⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVIEW: Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door by Lucy Score

What a wild ride! I don’t know what I was expecting from this book, but it definitely wasn’t this. Unlike anything I’ve read by this author, it’s a crazy, unpredictable journey from start to finish. And while romance is central to the story, this is very much a psychic mystery/adventure, with (entertaining) chaos throughout. Once I wrapped my head around what I was reading, I really started to get into it. Riley and Nick are both such great characters that they pulled me into this crazy adventure. It’s light, it’s funny, it’s action-packed, and while the romance is a lot tamer than the author’s usual, I was completely invested in the relationship.

The story follows Riley, a woman who has always wanted to be normal. That hasn’t been in the cards for her, and now that her psychic abilities have started to go into overdrive, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon either. When Riley meets former cop/current P.I. Nick, neither one has any idea what they’re in store for. As psychic and detective team up to solve a murder, the commitment-phobic Nick discovers that there just might be one woman he’d consider more with – because she certainly keeps things interesting.

I’ve read several books by this author and enjoyed them all, so I had no problems going into this one blind. And it was a whole lot of fun. This is definitely a departure from anything she’s written in the past, and it won’t be to everyone’s tastes. Clairvoyance and psychic abilities play a larger role than I expected, the steam factor is almost nonexistent, and it’s undoubtedly too long, but those who are willing to go on the journey are in for a great read. Nick makes such a lovable hero – he’s never been the type to settle down, but knows a good woman when he sees her. He’s protective, loyal, and rolls with the crazy. Riley is semi-controlled chaos and definitely unforgettable. Together, they make a dynamic and interesting couple. It’s not the kind of book I would read every day, but the author’s talent shines through to make it such an entertaining read. If you’re in the mood for a low angst, high humor, zaney kind of romance, then look no further. I received a free copy via Enticing Journey (then purchased it for my collection), and am voluntarily leaving a review of this romantic adventure.


A nice, normal life. Is that too much to ask? For Riley Thorn it is. Divorced. Broke. Living with a pack of elderly roommates. And those hallucinations she’s diligently ignoring? Her tarot card-dealing mom is convinced they’re clairvoyant visions.

Just when things can’t get worse, a so-hot-it-should-be-illegal private investigator shows up on her doorstep looking for a neighbor…who turns up murdered.

Nick Santiago doesn’t play well with others. Unless the “others” are of the female persuasion. Wink. He’s a rebel, a black sheep, a man who prefers a buffet of options to being stuck with the same entrée every night, if you catch his drift. 

When the pretty, possibly psychic Riley lands at the top of the list of suspects, Nick volunteers to find out whodunit. Only because he likes solving mysteries not because he wants to flex his heroic muscles for the damsel in distress. 

All they have to do is figure out who pulled the trigger, keep the by-the-book detective with a grudge at bay, and deal with a stranger claiming he was sent to help Riley hone her psychic gifts. All before the killer discovers she’s a loose end that requires snipping.

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About the Author:

Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. Small town contemporary rom-coms are her lady jam and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after. 

Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat.

In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.

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