Monday, November 1, 2010
NIPPED IN THE BUD by Susan Sleeman
Paige Turner has secured her first landscaping contract, sprucing up the city park for the upcoming Pickle Fest. But the day after a confrontation with the city manager, she finds him dead in a mound of mulch. With no alibi for the time of death and, according to the police chief, with plenty of motive to carry out the murder, Paige must dig her way out of the mess by finding the real killer. Attorney Adam Hayes aids in her search as he works hard to keep her out of jail….and his heart.
I loved this book! Susan has done such a great job of putting together suspense, humor, murder, and romance in one book! In addition to Paige having a landscaping company, she also has a morning radio program called, “Through the Garden Gate”. She gets some real strange characters calling in to her program. At the beginning of each chapter you get a little clip from the radio show. I got a real chuckle from these!
Adam, Paige’s attorney, is drawn to her but due to his professionalism wants to keep the relationship neutral. Paige is very “smitten” with Adam but hasn’t had the best luck with relationships in the past. Susan did a great job of writing their relationship.
I gave this book 5 stars! (It deserves more!) I would highly recommend it if you’re wanting a good suspense/murder with some romance and a little humor sprinkled in.
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Good luck and God bless!!