No Substitute for Maturity by Carolyn J. Rose

No Substitute for Maturity

byCarolyn J. Rose

Kobo ebook | January 17, 2014

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A sleuthing substitute teacher with a cute dog named Cheese Puff gives the wheels of justice a shove when her overbearing sister is accused of murder.

After tangling with killers (NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MURDER) and a deranged drug dealer (NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MONEY), substitute teacher Barbara Reed craves routine, relaxation, romance, and quality time with drug cop Dave Martin.

Moving in together seems like the way to achieve that. But Dave’s teenage daughter is part of the package—a package filled with drama, conflict, stress, and shirked responsibility.

And Allison’s issues are only the tip of a looming iceberg. Thanks to Mrs. Ballantine, Cheese Puff’s obedience level falls to new lows. Meanwhile, Barb’s smarmy ex-husband lands a job at her condo complex, curriculum changes spark teacher turmoil, and Barb’s bombastic sister, Iz, launches a protest against the justice system.

Then the police chief resigns, leaving Dave at the mercy of a new boss with an old grudge—a boss who wants Iz arrested for murder.

(If you enjoy this book, please check out the sequels, NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MYTH and NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MISTAKES, and NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MOTIVES.)

Title:No Substitute for MaturityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 17, 2014Publisher:Carolyn J. RoseLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from No substitute for Maturity Great light read
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny mystery I don't usually read mysteries, but when I do, I want them to be just like this. Quirky characters, snappy dialog, family chaos and a bratty dog.
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