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***3.5
this was enjoyable. I loved the storyline of this book a lot better than the first two in the series. I guess its because we've already had the time to get to know the main cast of characters from the first and second book that when i started the third book, it felt familiar. I flew throw this book in a day and a half, thats how hooked i was. although the story was enjoyable and in loved getting to read about Raily and her band of friends, there were some parts of the story that I found myself dozing off to.

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4/5 ⭐️ Every Riley Thorn book gets more wild and hilarious as the last! This rag tag group of friends/neighbors take on a number of cases during this book with the largest focusing on the missing Beth Weber. Throughout the book, I kept thinking I had an idea on what was going to happen but then another twist and turn had me guessing until the very end. I also commend Lucy Score on her ability to not only make a world with so many compelling and interesting characters, but also her ability to seamlessly weave their connections to other people so well. I cannot wait to read the final book in this series and see how this all wraps up!

And potential spoiler: I can't wait to see if our favorite detective finds his happily ever after with our favorite lawyer. (Who doesn't love an enemies to lovers trope?!)

Thank you to Bloom Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this complimentary copy for an honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.

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This was a cute mystery novel! As a primarily romance reader, I enjoyed the whole book. I liked the suspense in the book, as well as the banter. This was a fabulous read, I need to read the other Riley Thorn books!

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This book is absolutely hilarious jammed packed with chaos, ridiculous characters and shenanigans that never seem to end. I’ve wanted to read this series for while and getting this third one on NetGalley gave me a swift kick to get started. This is my favorite book in the series and I couldn’t put this one down!

I must preface that reading the first book, The Dead Guy Next Door, and the second book, The Corpse in the Closet, is a must to make the third one most enjoyable. You build love for the characters and it’s hard to anticipate what crazy thing that they will do next. This is one of those light, funny series that everyone needs to read.

Riley, the psychic, and her private investigator boyfriend, Nick, have moved into their fixer upper and luckily haven’t found another body (explained in booked 2). Nick is very focused on a cold case that Ms. Penny is running the shots for the firm and everyone gets some ridiculous non-paying investigative jobs. Riley gets tired of being ignored by Nick for his cold case and decides to take things in her own hands. Everything spirals from there…as usual in comedic fashion. I was throughly entertained by this book and I’m counting the days until the fourth book, The Body in the Backyard, comes out on July 16th!

A special thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Bloom Books for granting me access a digital copy of Blast from the Past, which pushed me to finally enjoy this funny series. Lucy Score has become one of my favorite authors with the Knockemout Series, Rock Bottom Girl, The Worst Best Man, and Maggie Moves on. I can’t wait for her next book.

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Nick and Riley have moved into their new digs but, with Nick obsessed with an old mystery, the rest of the crew is left to work on their own cases. But when a missing person from Nick’s past shows up on their doorstep, whose explanation for their disappearance seems suspicious at best and somehow sets Riley's psychic abilities on the fritz, things really go out of control.

The Blast from the Past is the third novel in Lucy Score’s Riley Thorn series and it is as fun, fast, and humorous as the previous books. It’s full of quirky characters, both old and new, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments throughout. The mystery’s not too bad either with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged and entertained. This has become one of my favourite escapist series and I can’t wait for the next adventure in the lives of Riley, Nick and friends.

Thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review

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Book #3 and this series is still going strong!

I like that we get more side characters in this book, like Nick’s ex-partner Detective Kellen Weber. Kellen is one of my favorite characters because he is rule-following and uptight - Nick’s opposite. Plus, Kellen has not been paired off yet, so he’s got major romance potential.

At the start of the series, we learned that Kellen’s sister went missing several years ago and it has been a common concern throughout the series. With this book, we get resolution to this storyline.

This series continues to deliver humorous situations and a great mystery to solve! Plus, the steamy scenes get a hilarious boost towards the end of the book. I highly recommend this series with fun side characters, snappy humorous situations, and a little bit of steam.

I’m so lucky that I get to read through the series before the newest one, The Body in the Backyard, releases in July 2024. Thanks @Sourcebooks @read_bloom

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These characters were hilarious and just so precious! The supporting characters were weirdly enough my absolute favorite.

So full of twists, you will be gasping and on the edge of your seat waiting for what will happen next. This book and this entire series is just filled with mysteries, heart warming moments, odd murders, ghosts and loads and loads of comedy.

Highly recommended!

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4.5 stars!! I AM OBSESSED!! Obsessed with this series and whatever Riley and Nick are going to get into next. I truly could not put this one down and know the next one will be the same because of THAT CLIFFHANGER. Lucy Score really knows how to reel you in and keep you zoned in!
When my fiancé asked me what this book was about I didn't know what to tell him because you then have to explain book one and two, and then go on a tangent about book 3. But I love that and will buy every and any Riley Thorn book she comes out with! You just fall in love with the characters and can imagine the house and their lives like they are your own... just with a bit more adventure/danger than reality. They are so fun and so quirky that you truly fall in love!
Thank you Lucy Score, That's What She Said Publishing, and Netgalley for the advanced reader copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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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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