This was one of my fun, cute mystery reads, a romantic suspense, you could say. It was a nice diversion between the intense thrillers and not so intense books.
Jannine Gallant writes this genre fabulously. There is a cosiness to the entire book, a special warmth between friends and different characters of the book. But mind you, it is a murder mystery but nothing graphic about it. So that doesn’t remain in the forefront.
Paige and Quentin have been friends forever till they cross the line with a kiss and get into romance and relationship. Meanwhile an old murder and skeleton gets revealed by Paige, and the murderer starts getting antsy when the murder weapon is sold by mistake to Paige. The story rolls on…
This was an easy 2 hour read though I went slowly through its pages as I wanted to savor the entire atmosphere of a small town life. I had begun to guess the identity of the murderer, but I soon stopped following the clues. So my niggles were told to shut up. I just wanted a good, sweet mystery which I could read without too much stress or concentration, and this book fit the bill.
This is the 3rd book in the series, but can be read as a standalone. The other characters of the first 2 books are friends of Paige so they just make fleeting visits in this.
I received an ARC from Kensington, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart.
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Write what you know. Jannine Gallant has taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. She grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe with her husband and two daughters. When she isn’t busy writing, Jannine hikes or snowshoes in the woods around her home. Whether she’s writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, Jannine brings the beauty of nature to her stories. To find out more about this author and her books, visit her website at www.janninegallant.com.
Antiques shop owner Paige Shephard has a good eye for finding rare treasures in other people’s junk. But when it comes to her love life, her instincts aren’t so sharp. If only she could stop comparing every man she meets to her best friend, Quentin Radcliff . . .
A LAID-BACK LIFESTYLE
Opening a new restaurant in his former hometown of Siren Cove gives Quentin a much-needed break from the string of women he’s been dating—and allows him the space to reconnect with Paige. But being with her after all this time awakens a long-denied desire.
AN INESCAPABLE DANGER
With Quentin at her side—and in her bed—Paige should be happy at last. But she’s unsettled by a series of break-ins at her shop. Figuring out why she’s being targeted is as difficult as figuring out her complicated relationship with Quentin. And when a local woman disappears—and Quentin becomes the main suspect—they’ll have to dig deep into the deadly secrets of Siren Cove’s past to clear his name—and find any hope of a future together.
Publication Date: 27th November 2018
This one sounds cute!! No crazy twists? No deep crazy life altering secrets? No broken lives or marriages??….. Where is Shalini and what have you done with her?!? 😲 I’m glad that you got cozy with a more simple read!
It is Christmas… Hehehe so under lock and key till new year 😂😂😂😂
Ya. I have a couple of mystery/thriller blog tours coming up this month, so I’ll have to branch out a little bit… But, I’m hoping to get a few more Christmas reads in. No twelve days of Christmas for me this year, though!
Oh I have started to read cute books
DO IT!! 💖😀
Good review Shalini. It sounds like a good read. Have a relaxing Sunday honey 😉
Sunday is almost done for me.. Just about to sleep darlin… Enjoy your Sunday… See you in the coming week
You find the best books – lovely review
Thanks Darlin… You read so many books and smirk… Hoping to catch your next smirk soon. Smirk + 5stars =book is a winner!!
What? It’s Christmas and you were feeling like givin’. I get it, cause this was a generous star rating and no noted niggles, but I want my Shalini back.
Hehehe so cute.. Gin you are an absolute sweetheart… I am in a giving mood, I suppose… Now I have to look for niggles in my next read.. 😂😂
Glad you enjoyed this one Shalini! I was afraid to try this one as I wasn’t a fan of the last I’d picked up by her but you make it sound good. 🙂
This relaxed my mind… In between thrillers😂
I love how balanced this one sounds. Sometimes thrillers tend to be way too intense, glad to hear that this one remained suspenseful without being too much on the dark side. Great review, Shalini.
This was almost a cozy read, very placid. I read it to calm my mind as I knew it didn’t require much concentration.
What are you reading Diana?
I’m reading Sleep by C L Taylor.Its my last read for this year I think.
Cozy reads sound like the perfect read when you want to slow down a little.
Oooh I read that book… Over 1 weekend… It was good but I liked her previous book
Sometimes it is a good idea to put those niggles to bed… and lock the door. Lol. Glad you were able to enjoy a sweet read.
Lots of love in this book with a side dish of mystery😂😂
Thanks for the terrific review! I’m glad you enjoyed Paige and Quentin’s story.
Omg omg… Thank you so much for coming on to my blog and commenting here… Wow an absolute honor.
Thank you for writing such a book. I needed your book to relax my mind. Fabulous ❤️ ❤️
Yes, now you are on the street of romance. 😉 Love the review! Michael
Oh yes romance in Christmas the best time… Now I need the man 😂😂
The man or “a man”??? 🙂
Any man who is nice and decent
Sometimes i wish there would be something like “beaming” in Starwars.
Yayy… I would come to check up on you😂😂
Oh yes, my personal medical assistant. But you are an anestetic, think i would sleep away too fast. Lol
Hahaha no ways I would keep you awake Michael… Be warned 😉😉
I will remember you, Shalini! 🙂
Hope you can enjoy Christmas without time of service.
Hehehe I don’t celebrate Christmas.. 😂😂
But i hope you will have spare time.
Yes, I always do😉😍
Every now and then a break from intense is a good thing. Glad you enjoyed this one, Shalini. And great review!! But then, I always love your reviews!! 😊
Laurie.. Merry Christmas darling 🤶☃️🎄💞