Savannah Martin Mysteries 1-3 - Jenna Bennett

Savannah Martin Mysteries 1-3

By Jenna Bennett

  • Release Date: 2015-11-06
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Savannah Martin Mysteries 1-3 book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 475 Ratings)

Savannah Martin Mysteries 1-3 Jenna Bennett Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Savannah Martin has always been a good girl, doing what was expected and fully expecting life to fall into place in its turn. But when her perfect husband turns out to be a lying, cheating slimeball—and bad in bed to boot—Savannah kicks the jerk to the curb and embarks on life on her own terms. With a new apartment, a new career, and a brand new outlook on life, she’s all set to take the world by storm.
If only the world would stop throwing her curveballs...

Everyone has warned new-minted realtor Savannah Martin that real estate is a cutthroat business. But Savannah doesn’t think she’s supposed to take the warning literally ... until an early morning phone call sends her to an empty house on the ‘bad’ side of town, where she finds herself standing over the butchered body of a competitor, face to face with the boy her mother always warned her about.

Rafe Collier is six feet three inches of testosterone and trouble; tall, dark, and dangerous, with a murky past and no future—not the kind of guy a perfect Southern Belle should want to tangle with. In any way. But wherever Savannah turns, there he is, and making no bones about what he wants from her. 

Now Savannah must figure out who killed real estate queen Brenda Puckett, make a success of her new career, and avoid getting killed—or kissed—by Rafe, all before the money in her savings account runs out and she has to go back to selling make-up at the mall.


When Savannah Martin’s fellow Realtor and friend Lila Vaughn is robbed during an open house, Savannah rushes to the rescue with tea and sympathy, or at least a really good lunch and a shoulder to cry on. However, Lila seems more peeved than distraught, and her main gripe is that the sexy robber who tied her to a kitchen chair—for her own good—didn’t follow her suggestion to tie her to the bed instead.

Lila’s description of the man fits Savannah’s old school-mate Rafael Collier to a T. Rafe has recently turned up in Savannah’s life again, and he isn’t above doing a little breaking and entering. Metro Nashville Homicide Detective Tamara Grimaldi is of the same opinion, and when Lila turns up dead, tied to her bed and strangled, Rafe becomes a suspect. 

Now Savannah must get busy finding the real murderer before Detective Grimaldi can arrest the wrong man.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, they say, and Realtor Savannah Martin is certainly learning the truth of that statement. It’s been a month and a half since Rafael Collier left town, after the robbery ring he was part of got broken up by the police, and although Savannah knows it would be hideously inappropriate—not to mention supremely stupid—to miss him, she wishes he’d come back soon. His grandmother’s ailing, the nurse he hired to take care of her has disappeared, and somebody is watching the house and following Savannah as she goes about the business of bringing her first real estate transaction to a close. 

But when Rafe comes back, things only go from bad to worse. Resident nurse Marquita Johnson is found murdered, and Metro Nashville Homicide Detective Tamara Grimaldi is asked to handle the case. It doesn’t take long for her to focus her interest, once again, on Rafe. As Savannah finally learns the truth about him, she finds herself in the path of a killer more ruthless than any she has encountered yet, a killer who won’t be swayed from his purpose and who isn’t too particular whom he has to go through to get to Rafe. 

Now Savannah has to make the choice between staying safe by accepting Todd Satterfield’s proposal, or taking a chance on losing her heart and her life by trying to help Rafe, as the term ‘contract pending’ takes on a whole new meaning.

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User reviews about this book

  • Savannah Martin mystery series

    By TMFarm4
    I thought this would be great. Three stories in one but when I finished the book, the story doesn’t end but continues for like another 14 books or so. There is a lot of repetition of staying the same thing over again that she has already explained. It just wasn’t very believable the main character seems to find dead bodies around every turn as well as the always get the killer however she can’t seem to handle much of anything else. I was ok but I felt a little disappointed I didn’t want to purchase all the remaining books which was a lot to figure out how it ended.
  • Savannah Martin mystery

    By IPMPH
    Great author, I can’t wait to read #4 the characters fit the story so well and the romance pulls you in. I just couldn’t put the book down
  • Savannah Martin

    By wonttakeless
    There is no shortage of suspense, a new one around every bend. Savannah cannot emphasize enough her genteel Southern upbringing which she finds stifling. She longs to venture out into unbridled territory to be free and fulfilled.
  • Mystery romance

    By jdt_s
    Surprisingly good Southern setting sucked me in. I’m not a big romance reader, don’t really believe in that any longer, old and jaded but will read a southern setting just because I miss that area and those people.
  • Superbly different!

    By Lova g. Book
    Fast paced and addicting. Can't wait to read more!
  • More please

    By Maamc
    I read all three of these exciting mysteries and couldn't stop. A good mystery/love novel that kept me engrossed. I usually don't read love novels, but this combination was well done. Looking forward to more of the same.
  • The Savannah Martin Books 1-3

    By Marbilynch
    Yawn! Am so tired if this southern bell stuff. No southern belle I have ever truly known would behave this way. While the house I grew up in was a true Victorian style and not antebellum the author seems to get so much wrong. I even went to a debutante ball if u can imagine. So much is just so off the mark. Just can't get into it.
  • An addicting read

    By Sanhueza Family
    I downloaded this novel because it was free but I found myself enjoying it and also totally being able to relate because I'm a Realtor! It's very cute and a fun series to read. I'd recommend it! Kind of reminds me of Janet Evonovitch books.

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