Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber’s mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer. The next thing she knows, she’s lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn’t suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly ‘hears’ what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension. Her kids think she’s bossy and too old to understand them, but that’s nothing compared to her husband. He says he loves her, but what is it about the redhead at work that he doesn’t want her to know? As if that isn’t enough, the gunman knows she can identify him, and he’s out to silence her forever. In her fight to stay alive, she is saved from certain death by a handsome hit-man with ties to organized crime. This pulls Shelby even deeper into danger, where knowing someone’s thoughts can not only hurt her feelings, but get her killed.
A long career as a wife and mother while juggling several part-time jobs gave Colleen the ambition to dream of being a published writer, where she could put her imagination to good use. Now instead of making up stories to tell her children, she writes books that they love to read. Hopefully you will too. She is the author of three romantic fantasy novels, Songbird, Flame of Destiny and The Relic. Her Shelby Nichols Adventures include Carrots, Fast Money, Lie or Die, and Secrets That Kill, with more to come.
I adored this book. Colleen Helme knows how to combine humor, mystery, and wit serve it up on silver platter! This was one of those don’t judge a book by it’s title because “Carrots” threw me but I read the blurb and had to check it out and I was amazingly shocked, I couldn’t put it down, I read this story in one evening. I really like the cover too, it’s compelling to me, mysterious, and adventurous with a dash of humor.
After reading Carrots I do know one thing I wouldn’t want the ability to read minds, it’s really a scary thought (pun intended). What she goes through with her husband and kids is especially hard to take.
I love how Shelby gets pulled into the mob scene and how it’s dealt with. There is nothing cheesy about this story, it keeps you on your toes, and it kept me on my seat with the trouble Shelby gets into. Never a dull moment, tons of action, and a dash of romance. I cannot wait to read the rest of the Shelby Nichols Adventures which are all available now:
Fast Money, volume 2
Lie or Die volume 3
Secrets that Kill volume 4
One copy of “Carrots” (A Shelby Nichols Adventure), by Colleen Helme, Audio Book