Toxic Tide by CJ Matthew (Book Review) (CONTEST INCLUDED)

Dolphin Shore Shifters book 5
She’s on a mission…and it’s personal.
When Heather O’Donnell’s younger sister is murdered, and homicide detectives fail to uncover a suspect, she
abandons competitive swimming and moves to New Jersey. She stakes out her sister’s former employer, a mob-run waste disposal company. But it’s the sudden appearance of another investigator, a ruggedly handsome man, that sets off all her alarms—and more than a few pheromones. Before she’ll act on the attraction, Heather needs to unravel his true connection to her sister’s case.
It’s his last chance to redeem himself…no personal distractions allowed.
After three disastrous missions in a row, SBW shifter and field ops agent Grus Garret returns to New Jersey determined to solve the murder of Lorelei, a shifter gunned down with her whistle-blower. Grus’s gut tells him the mob boss is responsible for both deaths. But after a shocking encounter with the beautiful stranger, Grus questions
his gut. Especially when it urges him to grab the human woman and hold on forever.
When the mob boss decides it’s personal and sends his hit man to eliminate Heather and Grus, they’ll need to use their unique connection to save each other.
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(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique) 

If you haven’t read any other book in the Shore Shifter series, don’t worry, you won’t get lost picking up book 5 in the series. However, I do encourage you to read the others because they are that good. CJ is that good. 
Like the other stories in the Shore Shifter series, Toxic Tide contains plenty of action and a bit of hanky panky, too. 
In this case, the hanky panky was between a tough ass human (Heather) and a dolphin shifter (Grus). An unlikely couple who shouldn’t have found love with each other but did. And, they did so while solving the murders of two people close to them. 
During their investigation, they encountered many obstacles: a hitman, the mob, FBI, ATF, faced an abduction, suffered battle wounds and much more. However, everything they encountered/endured was worth it in the end because they each found the closure they desperately needed. Due to their determination to see justice served, they aided the pod and Heather’s parents in finally achieving closure, too. 
Trust me, you want to buy this book. It’s worth every damn penny spent. 

On a final note: AMAZING cover. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Probably my favorite one yet. 

Heart Rating System – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤1/2
Alrighty folks, let’s get to the main event. 
Prizes included: An SBW drink container w top and straw, a SIGNED COPY of Toxic Tide, a TT book mark, a fancy TT keychain, plus trinkets: little plastic dolphin key chains, temp. dolphin tattoo, dolphin stickers. 

Contest open to anyone — anywhere!!  
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below before THURSDAY (midnight, central time). 
FRIDAY morning, I will post the winner’s name and attempt to message you. Please
follow the comment thread or come back on FRIDAY to see if you are the lucky
recipient of this amazing prize package. 

CJ Matthew grew up in an Air Force family traveling and living all over the US and around the world. It proved to be the perfect experience for gathering ideas and material for future books. And for meeting real life heroes and heroines in uniforms and flight-suits. She spent her high school and university years in California, which inspired her love of marine life, and the Pacific Ocean.
Toxic Tide is the fifth book, so far, in her paranormal romantic suspense series: Dolphin Shore Shifters. The series features a pod of dolphins living in the Santa Barbara channel off the coast of California, who are capable of shifting to human form. While posing as real humans, the dolphins work, through their oceanic conservation corporation, Save Blue Water, to protect their oceans at any cost.
CJ’s next series, The Paladin Group, launched with Deadly Reboot. The books are in the romantic suspense genre, set in a small southern town, and starring  wounded air force veterans, men and women warriors turned civilian attorneys and investigators determined to continue their rescue work.
The third series, titled The Colonel’s Daughters, is a quintet with each book featuring one of the five sister’s story. Born in different countries around the world, when each of the daughters happens to return to her country of birth, she’s meets her true love and is forced to confront her destiny. Book 1, A Major Seduction is the oldest sister Kari’s book and takes place at an air force wedding in Tokyo. 
A member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), and Kiss of Death, CJ lives and writes near a lake in the woods northeast of Atlanta. When she isn’t writing or reading romances, CJ spends time with her two grown children, their spouses, a brilliant grandson and a feisty cat named Max.
Schedule permitting, CJ loves to travel, to discover new favorite places and to meet new friends in both the US and around the world.
Max flatly refuses to travel. 

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28 Responses to Toxic Tide by CJ Matthew (Book Review) (CONTEST INCLUDED)

  1. Anonymous

    Super Kam,
    Thank you for the awesome review! And since I have almost nothing to do with creating the covers, (describing the H&H and sending money) may I say, I agree w you? Kim Killion does a terrific job!!
    Can't wait to mail the prize package off to a lucky winner!!
    I'll be back throughout the day! CJ Matthew

  2. Anonymous

    Sounds good to me.

  3. Anonymous

    Kameron you always promote some great books. Tanya S.

  4. Went and purchased Blood Tide love shifter books. With this review ithas to be great. Thanks Kam. I will have this series on my TBR series.

    This is a great package to win i love it

  5. Mike S

    I'm new to your Web page, I'll be checking out some of these books.

    • Welcome to my humble abode. Please make yourself at home, browse the archives, & let me know if you see anything you like.

      (Good luck on the contest.)

    • Welcome Mike!
      Good luck w the contest!
      Kam is very straightforward with her reviews, a trait I admire!
      I hope you'll checkout the Dolphin Shore Shifters and let us know what you think!
      Fins up! CJ

  6. You know I have them all and I really love the swag and , the book covers are great
    Congratulations CJ !!!!!!

    • Woo hoo, now that's what authors love to hear.

      Best of luck!!

    • Dear Jennifer,
      Usually not much can top an author's excitement of release day… But your enthusiastic comment just did! I can't thank you enough!
      Please leave reviews so new readers can find me as well.
      Fins up! CJ

    • CJ , yes I would love to leave a review as I read them and now that I have all 5 I can read them back to back!!!!!

    • Dear Jennifer,
      That's music to my ears!! I appreciate your support and your enthusiasm!
      I'm planning to attend a couple reader/author weekends next year to sign books and hand out goodies.
      Hopefully we can meet.
      Happy reading!

  7. and once again CJ hits it out of the ballpark. Congrats CJ. Wishing you the very best in sales.

  8. Now all I need is all the paperbacks , signed ones lol!!!

  9. I hear you Jennifer!
    Watch here on Kam's Place also my FB page, and website for more contests and giveaways!

  10. Congrats Jennifer Smith, you WON a signed copy of Toxic Tide + other SBW goodies courtesy of CJ Matthew & Kam's Place. Please send your mailing address to CJ at to claim your prize. And congrats again!!

    • Congratulations to you Jennifer!! Your first signed paperback to start your collection!
      Plus fun SBW drinking cup and dolphin swag! Send me your address!! CJ


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