Gladie I know all her actions were necessary to drive the plot but it was just TOO MUCH She ignored all advice did whatever the hell she wanted stole and tampered with evidence went after suspects And why Well just because she had a desire to She just thought hmm this is fishy let me just start nosing around And f course if anyone tries to stop me Stay or tell me it s not my job it s dangerous and I m not ualified well they re just chauvinistic behinds right And many many side characters would respond RIGHT You see her behaviour is just dumb And I hate saying it I wanted to like the book But when a character makes you want to pull your hairut you ve got to say it I saw absolutely no reason why two great men would be so drawn to her Another thing that bugged me VERY much was how uncannily similar this book was to Janet Evanovitch s Stephanie Plum series It wasn t just the brand Laws of Ascension Companion of humor that would be fine no it s all the underlying stuff that may not be so apparent at first The klutzy weight conscious woman falling in all kindsf trouble and crimeStephanie while a disapproving cop tries to get her to stay The DIY Music Manual. Randy Chertkow Jason Feehan outf it Morelli and a man with a mysterious job and an even mysterious past helps her No Mans Daughter outRanger and they re both interested in her We also have the uniue grandma nutty friends and weird criminals Could be nothing and yet it is way too much so Too similar and yet not as successful in making it all seem necessary and likable and addicting Not to say it s all bad The mystery was interesting and there were some goodfunny moments And there was the Love Triangle reactionf Who s the Melody on Loan one Me intrigued Also Zelda s matchmaking cards were well done and very interesting It was just not enough toverwhelm The Toll-Gate other things for me Overall a disappointment for me I don t think I ll be continuing the series Full review now postedARC courtesyf Ballantine Books via Edelweiss 35 starsDebutGladie Burger has been a matchmaker in training for three months Convinced that Gladie has the gift her grandmother Zelda has brought Gladie into her business Zelda s Matchmaking Services But after three months and no matches Gladie s not convinced When ne f her neigbours dies Gladie stumbles into what looks like a case Empire of the Saviours (Chronicles of a Cosmic Warlord, of murder With the dead man s strange family to contend with and hunting down his former colleagues Gladie is pitched headfirst into an investigation where there are too many suspects Coming up against the handsome new police chief Spencer Bolton and her mysterious and gorgeous new neighbour Arthur Holden Gladie s life is suddenly busySet in the small mountain townf Cannes California this is a well written and pretty funny contemporary mystery with a side f romantic love triangle Gladie becomes the bone two dogs are fighting ver With her two girlfriends Bridget an accountant and Lucy a marketer her grandmother Zelda and a host Good Thinking of secondary characters there s a lot to love here The blurb says this will appeal to fansf Janet Evanovich and I think that s an accurate statement It does have that crazy light hearted feel to it like the Stephanie Plum novels Gladie the heroine has a great voice The narrative dialogue and characters are fun and humourous The mystery is satisfying I had no clue But no surprises there And though there is a love triangle it does keep things pretty interesting Overall An Affair to Dismember is an enjoyable funny mystery that I liked a lotSteam 15 2 ARC courtesy Death in Mumbai of Ballantine via Edelweiss I received this book via a Goodreads giveaway Sigh I probably should have DNf ed it instead I plowed through This is a really good examplef an author trying too hard and editors letting things go that they shouldn t have The author focused so much Baccarat : La lgende du cristal on creating slapstick scenes and zaney characters that she forgot to have the story make sense Examples where did everyone get their money from Randy had no money from heists was jailed for large chunksf his life but lived in a mansion and gave away thousands to thers who were blackmailing him Grandma was practically agoraphobic yet made enough money matchmaking to buy a sprawling victorian house Really Peter drove a Porsche but admitted he also had no money Why does this small town have a Porsche but admitted he also had no money Why does this small town have a glass cell but no 911 Are there towns that close to San Diego without 911 How could the Terns harass Lulu via phone day and night when she lived in a shack in the woods and had no phone I could go n but I won t Nearly every five pages I was rolling my eyes Sorry Things have to make sense even if you re trying to be funny I blame the editors of this ne Leaving in these impossible things distracts the readers I ended up really disliking the this ne Leaving in these impossible things distracts the readers I ended up really disliking the because Zoete tranen of it Pretty good book A mystery romance Gladie is trying to follow in her grandmother s footsteps and become a matchmaker But it s hard to concentraten love when people keep dying Find all Water Music of my reviews at friend Jilly gets the credit blame for thisne after posting a review for Matchpoint the second in this series that she had picked up in Revived order to decompress from some stabbier selections I thought that sounded like a good idea and it became an instantly better idea when I foundut this first Student Research Projects in Calculus one was availablen the l Kindle for free That is perfect for me because Then I took a gander at her review for An Affair To Dismember and saw a comparison was made to the Stephanie Plum books which is the euivalent for me to. R to the family business in the uaint small town f Cannes California Gladie is also highly unualified Her beloved grandmother’s business is matchmaking and Gladie has a terrible track record with romance Still despite evidence to the contrary Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has “the gift” But when the going gets tough Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s. Perhaps this book and the Love for Imperfect Things one previous will cure mef the undeniable temptation to buy Kindle books for 99 cents apiece I will take the problems in A Heart of Stone order1 The story didn t make any sense People have died but none but Gladie thinks that s a problem that needs examining further Gladie s grandma is a successful matchmaker with a big house which she is too agoraphobic to leave so how has she built this success Everyone has money but no ne has a source f money The bank was robbed but the bank robbers don t have the money The blackmailers get money but they aren t who you think they are and where does the money come from since the people they are blackmailing have no money The police department has a multi million dollar new building and a state Language and Linguistics of the art glass cell box but fewer than 20fficers and no 911 The protagonist is supposed to be learning to be a matchmaker in California in 2013 C mon but spends so much time indulging in her Divertimento own love life that she doesn t have the time2 There is amusingr laugh Love Is a Fairy Tale out loud funny and then there is ridiculous and stupid The majorityf the characters particularly the protagonist fell into the latter category They made decisions for no reason except they wanted to and the likelihood Promise at Dawn of things turningut well when everyone is positively self indulgent about every random impulse is nil yet the author makes it all turn ut right which is laughable but not in a good way The heroine was particularly manic and the plot was flimsy and disjointed3 I try not to be too much f a raging feminist in my reviews because I don t like being accused Bangkok Wakes to Rain of being utterly humorless but honestly Sexual harassment undermining big strong man as rescuer syndrome fat shaming the list goesn Not funny either And no don t tell me that stuff is what is expected in a cozy It is possible to write a good cozy without pandering What a stupid bumbling boring book Awful It was so poorly written I noped The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery outf this HARD First there was an incident where a bunch Darkmere of rescue workers police firefighters maybe EMTs I don t remember have to rescue the MC from a telephone pole and are leering and being skeevy about seeing her underwear WHILE SHE S DANGLING FROM A TELEPHONE POLE WHAT THE FUCK but I let that slidenly to run smack into thisLiterally what And literally why 25 starsI read this for the Cozy Mystery suare for Halloween Bingo Something was definitely fishy about Randy Terns s death and at least Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? onef his children thought he deserved to be murdered Cozy mystery isn t a genre I usually spend a lot Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den of time in but I ve dabbled and thenes I ve dabbled in tend to have a cozy calm mysterious but relaxing feel to them not so here The Scraps Of The Untainted Sky only time the heroine isn tn the go The Eric Carle Gift Set or jumping here and there is when she is asleep which doesn t last long She s in town to takever her grandmother s matchmaking business but doesn t uite have the touch but doesn t matter since she Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century only focusesn that for about 3% Fashion Design Course of the story Onef her neighbors was found dead in the kitchen and she thinks I guess but she never seems totally sure even though she is running around trying to solve the murder he was murdered What follows is a story that felt incredibly manic and held together with rubber bands and flimsy plot threads Why does such a small town I don t think they even have a small town I Don T Think They t think they have a person police force they don t have their Aeralis (The Frost Chronicles, own 911 call center have a multi million dollar new station This is the first in the series but like my complaints about Angelfalls you still have to craft story that provides depth in regards to characters and plot in bookne There is a love triangle but with Alternatives Chapter 2 (The Chronos Files; The Shattered Saga one guy that barely is a pencil sketch and the heroinenly seems to like because he is hot and the Cincinnati and Other Plays other that seems like the clear future winner I m not uite sure what the heroine saw in the pencil sketch besides good looks and I m not sure what either guy saw in the heroine The murder mystery was convoluted as all getut and had a reveal dump at the end This was so manic and jumbled I felt like I was lost in a bouncy castle I don t think I ll be continuing Speak Out! on in the series especially since I am not a fanf love triangles they always seem to be dragged I Like You the Best out way to long Bonus point for having Rottweilers in the story but point deduction for having them be growling frightening beasts 25 starsYou wouldn t think it but matchmaking is hard Anyone who tells youtherwise is lying as Gladie can attest to After a series The collectors encyclopedia of antique marbles of unsuccessful jobs Gladie returns home to takever her grandmother Zelda s matchmaking business Unfortunately all she has to guide her are records circa 10 BCbefore Computers and her grandma s explanation that you just feel it It s a gift One Gladie thinks might have just skipped her generation because all she feels is her grandmother s junk food conspiring against her And then her neighbor dies mysteriously and Gladie starts to think she might just have the feel after all Just for murder not love And so she came to be involved in a very weird very complex intrigue And with two very complex hot men too the urbane womanizing police chief and the laid back mysterious new neighbor What s a girl to do really Solve murders and kick butts The Philosophy of Giambattista Vico of courseYou know how there s a line between funny and ridiculous adorable and TSTL Too Stupid To Live Unfortunately this book came at the wrong sidef it way too Lone Star Standoff often The biggest problem beingf course. Certain to appeal to fans f Janet Evanovich Jennifer Crusie and Katie MacAlister Elise Sax’s hilarious series debut introduces matchmaker in training Gladie Burger who stumbles into a dangerous uagmire f murder and red hot romance Three months has been Gladie Burger’s limit when it comes to staying in More Punishment For His Cheating Wife one place She’s always been a temp agency kindf girl ever ready to move n That’s why Gladie is than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits he.
Download An Affair to DismemberThis Jilly wasn t lying From a uirky grandma to a love triangle term used EXTREMELY loosely since it is not the dark ages and women are allowed to date than ne man at a time until they DTR this truly does fall into the if you like Stephanie you ll probably like Gladie category Much like Stephanie poor Gladie is just trying to make a dollah The View from Alameda Island outta fiteen cent She sucks at jobs though so she s ended up back at her Grandma s house inrder to learn the family business When Fox Is a Thousand of matchmaking I know I know you re just gonna have to kindf go with it and create some alternate reality in your head that makes this a viable career like the entire town is in a black hole with no WiFi so they don t have access to Tinder 100 Innovations of the Industrial Revolution or matchcom When the neighbor dies Gladie doesn t think muchf it until she goes and pays her respects Taken The Anthology on the family and gets a little info I don t think Randy Terns slipped and hit his headn the table I think he was murdered I think someone hit him Schematic Design over the head After that it sn like bing bong as Stephanie I mean Gladie becomes an amateur supersleuth while finding herself in various The Second Sister over the top predicaments Where she keeps running into the local police chief And also her Grandma s new neighbor who mayr may not be the guy who shot Bin Laden If you re looking for something that s light and funny and could easily be turned into a Hallmark Mystery Channel movie Perfect Match (Girl Talk, of the week to vegut Curzon on while still in your PJs at 300n a Saturday afternoon and while eating your weight in chocolate drizzled kettlecorn not that I know anyone who would do something like that this might be a winner Don t let the 3 Stars fool ya 3 Stars is about as high as I go when it comes to these types AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers of books I really did have fun reading it Get it for free RIGHT HERE I can tell you right now if you will like this bookr not Take this fun uizTrue Let’s Call It a Doomsday or False1 You like Stephanie Plum think her crazy hijinx are hilarious and want to eat doughnuts with her2 You will excuse a weak mystery for a bunchf funny moments that make you literally LOL and you re kay with looking like a lunatic by laughing hysterically while reading3 A love triangle is fine if you know it s there going into it and it s not that serious anyway No cheating4 Man whores can be redeemed as long as the heroine makes them suffer A lot And he sees his evil ways before she ever considers him5 Grandmas are just plain funny I don t have any grandmas but when I become ne someday I plan n being a funny grandma I will totally rock itOkay I m bored with this uiz now so you probably are too If you answered True you need this book than you need to watch that Modern Family episode you have taped More than you need chocolate More than you need sleep at night because you will stay up to read and wake everyone up with your laughingAlso it was another ne I found free for Kindle Garfield Swallows His Pride (Garfield, on So the deal is this we meet Glady She is basically an aimless floater in life and has worked jobs than a 10 dollar hooker She does what everyone does when they are super successful moves in with her grandma Glady s grandma is a matchmaker I didn t know this was the 1800 s but apparently grandma islder than I thought Or matchmaking is still a thing Or this is fiction I m going to go with Prohibido nacer old grandma No Time traveling grandma Yeah I like thatne Glady is training to do
matchmaking herself so she needs to build a good reputation in townherself so she needs to build a good reputation in town Unfortunately Serafina and the Seven Stars outing in the town ends up with her climbing a telephone pole to rescue a plasticwl with a bunch f stoners and a fireman having to rescue her and her flashing her underwear to everyone They now refer to her as underwear girl It s been good for police morale Well I m sorry I wasn t up there longer to give everyone a better view Police Chief Don t worry about it They all took photos with their cellphones he said The Police Chief has nicknamed her Pinky underwear color and is too hot for his wn good He s also a major man whore Spencer Bolton had a well known scorched earth policy when it came to women He was pure poison to anyone in a dress He was the Al aeda What She Saw (Conard County of penises and I was determined to never see him naked But don t worry She tortures him in every way possible Notnly is she amateur detectiving Rivals Break (Sharpe Donovan over who mayr may not have killed her neighbor but she is doing a better job than his cops She also might have stolen his car at Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n one pointHe got snippy with herver that I don t care for your tone I said My tone How about my gun You like my gun He pulled back his jacket to show me his sidearm Big bad policeman I pulled Soft Focus out the Mace Is that my Mace Veins poppedut n his neck and his nostrils flared Maybe You stole my car and My Mace I Borrowed Mace I borrowed Don t be so dramatic I would have taken the shotgun but it was locked Also keeping man whore n his toes is the fact that Glady has a new hot neighbor who is definitely interested Holden s mouth turned up into a smile He was really handsome like an advertisement for fresh air muscles and sex appeal Yeah we need advertisements for those thingsSo it s a little triangley The police chief shows interest but they don t actually go Faker outn a date Lawbreakers Suspense Stories or anything It is like an attraction goingn The neighbor HIPPO IN THE GARDEN on thether hand is interested for sure and wants to date Glady if she could ever stop being the target for every lunatic Spinal Trauma or killer aroundThis book was a lotf fun and I m excited that Overdrive has Shadow (New Species, of the serie. Drama Despite warnings from the distractingly gorgeous chieff police to steer clear 細味人生100篇 of his investigation Gladie isut to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder It’s not too long before she’s in way The Gathering (Darkness Rising, over her head with the hunky police chief a dysfunctional family fullf possible killers and yet another mysterious and handsome man whose attentions she’s unable to ignore Gladie is clearly being pursued either by true love MongoDB or by a murderer Who will catch her firs.