Sunday, February 9, 2014

Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett

In Buried in Buttercream, P.I Savannah Reid is all set to marry Dirk Coulter. When Madeline Aberson, the wedding planner, turns up dead, though, the wedding is put on hold so that Savannah and Dirk can solve the mystery.

I thought this book was just okay. Luckily, it was a quick and all in all pretty fun to read. I was really in the mood for something that wouldn't take much effort on my part; this one fit the bill. However, there were many times I wished that I had read the previous book or books in the series. I definitely needed some back story to know what was going on, especially when it came to previous events. It serves me right trying to jump into a series, at #17, no less. Oh, well. I mostly enjoyed it nevertheless.

The whole southern "thing" was cute at first, but got a little annoying after awhile. Maybe I was just getting annoyed that I felt left out. Also, because I hadn't read any of the books, I had a hard time caring about the characters' predicament, especially Savannah's previous brush with death and postponing the wedding again.

One thing I couldn't believe was that Savannah had her whole family visiting (and living with her) for the wedding. Yet, when the wedding was postponed, they didn't go home. If that wasn't bad enough, they were so lazy and ungrateful. She should have sent them packing. I know I would have.

Recommended for cozy lovers. However, I think those who have read the previous books will enjoy this one more.

G.A. McKevett is a pseudonym of Sonja Massie.

For more information about this book, please visit the Kensington Books website.

For more information about the author and her other books, please visit Sonja Massie's website.

Thanks to those nice people from Kensington Books for this review copy.

Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett, Kensington Books, ©2012. ISBN 9780758238139(Mass Market), 298p.

1 comment:

  1. I do prefer to start series at the beginning even when it is stated that each can be read stand alone. I don't like feeling as though I have missed the boat.


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