Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Brew or Die from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
The book I couldn’t put down this week is Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig. I found this one on NetGalley and was interested at the description. After reading it I have a new favorite writer. This lady is hilarious. She had 9 books so far, 5 in the Lizzy Hart series and this is the fourth in the Java Jive series.
If you are looking for a book with fast action, shoot outs, multiple mysteries, a kidnapping, love triangles with in love rectangles within a love circle (there is a lot of relationship drama) then this is a book you need to read.
Juliet is the main character and she is anything but dull. She is a red head with all the personality that implies. She has a boyfriend who seems to adore her, an ex-boyfriend who seems to be stalking her, a guy best friend that she has been in love with for years and works for but never dated, and a gorgeous womanizing suspect who are all after her. While dealing with all the men in her life she is also putting her brand new PI license to use working on not one but two different cases.
There are a few things I love about this book, and make me want to read her other eight:
1. Everything is not tied up in a neat bow by the end of the book. That said, it can still be read as a standalone novel. After you finish it you will see what I am talking about because I don’t want to give any spoilers.
2. Not everything is as it appears. Mrs. Fardig is not afraid to blow your expectations all to hell.
3. Even though this is the fourth book in the series she doesn’t spend a lot of time recapping what happened in other books. She will make a statement about a past event and then move on. If you want to know about it you have to go read the other book. She does not give a full summary of everything. This keeps the action moving.
My Rating: 4 Stars
The only reason it didn’t get the full 5 is there are way to many men fighting for her, and who she ends up with just didn’t sit well with me.