by Terri L. Austin
Genre: Chick Lit, Romance, Cozy Mystery
Publication: July 2012
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I have to admit that I read the second book of the series, Last Diner Standing (for a blog tour) before I read this one. I love Last Diner Standing even though it was a bit confusing because I didn’t know who is who. Well, I first thought that Rose had two mothers (Ma, her boss and her mother).
In this book I was introduced to Rose and her background —as a waitress and a part-time college student. When her close friend, Axton, went missing, Rose went to search for him. Things get much more exciting (and dangerous) when Rose knows that one sexy bad boy was keeping his eyes on her.
I love Roxy. Even though she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do, of her future, she’s very independent. Well, her family wasn’t very fond of the life she chooses, but she got friends who loved her. The writing style was very engaging. The story is fast paced and fun. The mystery is well written with a bit of twists. If you like Chick lit with mystery, romance, friendship and bad boy, you should really read Diners, Dives & Dead Ends.