Date Published | July 13, 2016
Date Read | June 2021
Goodreads Rating | 2
Overall | This was not a mystery – this was a romance with some mystery elements thrown in there to keep her together and flirting with the love triangle. Also – I’m not a big fan of love triangles. I don’t hate them but it seemed unnecessary for this story. Not only was she on leave from the FBI but in theory shouldn’t she have had enough werewithal, training and guts to do a simple small-town investigation on her own. Having her partner fly in just made her seem stupid and dumb.
Pros | It’s a great romance love triangle if you like those
Cons | The main character is a helpless damsel in distress with no brains
Warnings | This is a romance, not a mystery
POV | Third Person POV Past Tense
Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No
Description | FBI agent Cookie James is enjoying her extended leave from the agency on Secret Seal Isle, managing her quaint inn and flirting with the oh-so sexy-handyman, Dylan Creed…until her sixty-year-old mother goes skinny dipping and is almost drowned by a corpse.
A phone call to the sheriff should mean the end of Cookie’s involvement, but when it’s clear the sheriff has no interest in the investigation, Cookie calls in reinforcements…her ex-partner Hunter O’Neil. Suddenly it’s like old times while the pair questions the residents of Secret Seal Isle. Except it’s not. Now she has both Hunter and Dylan vying for her attention, a wayward hippy mother, and a potential killer on the loose.
With her love life heating up, her mother lighting up, and all signs pointing to the most unlikely suspect, Cookie does the only thing she knows to do—focus on solving the case.