Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just Add Water

Title ~ Just Add Water
Series ~ Hetta Coffey Mystery series, #1
Author ~ Jinx Schwartz
Publisher ~ Jinx Scwartz
Published ~ 25 September 2011
Genre ~ Mystery/Humor

My Rating ~ 5 bites out of 5

Hetta Coffey is an engineer working for herself and not doing too shabby. Except for that time in Japan where she fell for Hudson Williams. How was she to know that oily snake was a crook and would disappear taking money from her account as well as his company’s? But she’s moved on. It’s been years since he rabbited and a year since she heard from Interpol about him. About the time she gets bad news about her canine companion, RJ, she starts experiencing strange happenings around her house. Worried about RJ and dealing with the shock and outrage (as well as litigation) of being fired from a job in Seattle, she puts thoughts of weirdness to the side. Until Hudson Williams ends up floating like an expired goldfish in her hot tub. Why is he back, why couldn’t he have stayed gone and why, by all that’s holy, is he in her beloved hot tub? Hetta is about to find out.

This book is a lot of fun to read. Hetta is brash and bold with a mouth that doesn’t have much of a filter. Her friends are great and her life is amusing. The reason behind her mysterious happenings are easy for us to spot because Hudson gives us a clue in the beginning, but it’s hard watching Hetta putting the clues together. How can she possibly connect what’s happening to that creep Hudson? It’s like watching Columbo. We know who the killer is, but Columbo has to figure it out. That’s exactly what this book is like, only with more humor, shenanigans and booze. And yacht hunting. Because Hetta gets it into her head that she needs a yacht and, by golly, she finds one.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a strong heroine and a story that has humor, some romance and a mystery to solve.

*Book source ~ Many thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page.

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