Finally, Lacey Washburn is ready for the grand opening celebration for the Aspen Valley Inn. Everything is perfect except for two problems. First,the dead man at the bottom of the stairs actually died seven years ago. Second, Lacey had sworn off men forever so why is she so interested in the handsome sheriff investigating the murder.
I don't like to write bad reviews, so usually I don't write reviews of the books I didn't enjoy. For some reason, I'm making exception today.
I liked the idea , the base of the story, new bed & breakfast, murder on the first night, Innkeeper falling in love with the new sheriff , while they are investigating the murder.
But the writing was a bit off, even amateurish if I may say so. The story is great example of 'don't tell, show us'. There were so many insignificant details in the story, and then repeating the useless information again and again, that it became a game for me to tally them off ('how many times will there be a mention of the event center, build in later date'). A good editing would have fixed this .
The point of view on the story was changing constantly, without any warning or indication, this is confusing with the reader, especially when the story is jumping from one person's thoughts to another one's.
Because there was so much telling, and no showing, the story felt flat, I didn't get any connection to the story, not to the fear and terror of the murders, nor the romance or appeal of the different characters .
Yes, this story left lot to be desired, so just two spoons for it.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me