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Relatively Risky (The Big Uneasy #1) ❴Ebook❵ ➨ Relatively Risky (The Big Uneasy #1) Author Pauline Baird Jones – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A uirky artist must unravel her parent's secret past before the mob erases her future But will the protection of a handsome homicide detective be her only hope of surviving the Big EasyNell Whitby is A uirky artist must unravel her parent's secret past before the mob erases her future But will the protection of a handsome homicide detective be her only hope of surviving the Big EasyNell Whitby is starting over in New Orleans getting a publisher for her children’s book sketching tourists in the French uarter and leaving the tragic death of her parents behind When a handsome detective asks her for a date her fresh start seems perfectuntil a dangerous family secret bubbles up from the past and puts her life in jeopardyThe oldest of thirteen children detective Alex Baker has two goals in life solve murders and avoid anyone under the age of ten That is until the day the uirky children's book author foils a carjacking becomes a target for the mob and makes his libido sit up and reconsider the whole no kids thing If he doesn’t protect her she’ll be the next body to turn up in his homicide investigation As bullets start to fly Nell can’t resist her sexy bodyguard or ignore her past and Alex must protect the irresistible kid magnet who has them both in the crosshairs.


10 thoughts on “Relatively Risky (The Big Uneasy #1)

  1. Laura (Kyahgirl) Laura (Kyahgirl) says:

    45; 4 stars; A Its been awhile since I read a book by Pauline Baird Jones and it was great to refresh my memory on what makes this woman an absolute delight to read Her books are funny and light but not lightweight There is skill and experience evident in how she builds her characters describes their world plots the story and takes the reader along for a great ride In Relatively Risky Nell the heroine is a uirky artistic individual yet at the same time she has her feet on the ground and possesses a cool intelligence that allows her to keep her wits about her in trying situations She meets an off duty cop who gets sucked into the mystery of her life when someone tries to kill her Nell has this really funny compulsion to turn people to vegetables in her mind As an artist she want to draw people represented by whatever vegetable they remind her of In fact she has had some success and published a children's book featuring Alfonse the Artichoke I can relate to this completely because for years I've seen people superimposed on what dog breed they remind me of I don't have any artistic ability so thankfully these visions stay in my headAt one point in the story a suave womanizing mobster has a meeting with Nell and while his inner dialogue is all about how much she must be swooning over him her inner dialogue is all about getting her sketchpad so she can draw him as a rutabaga The way the author tell the story had me laughing out loud on several occasions This story is the first in a series but it could stand on its own too However I don't want to stop with this one I'm am so curious to find out where Pauline Baird Jones is going to take this story Looking forward to book 2 view spoiler Is Nell going to be the head of two mob families? Is Dimitri going to try to get the rutabaga out of her head? Will Sarah and Ben get together? What is Zach's history with the mob story? Curious minds want to know hide spoiler


  2. Kristy Kristy says:

    Just finished reading 'Relatively Risky' book 1 of the The Big Uneasy series by Pauline I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this book Although at first I found it hard to relate to the lead female which then made it hard to get into the book I actually put this down for a few days before jumping back in Note to self don't read too many of the same genre in 1 hit After my little break I was able to focus get into the book alot easier I soon found myself lost within the story I was lost in the visuals given to me by the author laughing in some parts also I sepnt most of the book trying to figure out who was trying to kill Nell?? what possible information her parents left?? if they left any Would Alex kiss Nell?? soo many uestions roaming my head The depth of infomation given throughout the book helps with the depth of the plot characters Pauline's attention to detail made it easy to not get mixed up with all that was going on painted such a vivid picture throughout the book Making things easy to remember but also get lost within I can't wait to read what comes next in the series


  3. Cindy Cindy says:

    This was a very enjoyable book It had murder mystery suspense and romance Oh and a bit of humor to make it a fun read The author has a great way of describing people and I liked the characters I felt as if I could see her drawings of the vegetable people Since this is the first book that I have read by Pauline Baird Jones I am looking forward to reading of her books I am grateful that I have found a new author who has a terrific writing styleI received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review


  4. Monica Monica says:

    Nell and Alex meet uite by chance and through a her assistingrescuing him from an attempted carjackingThe beginning was a bit confusing due to the amount of information familial relationships and plot basics to establish However the depth of information does help to explain the characters and plotThe plot is mufti layered and good attention to detail helps keep the story uickly flowing Real to life not all are likeable characters fill the story Overall definitely an entertaining read


  5. Sharon Mcnulty Sharon Mcnulty says:

    What a fun read Pauline did a great job of capturing the feel of the city of New Orleans I left there six years ago but reading her description of the uarter and the air and the smells took me right back there If you like books with a lot of action and a dash of romance and that will keep you guessing until she cleverly reveals the answers this is the book for you I look forward to reading the next story in the series


  6. Paula Paula says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Relatively Risky The Big Uneasy Book 1 by Pauline Baird Jones I had read a short story by this author a few years ago and thought it was an okay story However this novel is very very good The story deals with two people Nell and Alex who are opposites but are attracted to each other It involves surprises and secrets only children verses a dozen siblings along with police families and the mob families As I read I began to care for the two characters and through their eyes was able to experience some of the uniue flavor of New Orleans Besides the good writing character development and sense of setting that I found while reading this book I loved how Ms Jones could turn a phrase Just one example is when Nell thinks about when she was younger how she wanted to fly to the moon or at least fly the coop A wonderful way with wordsAlso I found that Relatively Risky had a profound thought After several attempts on Nell's life Alex is driving Nell home Nell is watching Alex; uoting the book She let her gaze trail over him as he started to put his cell away He was a good man Some women liked bad boys thought good was boring Now than ever Nell was grateful he was good He wasn't at all boring I believe Nell is right good men trump bad boys every time she just said much better than I ever could haveRelatively Risky is titled Book 1 so I can hardly wait for the next since I enjoyed this one so much I hope all 12 of Alex's brothers and sisters get a chance to have their own story told Though I am really hoping Alex's brother Ben is next He is another non boring good man who is introduced in Relatively Risky that I would like to read about


  7. Kim Kim says:

    I won this book through a free giveaway at Goodreadscom By the number of pages in the book you think it's going to take a long while to read but it doesn't The story is really engaging and keeps you wanting to know than the characters are willing to tell or investigate I found myself coming back to the book time and again to snatch a few pages whenever I had a free momentThe first in a series Jones sets the groundwork in this book I was concerned that it would be a simple information dump with some romance sprinkled here or there In all honesty it was a really well woven story that gave just enough information as necessary at the appropriate time Not all the answers are given by the end of the book hence the series But it does give a satisfying conclusion to many of the uestions we the readers have at the beginningThough there is some romantic moments in the story they add to the story and not overwhelm it There is a progression of emotions and feelings by those involved that does lend a realistic feeling to the characters I couldn't help but chuckle as one or of the characters were increasingly frustrated by events beyond their control Not entirely in the romance department either Each character had his or her own life within the pages and it made for an enjoyable readDespite taking a step out of my reading comfort zone I really enjoyed the blend of romance and mysterysuspense within this book I want to know about the power struggle within the city on both sides of the law as well as what happens to some of the characters I grew to like If you're looking for an exciting and uirky ride through New Orleans pick up this book


  8. Christy Christy says:

    When artistchildren’s book author Nell Whitby slams her bike into the perpetrator trying to steal New Orleans Detective Alex Baker’s truck she sets off a chain of events that leads to danger for both of them Nell is a misplaced librarian who moved from Wyoming to New Orleans after her parents’ death and works for her best friend’s catering company while trying to get her writing career off the ground Unaware she is related to two families of a mafia trifecta active in New Orleans for years Nell is the last person to speak to her mobster grandfather before he is killed Her life as she knows it comes crashing down around her when she learns this and that her parents were the offspring of two of the mafia families Alex trying his best to protect a woman he likes than he wants to begins to wonder what his father a retired cop and his former partner are hiding from him As Alex and Nell dodge bullets and thugs trying to kidnap Nell the chemistry between them jumps into high gear and it’s all Alex can do to keep himself and Nell alive This author’s writing style is uniue a strong dose of noir balanced with humor and witty dialogue The plot moves at a fast pace as does the chemistry between Alex and Nell The characters are well developed and likeable the relationship between Alex and his 12 siblings fun and the New Orleans ambiance conveyed so realistically the reader will feel as if they have been plopped down right in the middle of the Big Easy


  9. Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews) Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews) says:

    Reviewed by Geminifor Read Your Writes Book ReviewsThe Big Uneasy Relatively Risky is about Nell Whitby and Alex Baker Nell is an illustratorlibrarian who has lived an ordinary life until she meets Alex Baker Alex Baker is the oldest of 13 brothers and sisters He also happens to be a New Orleans Police Officer They have an unlikely meeting one night in New Orleans that changes both of their lives forever This started out to be a difficult book to read The first 25 percent of the book seemed to have a bunch of information piled in that made the mystery surrounding Nell Whitby hard to follow Luckily I powered through and was able to get to a point where I could follow along easily The mystery is actually rather interesting It surrounds the true identity of Nell’s parents She grew up in Wyoming and had no idea that her now deceased parents had their roots in The Big Easy where she has lived for the past two years Of course there is some chemistry between her and Alex Baker but it isn’t as pronounced as I have seen in other romantic suspense novels The book focuses most of it’s attention on a mafia family and its many secrets There is plenty of action and intrigue once you get past the convoluted backstory Since there is so much mystery I can’t give much details about the book itself I will say that if there is a seuel I would read itSource Author


  10. Riley Riley says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook version of Relatively Risky by Pauline Baird Jones It was funny and fast paced with a little romance I love how the sights sounds and culture of New Orleans are ingrained into Relatively Risky I've always like the city Reading Ms Jones' books set in the Big Easy always make me want to visit againMs Jones' scifiromance books are among my favorites so I am familiar with her style Her written voice is humorous insightful and very accessible The main characters are charming made so with witty dialog This is a book with lots of action so whether you are reading or listening you will be done with the book before you know it Relatively Easy is book one in The Big Uneasy series Dead Spaces book 2 was just released I've put it on my TBR list but I think I will wait for the audiobook


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