Friday, July 13, 2018

A Mystery and a Small Town Romance


Quinn and her best friend Tory are attending Al’s retirement at the Indigo, his coffee house where both girls worked before graduating from college. Quinn is now a teacher and Tory a law student. They’re both hoping that Nick, a good friend, shows up. He’s been through a lot. His girlfriend was killed in an auto accident some people in San Antonio think he caused. Quinn and Tory don’t feel that way. In fact they’d like to get to know him better.

Another problem for Nick is that he runs a competing coffee shop, Faze. Al’s not crazy about the competition. He wants his son, Blaine, to take over the Indigo and worries that Nick will be too successful and that will hurt Blaine.

The book starts rather slowly with the budding romance between Quinn and Nick. We get lots of small town gossip about why Nick is trouble. As with many small towns there’s a lot of righteousness and back biting. However, the story speeds up when Nick gets in more serious trouble. Now the action focuses on how to prove his innocence.

Nick, Tory and Quinn are likable characters, but my favorite was Daniel. He’s quite amusing. This is a clean romance. No sex, but lots of romantic interplay between the characters. The story is filled with twists. Some of the plot was easy to guess, but parts were a real surprise.

I received this book from PR by the Book for this review.