Thursday, July 9, 2015

It Had To Be You Tour and Giveaway

New York City, 1924

Determined to pursue her dream of becoming a crime reporter, heiress Trixie Frank believes she's off to a running start when she lands a job at the most successful tabloid in Manhattan. Unfortunately, her high hopes fade fast when she's assigned to the rewrite desk.

Sean Costigan is a demoted homicide detective on the commissioner's blacklist. The last thing he needs complicating his life is a perky debutante with delusions of becoming the next great American journalist. Too bad she happens to hold one of the keys to solving his latest case, the Central Park murder of a notorious gangster. The other key?

Sean's childhood sweetheart, the victim's widow, who has gone missing. Sean soon has more trouble with dames than any good man deserves. But that's the least of his worries. When he suspects deadly corruption within his own department, it's not just his and Trixie's careers that depend on finding the killer. It's their lives.

It Had to Be You, a finalist for the 2014 NJRW Golden Leaf Award

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"This book offers the perfect elements for a 1920s whodunit, starting with the murder of a bootlegger and suspects that include a Ziegfeld girl, a sexy widow, gangsters and cops. Enter an eager reporter who's an heiress and a lone wolf cop from Hell's Kitchen. What we get is a murder mystery that surprised me in the end and a fun new romance brewing between opposites that attract."

"Ms. Royer weaves in all walks of life from the era. A Zeigfeld girl, a beautiful widow from Sean's old neighborhood, a stuffy, overbearing butler, a street urchin, and a slew of cops and gangsters. A fun trip through a wonderful time period. Well done!"

"I loved this story. It's like Nancy Drew in the twenties. Only instead of depending on her daddy's money, this girl fends for herself as a fledgling reporter."
Above reviews from Amazon


***MY HONEST REVIEW OF It Had To Be You***

When Trixie chased down her purse snatcher, he turned out to be a 10-year-old street urchin named Danny. Later, when Danny witnesses a murder, it is up to Trixie and Sean Costigan, the detective investigating the murder, to hide him and keep him safe. But when Sean is framed for murder, he finds out just how close the murderer has been all along.

This murder mystery had a great cast of characters. I enjoyed the chemistry between Sean and Trixie. They were fun to follow. I would love to read additional mysteries with them together. Although I guessed who the murderers were (even the second one), it didn’t take away from the anticipation of the story. It was still a riveting read. 

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About the Author

Delynn Royer is the older, smarter, funnier, more ornery alter ego of author Donna Grove, who, as a young mother, published several lighthearted historical romances. The first, A TOUCH OF CAMELOT, won a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Soon after that, Delynn set aside her pen to concentrate on her day job and raising her two sons.

Motherhood never ends, but kids eventually fly the nest. Delynn has returned to her first love, writing. She has updated editions of her backlist to be available as ebooks and is working on new titles that she hopes will entertain and lighten readers' hearts.

IT HAD TO BE YOU is Delynn's latest ebook release, the start of a new romantic mystery series set in 1920's Manhattan, from Carina press. The second, Goodbye, Tootsie, is due out this Summer.

Aside from delving into the historical research that inspires her novels, Delynn enjoys classic movies, reading, travel and yoga. She lives with her husband in Pennsylvania.

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  1. I know they say never judge a book by its cover but come on how could you not, its absolutely gorgeous, and a fab story too, double bonus lol xx

  2. GREAT review!! I enjoyed this one so much. I'm psyched that the next one in the series is out, Goodbye Tootsie! Can't get enough of Sean and Trixie!! :)

    1. Glad to know you enjoyed it as much as me.

  3. Thank you so much for your review, Julie, and for hosting It Had to Be You. I love the title and look of your blog. I’m glad this tour brought me by to visit! :)

    1. Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by. I loved the book.