Angel has to admit she’s feeling restless. The only excitement in her new life is her schoolgirl crush on the town’s new pastor, Justus-too-Hot-to-be-Holy Morgan. But a fateful encounter and a job gone wrong at Club Night Candy in underground Atlanta is about to change all that… Soon, Angel’s trying to save her divazilla twin sister from her big mouth and a scandalous murder charge, and probing a church cover-up-with none other than Justus by her side. But Angel has one more pressing concern: will Bella be ready for kindergarten? Only time will tell for this bad girl gone good whose days are once again far from boring-and hopefully far from numbered…
***** 5 Stars
What do get when you intertwine the lives of a gorgeous pastor, female bails bondsman, a twin sister, and a Brit? Parker has the answer in her thriller/murder mystery, A Good Excuse to be Bad. Reporter turned bails bondsman, Evangeline aka Angel, finds herself trying to solve the most complex case ever, the death of her brother-in-law. While trying to acquit her twin sister of her brother-in-law’s death, Angel reluctantly falls in love with her new pastor, Justus. Rumors of a pregnant woman and fraudulent accounting swirl around the saga making it difficult to determine who to trust.
When the murderer is revealed, it is neither obvious nor surprising, but it does leave ample room for a cliff hanger, which is exactly what Parker does. The lines between siblings, mother and daughter, and pastor and congregation become blurred as the plot thickens.