Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Enemy Next Door and Other Misunderstandings (Strawberry Lake Estates Mystery Book 2) by Crissy Sharp

Jocelyn Kross always imagined her life differently—more loft in Upper Eastside Manhattan, less burned down house in small town Montana. Her temporary digs aren’t much better, a tiny apartment off the side of someone’s house. When the owner turns out to be her sworn enemy, Cade Warner, it’s just the rotten cherry on her terrible day.

Strange things are happening in Strawberry Lake Estates. Cade cannot afford to be distracted by his new neighbor, someone he’s known his whole life, and yet doesn’t really know at all. When Cade’s employee turns up dead, solving the sudden crime wave in their town turns a lot more personal.

As Jocelyn and Cade work together to solve the murder and help their town, they look pasts old grudges and see each other in a new light. When the investigation puts their lives in jeopardy, they find love sometimes comes in the most inconvenient ways.

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I have been looking forward to reading this book since I heard it was coming.  This is the second book of this series and I would say that you probably need to read this series in order because it follows a continuing mystery.  Parts of the mystery are solved with each book but the big picture mystery is ongoing.  It's a fun way to write a series!

This is the type of mystery I love.  It doesn't get too intense and there is plenty of relationship building and character development to make me feel invested and connected to more than just the plot.  

Cade got a bad wrap in the first book.  I was so happy to have him starring in this book.  Cade is awesome.  I love his kindness to Jocelyn's daughter and his attention to details in the lives of the people around him.  The backstory and history between Cade and Jocelyn came out slowly but really helped to create a solid foundation for their present frustrations and growing friendship.  

I'm really enjoying this series and I'll be anxiously awaiting the next installment!

Content:  mild violence, peril, kissing

- I received a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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