My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Synopsis:Event planner Emma Cassidy has returned to her hometown to rebuild her life. She’s hired to throw a housewarming party for the brash and arrogant Tony Barnet, who’s eager to impress the big end of town. But when the party ends in disaster, Tony is quick to blame Emma, and the subsequent rumors spell doom for Emma’s business.
Thank goodness she still has the job of planning Sean and Madison’s wedding. Sean, one of the notorious McCluskey clan, is about to marry Madison, the beautiful daughter of the rich and powerful Whites. But when Tony Barnet is killed, the police swiftly arrest Sean McCluskey. Though the evidence is damning, Emma is convinced her friend is innocent. With Sean facing prison, the wedding in jeopardy, and her fledgling business in danger of tanking, Emma must unravel the mystery and expose the real killer before it’s too late.
My Thoughts:Cover/Title: The title is interesting and certainly fits. The cover is ok but doesn't really give much insight into the story.
Characters: I like Emma and how she stands by her friends. She seems to constantly be in a love/hate relationship with Owen. One minute she is thinking about their past relationship and the next he says something to piss her off. He certainly doesn't support her very well but, then again, he is as clueless as most of the guys I know so it fits.
Plot: Emma is an event planner whose life has turned upside down by outside forces. After a disastrous party she is already losing clientele, but then that client turns up dead and another accused of the crime. She is racing against time to find the real killer and save her business.
Overall: A nice little mystery with no lack of suspects. I will definitely be reading more of this series.
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