I received this book for free from Great Escape Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones
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When a washed-up pop star inherits a wedding planning business, it’s all bouquets and bliss until a bride turns up dead.
Paisley Sutton shot to stardom as a teenage rock sensation, but ten years later that star has fizzled out, just like her bank account. When she unexpectedly inherits her aunt’s wedding planning business, Paisley leaves the glamour of Los Angeles for a charming small town in Arkansas. Thinking she’ll arrive in Sugar Creek and liquidate the moldly property, Paisley’s shocked to find Enchanted Events has experienced a major makeover and is now the place for brides. She’s got two months to keep Enchanted Events afloat if she wants to sell and rekindle her music career with the profits.
Paisley’s tossed into a world of vows and venues, but her most difficult challenge comes in the form of one demanding bride. When this Bridezilla’s found facedown in her cake, all fingers point to Paisley as the prime murder suspect. And she does not look good in prison orange.
This former pop princess will need the help of her gun-toting, ex-CIA grandmother and her handsome neighbor, Beau Hudson, to unravel the mystery and clear her good name. As she and her unruly posse dig into Bridezilla’s life, she discovers the woman had a long list of enemies. The closer Paisley gets to the truth, the more her own life is in danger.
Love is in the air this wedding season, but before Paisley can help the ladies of Sugar Creek say, “I do,” she’s got to unveil a killer. Or find herself the next target.
Engaged in Trouble is the first book in the long-awaited Enchanted Events cozy mystery series by award-winning author Jenny B. Jones. If you like laugh-out-loud adventures, small-town romance, unforgettable, sassy characters, and a mystery to keep you guessing, then you’ll love this new page-turning series.
They say home is where the heart is.
Here is what I thought
I have only read one Jenny B. Jones book and it was a long time ago and it seems she normally does contemporary romance but I guess she decided to branch out and do a cozy mystery. Well, she did a good job so she needs to keep it up. 🙂
Paisley is kind of a has been, she went to from stardom to nothing as she use to be part of a girl band but now she can’t seem to get any work. When she inherits her great-grandmothers wedding shop she figured it would be easy to just come home work it a few months and then sell it. Then she could go back to her old life with some money.
That was before one of her brides ends up dead and she is the prime suspect. The cops seem to think she is the one and only person who could have done it because she had threatened the womans fiance who was Paisley’s ex-fiance. So it’s up to her and her ex-CIA grandmother and her grandmothers best friend to figure out what happened.
I liked Paisley and felt sorry for her a bit cause she is trying to hold on to those teenage years of rock stardom and it doesn’t seem to happening. She is surprising pretty good at wedding events when she isn’t screwing things up…lol. I think my favorite character though is her grandmother and Frannie two ex-CIA ladies who were really a hoot. I also am a fan of Beau and he sounds all kinds of swoony. 🙂
This was a really fun cozy and it had me laughing all the time. It had a good mystery with lots of good suspects though I was pretty sure I knew who it was it’s always fun to see if I am right. I can’t wait for the next one! If your a cozy fan you need this one!