Thirty-Six and a Half Motives

Book Nine in the New York Times best selling Rose Gardner Mystery series by Denise Grover Swank.Rose Gardner should be celebrating the arrest of her fiercest enemy, J.R Simmons But problems are like weeds pluck one and five spring up Rose s boyfriend is on the verge of leaving her for good, her best friend, Neely Kate, is grappling with marriage problems, and her sBook Nine in the New York Times best selling Rose Gardner Mystery series by Denise Grover Swank.Rose Gardner should be celebrating the arrest of her fiercest enemy, J.R Simmons But problems are like weeds pluck one and five spring up Rose s boyfriend is on the verge of leaving her for good, her best friend, Neely Kate, is grappling with marriage problems, and her sister has a devastating secret To make matters worse, she discovers J.R Simmons has not been neutralized His network of allies and henchman extends further than she suspected, and J.R s so intent on revenge, his lackeys might just destroy Fenton County to get it for him.But the girl who once spent her days alone and afraid is now a strong, independent woman with a network of her own, including Neely Kate, Skeeter Malcolm the reigning king of the Fenton County underworld and other loyal friends on both sides of the law Racing against time, they must dig up J.R s empire by the roots, unmasking his allies and unearthing his secrets, both the behind the scenes manipulation he s been orchestrating in Fenton County for decades and the dark stains of his personal life.If Rose succeeds, she tells herself the quiet and peaceful life she once dreamed of will be at the end of the tunnel But her quest to destroy J.R will require her to explore the person she has become.
Thirty Six and a Half Motives Book Nine in the New York Times best selling Rose Gardner Mystery series by Denise Grover Swank Rose Gardner should be celebrating the arrest of her fiercest enemy J R Simmons But problems are like w

  • Title: Thirty-Six and a Half Motives
  • Author: Denise Grover Swank
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  • Page: 351
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    1. Thirty-Six and a Half Motives is book nine in the Rose Gardner Mystery series by Denise Grover Swank.In every book of this series, Rose’s life has been full of love, loss, chaos, danger, friendship and laughter. In every book the situation becomes more intense, dangerous and the evil, sinister J.R. Simmons finds new ways to shock us with his black heart. This book is the finale to the series and is chock full from the start to the finish. Surprisingly, the biggest part of it takes part over on [...]

    2. Jaw-Dropping, Heart-Pounding, Tear-Jerking, Heart-Warming and Just EVERYTHING!How do you walk away from an intense series wrap-up and put your reactions into coherent thoughts--A without adding spoilers and B: still sounding semi-intelligent? I sat down at 6:30 one evening and didn’t stop reading until the wee hours of the morning because I couldt.putwn. Then I sat on it for a couple of days and read it again. I could say it was epic--it would be true. I could say it was amazing, wonderful, ex [...]

    3. Oh My Stars and Garters!!!!! What a Finale!!!!!If you have been a fan of the Rose Gardner Series, or a DGS fanatic like me, you are not going to want to miss this 9th book in the series. Everything is wrapped up for us in this instalment. We get so many answers, it's like a cheats book. So much happens with twists and turns, I could not put it down for the life of me.This book starts only five days after the last one finished. And poor Rose is still reeling from Mason needing to take some time t [...]

    4. It's hard to put into words how much I love this book, this series, this author. I stayed up waiting until midnight for its release. Knowing full well that sleep wasn't a possibility when this beauty was in my kindle waiting for me! I am an avid reader and I have NEVER done that for another authors book. If you have read this far into Rose Gardner you will relate to how I'm feeling right now! This book was phenomenal. I won't give away any spoilers, I know I would have been pretty devastated if [...]

    5. Oh what to say, what to say. I've been looking forward to this book for awhile. I pre-ordered it after I finished the last one (something I NEVER do). In fact, I even held off reading it for a few days so I could give it my full attention. I had so many questions and couldn't wait to dive in. It did not disappoint. There is so much going on, I had to read it all slowly just to make sure I got everything right. I really liked it and for the most part it ended how I thought it should. (Seriously- [...]

    6. Rose and Skeeter brought JR Simmons' criminal empire crashing down. And now he's escaped from custody and has nothing to live for except revenge. With a final confrontation inevitable Rose and her friends find themselves scrambling to fit all the puzzle pieces together, to sort out friend from foe. She knows people are going to die, one of her visions showed that to her. What she doesn't know is who or what she can do to prevent it. Thirty-Six and a Half Motives is book nine of the Rose Gardner [...]

    7. So disappointing No HEA. Nine books and I can't believe it ended this way. I really wish I wouldn't have read the series

    8. Ya know I really hate doing this but that ending. I hated it. I hate it. So disappointed right now.

    9. This was a really hard one to rate. As a story, it was an absolute 5, as a finale to a series, well. that's why it's an overall four. Because it is the finale to the completely addictive and totally endearing Rose Gardner Mysteries, however, I have to review it as such.This series has been one of the most superbly written and completely enjoyable series I have honestly ever read. It is at the very top of my list of recommended reading! Ms. Swank has taken a character (Rose) and so eloquently wov [...]

    10. I finished this book over 24 hours ago and am still in a book hangover fog. I know that I will be this way for days. Denise has a way of pulling you into the story and making the characters feel so real that you are right there with them. This book wraps up the JR storyline that has been going on for quite sometime. Denise does an excellent job of drawing out the suspense and keeping you guessing as to what is going to happen. There are some shocking and ah-ha moments that I did not see coming. [...]

    11. I'm also giving this book 5 <3 and 5 crying emogis. This was a wonderful, loving, suspenseful, heartbreaking, emotional, heartwarming love story. It didn't have the ending I expected or wanted - but Denise Grover Swank wrote the perfect ending for "Thirty-Six and a Half Motives." I'm crying as I write this review, I loved this book so much. My heart is full. I'm not writing anymore because then my review would contain spoilers. Read the book, you will love it!!

    12. 5 Explosive Stars. This series encompassed many elements including romance, mystery, and a touch of the supernatural, however, the essence of this series is Rose's journey to becoming the woman she is meant to be I have stated before, that the character of Rose begins this journey as a naive, frightened, young girl; as we traveled through each book with her we watched her evolve into a strong willed, brave woman who followed her instincts in order to protect those she loved and endured the painf [...]

    13. ~~~~~~~~~WARNING, THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS BOOK YET, DO NOT CONTINUE WITH THIS REVIEW~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I don't know where to even begin with this review. Let me start at the feelings part. OK, this book is way more than 5 stars. I took my time reading this book. I didn't fly through the book like I normally do. I wanted to make sure that I read everything, that I got what was going on, and made sure that I was feeling what was being portra [...]

    14. “It all started when I saw myself dead.” That’s how the Rose Gardner Mysteries began in Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes. How could it possibly end well for Rose Gardner and her cohorts? It’s not easy to write a review for such a phenomenal story without revealing spoilers, but I’m going to do my best. I was given the task of summing up this final installment with one word: explosive.Denise Grover Swank is at the top of her game in Thirty-Six and a Half Motives. She holds nothing back, m [...]

    15. This series has been my guilty pleasure and it kinda snuck up on me how much I started to really like the books. Rose Gardner never fails to entertain, as was the case with this book. But as much as I wanted to give it a 5-star rating to show my appreciation for the series, I didn't like the ending.I didn't necessarily need a happy ending, but Mason's reasoning seemed to come out of nowhere and seemed a bit unfair to Rose. Throughout the book he tells Rose that he wants to fix them when she's fi [...]

    16. I have never been so addicted to a series. This one had me from the first book. I have never anticipated the release of a book like I did this one, book 9. I rearranged my life around it so I could binge read! That is how much I loved this series! I loved Rose and watching her grow and change and develop real friendships and love relationships. From being alone in the world and beaten down she moved on to having a whole host of really sincere friends and developed into a very strong, smart, inde [...]

    17. Wow!! Amazing!! Truly incredible. ***** "Thirty-Six and a Half Motives" by Denise Grover SwankWow!! Amazing!! Incredible!! The author uses this last book of the series to put an end to the loose pieces and larger parts. Almost every piece of the puzzle has been placed. It is complete. She brigs it all to a close with a punch!! Fast moving and sometimes complicated there is not a stone unturned. Engaging isn't an adequate word. Ensnaring might be strong enough. It pulls the reader in and in and i [...]

    18. Did I devour this book in one day? Heck yes. Was there twists and unexpected revelations? You betcha. Did I appreciate Rose's transformation? Absolutely. So why not 5 stars? Well, because I'm a big cry baby who doesn't like my heart shattered and that's what happened with all that happened to Joe. I am perfectly alright with Rose not ending up with someone, so this was not a problem for me, at all. People will say she didn't get her HEA, but she is just beginning her life, so I can handle that. [...]

    19. Holy Hell, this book was everything. I was yelling and screaming and running around my apartment with all that went on. Denise Grover Swank crafted a brilliant final chapter, that was full of danger, intrigue and shock. It's bitter sweet to see this chapter end in the lives of these characters that have become my extended family. It was so easy to get caught up in the story of Rose Gardner. A girl who was beaten down by the one person who was meant to love her. She had no life, no friends and no [...]

    20. This was the book that I have been waiting for! Rose was so strong, and smart, a total badass, and FINALLY realized a few truths about some relationships that she was in, she may not have wanted to realize these things but none of the other characters would let her escape them. I loved every second of it. I loved how so many characters are finally seeing how much Rose has changed, and getting her to realize it as well. I loved that all of the questions, except one, were answered, and the final s [...]

    21. This is hard for me to give this book four stars because the series as a whole is five but not this book. It defiantly was a great, can't put you down read. I felt like the last fourth of the book was rushed without enough explanation with the twists and turns we've all grown to love in this series. This book just seemed lacking at the end. I understand that the Rose story is continuing but this book wasn't up to the others standards. I didn't need a HEA. I am glad she didn't settle but cut the [...]

    22. Book 9 when all the questions would be answered, all the secrets would be revealed and Rose would live Happily Ever After???????Um yeah nope, not even close there are shocks, surprises and I'm not giving any spoilers :-) this is a must read series final that will leave you wishing you could read it all over again for the first time.I have loved Rose from book 1 she was sweet naive and just the kindest person you couldn't help but love her, by the end of book 9 I am still loving her even though s [...]

    23. Spoilers ahead:Finished reading the book in just two days and my head is reeling with questions.1. This book had fewer visions of future which is good for a change. But, wasn't Rose supposed to blurt out everything she sees? How could she have kept the secret to herself when she saw the vision of Jed's future?2. Kate is seeking revenge on her father. And planted a bomb in the Atchinson factory. But, what was the need to invite her brother(Joe) whom she loves and Mason(who did not harm her in any [...]

    24. It's not over yetI just finished this book so I need to get my review out while it's still fresh in my mind. I fell in love with Rose in Twenty Eight and a Half Wishes and love her still through her many predicaments, loves and losses and evolution from a scared beat down girl to a strong force to be reckoned with young woman. Thirty Six and a Half Motives answers many questions and signifies the end of some key characters but we know this is not the end for Rose. I have never felt such emotion [...]

    25. The writing is great as always. Another suspenseful story. But I must admit that I'm very disappointed with the ending, especially since its the last book of the series. I was upset when Joe broke up with Rose originally and I hoped that they would get back together, but then I fell in love with the idea of Rose and Mason together. But to end this series with Mason ending things with Rose (though a possibility of a future for them eventually) was just sad.I'm just hoping that with the new Rose G [...]

    26. What a roller coaster this series has been. I wish I had enjoyed the end more. Plot-wise, everything is mostly tied up nicely. Relationship-wise, not so much, and I found I really wanted that after all the chaos in Rose's journey. I am unsure if I will continue on to the next series. I have enjoyed watching Rose grow, but the ending (no spoilers) was difficult. True to the characters, but not very fun to read. Such is life?

    27. After 9 books, I think the author should have given the readers and Rose a HEA. I am very disappointed at wasting my time and money on this series.Edit: This review is not requesting a refund, and it's extremely poor form to call out reviews on social media.

    28. I didn’t enjoy this one for several reasons. First and foremost because Rose & Mason don’t end up together. Noting that the author is writing a spin off series about Rose seems to be the main motivation for that rather and a number of other things that bugged me such as the transformation of Neely Kate from Rose’s bubbly happily married friend into a tortured woman with a hidden past, Ronnie’s sudden elevation to the criminal element and disappearance and the revelation the Joe & [...]

    29. I will start this review by saying that I was part of the group of Rose Gardner fans that did not want this series to end or to change. I love all the characters, good and bad. I have been TeamMason from his beginning in the series but I care about Joe too. When I began this last book, I read it slowly because I didn't want to get to the ending and lose characters I loved. The mystery and storyline were the usual Rose books that I love but the reason I couldn't give it 5 stars was that the end c [...]

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