Sometimes I dare to leave my safe place of crime and thriller novels and
venture into the world of feel-good and romance. I actually do it gladly
if the book's setting is in the American South. I just love small town
stories, where everyone knows everyone and they drink sweet tea. I
was sold when AIN'T SHE A PEACH
was available to read and I read the blurb about a former Atlanta cop
who moves to Lake Sackett, Georgia and falls for Frankie McCready,
the cute coroner who talks to the dead. She is just polite, they don't
answer back or anything.
Is the book as sweet, funny and romantic as the blurb want us to
believe? You bet your hat it is! Frankie is a spunky 28-year-old woman
still living at home, not that she doesn't want to move out. However,
being a sickly child has made her parents overprotective of their only
child and just can't bear the thought of hurting them. Even if she does
feel it's time, perhaps even more now so with the new sheriff Eric
Linden in town. They have a past, but Frankie isn't sure there's a future
with him, even though he's charming, handsome, and deliciously hot...
AIN'T SHE A PEACH is everything
you want in a Southern rom-com. Frankie and her family are a delight to
read about and often I had a smile on my face while I read about
Frankie latest antics. The book is the second in
theÂ Southern EclecticÂ series
and you can definitely read this one without having read the first book,
or the novellas. Warning, however: you might find the need to get the
first book after finishing this one.
An Atlanta ex-cop comes to sleepy Lake Sackett, Georgia,
seeking peace and quietâ€”but he hasnâ€™t bargained on falling
for Frankie, the cutest coroner heâ€™s ever met.
Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost
whisperer or anythingâ€”but it seems rude to embalm them and
not at least say hello.
Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait
Shop, Frankieâ€™s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackettâ€™s
embalmer and county coroner, Frankieâ€™s goth styling and
passion for nerd culture mean sheâ€™s not your typical
Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical
Southern family. Led by Great-Aunt Tootie, the gambling,
boozing, dog-collecting matriarch of the family, everyone
looks out for one anotherâ€”which usually means getting up in
everyone elseâ€™s business.
Maybe thatâ€™s why Frankie is so fascinated by new sheriff
Eric Linden...a recent transplant from Atlanta, he sees a
homicide in every hunting accident or boat crash, which
seems a little paranoid for this sleepy tourist town. Whatâ€™s
he so worried about? And what kind of cop can get a job with
the Atlanta PD but canâ€™t stand to look at a dead body?
Frankie has other questions that need answering
firstâ€”namely, whoâ€™s behind the recent break-in attempts at
the funeral home, and how can she stop them? This one really
does seem like a job for the sheriffâ€”and as Frankie and Eric
do their best Scooby-Doo impressions to catch their man,
they get closer to spilling some secrets they thought were