The Rice-Cake Rabbit lFind all of my reviews at friend Jilly gets the credit blame for this one after posting a review for Matchpoint the second in this series that she had picked up in order to decompress from some stabbier selections I thought that soundedike a good idea and it became an instantly better idea when I found out this first one was available on the ol Kindle for free That is perfect for me because Then I took a gander at her review for An Affair To Dismember and saw a comparison was made to the Stephanie Plum books which is the euivalent for me to this Jilly wasn t Kater George Im Urlaub lying From a uirky grandma to aove triangle term used EXTREMELY Integral Biomathics loosely since it is not the dark ages and women are allowed to date than one man at a time until they DTR this truly does fall into the if youike Stephanie you l probably ike Gladie category Much Young Drunks in Love like Stephanie poor Gladie is just trying to make a dollah outta fiteen cent She sucks at jobs though so she s ended up back at her Grandma s house in order toearn the family business of matchmaking I know I know you re just gonna have to kind of go with it and create some alternate reality in your head that makes this a viable career Beyond the Snows of the Andes like the entire town is in a black hole with no WiFi so they don t have access to Tinder or matchcom When the neighbor dies Gladie doesn t think much of it until she goes and pays her respects on the family and gets aittle info I don t think Randy Terns slipped and hit his head on the table I think he was murdered I think someone hit him over the head After that it s on ike bing bong as Stephanie I mean Gladie becomes an amateur supersleuth while finding herself in various over the top predicaments Where she keeps running into the ocal police chief And also her Grandma s new neighbor who may or may not be the guy who shot Bin Laden If you re The Patriot Bride looking for something that sight and funny and could easily be turned into a Hallmark Mystery Channel movie of the week to veg out on while still in your PJs at 300 on a Saturday afternoon and while eating your weight in chocolate drizzled kettlecorn not that I know anyone who would do something ike that this might be a winner Don t et the 3 Stars fool ya 3 Stars is about as high as I go when it comes to these types of books I really did have fun reading it Get it for free RIGHT HERE 35 starsDebutGladie Burger has been a matchmaker in training for three months Convinced that Gladie has the gift her grandmother Zelda has brought Gladie into her business Zelda s Matchmaking Services But after three months and no matches Gladie s not convinced When one of her neigbours dies Gladie stumbles into what Inventing the Future looksike a case of murder With the dead man s strange family to contend with and hunting down his former colleagues Gladie is pitched headfirst into an investigation where there are too many suspects Coming up against the handsome new police chief Spencer Bolton and her mysterious and gorgeous new neighbour Arthur Holden Gladie s Understanding Women life is suddenly busySet in the small mountain town of Cannes California this is a well written and pretty funny contemporary mystery with a side of romanticove triangle Gladie becomes the bone two dogs are fighting over With her two girlfriends Bridget an accountant And Lucy A Marketer Her Grandmother Zelda And A Host Lucy a marketer her grandmother Zelda and a host secondary characters there s a ot to ove here The blurb says this will appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich and I think that s an accurate statement It does have that crazy ight
"hearted feel to it ike the Stephanie Plum novels Gladie the heroine has "feel to it The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, like the Stephanie Plum novels Gladie the heroine has great voice The narrative dialogue and characters are fun and humourous The mystery is satisfying I had no clue But no surprises there And though there is aove triangle it does keep things pretty interesting Overall An Affair to Dismember is an enjoyable funny mystery that I Inverloch Volume 4 liked aotSteam 15 2 ARC courtesy of Ballantine via Edelweiss I noped out of this HARD First there was an incident where a bunch of rescue workers police firefighters maybe EMTs I don t remember have to rescue the MC from a telephone pole and I don t remember have to rescue the MC from a telephone pole and The Good and Beautiful God leering and being skeevy about seeing her underwear WHILE SHE S DANGLING FROM A TELEPHONE POLE WHAT THE FUCK but Iet that slide only to run smack into thisLiterally what And iterally why I can tell you right now if you will ike this book or not Take this fun uizTrue or False1 You ike Stephanie Plum think her crazy hijinx are hilarious and want to eat doughnuts with her2 You will excuse a weak mystery for a bunch of funny moments that make you iterally LOL and you re okay with The Horse in Celtic Culture lookingike a unatic by aughing hysterically while reading3 A Every Boys Dream love triangle is fine if you know it s there going into it and it s not that serious anyway No cheating4 Man whores can be redeemed asong as the heroine makes them suffer A Starflight Zero lot And he sees his evil ways before she ever considers him5 Grandmas are just plain funny I don t have any grandmas but when I become one someday I plan on being a funny grandma I will totally rock itOkay I m bored with this uiz now so you probably are too If you answered True you need this book than you need to watch that Modern Family episode you have taped More than you need chocolate More than you need sleep at night because you will stay up to read and wake everyone up with youraughingAlso it was another one I found free for Kindle on So the deal is this we meet Glady She is basically an. Certain to appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich Jennifer Crusie and Katie MacAlister Elise Sax’s hilarious series debut introduces matchmaker in training Gladie Burger who stumbles into a dangerous uagmire of murder and red hot romance Three months has been Gladie Burger’s A Succession of Bad Days limit when it comes to staying in one place She’s always been a temp agency kind of girl ever ready to move on That’s why Gladie is than aittle skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits he. .
Read An Affair to DismemberManic and jumbled I felt The Multi-Orgasmic Man like I wasost in a bouncy castle I don t think I The Grave Of The Right Hand ll be continuing on in the series especially since I am not a fan ofove triangles they always seem to be dragged out way to The Great Passage long Bonus point for having Rottweilers in the story but point deduction for having them be growling frightening beasts Perhaps this book and the one previous will cure me of the undeniable temptation to buy Kindle books for 99 cents apiece I will take the problems in order1 The story didn t make any sense People have died but no one but Gladie thinks that s a problem that needs examining further Gladie s grandma is a successful matchmaker with a big house which she is too agoraphobic toeave so how has she built this success Everyone has money but no one has a source of money The bank was robbed but the bank robbers don t have the money The blackmailers get money but they aren t who you think they are and where does the money come from since the people they are blackmailing have no money The police department has a multi million dollar new building and a state of the art glass cell box but fewer than 20 officers and no 911 The protagonist is supposed to be The Beast House / After Midnight learning to be a matchmaker in California in 2013 C mon but spends so much time indulging in her ownove Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) life that she doesn t have the time2 There is amusing oraugh out I Walk in Dread loud funny and then there is ridiculous and stupid The majority of the characters particularly the protagonist fell into theatter category They made decisions for no reason except they wanted to and the The Life You Save likelihood of things turning out well when everyone is positively self indulgent about every random impulse is nil yet the author makes it all turn out right which isaughable but not in a good way The heroine was particularly manic and the plot was flimsy and disjointed3 I try not to be too much of a raging feminist in my reviews because I don t Tempting Meredith (Lovers and Friends, like being accused of being utterly humorless but honestly Sexual harassment undermining big strong man as rescuer syndrome fat shaming theist goes on Not funny either And no don t tell me that stuff is what is expected in a cozy It is possible to write a good cozy without pandering Pretty good book A mystery romance Gladie is trying to follow in her grandmother s footsteps and become a matchmaker But it s hard to concentrate on Inside MacPaint love when people keep dying 25 starsYou wouldn t think it but matchmaking is hard Anyone who tells you otherwise isying as Gladie can attest to After a series of unsuccessful jobs Gladie returns home to take over her grandmother Zelda s matchmaking business Unfortunately all she has to guide her are records circa 10 BCbefore Computers and her grandma s explanation that you just feel it It s a gift One Gladie thinks might have just skipped her generation because all she feels is her grandmother s junk food conspiring against her And then her neighbor dies mysteriously and Gladie starts to think she might just have the feel after all Just for murder not ove And so she came to
Be Involved In A Veryinvolved in a very very complex intrigue And with two very complex hot men too the urbane womanizing police chief and the aid back mysterious new neighbor What s a girl to do really Solve murders and kick butts of courseYou know how there s a ine between funny and ridiculous adorable and TSTL Too Stupid To Live Unfortunately this book came at the wrong side of it way too often The problem being of course Gladie I Know All Her Actions all her necessary to drive the plot but it was just TOO MUCH She ignored all advice did whatever the hell she wanted stole and tampered with evidence went after suspects And why Well just because she had a desire to She just thought hmm this is fishy et me just start nosing around And of course if anyone tries to stop me or tell me it s not my job it s dangerous and I m not ualified well they re just chauvinistic behinds right And many many side characters would respond RIGHT You see her behaviour is just dumb And I hate saying it I wanted to ike the book But when a character makes you want to pull your hair out you ve got to say it I saw absolutely no reason why two great men would be so drawn to her Another thing that bugged me VERY much was how uncannily similar this book was to Janet Evanovitch s Stephanie Plum series It wasn t just the brand of humor that would be fine no it s all the underlying stuff that may not be so apparent at first The klutzy weight conscious woman falling in all kinds of trouble and crimeStephanie while a disapproving cop tries to get her to stay out of it Morelli and a man with a mysterious job and an even mysterious past helps her outRanger and they re both interested in her We also have the uniue grandma nutty friends and weird criminals Could be nothing and yet it is way too much so Too similar and yet not as successful in making it all seem necessary and ikable and addicting Not to say it s all bad The mystery was interesting and there were some goodfunny moments And there was the Love Triangle reaction of Who s the one Me intrigued Also Zelda s matchmaking cards were well done and very interesting It was just not enough to overwhelm other things for me Overall a disappointment for me I don t think I Luthor Huss ll be continuing the series Full review now postedARC courtesy of Ballantine Books via Edelweiss What a stupid bumbling boring book Awful It was so poorly writte. Drama Despite warnings from the distractingly gorgeous chief of police to steer clear of his investigation Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder It’s not tooong before she’s in way over her head with the hunky police chief a dysfunctional family full of possible killers and yet another mysterious and handsome man whose attentions she’s unable to ignore Gladie is clearly being pursued either by true ove or by a murderer Who will catch her firs. Aimless floater in Managers of Their Homes life and has worked jobs than a 10 dollar hooker She does what everyone does when they are super successful moves in with her grandma Glady s grandma is a matchmaker I didn t know this was the 1800 s but apparently grandma is older than I thought Or matchmaking is still a thing Or this is fiction I m going to go with old grandma No Time traveling grandma Yeah Iike that one Glady is training to do matchmaking herself so she needs to build a good reputation in town Unfortunately her big outing in the town ends up with her climbing a telephone pole to rescue a plastic owl with a bunch of stoners and a fireman having to rescue her and her flashing her underwear to everyone They now refer to her as underwear girl It s been good for police morale Well I m sorry I wasn t up there Competitive Solutions longer to give everyone a better view Police Chief Don t worry about it They all took photos with their cellphones he said The Police Chief has nicknamed her Pinky underwear color and is too hot for his own good He s also a major man whore Spencer Bolton had a well known scorched earth policy when it came to women He was pure poison to anyone in a dress He was the Al aeda of penises and I was determined to never see him naked But don t worry She tortures him in every way possible Not only is she amateur detectiving over who may or may not have killed her neighbor but she is doing a better job than his cops She also might have stolen his car at one pointHe got snippy with her over that I don t care for your tone I said My tone How about my gun Youike my gun He pulled back his jacket to show me his sidearm Big bad policeman I pulled out the Mace Is that my Mace Veins popped out on his neck and his nostrils flared Maybe You stole my car and my Mace I borrowed them Don t be so dramatic I would have taken the shotgun but it was The Payoff Principle locked Also keeping man whore on his toes is the fact that Glady has a new hot neighbor who is definitely interested Holden s mouth turned up into a smile He was really handsomeike an advertisement for fresh air muscles and sex appeal Yeah we need advertisements for those thingsSo it s a Darkest Night (Birthright, little triangley The police chief shows interest but they don t actually go out on a date or anything It isike an attraction going on The neighbor on the other hand is interested for sure and wants to date Glady if she could ever stop being the target for every unatic or killer aroundThis book was a ot of fun and I m excited that Overdrive has of the series I received this book via a Goodreads giveaway Sigh I probably should have DNf ed it instead I plowed through This is a really good example of an author trying too hard and editors 7 Hari Mencintaiku letting things go that they shouldn t have The author focused so much on creating slapstick scenes and zaney characters that she forgot to have the story make sense Examples where did everyone get their money from Randy had no money from heists was jailed forarge chunks of his Rich Kids life butived in a mansion and gave away thousands to others who were blackmailing him Grandma was practically agoraphobic yet made enough money matchmaking to buy a sprawling victorian house really peter drove a porsche but admitted Really Peter drove a Porsche but admitted also had no money Why does this small town have a 850k glass cell but no 911 Are there towns that close to San Diego without 911 How could the Terns harass Lulu via phone day and night when she ived in a shack in the woods and had no phone I could go on but I won t Nearly every five pages
I Was Rolling My Eyes Sorry Thingswas rolling my eyes Sorry Things to make sense even if you re trying to be funny I blame the editors of this one Leaving in these impossible things distracts the readers I ended up really disliking the story because of it 25 starsI read this for the Cozy Mystery suare for Halloween Bingo Something was definitely fishy about Randy Terns s death and at east one of his children thought he deserved to be murdered Cozy mystery isn t a genre I usually spend a Bob Stevenson lot of time in but I ve dabbled and the ones I ve dabbled in tend to have a cozy calm mysterious but relaxing feel to them not so here The only time the heroine isn t on the go or jumping here and there is when she is asleep which doesn tast The Offer long She s in town to take over her grandmother s matchmaking business but doesn t uite have the touch but doesn t matter since she only focuses on that for about 3% of the story One of her neighbors was found dead in the kitchen and she thinks I guess but she never seems totally sure even though she is running around trying to solve the murder he was murdered What follows is a story that felt incredibly manic and held together with rubber bands and flimsy plot threads Why does such a small town I don t think they even have a 20 person police force they don t have their own 911 call center have a multi million dollar new station This is the first in the series butike my complaints about Angelfalls you still have to craft story that provides depth in regards to characters and plot in book one There is a Inside Campaigns; Elections Through the Eyes of Political Professionals love triangle but with one guy that barely is a pencil sketch and the heroine only seems toike because he is hot and the other that seems Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors Telling the Story like the clear future winner I m not uite sure what the heroine saw in the pencil sketch besides goodooks and I m not sure what either guy saw in the heroine The murder mystery was convoluted as all get out and had a reveal dump at the end This was so. R to the family business in the uaint small town of Cannes California Gladie is also highly unualified Her beloved grandmother’s business is matchmaking and Gladie has a terrible track record with romance Still despite evidence to the contrary Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has “the gift” But when the going gets tough Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s.