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Goodbye Tootsie Book Tour & My Review

Disclosure; Cali Book Reviews received a copy of this book from Beck Valley Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are 100% my own!  

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Mystery and Romance in 1920s Manhattan…

A homicide detective and a tabloid reporter are on the road to romance but at cross-purposes at work when they investigate the New Year’s Eve murder of a young heiress after she comes into control of a family fortune.

New York City, 1925

It’s after midnight on New Year’s Day, and the richest girl in America has just fallen to her death from the top floor of the posh Cleveland Hotel in Manhattan.

When Detective Sean Costigan arrives at the scene, he learns it’s the day after Abigail Welles’s twenty-first birthday—the day she inherited a family fortune. It’s not the kind of coincidence that warms a detective’s heart. Neither is the fact that she wasn’t alone when she fell. Her new husband, Long Island party boy Nick Welles, lies incoherent in the master bedroom.

Sean’s girl, tabloid reporter Trixie Frank, is the first newshound on the scene. It’s a bigger scoop than she dreamed. The young heiress’s death will make national headlines. More importantly, this story hits close to home. And heart. The victim’s husband is Trixie’s ex-fiancé.

When Sean focuses on Nick as his prime suspect, Trixie is certain he’s dead wrong. But will saving her first love from the hot seat prove fatal to her new romance?

GOODBYE TOOTSIE is a stand-alone romantic mystery sequel to IT HAD TO BE YOU. It’s a complete mystery that can be read alone, after the first book, or before the first book. It contains romantic elements, which means it may include love scenes (sensual but not graphic).

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My Thoughts

Goodbye Tootsie is set in the 1920’s. It’s just after midnight and Abigail Welles has just fallen to her death. Normally, this might not be such a huge deal, but Abigail just happens to be the richest girl in the world. The day she turned 21, she inherited millions upon millions of dollars. Growing up, Abigail was dubbed “Poor Little Rich Girl”, because at the age of 9, she lost her dad & just 2 years later she lost her mom. Upon finding Abigail’s body laying on the ground, Sean Costigan and Trixxie Frank try to figure out what exactly happened. Sean is a police officer, while Trixie is a newspaper reporter. Sean and Trixie are also a couple. Sean is pretty quick to rule out Abigails death being an accident/suicide and his prime suspect has become Mr. Nick Welles. Nick is Abigails husband of just about 6 months. Mr. Welles also shares a past with Trixie Frank.

I really enjoyed this book. I read it up until I went to bed one night & I dreamed about what happened with Abigail. The relationships between Abigails family and husband made me keep guessing and I honestly had NO clue who or what was behind her death until the end.

Trixie is a very likeable character, as is Sean. I’ve not gotten the chance to read book 1, It Had to Be You, but the first chance I get, I will be getting it to read! I can’t wait for more from this author.

I love books where I don’t know what was going to happen & books that keep me guessing. Goodbye Tootsie was just that. I thought I knew who the murderer was, but I was so wrong. On many different occasions. When the murderer was announced, I was absolutely FLOORED!

Well Done!!

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It Had To Be You

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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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.

Delynn’s latest ebook release is GOODBYE, TOOTSIE, the sequel to IT HAD TO BE YOU, a romantic mystery set in 1920s Manhattan.

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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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.





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  1. I love the sound of this series, my hubbie would enjoy these too, can’t wait for paperbacks to come out xx
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  2. Thank you for a lovely review, Jessica. I’m so glad you enjoyed traveling back to the 1920s with me in Goodbye, Tootsie. 🙂

  3. Great review! Love this time period!

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