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If you have not read a book by Lucy Score, then you really, really need to do so. This is the third book about the “still learning” psychic Riley Thorn. If you haven’t read the first two books, the author does provide enough backstory that you will soon catch up on the characters and their history. Another thing I really enjoy about a Lucy Score book is the cleverly worded humor throughout the story, usually at either Riley or Nick’s expense. Riley’s significant other is private investigator Nick Santiago. They have recently moved into their home and along with the other colorful characters should be investigating cases like the Dog Doody Bandit. Once Nick learned that his friend, Detective Kellen Weber’s missing sister Beth was still alive, he hasn’t been able to devote any time to his other cases. When the story begins with Riley in trouble, as is usually the case for her, be prepared for a hilarious journey as we find out why she is in trouble and if Nick will find her in time…or maybe someone else? I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (paytonpuppy)

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The Blast form the Past is the third installment in Riley Thorn written by Lucy Score.

I like characters in this book, both main and side and I like how they evolve and grow.
I also enjoy humor for in my cozies especially appreciate it as it isn't easy thing to do.
However, I think this book had too much of everything.Too much trying to make things funny, too many sex references, too many misbehaving old people. It seemed to me like the author tried to fit all the tropes in this one book. It was simply too much.

The mystery itself was interesting and engaging however previously mentioned things ruined it for me.
I also like how mystery within the mystery was solved and not dragged on for too long.

I will keep on reading this series to see what happens next.

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📚The Blast from the Past: A Riley Thorn Novel
🖋️Author: Lucy Score
🖌️Publication: Bloom Books
🗂️Genre: Romantic Comedy
📝Pages: 406

5/⭐️

📌Summary:
Riley Thorn and her hot, tattooed, private investigator boyfriend are all moved in to their new fixer-upper. Not only do they finally have their own place, they also haven’t found any new dead bodies on the premises.

Yep. It looks like summer is over and so is Riley’s bad luck. Or is it?

While Nick gives up sleeping and showering to obsess over the cold case that still haunts him, his business partner Mrs. Penny is calling the investigative shots. It’s every bit as bad as you can imagine.

Meanwhile, Riley has her hands full fixing up the crumbling crime scene they call home and setting boundaries with the breaking-and-entering octogenarians next door. You know. Normal stuff.

But normal comes to a screeching halt when our favorite psychic is abducted by a stranger with candy, and her powers go on the fritz. To make matters worse, it becomes clear that Riley’s new house guests are definitely either in trouble or are trouble after bad guys deliver a warning with a severed finger.

Can Nick and Riley solve the case the old-fashioned way before they all end up in pieces? Or will a surprise birthday party, a dog doody bandit, an accidental arson, and a blast from the past be too much for them to handle?

📌Review:
I don’t read romantic comedies a lot and that’s a shame. This book was one of the most fun reads I’ve read in a while. As always the author’s writing is brilliant with a lot of plot twists and fun moments. You can’t help but root for the characters and want their happy ending.

📌Thoughts:
If you love your romance with extra extra comedy, this book is definitely for you.

Thank you NetGalley and @read_bloom for sending this book for review consideration. All opinions are my own.

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I read this book without reading the first two in the series. Big mistake. It was very entertaining … love the humor!!! I just wish I had read the background books because there were many references to previous plot lines. I was still very entertained by the plot in this book. Thanks, NetGalley!!

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What happens when a missing person is no longer missing...but they might be hiding something? In another hilarious, hi-jinx filled installment in the Riley Thorn series, the third book was a welcome addition. While the usual cast of characters and a possible ghost in the new house, Riley and company try to figure out what the new strangers are hiding and why her pyschic powers seem to come and go. Always a great time with this series.

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i wanted to like this book more than i actually did. i am so thankful to netgalley for letting me read this one before its release date!!! what an absolute fun experience.. i think this will find its audience and I'm so excited for that!!!

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Okay.......not really sure about this one. I love Lucy Score and was super excited to receive this arc, but it just wasn't for me. Maybe because I didn't read the first two books in this series. Although reading the first few chapters you kind of get the gist of the other two.

There just wasn't enough mystery for me, but also, not enough romance. The missing person cold case was interesting, but the big reveal with Beth ( Sesame) was underwhelming. It was just kind of boring. Which was disappointing.

Thank you NetGalley and Bloom Books for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Riley is epic, I have loved this series with the action and quirks.

Heartwarming moments, mystery, fun moments, murder and ghosts.

We learn more of Beth's disappearance while Nick is full of regret about not doing enough while he was an officer.

The supporting characters were once again off the charts, just laughing out loud with their fun but meddling intentions.

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Book three from the Riley Thorn series is complete and just as fun as the last two! Nick is consumed with finding out what happened to Beth and may be neglecting everyone and everything else in his life. Riley knows how much this mystery means to Nick so she decides to help (even though he told her not to) and sets her spirit guides to the task. Let just say all kinds of craziness ensues and the days is save thanks to a group of girlfriends who will not see those they love hurt. This series is full of laughs and endless ridiculousness.

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This book is even funnier than the last, feeling like a sitcom with quirky characters and sharp wit, all held together by the charming Nick. The story delves into the investigation of Beth's disappearance, connecting to Nick's past and his rift with his ex-partner Kellan. Nick, now running a Private Investigation firm, reopens the case with his team, but things take unexpected turns when Riley, using her psychic abilities, gets involved without his knowledge. The chaotic journey drives Nick crazy, especially with hilarious moments featuring drunk Kellan.

With its captivating plot twists and well-written characters, this book is a delightful read. Reading the series in order is recommended to fully appreciate the characters and their backgrounds. Dive into the first book to grasp the dynamics and relationships, ensuring a thoroughly enjoyable experience as you get to know them all.

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Loved it! Amazing author and most books by her are well written and enjoyed. Although a bit long and can be a drag sometimes to get to the high points they are still good when you get there!

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This book was very boring to me. So much poop and fart talk too like why?! I don’t know I just don’t care much for this series.

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3.5/5

Unlike the first two Riley Thorn books, this one does not start with a murder. There were times in the beginning where I thought Nick’s controlling and possessive behavior was over the top, as if it isn’t always, but this time it was just TOO much. As always, I love the witty banter and the quirky next door neighbors. I felt that this book lacked some of the excitement and adventure that the first two did, but nonetheless, it was an enjoyable read with easy and fluid writing.

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Y’all, I am obsessed with this series!! It just keeps getting better and better. I actually think this might be my favorite series by this author. I am devouring each and every one of these books. I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s absolutely hilarious, and steamy, and exciting. It literally has everything you could want… supernatural, mystery, romance, comedy. I adore every single character. Riley and Nick are to die for, and the side characters truly make this special. Every one of these books is such an adventure. This one was particularly fun because we are finding out answers to so many questions about things that happened in Nick’s past. I’ve loved seeing Riley grow in each book and embracing who she is, so heart-warming. There’s another romance brewing with some of the side characters in this one that I found really exciting and I can’t wait to see where that goes. Mrs. Penny and the crew are the most lovable idiots you’ll ever meet and you’ll want to protect them with your life. I can’t wait for the next book in this series! Is Gabe actually human? Will we ever find out Riley’s terrible middle name? I really hope that one won’t be the last (it seems like that’s the case as of right now) because I’ll be so sad to say goodbye. This series needs way more hype! Highly recommend it!

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This book was so fun. I would honestly love to watch this as a movie, or even better, a tv show. Maybe because I am currently watching Dead Boy Detectives, but I was frothing on this story. Every single one of the side characters was up to something weird and it was utter chaos that somehow left me with a permanent smile.

Thanks to #NetGallery and publisher for a copy of this book

Genre: Romance / Mistery FM
Format: Digital
POV: Dual
Tropes: Who dunnit? Quirky cast of characters, grannies gone wild, I dropped my beans, the detectives are on the case.
Spice: 🌶️ /5
Age suggestion: 16+

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If you are looking for a super fun summer read Lucy Score has got you covered!! The Blast from the Past is Book 2 in this fun rom-com series that beach readers will eat up! Such a fun read!

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Lucy score is at it again and just like most of her books I enjoyed the romcom romance and character building. The story line and plot left a little to the mind to figure out or just go with but not bad

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This series is so amazing! It's such a fun read with plenty of quirks and action. Lucy gives us another entertaining glimpse into Nick and Riley's lives, and this book is just as amusing as the others in the series.

This series features a lot of heartwarming moments, mysteries, comedy, and paranormal activity along with the odd murder and talking ghosts.

This book continues the inquiry into the disappearance of Nick's ex-partner Kellan, whom we learnt about in the first book. After six years after Beth being missing, Nick remains obsessed and feels bad about not doing enough for her while he was a police officer.

I've become quite fond of these characters. Despite the numerous external and internal obstacles that Riley and Nick's relationship faces this time around, they still have a great time together. Especially when their neighbors, relatives, and friends become involved. To be honest, I think my favorite aspects of the book are the supporting characters. They made the narrative so much funnier and more entertaining!

This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, both laughing and worried about what may happen next. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, the author took an unexpected turn.

I can't wait to read about Riley and Nick's next adventure!

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This was a very fun read! Riley Thorne is a well defined character with a fantastic supporting cast, most of them living together in a crumbly mansion that her boyfriend keeps swearing to fix. A surprise guest's reappearance, then disappearance, then reappearance again causes chaos and takes you on a wild ride!

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Lucy Score has done it again with my favorite Rom-com series, Riley Thorn!

What isn’t there to love about these characters? Their banter, the crime solving, crazy old neighbors and most importantly the romance between Riley and Nick.

I loved this one just as much as I loved the first two and I cannot wait to start on the fourth and see what the gang is up to next!

Thank you NetGalley and Bloom Books for the ARC of this book!

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