Monday, May 20, 2013

Review: A Flower Shop Mystery #2: Slay It With Flowers

Title: A Flower Shop Mystery #2: Slay It With Flowers

Author: Kate Collins

Date of Publication: March 1, 2005

Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book

Buy This Book: Amazon

Synopsis: Law school drop-out-turned-flower shop owner Abby Knight has been asked to be a bridesmaid by her cousin. But before the couple says "I do," a groomsman disappears-and another member of the wedding party is found dead. Abby has to hurry down an aisle of suspects to unveil the truth-and make sure the bride still gets to the church on time.

My Review:

 The second installment of hte Flower Shop Mystery series was just as cute and fun as the first! Collins has a way of making a murder mystery into a lighthearted story full of witty banter, a delightful love interest, and more than enough excitement to keep me completely riveted to the novel.

I liked this one much better than the first in that this one had a better plot. The mystery was more exciting and the way Collins connected two such different ideas into one intertwined mystery made the novel just that much better. Likewise I absolutely adored the character development; Jillian is so ditzy and clueless that I couldn't help but laugh out loud at some of her antics.

Abby was hilarious in this novel, full of witty comments (mostly aimed at Jillian) and her inability to get away from her ex-fiancé Pryce,  there were plenty of awkward yet humorous moments. Even though I can't stand character who get involved in other people's business Abby is so fun to read about that it's easy to overlook her slightly annoying personality trait.

The only thing I was disappointed about was that Abby and Marco seemed to go right back to where they started in their relationship. Marco played a bigger role in this novel and I loved the extra air time he had... he sure made it count! The interactions between Abby and Marco are always a joy to read, not to mention they make an adorable couple! I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for them to get together.

For those looking for an adorable and light hearted cozy mystery series need look no further! With an exciting and fun plot, a delicious love interest, and plenty of humor there is nothing to dislike about this satisfying mystery!


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