Review: Partners in Lime
Title: Partners in Lime
Series: A Seaside Cafe Mystery #6
Author: Bree Baker
Release Date: August 31, 2021
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Everly will have to go against the tide to crack this case!
It all seems to be smooth sailing for Everly Swan. The island of Charm, North Carolina is hosting tons of fun summer events, her iced tea shop is a hit, and best of all, she's finally dating the handsome Detective Grady Hays. But their romantic bubble bursts when tragedy strikes: a surf-pro is found murdered on the beach, killed with a theater prop.
Grady follows the evidence, all of which points to Matt, Everly's friend and one-time fling. As Grady does his job, so does Everly—her unofficial chef-turned-sleuth-job, that is. She's determined to clear her friend's name but the arrival of a fancy new teashop and The Town Charmer, a gossip blog determined to rock the boat, complicates things. As Everly tries to keep rumors at bay and investigate the murder (and her new tea rival), the killer leaves a message in the sand...
My Review: I adore this series. I love the budding romance between the main characters, I love the tea shop with all the unique teas and menu items. The food in this series always sounds amazing. I really enjoyed the mystery in this one. It had some really good plot points, such as with the murder weapon, that really kept my interest. I thought the author was clever with this one. I also loved getting to hang out with some of my favorite characters. All of the characters in this series are incredibly well developed and thought out and I really appreciate it. I also enjoyed the addition of a rival tea shop and Everly's attempt to spy on them. It was a great book overall and I look forward to the next one in the series. Although you could read this as a stand alone it will have a better feel if you start with book one.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*