Monday, October 26, 2015
And Now for Something a Little Lighter
DEATH BEFORE DECAF
Random House Alibi
November 27, 2015
Juliet Langley's life is pretty much a mess. She first had to give up her singing career because of her extreme stage fright. She moved back home to Indiana from Nashville and became a waitress. After working her way up the ladder she, along with her fiance Scott, opened a cafe. The cafe was a great success until no-good Scott cleaned out the bank accounts and apartment and ran off with the head waitress. She couldn't keep the business afloat, so when her old college friend, Pete, asked her to come back to Nashville to manage his family coffee house she jumped at the chance. She worked at Java Jive while attending college so she thinks it will be a cinch. When she finds Java Jive in financial and kitchen disarray, a hostile staff and a dead body in the dumpster she begins to think moving in with her parents might not be such a bad idea. Fearing that her earlier arguments with said dead body make her the lead suspect, Juliet shifts into an all-out sleuthing mode.
Her sleuthing is complicated by a resurgence of old feelings for Pete, which were always more of a crush than the friendship that he always seemed to prefer. Then there is the sexy professor who is pursuing her; a sexy professor who seems to have a lot of questions about her and the happenings at Java Jive. Death Before Decaf is a very promising start to a new series; mixing up mystery, chick-lit, romance and a lot of laughs. I am looking forward to the next in the series to find out what firecracker Juliet gets up to next.
Thanks to Alibi and NetGalley for an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
RATING- 3.5 Stars