Blog Tour, Book Review and Giveaway – Licensed for Trouble by Susan May Warren

From the Publisher:

PJ Sugar receives shocking news that she’s inherited the Kellogg family mansion. Though she has no idea why, the timing is perfect—PJ has clearly worn out her welcome at her sister’s house. Unfortunately, the mansion is in shambles, and PJ is short on cash. Rescue comes in the form of Max Smith, a mysterious handyman willing to trade his services for PJ’s investigative skills. But PJ already has a full docket with cramming for her PI license and nurturing a growing romance with her boss, Jeremy Kane. Can she take on Max’s case without dropping the ball?

About the Author:

Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I’m a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I’m an adventurer — having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that’s why my characters can’t sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another — they’re too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain!

My Opinion:

Oh this was a fun book! Fun and light and just the right antidote to my last, heavier read.  In Licensed for Trouble we again meet PJ Sugar; this is the third book in the series. I have not read the other two books and while I think it would have helped on a few minor points it did not interfere with my enjoyment of this book.

PJ is working towards becoming a Private Investigator. She has just broken up with her high school love and is exploring a possible relationship with her boss. Due to past events she finds herself thrown out of her sister’s house and living on the couch at her office. Her bosses couch.

Her instincts are good, very good in fact but they seem to just lead her into more trouble than she expects. She reminds me a little of Stephanie Plum but not as citified. Just when she thinks she is going to have to start living in her car she finds out that the town’s leading citizen – the last surving member of the family the town is named for – names her as the sole beneficiary of her will.


There is not much left to the estate; in fact it’s really nothing more than a crumbling old house and enough money to keep it running for about 6 months. Seriously crumbling. PJ’s sister finds her a handyman from her church but he comes with big baggage; he doesn’t know who he is! He cuts a deal – he will work at fixing the house if PJ will find out who he is.

What follows is a lovely tale of PJ not just finding out who her new handy man is but PJ finding out who PJ is. You see, PJ was adopted and never quite felt she fit in with the Sugar family. As she learns more about Max, her handyman she also learns more about HER past and who she is.  This lets her let go of who she thought she was and lets her move forward to the woman she is meant to be.

Will it be with Boone, the man of that past or Jeremy the boss who has some baggage of his own?

Licensed for Trouble is a great beach read full of fun and well developed characters. I am going to search out the other books in the series to get myself caught up on PJ’s history. This book was a lot of fun and I’ll look forward to the next installment.

Now for some fun news!  There is a giveaway for a Kindle in conjunction with the blog tour! Check this out:

Enter PJ Sugar’s “Sweet” Giveaway

Licensed for Trouble, Susan’s brand new PJ Sugar novel, is in stores now! To celebrate the release, we’re giving away a Kindle!! You can enter using Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail using the icons below.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a A SWEET Kindle prize package that includes:

  • A brand new Kindle (Free 3G, 6”, Latest Generation)
  • The entire PJ Sugar series by Susan May Warren

To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on September 2nd.

Be sure to check out the blog tour here or purchase a copy of Licensed for Trouble here!

Cool, huh? And even better – I have one copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader.
How do you win? It’s easy!
But first, a rule:

US and Canada only


Tell me if you have read any of the PJ Sugar books. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.


1. Follow my blog publicly. If you already follow, just say so. And thank you.
2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway(one per day) – @BrokenTeepee and
LitFuse Publicity are giving away Licensed for Trouble @ #giveaway

3. Blog about this giveaway with a link back to Broken Teepee (this is good for 5 entries so leave 5 comments)


All entries need to be in by 9PM MDT on September 11th when I will go to to choose the winner.  He/she will have 48hrs to respond.

Good luck everyone!

Disclosure:  I received a gratis copy of Licensed for Trouble from the LitFuse Publicity Group. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by the receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post. 


  1. says

    I have not read any of the PJ Sugar books but just entered the Kindle giveaway! Maybe I’ll get lucky ;-) Thank you for the chance to win this book, and for the review. aitmama {{at}} gmail {{tod}} com

  2. Cindy says

    I have read a couple books by Susan May Warren but not any in the PJ series. Would love to read it!
    clemay62 at rocketmail dot com

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