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Review: It Takes Two to Mango


Title: It takes Two to Mango

Series: Trouble in Paradise #1

Author: Carrie Doyle

Release Date: June 29th, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: It's all fun in the sun until someone turns up dead


After Plum Lockhart's job as a travel magazine editor is eliminated in corporate cuts, she decides she's sick of cold winters in NYC and fruitless swiping on dating apps—what she needs is a dramatic change of scenery. On a whim, she accepts a job as a villa broker and moves to a beautiful Caribbean island.


However, paradise isn't as perfect as it seems: the slow pace of island life, the language barrier, and a cutthroat office rival make Plum question leaving her old life behind. But when a client is found dead in the jacuzzi of Casa Mango—a property Plum manages—she knows she's really in a jam. With a killer loose on the island Plum will have to deal with a stonewalling police chief, a string of baffling clues, and a handsome Director of Security to solve this deadly case


My Review: This was a pretty good start to a new cozy mystery series. I struggled a bit with the main character, who is very obviously meant to be unlikeable in the beginning. I am a big character reader so I didn't really like that aspect. However she does grow throughout the book and some of the more abrasive personality traits ease up a bit. I think this will provide for a lot of character growth over the series. Overall I enjoyed the mystery and the writing and I look forward to seeing where book two takes us.


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