Shelby Nichols by Colleen Helme

Carrots is the first book in the Shelby Nichols Adventures series, written by Colleen Helme. The novel follows the adventures of Shelby Nichols, a housewife turned reluctant private investigator with telepathic abilities.

The story begins with Shelby Nichols, a typical housewife with a loving husband and two children. However, her life takes a sudden turn when she is shot in the head during a bank robbery. The bullet only grazes her head, but it leaves her with the ability to read people’s thoughts.

Shelby quickly realizes that her new gift is both a blessing and a curse. It helps her solve a case for a local detective, but it also lands her in trouble with the criminals she is trying to catch. Shelby’s journey takes her into the dangerous world of organized crime, where she must use her wits and telepathic abilities to stay alive.

Helme’s writing style is engaging and easy to follow, and the characters are well-developed. Shelby is a relatable protagonist who struggles with balancing her new life as a private investigator with her responsibilities as a wife and mother. The supporting cast, including Shelby’s husband and the various criminals she encounters, are also well-written and add depth to the story.

The plot of Carrots is fast-paced and full of action, with several unexpected twists and turns. The novel is a great mix of mystery, humour, and romance, making it an enjoyable read for fans of any genre, although it never becomes too heavy.

Fast Money, the second book in the series, picks up where Carrots left off. Shelby is still working as a private investigator, using her telepathic abilities to solve cases. In this book, the Mexican Police tell her that Uncle Joey’s been kidnapped and look to her for the ransom. She knows she’s in big trouble. As if that isn’t enough the police detective she worked with needs her help to solve a case, and she unwittingly becomes a witness to murder.

Lie or Die, the third book in the series, finds Shelby once again in trouble with the law. She is caught in the middle of a drug trafficking ring and must work with the police to bring down the criminals. Along the way, she discovers a shocking secret that puts her own life in danger. Lie or Die is a great addition to the series.

Secrets That Kill, the fourth book in the series, finds Shelby heading to Florida when things go terribly wrong. Shelby finds herself being pursued by a Florida Kingpin for the information he thinks she stole. On her own and in trouble, Uncle Joey sends Ramos to her rescue. As Shelby and Ramos take care of unfinished business, Shelby uncovers information about Ramos and a secret that could change his life.

In conclusion, Carrots is a great start to the Shelby Nichols Adventures series. The novel is a thrilling and entertaining read. Helme’s writing style is engaging and easy to follow, and the characters are well-developed. The next three books in the series, Fast Money, Lie or Die, and Secrets that Kill, are all great additions to the series, with well-crafted plots and engaging characters. Overall, the Shelby Nichols Adventures series is a great choice for fans of mystery, humour, and romance. There are also 16 full books in the series, which should keep people busy for a while. I gave all four of the books that I’ve read so far four out of five as they are a pleasant, easy read.