Review: Brew or Die
Title: Brew or Die
Series: A Java Jive Mystery, Book #4
Author: Caroline Fardig
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: Inspired by her past sleuthing successes, Juliet Langley has officially joined the ranks of Nashville’s licensed private investigators. Her best friend, Pete Bennett, doesn’t worry that her detective work might interfere with her full-time job running his coffeehouse, Java Jive. He just wishes she would spend her free time rejoining the local music scene instead of tailing cheating spouses. But when one of Java Jive’s baristas, Shane, asks Juliet to look into the suspicious death of his fiancée, Pete encourages her to plow full steam ahead. Since his fiancée died on the job, Shane suspects that her party-planning colleagues are up to something criminal—and will do anything to keep it quiet. After Juliet recruits Pete to go undercover with her at a wedding showcase, she discovers that white lace and black satin have a way of hiding big, fat secrets. If that weren’t enough to fill her plate, her latest P.I. job has her crossing paths with her ex, Detective Ryder Hamilton. They’re barely on speaking terms, but to solve the case, they might have to cooperate. No matter where Juliet goes, she’s brewing up trouble.
My Review: I really enjoyed this book, as I have the other three in the series. The main character is a spunky red head with a temper and a penchant for getting in over her head. Now that Juliet has her official P.I. license she is off investigating. When an employee’s fiancée is murdered her best friend and boss convinces her to step in an investigate, putting them straight into the weird world of party planning. This lends itself to some hilarious moments.
The characters in this story have a lot of depth and continue to grow as the books progress. Although the lover triangle aspect is already getting a bit stale the rest of the story is intriguing and a fun read overall. I can’t wait to see where the story goes in the next book.
*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*