Just this year, I have become a full-on audiobook listener. Not only does it keep me on top of my review commitments, it also keeps me entertained at work. Once in a while, I run out of audiobooks for the books on the aforementioned review list and back to books that I’ve missed the first time around. And then there are those that make me giggle and laugh out loud so my co-workers wonder what in the world I’m listening to!
About the Book
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 moldy 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.
In My Opinion…
While I don’t read a lot of cozy mysteries, I am a fan of Jenny B. Jones! Throw a former pop princess back in her hometown, a horrible bride-to-be, and an ex-CIA grandmother together, and there is plenty to keep a reader busy!
A long list of suspects keeps readers guessing as to “who-done-it” and the antics of Paisley’s grandmother and aunt kept me laughing throughout. I mean with statements like “Where’s your imagination? Between the two of us, we have enough wigs, costumes and stage makeup to serve a drag queen convention. You’ll go incognito,” you can’t help but smile a little.
And then there’s Beau. The guy is a mystery but in the best sort of way. The tenuous relationship with slow simmering heat makes you cheer for an HEA here.
And even though I am late to the game, I cannot wait for the next installment of Enchanted Events Mysteries.
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