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She’s serving up mayhem in the Magic City.FINAL STRAWDishing out bad news is Jackie Parker’s job. So when her boss grabs her assets one time too many, she serves him her notice and hopes he chokes on it. There must be a better way for a certified process server to make a living in Miami than working for a lousy lecherous lawyer. Whatever Jackie decides, her number one prioShe’s serving up mayhem in the Magic City.FINAL STRAWDishing out bad news is Jackie Parker’s job. So when her boss grabs her assets one time too many, she serves him her notice and hopes he chokes on it. There must be a better way for a certified process server to make a living in Miami than working for a lousy lecherous lawyer. Whatever Jackie decides, her number one priority is to spend time with her husband, Luke, preferably without his brother Logan—AKA the Dark Prince. FINAL WARNINGDespite Logan’s objections, Luke asks her to join forces in their own property management team, Damaged Goods. Drawing the line between professional and personal lives proves challenging, especially when Logan serves her an ultimatum—tell Luke the truth about what really happened the night they first met, or he will. Sexual harassment is looking better and better. FINAL NOTICEFester Gomez is three months behind on the rent for his pricey South Beach condo and Damaged Goods is on the job. Either they convince the tenant to pay up or he’ll face eviction. The simple task turns deadly when the team discovers Gomez missing and a Jane Doe slowly decomposing in his bathtub. Serving a killer up to justice, wrestling family secrets—it’s just another day on the job for Damaged Goods....

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Final Notice Reviews

  • Ian
    2019-03-08 02:19

    Jackie, her husband Luke and his brother Logan are partners in a property management team in Miami. When a renter is smelling up the place or not paying rent, the landlord hires them to sort it out. Unfortunately for them on their very first job they stumble across a brutally murdered young woman. When the police fail to find a suspect after a few days they put the case on the back-burner and Jackie decides if she doesn't step in the case will join the thousands of other unsolved murders. Jennifer L. Hart is a favorite author. She writes snarky and intelligent cozy mysteries that are high on fun and low on angst (despite the obvious triangle that's bubbling away in the background). I love every single character in this book –– honestly, they pretty much all deserve to be the star and I can't wait till the next instalment.

  • Mary Gramlich
    2019-03-09 22:17

    You cannot keep a good woman from falling down, repeatedly Jackie Parker is married to the perfect man in Luke and is employed by the most atrocious man. When enough is one too many perfected actions Jackie decides that she can turn her life around and go into business with her husband and create marital bliss. The problem with that idea is Luke is in a partnership with his brother Logan, the prince of darkness with a touch of downright mean thrown in for good measure. The three of them are going to set up office as Damaged Goods, a property management company where Jackie can use her skills and people skills while the brothers’ military background will provide every other skill set required to get the job done. This company will evict, evacuate, and quietly remove deadbeat tenants never expecting that on the first job they would find a dead body and not a live one, gross. For other people finding a dead body would be the lowest point in this new business but no things actually deteriorate from there if that is even possible. People it turns out are odd ducks and there are more of them than Jackie conceivably thought possible which is good for business but bad for trying to catch a break. Jackie, Luke and Logan try to keep up with the case load but that dang dead body is such a distraction and when the case goes cold and Jackie keeps heating it back up things don’t just get warm they get downright explosive. Adding to Jackie’s stress is family issues and drama on both side of familiar fence each competing for who is more out of control. There is also that pesky secret Jackie has been keeping and knows the one person she needs to reveal it to is going to be the most hurt by the details. Jennifer L. Hart provides every fun loving reader with love, action, explosions, and mayhem wrapped around a great story with relatable characters. Enjoy every book and be prepared to beg her for the next release date

  • Jenna
    2019-03-09 21:21

    Jackie Parker is a sassy spitfire who has had it to the top of Crazy Horse Mountain with her grimy boss and his grabby hands. Fed up, she quits her job on the spot; it's either that or face charges for assault. Fortunately, the door she just slammed shut caused a window to crack wide open: a new business venture with her husband, Luke, and his brother, Logan.Final Notice is the first in the Damaged Goods mystery series. It's not quite a cozy, but not really a hardened mystery/thriller, either. Whatever the correct niche category is, Jennifer L. Hart has written a great series opener. Fast-paced, funny, with a biting wit and sarcasm; I had a really hard time putting it down!Now, on to the important issue: Team Luke or Team Logan? I hope no one calls me out on this, but I have to admit that I'm totally, 100%, all in Team Logan. I know, I know! Jackie's married to Luke. But come on. I don't think she's truly happy - and, at least to me, Logan's the more interesting character. There's a depth there that just isn't evident in Luke. Jackie sees it and I'd be willing to bet that Jennifer Hart is Team Logan, too! (Now I might have to ask her . . .) For now, I'll be waiting to see how this all plays out - while working on "I'm with the Dark Prince" t-shirts. I do need to call a spade a spade, though. My editing eye was bulging in places, making me long for a proofreader's red marking pen. Grammatical and punctuation errors can very easily turn me off a book in record time. However, what Final Notice lacks in proofreading polish is more than makes up for with panache. A solid four-star read. I'm already eager for January 2015 (do I really have to wait that long, Jennifer???), when Lease on the Beach comes out!

  • SOS Aloha
    2019-03-09 01:37

    Should we shoot them? - Fiona, BURN NOTICE, also set in MiamiI grew up in Coral Gables, a Miami suburb, long before "Magic City" exploded into an international mecca of the beach culture. I did not realize Miami was nicknamed "Magic City" until I reviewed FINAL NOTICE. Hart delivers magic with a capable heroine who overcame a few hard knocks in her life. Jackie Parker has enough confidence in herself, and her marriage, to quit her job with a sexist boss. Her husband, Luke Parker, is transitioning from the Marine Corps to odd jobs with his brooding brother, Logan Parker. As the three sit around a wobbly kitchen table to ponder their future, Jackie suggests their own property management company named DAMAGED GOODS. One step forward, two steps back as their first job to evict a tenant leads them to a dead body. Yet Jackie is an optimist and finds the sunny side of every situation with her affectionate husband, supportive mother-in-law, and loyal friends. The ensuing mayhem yields plenty of humor along with "ahh" moments as Jackie ends the day with a little romance. Hart conveys the strength of military families that follows them into civilian life. Her characters are not perfect yet they are not the "wounded" stereotype in many romances. They are not rich in wealth but rich in love. They carry on, valuing their family and upholding their integrity. I applaud Hart for creating realistic characters that pay loving tribute to those in service.Recommended read for fans of cozy mysteries, Florida sunsets, and happily ever afters for veterans ... until the next mystery.I received a print copy from the author for a honest review.

  • Heather
    2019-03-09 04:28

    I have read most, if not all, of this author’s books so when I saw a new one by her I just had to get my hands on it. I’m so glad I did! I didn’t want to put this book down at all. The mystery element was great. I loved all of the humor, there were parts where I literally laughed out loud. The characters were described so well that I almost felt that I knew them personally. I got lost in their world and can’t wait for the next book in the series!

  • Lynette Sofras
    2019-02-21 21:17

    I'm giving this story five stars because it had that "Just one more chapter and then I'll stop" factor that kept me reading late into the night.The story drew me in from the outset as the larger-than-life characters leapt off the pages. I loved them all—though probably the two mothers most. Being a Brit, some of the expressions were new to my ears, but the language and witty dialogue sizzled in my head - masterly done and a delight to read.Jackie, the narrator, is something of a klutz, accident-prone, kitchen-cursed, considers herself "trailer trash" but she's also smart, knowledgeable and the brains behind the brawn of "Damaged Goods" the property management company she runs with husband Luke and his brother Logan. What complicates a happy family working relationship is that Jackie fell a little bit in love and slept with Logan before she met and married Luke—and neither of them thought to mention this to Luke. Well with two gorgeous hunks madly in love with her and eager to haul her out of some very messy situations, why would Jackie rock her boat?But of course Jackie is a born boat-rocker and her innate sense of justice, coupled with her curious nature and desire to finish the job she started land her quite literally in deep water - and a lot of other less hygienic stuff. Nor is Jackie without conscience, and her need for honesty and fairness in handling the two men in her life lead her to a difficult decision.Some of the situations Jackie and the Damaged Goods team discover as they grow their company had my eyes out on stalks, yet as incredible as they were, they had a plausible ring. Jennifer Hart's confident delivery and knowledge of the legal loopholes of the property business made me wonder about her own background. I don't want to spoil the surprises for readers, so will refrain from summarising the dramatic situations the team encounter, but can assure you that this fast-paced and witty story never loses its momentum once. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it.

  • Jeanie Jackson
    2019-02-21 02:14

    Absolutely loved it. Definitely not the old fashioned style cozy but any ready of lighter mystery that focus on characters as well as the mystery will love it. Definitely in the top 5 I have read in the last year.This is one of those books that grabs you from the beginning and holds you throughout, or at least it did that to me. Judy is the kind of person I want for my friend! And Luke and Logan are both yummy and basically sweet even though Logan tries to hide it. I like that she is happily married and that her husband is a part of the story.Luke hires Judy for their new company when she quits her job as process server not just because she is his wife, but because she brings knowledge that they need to succeed. On their first job they find the body of a woman to who Judy feels a connection. That connection forces her to follow up when the police put the case on the back burner. Through the story we encounter friends and family and watch relationships develop and change. Totally awesome and intelligently plotted story. Definitely a must read.This is one of those books that will be a five on review sites and will probably become a five as I reread it. I rate tighter on Goodreads because I am comparing each book to all of the other books I have read and loved.

  • Bruce Curran
    2019-02-26 20:29

    The first of the Damaged Goods Mysteries this story sets a high bar. Well written with a light and easy style as well as a generous dose of humor.Jackie Parker and her husband Luke and brother in law Logan go into business together solving problems with tenants for property owners. The problem is they start turning up bodies and as well as some very unusual tenants with some very unusual umm... problems. The book moves at a good pace and she never fails to deliver a new and interesting problem for this rag tag team.The trick for authors in this genre is to come up with new and interesting characters and present them in an interesting and entertaining way while still maintaining some connection to reality. I think she did a great job with this one on all fronts.Having done property management I had no problem believing the scenarios she came up with. I may have to share a few I came across when doing it. Seems like they might be a pretty good fit for this series.Jennifer also writes the Laundry Hag series which I have been a fan of and have recommended to quite a few of my friends. Her new series will give her another outlet to showcase her sense of humor and her writing talents. I look forward to the next books in both series.

  • Susan
    2019-03-16 22:32

    A darn clever novel about a certified process server, who joins forces with her husband and his brother in a property management company called Damaged Goods. Should be a simple job, evicting troublesome tenants and otherwise trouble-shooting for property owners.Not so fast! On their first job, they find the corpse of a young woman, who is not the tenant. And the problems build.The characters are likable, the banter is quick, and the complications are realistic.Even though a major potentially explosive problem among the partners is resolved in this mystery, I look forward to reading more from Jennifer L. Hart.

  • Betty
    2019-02-25 23:16

    A rollicking good read. I can certainly identify with Jackie! I, too, have a knack for saying or doing the wrong thing and I'm a bit of a klutz as well. Jackie is a great character. She's strong and sassy and trying to overcome a difficult background. She quits her job abruptly when her grabby boss grabs one time too many. Using her experience as a process server, Jackie forms a company with her husband and brother-in-law. Their company is hired by landlords to resolve difficulties with tenants. A pretty straightforward task until murder enters the picture. It's a great mystery with likeable characters and I highly recommend it!

  • Dawn Frazier
    2019-03-08 04:15

    If I could give this book more than five stars, I would! I loved it from beginning to end. The characters are great, and felt like old friends after only a few pages. The story follows Jackie, her husband Luke, and his brother Logan as they start their own property management business. The trouble that Jackie gets herself into is just hilarious!! I could not stop laughing! It is one hilarious situation after the next! I put this book as one of my absolute favorites of the year. Cannot wait until the next one in this series!

  • Lynn Waddell
    2019-03-13 21:20

    A funny page-turner. Jackie Parker and her husband and her brother-in-law set up an eviction business in Miami, and then discover a dead body. A good and plausible set-up for a mystery given Miami is a place where those kinda things do happen.Jackie Parker is a strong character who gets herself into perfectly awkward situations. The plot is well-executed and sprinkled with tons of humor. I look forward to reading about Jackie's next adventure.

  • DelAnne Frazee
    2019-03-08 02:15

    Title: Final Notice - Damaged Goods Mystery Book 1Author: Jennifer L HartPublisher: LilConnectedPublished: 6-11-2014Pages: 293Genre: RomanceSub-Genre: Mystery, Amateur Sleuths, Humor, Women Sleuths, Satire, SeriesISBN: 2940045043277ASIN: B00KVOT7HMReviewed For NetGalley and LilConnectReviewer: DelAnneRating: 4.5 StarsBack Cover Blurb:She’s serving up mayhem in the Magic City….FINAL STRAWDishing out bad news is Jackie Parker’s job. So when her boss grabs her assets one time too many, she serves him her notice and hopes he chokes on it. There must be a better way for a certified process server to make a living in Miami than working for a lousy lecherous lawyer. Whatever Jackie decides, her number one priority is to spend time with her husband, Luke, preferably without his brother Logan—AKA the Dark Prince. FINAL WARNING:Despite Logan’s objections, Luke asks her to join forces in their own property management team, Damaged Goods. Drawing the line between professional and personal lives proves challenging, especially when Logan serves her an ultimatum—tell Luke the truth about what really happened the night they first met, or he will. Sexual harassment is looking better and better. FINAL NOTICEFester Gomez is three months behind on the rent for his pricey South Beach condo and Damaged Goods is on the job. Either they convince the tenant to pay up or he’ll face eviction. The simple task turns deadly when the team discovers Gomez missing and a Jane Doe slowly decomposing in his bathtub. Serving a killer up to justice, wrestling family secrets—it’s just another day on the job for Damaged Goods. The frustration on the job is jumping of the pages as is the tension in the family. Jennifer L Hart's Final notice will have you laughing and gasping and you will vacillate between understanding Logan to wanting to punch his lights out. All in all the characters make you sit up and take notice. The story moves at a quick pace so that you are surprised when it is over, but lucky for us there are already two other novels out in this series to keep us reading for hours to come.My rating of "Final Notice - Damaged Goods Mystery Book 1" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.Amazon Link: Link: Link: Play Link: Not Available Indigo Link: Link: Link: Reading Room Link: Link:

  • Shelly
    2019-02-20 00:09

    I really enjoyed this book! Jackie attracts quite the interesting characters and situations!

  • leonard rudnick
    2019-03-12 02:38

    Great EscapeReading is my spring pill. This was a delightful way to fall asleep. The underlying humor is a bonus. Enjoy!

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-15 22:29

    Would benefit from polish. Wrong word, spelling, and other errors. Story isn't bad, although very focused on family dramas.

  • Aixa
    2019-03-04 21:39

    ~Given to me by the author for a honest review~I simply loved it. It’s an easy; quick reading that makes you want to read more and wanting for the next book in the series to come out.The saying ‘behind every great man there is a great woman’ could not be better for this story, but instead of one man there are two. Logan and Luke two brothers in love with the same woman, and they both will protect her at all cost even try to protect her form herself. Logan an ex navy loves her but she is with his brother and won’t let his longing ruin their marriage. Luke and ex marine head over heels in love with his wife and will do anything to keep them together even keeping a secret from his wife and brother. What could it be?Jackie a 35 year old woman married to Luke who is tired of working for the slimy boss decides to take matter into her hands and quit her job before she caused him bodily harm. Together the brothers and Jackie go into business thinking it would be easy, but is anything but.After their first job where a dead body is found nothing is the same. Between the tensions, lust, longing and lost love between her and Logan and all the crazy happenings you would think that she would just quit but she is not a quitter.Jackie stays in there and always in the middle of things to the point that she is almost one of the dead.Twist after twist, this story is one that I would read over and over. When you think you might know who the killer is, or maybe you decide to give up like the police the killer is announced and you are surprised. I know I was I did not see him as the killer. I wont tell you, you are going to have to read.Once I started it was hard to put down, I read all in one sitting when I had time. If you like mysteries, with a hint of comedy and a possible love triangle this story is the one for you. I give it 4 out of 5 stars and I can’t wait for book 2 to come out.

  • Jmrhine
    2019-03-06 02:17

    The one thing I love about Jennifer L Hart's books is--I know these people. I don't care how funny the predicaments they get into (and they are funny--if more than a little dangerous) or how difficult the family problems (we all have 'em, right?) Hart's characters are totally believable for me and I have no difficulty relating to each and every one. They're just real, and even better the humor doesn't ever feel forced. The big bonus is that ALL of Hart's characters are smart, too, and that comes in real handy when you're part of the Damaged Goods crew in this book, because serving notice for clients often requires having a gun handy and keeping 911 on speed dial.The scary thread throughout the first book in this series (yes, I'm assuming series here, folks--I won't accept anything less) is Jackie's fear over how Luke will respond when she tells him her secret. Something she never intended to reveal, but is now being forced to. Frankly, I think she'd rather stare down the gun barrel of a survivalist amid all his stored cans of gasoline, since it might be easier to risk losing her life than losing Luke. Solid characters, a solid marriage, and a solid story. I already want the next book!

  • Jean
    2019-03-08 22:32

    I would have really loved to give this book a 5 star, but there were a few missing elements. I enjoyed the plot and the story line. One of my biggest pet peeves is when an author has a lot of errors. It side-tracks me from reading the story. I realize that this book is fiction, but I really enjoy when I can place myself into a character. If I can feel like I am the lead I become addicted to the book. I felt more like I was watching Jackie as she went through her jobs rather than helping her through what she was dealing with. I enjoyed Luke and Logan they are very strong characters, but I was confused as to why Jackie is still in love with Logan. It made me a little upset that she kept saying she was attracted to him when she supposed to be in love with Luke. It would have made more sense to me if she had these feelings for him if she were not married to Luke. Some of the characters feelings were a little unclear with Jackie. I will be interested in the next book because the plot had me reading to the end. Only a few minor adjustments and this would have been a 5 star book for me. Overall I did enjoy this book.

  • Keri
    2019-03-23 00:16

    I have never been one for love triangles but shockingly enough to me I rather enjoyed this story. Jackie, Luke and Logan provided plenty of laughs and the mystery angle was perfect. Jackie seriously had me cracking up throughout the whole book and honestly I found myself instantly connecting with her character. I have decided I am firmly in camp Logan, don't get me wrong Luke and Jackie are sweet together but there's just something about the Dark Prince that has me rooting for him to win Jackie's heart in the end. As the Damaged Goods crew work at evicting troublesome tenants they find themselves knee deep in death and various crazy scenarios. I will most certainly be picking up the next books in this series and hopefully we get more shenanigans from the funny secondary characters like Marty, Gertie, and more! This was a complimentary e-copy from the publisher/author in exchange for a honest review from Netgalley.

  • Anne
    2019-02-27 02:22

    The blurb sums up the start of Final Notice well. I really enjoyed reading this, but I have to say if you're looking for a really strong mystery plot this may not be your first choice. Jackie works on solving the murder of the young woman in Gomez's condo and his disappearance, but that thread of the story line is behind the adventures the trio encounter while process serving and the issue of Jackie and Logan having slept together once and Luke not knowing.I found all of the process servings entertaining and inventive. I don't want to spoil any, but the one with above the art studio was priceless. So, for a light, fun read with a bit of mystery I'd recommend Final Notice. As a matter of fact, it would be a great beach read.I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

  • Andrea Stoeckel
    2019-03-01 20:26

    Another fun Read from Jennifer Hart. This time,Jackie, Luke, and Logan, aka Damaged Goods, serve eviction notices and determine why and how the tenents have come to being evicted, above and beyond the call if duty.And Jackie is good at what she does, but her personal life needs a bit of an eviction of its own. Her mother is alcoholic, her mother in law is a fixer. She has her own past with Logan that she's scared to share with Luke.And, her in laws are having their annual vow renewal, and she's expected to drop everything and actively participate. Too much on the plate, and their evictees keep it lively.Hart has again drawn beliveable, they could live next door type people, dealing with slightly bizzaro lives. This was great, laugh out loud and I will keep reading this author

  • Jacque
    2019-03-11 04:26

    In Final Notice, Jackie has just quit her job as a process server for a sleaze all lawyer and she, her husband and her brother-in-law begin a business of their own. She names their new company Damaged Goods and they get their first case to evict a tenant with overdue rent. The tenant is long gone, but they do find a body of a young girl. Each new job becomes sillier and more outlandish ( and hilarious). Add into the mix the fact that Jackie slept with her brother-in-law before she met her husband, a dysfunctional trailer-trash mom, and crazy tenants, and you have a murder mystery that will have you laughing out loud! Great fun to read and I hope to see more in this series soon.

  • Sheryl
    2019-03-06 00:27

    Loved it! I loved Jackie's personality and attitude. Her relationships with her family and friends rang true and made me care about and like her all the more. The story was fun and the writing humorous. I laughed out loud more than once. But what really made this story stand out for me was the narration of the audiobook which was top notch. Suzanne Cerreta does a fantastic job narrating. I listened to another book she narrated (also by the same author) and thought she had done a great job with that one, but this one was even better, if possible. I will definitely be listening to more books by this narrator and author!

  • Steve
    2019-03-06 22:15

    Good Reads First ReadsWho could have thought that a pinch of the butt could have lead to a new start up business. Jackie Parker is featured in the first of the Damaged Goods series and along with her husband and his brother get involved in some bizare circumstances. A house full of poop, a crazy mom and a guy named Fester should get you guessing. An easy read that will sure to have you laugh out loud and keep you guessing. The Author does a nice job of keeping the characters relivent and never over complicates the plot. Looking forward to the second book in the series Lease on the Beach which is due out in January 2015.

  • Kelly Hobbs
    2019-02-24 03:23

    Jackie, her husband Luke, and his brother Logan decide to open their own property management company. Between finding a dead body, planning her in-laws vow renewal,and dealing with her co-dependent, alcoholic mother, Jackie must also decide whether she should tell Luke that she slept with Logan before they met. The story moves at a fast pace, with a lot of interesting characters and unusual, funny,and sometimes gross situations. I loved this book and am waiting impatiently for book two.

  • Elisa Hordon
    2019-03-22 02:17

    I really love Jennifer L Hart she write such great humorous mysteries, I couldn't put it down.Jackie Parker is awesome, I love her gung hoe attitude she just refuses to give up no matter what life throws at her.Her husband Luke is finally home full-time they are starting a business with his brother Logan (the Prince of Darkness) and things seem to be on track.After finding a dead body things may not be as on track as she

  • Kay (Brigidsmomma) Compton
    2019-03-19 02:25

    I really liked this one. The characters were funny but well developed and the story was well written. I liked the tongue in cheek humor and the relationships with the various family members. The mystery was well scripted, and kept me interested as much as the interactions between the characters did - I was never quite sure what would happen next... they were a crazy bunch and that made this light read very enjoyable for me.

  • Judy
    2019-03-07 00:12

    First off I would like to say that I won this book from a goodreads giveaway. Thank you. It was a good book. I really liked the way things happened when Jackie and the Parker brothers went out on their jobs. I can't wait for the next book to come out. I'm sure it will be as good as this one. Highly recommend.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-08 20:23

    Absolutely HilariousI really enjoyed this book. It has it all. Mystery, humor, love, and suspense. The author did a fine job of luring me in and holding my attention throughout the entire book. The writing is excellent and the plot is great. The characters are far from perfect, but they are very likable. I definitely recommend this book.