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Review: Revenge is Sweet

Title: Revenge is Sweet

Series: Vintage Sweets #1

Author: Kaye George

Release Date: 3/10/2020

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: In the picturesque tourist town of Fredericksburg, Texas, Tally Holt has opened a new candy store with a vintage twist . . .but there’s no sugar-coating a nasty case of murder . . . Tally Holt has poured her heart, soul, and bank account into Tally’s Olde Tyme Sweets, specializing in her grandmother’s delicious recipes. Tally’s homemade Mallomars, Twinkies, fudges, and taffy are a hit with visiting tourists—and with Yolanda Bella, the flamboyant owner of Bella’s Baskets next door. But both shops encounter a sour surprise when local handyman Gene Faust is found dead in Tally’s kitchen, stabbed with Yolanda’s scissors. The mayor’s adopted son, Gene was a handsome Casanova with a bad habit of borrowing money from the women he wooed. It’s a sticky situation for Yolanda, who was one of his marks. There are plenty of other likely culprits among Fredericksburg’s female population, and even among Gene’s family. But unless Tally can figure out who finally had their fill of Gene’s sweet-talking ways, Yolanda—and both their fledgling businesses—may be destined for a bitter end . . .

My Review: This book had a few great things going for it and a couple of things that fell a little flat for me. The setting for the story was fantastic. Quaint small towns make a great cozy mystery setting and this one, plus the candy shop made for a great overall feel to the story. I didn't love having two narrators, or the way the story switched between them. I also thought quite a bit of character development was needed. Overall it was a pretty good start to a new series and I look forward to trying book two.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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