Cover Design: Cover Me Darling, LLC
Reviewed by : Angels with Attitude Book Reviews
5 star review
Arc copy provided for honest review
2018 Pop Sugar: 35/50 prompts filled
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Jazzi Zanders and her cousin, Jerod, are house-flippers. They're now working on a house that was owned by the late Cal Juniper, a man who used to date Jazzi's aunt Lynda. Lynda moved to New York after breaking up with Cal and didn't bother to keep in touch with her family. Now they know why. Lynda's bones have been found in Cal's attic.
Look, there's a pug on the cover :-) This is a book about food with some house-flipping and murder on the side. I love watching shows about flipping and fixing and all that, so this was interesting and refreshing. Family and friends were close and would get together every Sunday to, you guessed it, eat. George, the pug, would drink beer and eat lots of people food which I did not like. The mystery itself was fine. Things happened extremely fast between Jazzi and the contractor. I get that it's just a book and things have to flow for the sake of the story but some of these things just really irritated me and took away from my enjoyment of the book overall.
Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington Books for an e-copy.
What's that saying about pride before a fall? Young love becomes adult mayhem, when a wandering cowboy revisits his past regrets. Mistletoe in Texas is a look at how foolish pride could have life long repercussions. For Grace and Hank emotions didn't turn out so well. The first time around was a bust that left a great deal of collateral damage. Neither realized the impact of the choice they made to walk away. As they say too little to late. When the life found turns out not to be the one hoped for is when it helps to rethink a few things. Whether you agree or disagree with many of Grace's choices and a few of Hank's, a few things have to be remembered. When young we don't always use our heads, but listen with our hearts. That's a casualty that makes us human. The lessons we learn from our mistakes are what help us to grow into a more understanding person. Dell reminds us what it means to be young and in love. The innocence, heartache and hopefulness, but loving also means a willingness to forgive and move forward. In this maze of hurtful secrets and foolish pride, we find the truth of what love is...FORGIVING.
Meredith/Meri was on her third beer when the moaning started. Someone on the balcony above her was getting it or about to. Ordinarily Meri would think of herself as a moral person and would have excused herself and left the couple to their pleasure. But her inner moral person was muted thanks to the alcohol. Sexual frustration had turned Meri into a perv. Cameron Moore/Cam was an ever present fantasy. But he was her brother Dane’s lifelong best friend her been the permanent fixture further back then Neri could remember. But she didn't; want to think about Cameron This was supposed to be a fun filled friend-packed vacation on the beach. But Meri felt melancholy. Insomnia was a familiar if unwelcome companion of hers. Despite not wanting to think about Cam, he invaded Mari's thoughts. He was always there , in just about every conversation, at every get together , he was on this vacation also. Cam was a personal trainer he all but lived in the gym. Tattoos were on his arms and torso. Then she realized the guy having sex above her was Cam. Meredith wished she wasn’t the kind of person whose emotions were on her face. Alyssa was Meri’s best friend. Beside friendship there had never been anything between them. But that didn’t matter she had always wanted Cam, but she was afraid later when she seen him,he’d see the heartache. Cam couldn’t keep going on like this hurting himself and hurting others. Meredith was the reason he drunkenly sought relief as it was her he really wanted. Dane;s little sister ad he would lose Dane who he loved as a brother.
I loved this book. I loved Cam and Meri together. I loved how much of a friend Alyssa was to Meri and always had her back and gave her the strength to go after what she wanted . I loved the ending . I happily found nothing to criticize in this book. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book. I highly recommend it.