Love and Fat-Free Cheese by Crissy Sharp
Paperback, 304 pages
Fat-free cheese is okay--unless you've tasted real cheese. Juliet Easton learns this about love too as she uncovers who truly loves her, and who is using her to get to the secret she knows about the disappearance of her sister's fiance and the pharmaceutical conspiracy he plans to reveal. Can she protect her loved ones' lives and her heart? You'll be hooked from Asiago to Zamorano cheese in this suspenseful and hilarious romantic thriller.
My Review: 5 Stars
This book is not what I was expecting. The cover, title, and short blurb hooked me immediately and the first page wasn't any different. The story begins with Juliet and her brother, Everett, in a yoga class. And it only gets better from there.
Ready to make a change in her life, Juliet's looking to move back home and find a job that allows her to use her new college degree. The clever wit that oozes out of Juliet, along with the mystery/suspense elements, flashbacks, and romantic comedy, attached me to the story like you wouldn't believe. The cast of characters is like something out of a variety show--from baffling heroes to crazy moms to peculiar neighbors to mean co-workers to sweet siblings--they all kept me on my toes, eager to see what could possibly happen next. I love how connected Juliet is to her family and close friends and how they anchor her.
Told in first person, the story really does engage a reader and draws you right into this wacky and amusing plot. I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with these delightful characters and look forward to more by this debut author!
Content: mild romance; mild violence
*I received a copy through the publisher. I voluntarily reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own.*