Genre - Romance, Chick-Lit, Mystery
Summary - 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 quagmire of murder and red-hot romance.
Three months has been Gladie Burger’s 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 more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. Gladie is also highly unqualified: 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 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 too long 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 love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?
My Rating - 4stars
My Review - I received a copy free through Goodreads First Reads.
What a fantastic fun read!! I love quirky characters and this one has plenty! They are engaging and interesting on many levels.
I adore Grandma Zelda!! She reminds me of my own quirky Gran!! And I can really relate to poor Gladie!
So many wonderful things to say about this well written fast paced story. The mystery was interesting but not overwhelming.
The romance is nice but I wish every book did not have a love triangle...unless it is a menage where they don't have to choose! I kinda doubt that is where is is headed! The sexy cover is about as steamy as it gets!! But I ain't mad about it, sometimes a nice warm cuddly read is good!
If you a fan of Stephanie Plum you are very likely to love Gladie Burger!I can not wait for the next book and am definitely adding Elise Sax to my authors to watch list!
Cover Art - Very interesting!! It caught me attention and kept it! I mean damn... look at those abs!! I could just look at the book all day and be happy!! A very Lust-worthy cover but it is a bit misleading about the heat level inside.