Posted by: Author | October 16, 2014

Review of Tequila Mockingbird- 4.5 Stars

I just found this review of Tequila Mockingbird and I’m pretty chuffed about it. I especially love how the reviewer says I know the courtroom.  YAY!  AND that she liked the secondary characters. The best friend of the hero, Jimbo, is one of my favorite secondary characters I’ve ever created. He’s fun, quirky and yet deadly. Buy link

.   Tequila Mockingbird |



Kestrel Falco — Kes to his friends — has left Los Angeles, his family and friends, and a flourishing career to work as an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Mexico. When he returns to testify in a case he is thrown back into the old crowd and into the sights of his ex-fiancé’s friend; Rachel Newsome. Rachel finds the new and improved Kes gorgeous in spite of her friend’s claims to his bad character. But when her sister is kidnapped, she can’t turn to the police and finds herself needing Kes’ help.

Chantal has developed unique and interesting characters with plenty of back-story without the fatal information dump. Important secondary characters even feel real. Twists and surprises keep the reader glued to the pages while enjoying the settings at a “safe” distance. The conflicts entwined are multidimensional – the tension and lack of communication of characters – and believable rather than limp. The same avoidance borders on frustrating for the reader though, knocking the rating down a half star. The novel is well written; Chantal obviously knows her courtroom and has a good grasp of the workings of the DEA, making this a credible and enjoyable read!

Shaunna Gonzales


  1. Congrats!!

    • thanks Larynn!

  2. I clicked on the link but didn’t find the review. But 4.5 stars is a wow. Congratulations.

    • thanks Lavada. It’s also on Good Reads

    • oh and I did cut and paste it here on the post.

      • I thought it was a blurb and have already read it so skipped. Duh!! Really a great review and well deserved.

      • Lol,Lavada. It did paste in weird. Thanks for coming back to read it.


      • And thanks for saying well deserved.


  3. What an awesome, and well deserved review. Congratulations!

    • thanks. I loved it.

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