I think this may be my favourite book in this series so far. I thought that the plot was a slightly different spin on the typical mystery – no murders for a start – and the need for Tara to be creative in order to bring down the ‘bad guy’. I put this on my shelves as a cozy mystery, but really it’s a bit more of a chick-lit mystery – the romance is just a little bit more explicit and the language just a little bit more vulgar than what most would consider ‘cozy’. But the humour is dry and wry and the romantic tension is ratcheted up a notch in this book as Tara tries to decide who is a better fit in her life, Brett or Nick. An excellent read, I really enjoyed it.
I took a break from reading this book after about 6 chapters because it wasn’t holding my attention. I picked it back up after a few days and found myself much more interested in the rest of the book.
Slow start or short attention span, the book picked up quickly afterwards and while you pretty much always know who the bad guy is, I found myself looking forward to finding out how they catch him in the end. Lots of action, a few slapstick moments and great characters. I’ll be on the lookout for the third book.
Overall, I thought this was a very entertaining book. More cozy than romance, but with significant Romance traits (the sex scenes were more graphic than your standard cozy).
I found myself skimming once in awhile, even though I liked the characters and enjoyed the writing, so I’m going to chalk that up to trying to read during the busy holiday season.
I’ll definitely be ordering the next book in the series to see what happens next.