Cozy mysteries are light and fun but I have a love/hate relationship with them. I love the cozy mystery TV shows and thought I would love cozy mystery books. So when I picked a few up I was surprised that I didn’t love them as much as I thought I would. Mostly it was because they were in first person. And if you’ve read my blog for any length of time you know I hate reading first person. At least I thought I hated it. Turns out I only hate it when it’s done poorly but I still shy away from first person stories. So colour me surprised when I picked up some cozy mysteries recently, written in first person, that I liked. A lot.
Once a month I will be doing a feature Friday where I highlight a book I’m reading or have read and enjoyed. I hope others check them out and enjoy them too.
Expresso Messo is the sixth story in a series but I think you can still enjoy it if you haven’t read all the books in the series. I’ve read the first two and then jumped to this one because it has a Valentine’s theme and that day is just around the corner. Plus it takes place in Florida. With it being -12C as I write this and getting colder the idea of escaping to a warmer climate even through a book appeals to me a lot.
I like the small town feel of cozies and the Sweet Home stories have that in spades. It’s a tight knit community and I like all the characters. They feel like people I would like to spend time with. The main character owns a coffee shop with her aunts and I love coffee. I wish the coffee shop near me had the Valentine’s Day drinks the Cabana has.
If you like cozy mysteries check it out!
A missing redhead, a secret admirerâ€™s column, and special syrup
When one of Sweet Homeâ€™s residents goes missing, Lily decides to put her sleuthing cap on. With her fiancÃ© Eli and his father away on a fishing trip, itâ€™s up to Lily to unearth the how and why of the disappearance. But not before she and Jules discover some odd goings on at Revaâ€™s cafÃ©. A secret admirerâ€™s column in Jules newspaper is also causing quite a stir at the local hair salon where Lily finds a nemesis of the porcelain kind.
Find out what happens when Lily dives deep into all sorts of crazy mischief.
Caffeine and sugar warning: This book contains visions of red velvet hot chocolate and raspberry lattes.
Until next time…