interim police chief Molly Gorman hasn't been in town very long. After being shot in the line of duty, she accepts the slower-paced and safer job in Diamond Lake. She has survived the tough streets of Detroit, but can she survive mouthy Amy Gilbert?

Moving Violations is set in Michigan at Diamond Lake. I believe the era is set in the mid-1980s due to the music and cassette tapes.

At times, I cringed at Amy's behavior. She has just edged out of her twenties but still acts very immature. Amy is still overcoming a recent breakup with her girlfriend and using it as an excuse to wallow in self-pity and to get drunk. As with many lesbian communities, everyone knows each other, and you can't go anywhere without running into your ex.

Molly is no-nonsense and has her headset on straight. Diamond Lake is not the quiet town she remembers from when she visited her grandparents as a child. The previous police chief disappeared without a trace, and the city has one of the highest rates of burglaries in the area. Then she runs into a drunk and obnoxious Amy driving her motorcycle on the softball fields. Willing to help out Amy and give her a chance, Amy blows it, and Molly is forced to haul her off to jail. Neither Molly nor Amy can stop thinking about each other. The unlikely pair cross paths intertwined with the mystery of the missing police chief and the rash of home robberies.

Molly and Amy seemed like an unlikely couple as their lives and perspectives are so far apart, but the book gives Amy a vehicle to mature and become a better person. She even realizes that she drinks too much. Molly has some of her own personal baggage, which revolves around issues at her new job. Add in her attraction to Amy, and her safer and simplified life becomes a whole lot more complicated.

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook and would recommend it to others. The mystery and suspense built until the book's ending, and I couldn't predict where it was going. At one point, I thought one of the characters wasn't going to survive.

I enjoyed the narration by Heidi Bindhammer. I thought she did an excellent job with the Michigander accents. So grab yourself a Faygo pop, relax, and get ready to be smitten with the Mitten and this book.

"Exceeding Expectations" (Ladies of the Diamond Lake Book 2) was released on Audible on 2-13-21.
"Delivering Generations" (Ladies of the Diamond Lake Book 3) was just released on Amazon 3-8-21 and may be ready for release on audio in May.
If you have KindleUnlimited, you can read all three books for free.

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  • 03-03-21

Quirky and engaging

I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, quirky, and a great, easy listen, apart from the softball stuff which went straight over my British born head. The characters were engaging and well developed the author made you feel that you knew them. The side story involving the sisters boyfriend satisfied my crime, police procedural genre fix. This author can write so I look forward to more.