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It’s been almost a year since a near-fatal gunshot wound left Shelby Nichols with the ability to read minds. In that time she’s faced one problem after another. She’s been shot at, framed for murder, and targeted by a serial killer, just to name a few. Now she’s trying to help her lawyer husband win a murder trial that will enable him to become a partner in his law firm. SIt’s been almost a year since a near-fatal gunshot wound left Shelby Nichols with the ability to read minds. In that time she’s faced one problem after another. She’s been shot at, framed for murder, and targeted by a serial killer, just to name a few. Now she’s trying to help her lawyer husband win a murder trial that will enable him to become a partner in his law firm. Sounds easy, right? But nothing ever goes as planned when it comes to Shelby Nichols.When special agent, Blake Beauchaine, shows up to collect a debt from Shelby, things get even more complicated, and Shelby is soon on her way to Paris. A routine meeting with a rogue agent reveals a sinister plot, putting Shelby into the cross-hairs of a known terrorist. Even worse, she doesn’t speak French, so it seems her mind-reading abilities won’t help her this time.Things go from bad to downright dangerous for Shelby, especially since her usual guardians, Uncle Joey, and his hit-man, Ramos, are back in the states. Lost and on her own in the streets of Paris, can Shelby escape the cold-blooded killer in time to stop his devious plans, or will this be the end of the line for Shelby Nichols?...

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devious minds shelby nichols 8 Reviews

  • Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
    2019-02-27 08:32

    A rich wife was accused of killing her husband shortly after their altercation regarding a third party named Aphrodite. It looked like the woman was guilty, especially when all suspicions were directly point at her. She needed a lawyer to prove her innocence, and it seemed like she found the right people for the job,Lawyer Cris Nichols was ready to defend her, and his wife was more than willing to help in the case. She's a mind reader and she often went to great length to help out the ones who needed her so-called premonitions. Even though her husband found her mind-reading ability irksome and annoying sometimes, he knew Shelby was his lucky charm. Why, she had helped him a lot with his investigations and had won court trials in a short period of time. Now that he's a candidate for partnership in his law firm, he was fortunate to have her by his side, even on the other side of the world... like Paris.Ahh, beautiful, enigmatic, alluring Paris, France. I would love to go there someday so I can mark off my second dream destination in my bucket list. (My number 1 dream place is Japan!) What a nice vacation and experience would that be! But Shelby wasn't there for fun and relaxation. She was there to help the man who almost put Uncle Joe to jail, and to stop a possible terrorist from destroying the world.I loved Shelby. I've seen her grow, from the first time she had her mind power until she crossed danger which involved assassins and FBI agents. Now she's back with Cris, Ramos and Blake and I couldn't count the number of times she almost met her death. She's had her hands full, I give her that, but she's one hilarious and feisty mama one shouldn't dare to cross. (Although I didn't like the part that she's got the hots for Uncle Joe's bodyguard.. ahem)Colleen Helme continues to write interesting plots involving Shelby and I ain't complaining. I thought she's such a great writer, to be able to come up with exciting new stories every time she release a book. Helme still surprises me after all these time. She's incredible. I would be watching out for the 9th Shelby Nichols' story, that's for sure!

  • Sally
    2019-03-20 02:40

    So, I’m re-reading this series because it’s amazing and I’m in love with Ramos! Anyway, book 6, 7, and 8 are a masterpiece! Actually this entire series is pretty awesome! I love Shelby! She’s such a sweetheart but I can’t help but feel bad for Chris. I mean, cheating on a spouse doesn’t have to be physical.. it can be emotional too! I really hope Shelby doesn’t ruin her relationship with Chris for Ramos!! I mean they have such a cute family and Chris is totally loyal and in love with her! Anyway, I want more Ramos! Love this series!

  • Emalie
    2019-03-20 03:41

    Update 26-01-16:I found this series years ago - through pure accident. The first one, Carrots, was for free on Amazon and I really liked the cover and since I am one of those people that buy books in regard of the cover, I one-clicked it.Devious Minds was as good as all the previous books. I really enjoyed reading another adventure of Shelby.I don't know how one woman can have so much bad luck, but Shelby definitely has it, which causes a lot of hilarious situations. Even eight books into the series and I still love Shelby and her mind reading ability as much as I did in the first book.I also love the progress Shelby made in all of her relationship. Chris, Shelby's husband, is the most appreciative husband in the world and both he and Shelby are totally in sync. I want to have a Chris myself.Then there is Ramos. When I read the synopsis, I was like: What? No Ramos?! NOOOOOOO!! How can you do that to me, Colleen?....But fear no more, we get Ramos, a lot of Ramos! *crazy girl giggle*Anyway, he and Shelby are really good friends, but with a lot of sexual tension underneath. Both won't act on it though, because Shelby loves her husband and Ramos doesn't want to destroy the good thing Shelby has with her husband. He is really cute in that way.I could go on about Ramos for ages, but I won't. Read the series and you will see why I kind of have a crush on him.Anyway, let's move on.Devious Minds is set in Paris, France, and it really, really made me want to visit Paris. All the awesome descriptions of all the sights... One day, I will visit Paris. I'm only 4 hours away. I will totally make that trip.I loved that Shelby had some struggles to use her mind reading because of the whole language barrier thing and she didn't spontanously develop the ability to understand french perfectly. No, Shelby had to work and come up with a plan to make the whole thing work.Another thing I really liked about Devious Minds was the cover. Normally I don't mention the cover of a book in my reviews, but this cover is beautiful. The yellow dress really pops out and I also liked that it made an appearence in the book.I said it once and I will say it again, but this series had everything that I always missed in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The Shelby Nichols series is entertaining and always leaves me with a smile in the end, as was and did Devious Minds.I can't wait for the next installment of the series. I need to find out what kind of trouble Shelby gets in next, since she is a magnet for trouble.Rating: 4,25 starsLike always it was a lot of fun reading a book from this series. ~ Book provided by the author in exchange for my honest opinion ~

  • Kimberly
    2019-02-25 03:34

    Incroyable! Spending the last four weeks rereading this series to refresh my mind of all of the comings and going of Shelby Nichols was totally worth my time! I completely enjoyed books 1 through 7 before reading book 8. Please do not misunderstand -- while these books are technically a series and are intended to be read in order to best understand the evolution of Shelby's personal and professional relationships, they, indeed, can be read as stand-alones, as the author spends a little bit of time in each book with background information she deems pertinent to the story at hand.Yay! Shelby goes to Paris in this installment! This story has Shelby working with the French Inspectors to stop a terrorist's plan in time to live another day! Book 9 is already released, so one does not need to be CIA, FBI or a detective to know whether shelives another day. I totally love the surprise her husband, Chris, has in store for Shelby at the end.I am not exactly certain how Colleen Helme will top Devious Minds, but I am looking forward to her next book, Hidden Deception!With nearly 50 books to her credit, Wendy Tremont King is the excellent voice of Helme's Shelby Nichols Series and I am not certain I could possibly enjoy this series as much if it were another voice to Shelby, Uncle Joey, Ramos and others. In this particular book, Ms. King was flawless in her French, British and hoodlum voices. Someone did a fantastic job pairing Ms. Helme with Ms. King for this series!If you've stumbled upon this review and are unfamiliar with this series and if you are interested in a light read with a dab of a supernatural ability, please find the nearest copy of Carrots and dive right in the series without hesitation. If you are already a fan of this series, stop reading this review now and find the nearest copy of Hidden Deception and dive right in. Thank you, Ms. Helme!

  • AudioBookReviewer
    2019-03-23 09:42

    My original Devious Minds audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.This book really worked for me, to the point that I’ve just nipped over to Amazon to buy book 1 in the series. I haven’t read or listened to any books in this series before now and I feel that this book could have been slightly enhanced if I knew the backstory a little better.Shelby Nichols is a the main character of this series and I adore her – she’s the perfect blend of ordinary, the kind of woman who packs tissues and extra socks for every journey ‘just in case’ and extraordinary, she has connections to the mob and is flown out to Paris to help Special Agent Blake Beauchaine track down a terrorist. Obviously it’s better not to think too hard about how Shelby has ended up in this situation because it’s too fun to dwell on! She finds herself being kidnapped, attacked, generally shoved about a bit and then rescued by the smoking hot Ramos, the mob-hitman who suffers from a terrible case of unrequited love. The sexual tension between the two is pretty spicy, however, she does genuinely seem to love her husband so I’m not entirely sure where the author is going to go with this relationship and I’m a little frustrated on Shelby’s behalf.I think it’s the things that make her ordinary in contrast to her abilities that really makes her work as a character, she’s likable, she loves her family and she gets scared when faced by terrorists and murderers rather than running in and saving the day on her own each time.The one thing that I did find quite funny was that she makes a couple of references to being a mother but the children are barely mentioned throughout the entire course of the caper that is Devious Minds – she mentions her husband quite often and speaks to him on the phone while she’s away for a week in Paris but doesn’t seem to have much to do with the kids in this book at all. I assume that there’s a lot more of them in the other books otherwise I’m a little concerned for this fictional character’s maternal instinct…Wendy Tremont King is a spectacular narrator and the audio production was of high quality, listening to her read this book was an absolute pleasure – she brought the characters and the story to life, I don’t think there would be another voice talent better suited to the character of Shelby. I would definitely listen to her work in the future, especially if it was another book in this particular series.Audiobook was provided for review by the narrator.

  • Cass
    2019-03-12 10:32

    4,5 starsEnglish ReviewI really like this series. I gave a score of 3.5/5 for Carrots, the first book of the series. The following books have all received the rating of 4/5 stars. I have something for this 8th episode of Shelby’s adventures because it is happening in France.The situation is serious because Shelby is confronted with a terrorist plot in Paris where nothing goes as planned (which is usual with Shelby). Fortunately, she can count on the help of Ramos who came to France to protect her. The attraction between them is becoming stronger in each new book. Uncle Joey does not appear much in this story, I missed him because the interactions between him and Shelby are always very funny. The plot is very good, the story is full of action and suspense.The only gripe I can do is regarding the french in the book because there are some small errors, not very important but it is my language so I can only notice them but it did not hinder my reading.I highly recommend this series!Avis en françaisJ’aime vraiment beaucoup cette série. J’ai donné la note de 3,5/5 à Carrots, le premier livre de la série. Les livres suivants ont tous reçu la note de 4/5. J’ai un coup de cœur pour ce 8e épisode des aventures de Shelby car il se passe en France.La situation est sérieuse car Shelby se retrouve confrontée à un complot terroriste à Paris où rien ne se passe comme prévu (ce qui est habituel avec Shelby). Heureusement, elle peut compter sur l’aide de Ramos qui est venu en France pour la protéger. L’attraction entre eux est de plus en plus forte dans chaque nouveau livre. Oncle Joey n’apparait pas beaucoup dans cette histoire, il m’a manqué car les interactions entre lui et Shelby sont toujours très drôles. L’intrigue est très bien, l’histoire est pleine d’action et de suspense.Le seul petit reproche que je peux faire est au niveau du Français dans le livre car il y a quelques petites erreurs, pas très importantes mais c’est ma langue donc je ne peux que le remarquer mais cela n’a pas gêné ma lecture.

  • Jeanie Jackson
    2019-03-12 06:25

    How awesome! I don't not know if Devious Minds is even better than the other Shelby Nichols books or if it because I just finished reading it, but that book is fabulous! When I am reading, I am so drawn into the book that the world fades away. I just spent several days in Paris!!! Of course only a little of it was spent enjoying the gorgeous city but that isn't why Shelby was there. The agreement she had made with an FBI agent has her flying to the City of Lights without even knowing what she is supposed to do there. It doesn't take long before the situation becomes evident and terrifying. Fortunately for Shelby, Uncle Joey is not pleased and does not trust Blake so he send someone to back her up. If you are a fan of the series, sigh now!

  • Betty
    2019-03-27 06:29

    TerrorAfter accepting proposal a from FBI AGENT, BLAKE, Shelby finds HERSELF, alone and lost in the city of her dreams, Paris. She can read people's minds but as she doesn't understand the language it means nothing to her. Shelby is being chased by terrorists after her because she heard about plans to unleash a major biological weapon in Paris. Uncle Joey and Ramos are not in Paris. Shelby must find a way to stop them by herself.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-03 06:18

    Paris never looked betterThis book was amazing. I think this book is my second favorite now. I also am dying to go to Paris now! :) There are so many surprises in this book, you never know what will happen. I was so sad it ended. I finished in two days and had to just wait patiently for the next Shelby Nichols book! Thank you Colleen Helme!

  • Melissa Hayden
    2019-03-26 03:36

    Wow! Colleen does not waste time or words. We get right in with the case that Shelby is working on, and Shelby wastes no time in getting to investigating. The first chapter dives in to the story line with vivaciousness. In listening to the story, one thing I did notice is that the chapters are longer ones.This one book has me hooked on Shelby and her daring adventures along with the voice of Wendy. I look forward to getting a chance to listen to the previous books and to continue with the series!****FULL REVIEW*****This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com, at my request.A past deal Shelby made comes due as Federal Agent Blake shows up while she's helping her husband with a high profile murder case. Blake is going to Paris tomorrow and needs Shelby to come along to help him, with her special knack for knowing. But, one small problem... Shelby can't speak French and she'll be listening to people who think in French. That's not the biggest problem. The biggest is that there seems to be a bio-hazard weapon in hands of a man hired to stop the Conference, and Shelby is in the middle of it.I've not listened to Wendy narrate before. Why not? She feels as she IS Shelby. She has the feelings through and through in her words spoken. Like with Shelby's thoughts of Ramos, not only what she says but in the infliction of the words as well! (I want to meet the hunk of a man Ramos!) But the infliction and emotion holds true through out the book for all the characters Wendy voices. There are a few accents to fit the characters, southern accent and the trademark mobster leader relaxed accent too. And the French! All sounds natural. I really enjoyed how Wendy took on Shelby's character and acted as her. The recording sounds clear and clean, that Wendy is a professional at putting the audio together. Oh the emotion when Shelby is upset. And then I got to meet Ramos. Wendy did a smooth voice for him. Wendy really does fit Shelby and the story line perfectly!I adored Shelby. She's is smart and fun. She's human with flaws and still a resourceful woman. Ramos is all I had hoped! And how Shelby can handle being with him and stay married... I have no idea! lol. I love the connection between Shelby and Ramos. Ramos knows she can hear his thoughts and he uses it to their advantage, along with teasing and flirting with her. Shelby struggles with not giving her ability away. It's so easy to do when she hears what people are thinking like the are talking to her. Yet she does her best to keep her secret, along with help from her friends that do know.I'm one to read a series in order, but this story is easy to pick up and start new with the series. Colleen gives us enough history in the beginning to get us caught up and at a swift pace that keeps us interested to meet everyone. (I sooo couldn't wait to meet the swoon-worthy Ramos.) All of it driving us into the current hard case Shelby's husband, Chris, wants her help on and to Paris with Blake. Even though there is a history with the characters, this book is it's own adventure and I felt like I was familiar with the characters the whole time, never feeling lost.Wow! Colleen does not waste time or words. We get right in with the case that Shelby is working on, and Shelby wastes no time in getting to investigating. The first chapter dives in to the story line with vivaciousness. In listening to the story, one thing I did notice is that the chapters are longer ones.This one book has me hooked on Shelby and her daring adventures along with the voice of Wendy. I look forward to getting a chance to listen to the previous books and to continue with the series!

  • Berls
    2019-03-03 08:40

    This review appeared first on Fantasy is More Fun. I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.When Colleen contacted me, letting me know that there was another Shelby book coming to read I was so excited. And Shelby in Paris! What could be better?! Not much, it turns out. Devious Minds was easily one of my favorite Shelby adventures.What WorkedShelby is of course the main reason I love these books! I wouldn't enjoy spending so much time in some people's mind - but Shelby is just great. She's so honest with herself that she's hilarious. And she does find a way to get herself into all kinds of trouble. Paris was no exception. She may have gotten herself in deeper here than she has in a while!Ramos! I got nervous that this book wasn't going to have Ramos in it, but thankful Colleen found a way to mix him in. And even though I'm not a fan of the way Shelby and Ramos skate so close to THAT line, I do love him and a book without him would be a bummer. I probably even like their flirtation more than I want to admit...Paris!!! Duh, right? But Paris through Shelby's eyes is a whole different adventure. For one, she's seeing some things that you'd expect to see as a tourist, but she's seeing them after being chased by terrorists and in bullet torn clothes. It's a different vantage point. And the challenge of foreign language is always great with Shelby's mind reading abilities. It's a real challenge that really helps Shelby step in it that much more!The plot was, as always, great. It wasn't so much a mystery to solve as much as a spy adventure this time, but as always it was faced paced and I was always guessing.As usual, I enjoyed Wendy Tremont King's Narration. She IS Shelby at this point and I don't care if she messes up accents. Which I'm thinking she probably did for the French. Not being an expert I can't say for sure, but it didn't quite sound right to me. But it didn't bother me at all either :)What Didn't WorkAs much as I liked being in Paris, I missed Uncle Joey, Billy, Dimples, Chris, etc. I saw a bit of them at the beginning but I would have liked more. Is this a fair complaint? No. You can't have your cake and eat it too... or so I've been told.I just wish Ramos and Shelby wouldn't push the flirting line quite so far. I get more and more worried they're going to have an affair with every book. And that would stink. I like that Shelby is in a happy relationship. But I do love Ramos! All in all, a great read and I can't wait for more adventures with Shelby! If you haven't picked up these cozy mysteries, you really must!

  • Julie
    2019-03-03 05:17

    Last year I caught up with the 7th book in the Shelby Nichols series, and I had that disappointment that comes from not having another book in a favorite series to consume. I had to wait a year for the next installment. Oh, the horror! But joy of joys, I found out about the new book thanks to Audiobook Blast, and I jumped on that faster than you could say “Merci beaucoup.”Shelby is a great character. She is a happily married thirty-something with two children. She can read minds, and through her series, she’s had many adventures in learning how to use that gift. She always finds herself in the worst trouble, but somehow still ends up coming out okay.One of the things about Shelby that I like is that she is allowed to change and grow. She is still Shelby at her core, but her world has expanded to include new characters and potential scenarios. Where some authors might stagnate a character, Colleen Helme keeps it all fresh and believable.For this story, Shelby goes to France, and that was a seed that was placed in the last book. Another good thing that Helme does is drop in potential threads for what the next mystery might be. While Shelby is in France, the story takes on a spy-thriller type quality as Shelby (and Ramos making a special appearance) goes against an international terrorist to stop a lethal bomb before it’s too late. Yes, she does succeed, but not without the adrenaline-fueled action that we come to expect from a Shelby Nichols story.As for the narration, I have to give it to Wendy Tremont King. She IS the voice of Shelby, and not just because this is told in 1st person POV. She does the established characters so well that I’m not sure I could make it jive if another narrator had to do the job. The spectacular thing here is that she uses French accents with several different characters, and they all sound different. The subtle shading of the accents is brilliant. As a listener, I never wondered who was speaking. I am sure that took great skill and preparation to make it seem so easy.I am a Shelby/Colleen/Wendy fan. There is no doubt about it. I loved this one, and I’ll be eagerly waiting for the next adventure. If you’re not sure if you want to jump into it on the 8th story, give it a shot. These adventures are always madcap fun, and it won’t take you long to catch up to what’s happening. Then you have the richness of 7 other stories to listen to while you, too, wait for the next book.Disclaimer: This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

  • Elisa Hordon
    2019-03-07 05:25

    Oh my Paris....... A simple meeting in Paris turns into a deadly disaster with terrorist putting Shelby right in the thick of crap but Ramos arrives in the nick of time, I actually lost count how many times he saved her in this book such a thrilling read from start to finish.This was my absolute favourite story so far such a great mystery, great descriptive writing throughout Paris you really felt like you were right there and I loved how funny hearing french thoughts, when Shelby doesn't speak French would have sounded in her

  • Rhonda
    2019-03-22 09:36

    Exciting than ever with a glamorous setting of Paris . Shelby is helping her husband Chris with a murder case first. Than Blake wants her help in Paris which leads to terrorists, bombs, shootouts and Ramos acting as her bodyguard at the perfect time.clean, humor as they race to find the terrorists.

  • Tameka
    2019-03-01 03:20

    I like the fact that Colleen adds a piece or two from the previous book. (e.g. Thumb Drives). Although the only that puzzled me was that Shelby knew she couldn't translate forgein language given the incident with Kate the second time around (which I believe is in the second book after Kate escapes).Makes me wonder if Uncle Joey explained to Blake that he needed to keep an eye on Shelby since she has an unnatural attraction to trouble or vice versa.I so hope things are not as bad as I anticipate they will be. Apparently the apparitions are on her side in more ways than one. and in another country.One of the best things about Shelby ans Ramos is that even though she is married and tempted by Ramos neither one of them is willing to take the chance to mess up Shelby's marriage to Chris. Although some of the things that Chris says or does makes me wonder but in the same token the both of them work on their issues.Ramos is her work husband.

  • Dena
    2019-03-05 02:19

    ParisSo Shelby is going to Paris. She is leaving behind her safety net to help a spy. I thought it was good of her to help Uncle Joey and was disappointed he wasn't more appreciative. Chris isn't happy she will be far from home and him. Ramos comes to the rescue although I am wondering more and more who is pushing him. I don't think it's him that is loaning Ramos out I have a feeling it's him. I hope we get to find out more about their relationship in future books. I liked the spy aspect and this book showing us a more capable Shelby who can kick butt.

  • Rhonda Jones
    2019-03-16 04:23

    The Stories Keep Getting Better and BetterI think this was Shelby's most important case to date. And it takes place in the City of Love, Paris! The action is intense and failure would be devastating. This is a book you will not be able to put down until it is done. Awesome!

  • Christine Hayes
    2019-03-04 10:44

    Wonderful story, enjoyed the whole series. A must read.

  • Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
    2019-03-08 10:26

    I love this author!!! I love Shelby Nichols!!!! Never loved a character more than Shelby!I was so excited when I seen there was a new Shelby Nichols book coming out and even more excited when the author asked me if I wanted to review the audiobook!It's Shelby in Paris, and if you have read this series then you know it's going to be so much fun and she is going to get herself in so much trouble! :)In the last book Shelby had to make a deal with Blake an FBI agent to help Uncle Joey and that means that if Blake needed her help using her premonitions then she had to do it. She thought Uncle Joey took care of that and hadn't gave him much thought.Then right in the middle of her husband Chris's big trial where he needed her help, Blake came and said he needed her and that they had to go to Paris. Chris wasn't happy about this as he didn't know about Blake, but when Blake helps him with his case so that he could take Shelby there wasn't much he could do.Shelby tries getting out of it by telling Uncle Joey, but it didn't work. Though Uncle Joey did send Ramos to help her out and be her bodyguard so Shelby was relieved about that. There is only one problem with Shelby in Paris, she doesn't speak French! Good thing some of them think in English over there as well as speak it but it will make it harder to use her "premonitions".Not long before Shelby and Blake get there they are attacked and Shelby ends up in Paris alone and scared. So when she finds out Ramos is there she is excited and he is on his way to get her, but before he can she is grabbed. Though she gets away with the help of Ramos, that is the start of all the trouble Shelby gets into.Their is a terrorist who is threatening Paris with a bomb and only Shelby and her premonitions can help stop it! Paris is in the hands of Shelby I don't want to get to much away but if you haven't tried this series you sure are missing out!The only thing that that makes me unhappy with this series is that I still don't like how close Shelby and Ramos is and how she thinks of him and him her because she is a happily married woman and she shouldn't get so excited to be near Ramos. It just rubs me the wrong way but once I just over look that it's a fun, humorous, cozy mystery.I love Shelby, she gets herself into trouble but she is getting better at getting herself out of trouble. Chris has come to accept her talent as it is helpful to him as a lawyer and she is learning to put up her shields more around him so she can't hear what he thinks all the time. Ramos is as hot and fun loving as always. We didn't get a lot of Uncle Joey in this one but that was okay.I can't wait to see what trouble she gets into next time! Read this series!!! Listen to this series! Either way you should try it. :)

  • books are love
    2019-03-19 03:45

    A great adventure filled with danger, intrigue and entertainment. shelby somehow always ends up in trouble and not the I am going to be yelled at trouble but the I am going to die because I am stuck in way over my head danger trouble. I feel for her poor husband what he goes through with her and he can’t even keep his thoughts to himself. He is such a good guy. Understanding and loving.In this adventure, Shelby is off to Paris with Blake. Blake who helped her keep Uncle Joey out of trouble but this is the payoff. Blake wants to keep her safe and believes the chat they are going to in Paris won’t lead to her being in danger but boy is he wrong. Meeting with Mason starts the ball rolling. She gets shot at more times than Carter has liver pills for heaven’s sake. Blake though is a good guy even if he seems gruff and scary. He genuinely is in his job to help protect others from harm. I hated to see him go through what he did. But Shelby had the most danger and adventure. Once the meeting with Mason occurs her world is a tailspin. She gets kidnapped, shot at, involved in stopping bombs and exposing Cipher for who he is. All in a matter of a few days. The body guard of body guards Ramos adds a great element to the story. He has a thing for Shelby but respects her marriage. Shelby has a attraction but loves her husband. We have a few dicey romantic interludes that show some conflict but we also see Ramos get another love interest in the end I hope. He shows up in the nick of time for Shelby and constantly keeps her safe. Poor guy when he is done will need hair club for men with all the hair pulling and stress she puts him through. Although he does love it that sexy bad rogue that he is.The plot line is great. We have the understanding and amazing husband who is worried about his wife as she flies off to Paris to only meet with someone but that meeting turns into more. More danger and action. the danger she is wanted dead and on a race to stop a bombing from occurring. Ramos comes in to protect her and he has a ball in the process. Shelby works with the French to thwart this plot and gets in all kinds of danger and we get entertained by it. Listening to her thoughts is fun at times. It gets nail biting as we wait on pins and needles to see if Shelby is able to stop a bombing, capture Cipher and keep Ramos at bay all while trying to stay alive. A fast paced, entertaining story that keeps you on pins and needles as you get excited to see what is next for Shelby as she navigates through Paris to stop someone from causing some serious damage. I will say I did feel for her luggage. That poor piece of luggage went through a lot with her. This is a seriously well written and fun story that keeps you on your toes and smiling as Shelby gets in trouble once again and we watch her get out of it.

  • Susan
    2019-03-07 08:33

    this was a real thrill ride, loved it

  • Bookgyrl
    2019-03-25 02:18

    The 8th novel in this great series! I have read it in a couple of hours and it was amazing as always. I just love Shelby and her ability to read minds... it makes for wonderful adventures. The beginning was a bit slow but as soon as Shelby arrived in Paris, the fun could start. Yes, Shelby has an ability that is very special, but SHE is the one that makes good use of it, she is the one who is intelligent to understand and analyze things. Shelby is off to Paris, to make good on a promise to Blake (an agent she helped before, but he did her a favor regarding Uncle Joey), but soon everything gets out of hand. Chased and alone she is very happy to learn that Ramos has arrived in Paris as well. Uncle Joey was worried and Ramos offered to go and keep an eye on Shelby. And he immediately has to step in to help her after she is in big trouble (again).The story is going fast and involves a terrorist plot. I always enjoy Shelby's antics and the way the story just flows. In this book I also noticed the UST between Ramos and Shelby is much more noticeable. Before it was just a bit of flirting but it is now very clear Ramos has feelings for Shelby. I like Chris, but is Shelby really happily married... she seems to have feelings as well.... I don't know. What if Chris had feelings like this for another woman, would Shelby also think it is innocent??!!That is still the only issue I have with this series. I am a romantic at heart and I don't really like triangles that are never solved. I believe the Stephanie Plum triangle still isn't solved after 20+ books (reason I have never started the series). Even though Chris is a wonderful man, it is Ramos that is kind of the leading man of the series. And that is why I still have the wish that they could/should be together.. somehow, someway..... :-)Looking forward to the next adventure.

  • Marsha
    2019-03-23 07:27

    After eight books you would think my interest in a series would dissipate; yet, I still really love the Shelby Nichols series. "Devious Minds" finds our favorite wife and mother juggling one too many problems for one too many people.First, Chris, Shelby's husband needs her help to exonerate his latest client charged with murdering her husband. This case is critical for Chris because if he wins he will be made partner. Can you say, "Pressure much?" Meanwhile, Uncle Joey is out of town and oddly enough Shelby misses him; but, before she can actually think this through she is visited by none other than CIA operative, Blake Beauchaine. She agreed to help him out when needed in order to keep Uncle Joey out of prison.Now, Shelby is whisked off to Paris with the promise of 'no danger.' Unfortunately, that's a promise that never can be kept when it comes to our heroine. Before you know it, Shelby is knee deep in plots of terrorist attacks, espionage, and intrigue. Of course, when Uncle Joey finds out about the deal she has made with Blake, he immediately sends Ramos to Paris to protect her.I loved this read including all of the action, mayhem, suspense and sizzling hot tension between Shelby and Ramos. The only reason I didn't give this installment Five stars is because Uncle Joey was missing and for me the inclusion of his character always makes the books more fun. I can't wait to see what is in store for Shelby next. I just hope we get another book before the end of the year.

  • Kay
    2019-03-12 05:27

    Love Shelby stories! She's a mother and wife who was shot in the head during a robbery at her market and now she can read minds! Sounds cool, right? Not so much! Can you imagine hearing other people's thoughts constantly? UGH!! However, she has made the best of it, opening a P. I. agency and working for Uncle Joey (occasionally), by the way, he's a mob boss with a really hot bodyguard - Ramos. Since this is the 8th book in Shelby's saga, she has adjusted and learned a lot about controlling the voices in her head, but when she is tapped to go to Paris with FBI Agent Blake, she gets much more than she expected. Besides, will she be able to work her magic when she doesn't speak French???These books are so entertaining that I have learned that I can't start one late in the day, or I will get no sleep at all! I HAVE to finish them in one sitting. Ms. Helme has created a very real character who is in love with her family and husband Chris, but is drawn to Ramos, the hit-man/bodyguard. I like the hint of sexual tension, but I'm really glad Shelby realizes a great marriage isn't worth the act of straying, and Ramos has enough respect for her that he doesn't push it. It is a hoot when both he and her husband Chris are struggling to block their thoughts from Shelby. It really brings home what a major pain it would be if mind reading is your special thing.Totally recommend this entire series to anyone who loves mystery and very well-developed, imperfect characters. Happy reading!

  • Tere J
    2019-02-28 02:30

    What can I say.. This formula of reading and cat & mouse work! They are a fun read and I know I will be purchasing #9.They are not, twisty, you kinda know what you're going to get (mind reader, gets in trouble, gets bailed), but it's how the story is told that makes it fun & entertaining. Seriously, I'm reading a book a day! POTENTIAL SPOILERSShelby gets in trouble again - on a grander scale = but this time she seems ok with her gift & what she can do. Again, I'm not sure where the author is taking the "new gift" cause it seems to come up again here. I have to admit, I enjoyed the conclusion and exchange between Ramos & Shelby. Well done, IMHO. A potential lead into a story 9 - but we'll see. Even if the author doesn't chose to tell that story - it doesn't matter, she doesn't leave it 'cliff hanger' just enough of "what the character's do next" and I like that..

  • Emme
    2019-02-24 02:21

    Loved it! Even a business dinner in Paris gets Shelby into a run for her life. Each book gets more and more exciting, plus I love the chemistry between Shelby and Ramos, and her coy relationship with mob boss, Uncle Joe. Colleen's mad cap Shelby Nichols adventures have never let me down. I love this series and am so glad I ran across the original book Carrots. Can't wait for book 9...looking forward to Shelby's next wild adventure!

  • Tina
    2019-03-11 10:21

    Just finished binge-reading all of the Shelby Nichols books... and I LOVED them. Shelby is a little bit Sookie Stackhouse (without vampires or werewolves), a little bit Rose Gardner, and a little bit Donna Stone (Housewife Assassin)! The stories in each book are unique and very enjoyable. I was happy to see on Colleen Helme's Facebook page that she is working on a 9th book -- I'm looking forward to reading it. Book 8 -- are you sure that Glock has a safety?

  • Suzan
    2019-03-03 05:19

    I was gifted this audiobook with the understanding that I would give an honest review. I liked this audiobook and I loved the narrator. I had a hard time getting into this book at first. I have not read any of the previous books so maybe that was my problem. But I kept listening and started to really enjoy the story.

  • Kathy
    2019-03-25 08:28

    A new adventure for Shelby in Paris as she gets embroiled in a terroist plot. Of course, Ramos shows up to help save the day. I find these books entertaining but I'm getting tired of the love triangle. Too much like Stepahnie Plumb in Janet Evonovich books. Also, how many people are going to learn she can read minds. It was good but not a favorite.

  • Becky
    2019-03-26 04:24

    Another crazy rideReviewing a good story is hard because you do not want to give away too much. This book could be a stand alone but it is best to read the prior stories to understand the dynamics. I enjoyed the twists and turns but think Ramos needs a gf :)