Review - 90 Days to Score by Deborah Coonts

By Carmen, 12 October 2020
My Copy of the Book

Genre: Crime; Mystery; Suspense

Year Published: 2020


Two years ago, I’d married for love.

Little had I known I was marrying into a threesome.

Now my wannabe ex is dead, and everybody thinks I did it.

Worse—I inherited everything…including the Roughriders, the NFL franchise the locals follow with a religious fervor bordering on a cult-like fanaticism.

Imagine, in Dallas, a woman, and worse, a Northerner, running their sainted team?

My name is Brinda Rose, and I’m a Jersey girl caught in the net of Southern pretense, privilege, and back-stabbing, with nary a rule book to guide me.

The whole city seems out for my blood.

But the NFL gave me 90 days to solve my pesky little legal issues and prove I am up to the task of running an NFL franchise. Big of them.

My pal, Lucky O’Toole sent reinforcements in the form of a long, tall, drink of Texas charm named Paxton Dane, although he’s as clueless as I am in the kind of voodoo needed to fend off the coffee-klatch of bored, bitter wives of the power brokers in town.

Intent on protecting their positions (even if it means defending the scum they married) they feast on newcomers with a piranha frenzy.

As if this wasn’t bad enough, I keep seeing flashes of a guy tailing me who looks a lot like my ex.

Could he be alive? The thought has me sleeping with a handgun and doubting my sanity.

With a fortune on the line and everyone from players, to coaches, to investors, to even my former father-in-law, hiding secrets and working angles, 90 days seems an impossibly short amount of time to solve my problems, and an impossibly long amount of time to stay alive.

About the Author:

Deborah Coonts swears she was switched at birth. Coming from a family of homebodies, Deborah is the odd woman out, happiest with a passport, a high-limit credit card, her computer, and changing scenery outside her window. Goaded by an insatiable curiosity, she flies airplanes, rides motorcycles, travels the world, and pretends to be more of a badass than she probably is. Deborah is the author of the Lucky O'Toole Vegas Adventure series, a romantic mystery romp through Sin City. Wanna Get Lucky?, the first in the series, was a New York Times Notable Crime Novel and a double RITA™ Award Finalist. She has also penned a few standalone novels; After Me, a medical thriller, Deep Water, a romantic suspense, and Crushed, a contemporary romance set in Napa. Although rarely there, Deborah calls Houston home.

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My Take on the Book:

I applauded Brinda Rose when she stood up to the team about their behaviour near the beginning. Everyone seemed to have their own agenda. There were some chapters where the cut-off point seemed a bit off. For those who enjoy fairly light suspense, mystery and crime, this is a book to pick up. I got an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

It was nice reading another one of Deborah’s books – I’ve come to quite enjoy them.