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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Review: Diners, Dives & Dead Ends by Terri L. Austin

Diners, Dives & Dead Ends (Rose Strickland Mystery #1)
by Terri L. Austin

Genre: Chick Lit, Romance, Cozy Mystery
Publication: July 2012
Format: ebook
Source: Own
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As a struggling waitress and part-time college student, Rose Strickland's life is stalled in the slow lane. But when her close friend, Axton, disappears, Rose suddenly finds herself serving up more than hot coffee and flapjacks. Now she's hashing it out with sexy bad guys and scrambling to find clues in a race to save Axton before his time runs out. With her anime-loving bestie, her septuagenarian boss, and pair of IT wise men along for the ride, Rose discovers political corruption, illegal gambling, and shady corporations. She's gone from zero to sixty and learns when you're speeding down the fast lane, it's easy to crash and burn.

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.

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1 comment:

  1. This series looks so good. I only read one story from it and it was from an anthology. I really wanted to read the entire series from book #1. I loved the short story I read.



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