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Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead

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Thank you to St. Martins Press and NetGalley for the eARC! Finlay is just one of the most iconic characters ever. I genuinely love her so much and want to be her when I grow up (minus being paid to kill people haha). This book was everything I wanted from the sequel, including hilarious plot twists, pining romance, and badass b*tch moves. I am just so here for it, and cannot wait for the next one.
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Same great mystery and humor as the first book. Finlay add her friend Vero are trying to discover who I has a contract out on here-husband. I think I liked this one better than the first.
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I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of the second book in the Finlay series, and it was as quick, easy, and enjoyable to read as the first. I first learned of Finlay Donovan thanks to bookstagram- I was lucky enough to win a print copy of that first one, and I loved it. When I saw the second book in the series was already in the works, I got super excited. When I got this ARC, I devoured it in just a couple days. FInlay was crazy as ever, and her tale full of twists, turns, and hijinks that will leave you in tears (of laughter). THe characters remain hilarious and the story kept me guessing. The only thing I hated was the realization that the third book is that much further away now. 

Many thanks to NetGalley and St Martin's Press for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead expects to be published in February 2022
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This book was even better than Finlay Donovan Is Killing It and I NEED there to be more books in this series! I love the characters. I love the danger, the suspense, and the messes Finlay gets herself into. And I love that the author has taken all that and made it funny! 
I hardly put this book down because this story quickly got crazy and more suspenseful and I needed answers. I enjoyed the twists, the non-cheesy romance, and I laughed out loud in the end. This book totally paved the way for more books to this series so I’ll be waiting with my fingers and toes crossed!
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When I was able to get an ARC of the second Finlay Donavan book I was super excited to see what was going to happen to our writer/assassin-for-hire. The last book ended with Finlay learning that someone wanted to hire someone to kill Steven, her ex husband. Finlay, with the help of Vero, try to not only figure out who is trying to kill her ex and try to keep him safe. As with her last book the character development was amazing and the book had such a good mix of comedy, romantic relationships, and mystery. 
Definitely check out the second book in this amazing series. #netgalley #finlaydonavan
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Finlay Donovan is back y’all – and she’s as kooky as ever! Lovably, hilariously, delightfully kooky.  

I loved the first book in this series and was so anxiously awaiting the sequel that I screamed when I received my copy.  Thank you so much to the publisher for my advanced copy.  

First, I’m going to recommend that you read the first book in the series – 𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘭𝘢𝘺 𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘯 𝘐𝘴 𝘒𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐𝘵
– before opening this one.  If you love the first one (and you will), then you’ll love this one, too.  

What I Loved 🌿

✨The hijinks. You have to read this with a wink and a nod knowing this isn’t reality, but you’re here for it anyway.  It’s suspended belief in a witty, entertaining style that is the perfect diversion for real life.   

✨The characters.  What can I say? They are refreshing and ridiculous, and they make me giggle.  

✨This book has it all: romance, friendship, motherhood, mystery, thrills, twists and turns and absolute belly laughs.  Read it!


What Could Be Better🌿

✨ The thing with the dinosaurs. WHY??? I’m not gonna spoil it for you, y’all.  But when you read it, you’ll know.  And you’ll remember I told you.  Just saying is all…


All in all, this was an uproariously funny, laugh out loud, mysterious hit.  It ends in a cliffhanger just as its predecessor did, so here is my naked appeal to the author to write fast please.  We need more Finlay and Vero and company.  

My thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book before its February 1, 2022 publication date.
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The minute I finished Elle Cosimano’s novel Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, I knew I wanted it become a long running series!!  Soooo, needless to say when I got my hands on the second installment Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead, I stopped all regular scheduled activities and dedicated my weekend to this gem!!  AND IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!  I immediately got back into the life and happenings of Finlay Donovan and it felt like catching up with an old (completely fantastically crazy) friend!  The storyline was fast paced and honestly this novel flew for me!  As per usual, I was laughing out loud, but through all the insane happenings my heartstring were pulled as well—LOVE THAT!!!  If you have not started this epic series I HIGHLY recommend it!!  I am already looking forward to the 3rd book in this MUST READ series!!!
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Finlay and Vero return as unintentional hit women with a new problem when they find that someone has placed an ad asking for Finlay’s ex-husband to be killed. They hilariously bumble through, needing the help from the same characters introduced in the first book. The love triangle between Finlay, Julian the law student, and Nick the cop continues, although the end has what may be the resolution of that plotline. More is revealed about Vero’s background, hopefully setting up the next book to focus on her. Elle Cosimano has written another delightful escapist read for adults. Add this to your reading list ASAP!
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Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead
By Elle Cosimano
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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Summary:
Someone wants Finlay Donovan’s ex-husband, Steven, dead. And Finlay has made it her mission to find out who it is. I mean, Steven has been so adamant about joint custody and how can Finlay feel safe sending her two kids to stay with him until this person is caught? But adding one more thing to Finlay’s plate seems impossible. Sylvia is once again on Finlay’s back about a new book which, surprise surprise, isn’t done. And Finlay is trying to figure out her love triangle with Julian and Nick! Thank goodness Finlay has Vero to help. But it seems Vero has gotten herself into some trouble. It’s up to Finlay and Vero to make sure Steven isn’t the next victim of a contract killer. Will they be able to keep him safe?
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My thoughts:
Y’all Finlay is a mess! But I love her and want to be her when I grow up. I loved this one and Finlay Donovan is Killing It so much. There books are the perfect balance of mystery and comedy. If I ever need a hot woman, I know who to call. Elle Cosimano is a genius for coming up with these books. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for Finlay fans in the future!
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Read if you:
- Loved the Netflix original “Dead to Me”
- Want to know if Finlay found herself a man
- Have ever stolen a luxury car off the lot
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Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for letting me read an ARC copy of this in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately Finlay fans will have to wait until early 2022 for this one! Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead is out sometime in February 2022!
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Finlay Donovan is quite the character. She’s smart, witty, and a little clueless at times. 

Things go horribly awry when she finally has to tackle the message she found from the first book. (I’d mention the message but it could be a spoiler if you haven’t read Finlay Donovan’s Killing It.)

As Finlay and Vero try to make ends meet, stay safe, sane, and happy, enter life. 

I can’t wait to read the next book! I love how down to earth Finlay is and how she just rolls with the punches.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Minotaur for this arc, which I received in exchange for an honest review. 

This was book 2 of the Finlay Donovan Series and it did not disappoint! This time Finlay finds out there is a hit out on her ex and the more she investigates it the worse trouble she and Vero get into. Like book 1, it is a perfect blend of drama and comedy. We revisit old friends from book 1 and meet some new ones. It ended in a little cliffhanger so maybe we will see book 3? This one deserves a spot n your TBR. It will publish February 1, 2022.
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I absolutely loved the first book and I’m so excited I was approved for a copy of the sequel. Hilariously written, Zelle Cosimano’s writing is highly addictive. I need more!
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Absolutely love Finn and her crew! It was wonderful to pick up where the last book left off, but I don't always like stories that must be read in order. It's a hindrance for readers when book one is checked out. Anyway, I laughed just like I did with the first title. The characters are just as relatable and I enjoyed seeing Finlay get out of her comfort zone. I can't wait for the next title!
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I received an advanced reading copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I loved the first Finlay book, and this one was just as amusing. However, I feel the convenience of this book and the way it all tied together was far greater than in the first.
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I absolutely love this series! Seriously, I will continue to be a fan of Elle Cosimano. Hopefully, this series will continue on for a long time. I’m a huge fan of Finlay Donovan and the second book is just proof of the genius that Elle Cosimano has!
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Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano 

Run, don’t walk….
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Somehow even MORE exciting than it’s predecessor. Yes, I still laughed a lot and had an amazing time diving into this book. I was so intrigued about where the story was going. With every turn of the page, something new pulled me in even further. I made a prediction super early on about what I thought would happen and BOY was I wrong. Definitely didn’t see the ending coming at all - which makes the story that much better. 

Elle Cosimano has a way of bringing humor to assassin for hire. Not sure how she does it but I’m getting serious Santa Clarita Diet vibes. There’s gotta be a third book in the series and WHEN it does happen, I hope I’m lucky enough to be honored to read it pre-pub, just like I did this one. 

So thankful to have the opportunity to read this MONTHS before it’s released. It’s a must read, but while you wait… pick up “Finlay Donovan Is Killing It” first!!! Cheers!
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My favorite author/hit-woman is back along with her sidekick Vero. This time she’s racing to find out who’s put a hit out on her ex. Add in hot lawyer and hot cop and won’t be able to put it down! Just like the first in the series, this was a lot of fun with the right amount of mystery & romance. Can’t wait for more! 

*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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This was a fabulous follow-up to one of my favorites of the year, Finlay Donovan is Killing It. In this novel, we follow the latest hijinks of Finlay and her partner in crime and nanny, Vero. We get to see a lot of their relationship and see it develop, and see if Vero has any secrets of her own. 

This book was another one I could not put down. Cosimano's writing is so captivating and I just had to keep reading to see what twists and turns she would take me on with Finlay. I also loved the romance in this book and how Finlay learned to prioritize herself and her kids.

Check this book out in February 2022!
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My review for the first book in this series opened with “This was so fun” and I am so pleased to say it still applies. But this one also upped the ante when it comes to crazy twists and turns.

I will say there was a lot going on here, and a ton of characters weaving their way through the story. I was never confused and could keep track, but the second half was wall to wall action, drama, and red herrings. It was unputdownable, but also quite a lot to take in. Don’t pick this one up before bedtime or if you only have a few minutes. Sure, the chapters are quick and you *could* just fit one in, but you will not be able to stop at just one and will curse yourself for trying.
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Our favorite accidental assassin-for-hire is back in this sequel to Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, and I absolutely loved it! Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead is just as fun. hilarious, and escapist as the first book. Finlay is trying to figure out who has put a mysterious hit on her husband, without tipping off hot-cop Nick to her shenanigans. All of our favorite characters are back, and we learn a little more about them in this book. The only critiques I have are that there were a lot of characters to keep track of, and towards the end I was like, "Who?" but Cosimano's writing explains everything pretty clearly if you just keep reading. Vero's characterization was kept very mysterious throughout the book, but I feel like it wasn't fully explained or resolved in a satisfactory way. Maybe that's for a later book? Critiques aside, this is a wonderful romp that will make you laugh out loud and gasp with all its twists and turns. Highly recommend this series!
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