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ARC Review: Designed for Murder by Avery Flynn


Designed for Murder (Killer Style 4) by Avery Flynn




Date of Publication: November 10, 2015




This book can be read as a standalone!

Devastated after he discovers the woman he loved and his partner in the role-playing game, Magic

Battledome, was a psychotic killer, Maltese Security’s resident computer genius, SciFi fan and geek-

about-town Carlos Castillo retreats into his work. Tossing aside all ties to the Magic Battledome

community, he eats, sleeps and breaths investigations. He’s determined to prove to the rest of the

team—and himself—that he’s not all book smart and street stupid. He pleads for a case and finally gets

one the boss thinks is right up his alley. Someone is targeting a Live Action Role Playing (LARP) Magic

Battledome team, delivering vicious beatings before robbing them of their costumes. To solve the case,

Carlos has to dive back into the world he’d abandoned.

Mika Ito loves creativity in all its forms. As a textile designer and a LARPer, she combines her two

favorite things by creating costumes for her fellow Magic Battledome elves. But when someone starts

targeting her fellow LARPers and the police don’t seem to be much help, she hires Maltese Security to

solve the case. If a reformed sinner is the most devoted, then a former LARPer is the most rudely

dismissive and Carlos Castillo fits the bill. But when they discover that the material she’s been using for

the costumes has been soaked in liquid cocaine by someone in her supply chain, they must work

together to solve the case. Especially now that the bad guy is doing whatever it takes to retrieve the

tainted material—including having lethal designs on Mika’s life.



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4 Stars
Mika is a bright, talented and creative woman. Head strong and independent. She may be a geeky girl but she’s got spunk and sassy. She’s not the kind of girl to back down or give up.
Carlos is the geek turned tough guy.  Alpha and totally hot with an underlying sweet and passionate side that makes you melt.  His stubborn streak makes you laugh and kind of want to smack him at times.
A lost bet and a dance set the stage for a full on dive into some of the sexiest geekdom I have ever read.  Chemistry, passion, a bit of mystery and suspense have the reader racing through the pages.  Unexpected twists, undeniable attraction and very likable characters will have you never looking at LARPing the same again. Prepare to laugh until it hurts with Designed for Murder.  Sexy, snarky and fast paced, Avery Flynn created the geek girl dream read!

About Avery Flynn




Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately

hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long

before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she

turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That

worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write

about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-

given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to

stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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