Review written by a cozy specialist (Feb 2020): A great book to snuggle with. Jeanine goes out of her way to build the story. It takes its time, always knowing when to prove the reader wrong about their latest prediction. It’s exciting; a lot of suspense, a sprinkle of romance, and a whole lot of snaps back to reality.
“Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy―two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same.”