Toxic Blonde (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 2) by David Stever. I LOVE this series. This is another wonderful story about P I Johnny and this case involves another cheating spouse. Don’t they all! But this one turns into a hot mess when his client is run off the road and left for dead. Mary is left feeling scared and afraid for her life. Mary’s husband is the owner of a cutting edge aerospace technology firm and he risks it all by having an affair with a Senior Executive Keira Kaine. She comes with lots of baggage in the form of FBI, Russian Mobsters and computer hackers. The story comes with Katie, Delarosa’s assistant, and Mike his partner. Will Delarosa find out who done it before another murder happens, especially his own? This is such a good who done it. Its a fast paced page turning mystery that will leave you guessing to the very end.
Meet Johnny Delarosa, ex-cop turned PI in this gripping thriller, Toxic Blonde, by David Stever. It is the second book in the Johnny Delarosa Thriller Series, but can be read as a standalone- having said that though, the first book is a great read and a fantastic introduction this series. I thought it would be hard to top the first book, but this one is even better, and now my firm favourite of the two.
This is a detective story with a great mystery, twists and turns, layers to reveal, thrilling developments, gripping tension- and plenty of suspense, drama, intrigue, and a superb cast of characters- with enough action to keep things moving along at a great pace. As with the first book, I was hooked from the start and devoured it in one sitting- as the story wouldn’t let me leave. I really needed to know how things would unfold and how it all played out in the end- and it was everything I had hoped for- and more. Then add a devious, cunning and brutal femme fatale, espionage, secrets, the Russian Mob, and the FBI- and feel the intensity level rise dramatically.
The story starts with Johnny taking on what he thinks will be a routine investigation into a cheating spouse- but soon discovers that there is so much more to the situation than he could have ever anticipated. Things take a dangerous turn, and Johnny will need to keep his wits about him. I won’t go into anymore detail, as I don’t want to spoil it for you- suffice to say that if you love a thrilling mystery, with intriguing characters and a gripping storyline- then you really should grab yourself a copy of Toxic Blonde.
Mike and Katie, who we’ve met previously- really round out the cast superbly. I love the dynamic between the characters. I also loved the addition of Eric to this story- I really hope he becomes a regular in the following books. The femme fatale was everything we were promised, and more. She’s quite a piece of work. Well thought out, and cleverly crafted!
I can’t wait to dive into book #3!
Thank you, Mr. Stever!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
Toxic Blonde: A Johnny Delarosa Thriller (The Delarosa Series Book 2)
By: David Stever
5 out of 5 stars
This is an awesome book. It is an amazing mystery story that pulls you in from the very beginning. I found myself taken on a journey that was nonstop until the final page. I love the character of Johnny Delarosa. If I needed help he would be the one that I would go to. How will his latest case end? Read this book to find out. This story made me feel like I was right there with the characters. I also really enjoyed the characters of Katie and Mike. This is a book that had me wondering what would happen next. The technology that was written about was really interesting. This is a story that I would highly recommend reading.
Toxic Blonde (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 2) by David Stever
Toxic Blonde (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 2) by David Stever was an excellent, exciting, and invigorating mystery/crime novel! I was hooked from the start and having read book one, I think I have a new favorite in the series. I loved the various characters and how each of them tied into the story. They were organized and developed well. I had no issues imagining them as I read. I also loved how much detail the author out into describing the settings. When one would change to another, he would provide ample detail where you could almost hear, feel, and see everything the character was. I loved it and felt it really helped make the story.
The story itself was wonderful. The chapter’s were organized and set appropriately. The story had an. Easy flow, twists, and magnificent plot. It is easy for readers to get lost in. If you have not read anything from this author, I recommend you check him out. This book was amazing and is part of an invigorating, gripping, and fun crime series. Highly recommended, 5-stars.
David Stever is back with Book #2 Toxic Blonde. This book will leave you wanting more. It’s full of action, adventure, suspense and mystery.
It will have you on the edge of your seat with the twists and turns throughout the book. David Stever creates characters that pop off the pages with this read, it makes you believe you are there alongside them following their story throughout. He creates a story that is captivating and riveting from start till finish.
This isn’t a genre of book I usually read but this book is everything it’s one that shouldn’t be missed and I’m so glad I picked this read up!
Reviewed By @tillytillzz
Toxic Blonde: A Johnny Delarosa Thriller by David Stever is the second book in the Delarosa series. you can read this as a standalone however it is the same character as the first book so you will miss a lot of the character development. I would recommend reading them in order.
These books are brilliant they are exciting and fast paced, full of suspense and twists and turns. The whole way through the book I kept waiting for the next thing to happen because I just knew it was going to come.
This author has such a captivating way of writing. Everything kicks off immediately without any long drawn out build up. You are drawn in instantly to the story. If this is your genre then I would definitely recommend this series.
I love a good thriller and it feels like forever since one hooked me like this one did! This book is pack with everything that you would want in any book! Action, suspense, and drama were all paced into this story. The one thing I do love is the secondary characters that David Stever writes. They always bring a new dimension to the story!
Johnny Delarosa is back at it again with an infidelity case, because cheating spouses pay the bills, but what he thinks is another classic boring case turns into something WAY more. This is one of those books you just want to dive into without too much information and let it suck you in! This book was the perfect binge read and I cannot wait for more!
Toxic Blonde: A Johnny Delarosa Series by David Stever is the second book in The Delarosa Series. If you are a fan of a good crime story this will not disappoint you. Delarosa is a detective who gets a lot of cases of infidelity cross his desk and this is no exception. The only issue is the client is run off the road and left for dead. Who is to blame in this whodunit?
I really enjoyed this book as well as the first one in the series. These have twists and turns and leaves you wanting more. I look forward to getting the next book in this crime series.
Review by @sherimichelle1
Toxic Blonde (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 2) by David Stever
Here we are follow Johnny again on what should be another cheating spouse case but it is anything but easy.
I really enjoyed this book as it kept me guessing and hooked from beginning to end.
What a ride this book took me on and all the moving parts come together for one intense ride. We see a little more to Johnny this time around, but the story takes the limelight as its very small snippets of Johnny outside of work. I cannot wait for book 3, this author has a new fan.
Toxic Blonde was a great 5 star read and book two in The Delarosa Series. I enjoyed the first book in the series and I couldn’t wait to read this one.
Johnny is working on a new cheating case. HIs client is fearful and concerned her life is in danger. He learns from a family member that there may be more to the story than he originally thought. Moving forward the Russian Mafia and the FBI come into the story, making things much more interesting for Johnny.
Can he keep his client safe?
There were great secondary characters, we get to see Katie and Mike again and meet some new ones. We get lots of action, suspense, romance and so much more. I can’t wait to read more from this series. David pulls you right into the story and you won’t want to stop until your done. If you enjoy thrilling edge of your seat reads, this is your series. I suggest reading from the beginning so you don’t get lost.
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