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Saturday, February 26, 2011

32) Fatal Fixer-Upper by Jennie Bentley

The Blurb -

Avery Baker was once a New York designer, but inheriting her aunt's old Maine cottage has led her down a new career path—home renovation. Now, with help from hunky handyman Derek Ellis, Avery starts learning the ABCs of DIY. But when the designer-turned-renovator finds clues that lead to a missing professor, she wonders if she can finish the house—without getting finished off in the process.

My Thoughts -

Fatal Fixer-Upper is the first in the cozy Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation mysteries. At the beginning I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book. Avery, the main character came across as so naive and a little blonde and I was a little put off. However I decided to see how things panned out and I was pleasantly surprised by how the story developed. By the end of the book I was hooked and now I have another cozy mystery series to add to my reading list.

I like reading cozy mysteries and even though my first love is Paranormal Urban Fantasy I need a break from the Supernatural now and again. This cozy series really hit the spot this week and turned out to be a welcome change and an easy interesting read. The plot was clever and well thought out and the whole Do-It-Yourself angle was a nice twist and not too over the top.

So I look forward to reading more in this series. I see there are actually already four books so I have some catching up to do!

1 comment:

Aurian said...

I agree with the needing a break part sometimes, and cozy mysteries are perfect for that. This series is somewhere on my shelf too, looking forward to it.