The Devil is in the details . . .
Cletus Byron Winston wishes to marry Jennifer Anne Donner-Sylvester (aka The Banana Cake Queen) posthaste! He’s spent the last year wanting nothing more than for the celebrations to be brief, libations flowing, and BYOB (bring your own blueberries). His future mother-in-law has other plans, plans his intended has been willing to indulge, much to Cletus’s chagrin. Therefore, so must he. To a point. But truth be told, he wouldn’t mind if the meddlesome matriarch disappeared, at least until the nuptials are over.
On the night of Cletus and Jenn’s long-awaited engagement party, just when the surly schemer is of a mind to take matters into his own hands, a shocking event upends everyone’s best laid plans and sends the small hamlet of Green Valley into complete disarray. The final months leading up to Cletus and Jenn’s matrimonial bliss are plagued with chaos and uncertainty. Will Cletus and Jenn finally make it to the altar? Or will murder and mayhem derail their happily-ever-after?
And most importantly, who done it?
‘Marriage and Murder’ is the second book in the cozy mystery series Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries. It is best read after Winston Brothers #3, ‘Beard Science’ (which can be read as a standalone) and Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #1, ‘Engagement and Espionage.’
I love this couple!
I so love this spin off series about Cletus and Jenn. This is a couple that is so underestimated by most folks has a love that outshines everything!
This story picks up with Cletus and Jenn finally celebrating their engagement. And what a party it is. Mayhem ensues and a new mystery needs to be solved.
Cletus has got to be one of the most fascinating characters I have ever read. His quirkiness, and his love for Jenn is just inspiring and the talent of Ms. Reid to be able to create such a unique hero is just a testament to her writing talent.
I love how past characters make appearances, but they don't overshine the main plot of the story, they just add to it.
This story is full of mystery, love, charm and swoons. Oh and as the title says, marriage! But I am not going to spoil it for you.
Another stellar story from the great mind of Penny Reid, get your hands on it!
A Swoonworthy Read
If you haven’t already, and I truly don’t know how if you’ve read previous books, you will fall head over heals in love with Cletus. This book is so romantic with some great steamy parts. There happens to be murders, suspense and several mysterious solved too. And you get to visit with some well loved characters from Green Valley. I can’t possibly describe how I felt reading this book except to say it left me with alll the feels I get from reading a really great book. I can’t stop thinking about it.
Sweet, heat, swoon and a suspenseful storyline
Marriage and Murder is the second Cletus and Jenn cozy mystery. We get to hang out with the Winstons while Cletus tries to get Jenn to the altar amidst murder, mystery and mayhem.
“That's right. Just relax. Everything has been done. You don't need to do a single thing but show up and smile.”
“I am not accustomed to sitting back and enjoying myself. Nor smiling.”
The first book in this series brought swoony romance to the mystery mix. M&M has that swoon but I love the way this book kicks the heat up a few notches.
Sweet, heat, swoon and a suspenseful storyline, this story pulled me right in and kept me entertained and guessing throughout.