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70% Dark Intentions (Bean to Bar Mysteries)
by Amber Royer
About 70% Dark Intentions
70% Dark Intentions (Bean to Bar Mysteries)
2nd in Series
Publisher – Golden Tip Press (July 20, 2021)
Paperback: 266 pages
Digital ASIN : B091KMVY8P
Felicity Koerber’s bean to bar chocolate shop on Galveston’s historic Strand is bringing in plenty of customers – in part due to the notoriety of the recent murder of one of her assistants, which she managed to solve. Things seem to be taking a turn for the better. Her new assistant, Mateo, even gets along with Carmen, the shop’s barista turned pastry chef. Felicity thinks she’s learning to cope with change – right up until one of her friends gets engaged. Everyone’s expecting her to ask Logan, her former bodyguard, to be her plus one. But even the thought of asking out someone else still makes her feel disloyal to her late husband’s memory — so maybe she hasn’t moved on from her husband’s death as much as she thought.
Felicity isn’t planning to contact Logan any time soon. Only, Felicity finds ANOTHER body right outside her shop – making it two murders at Greetings and Felicitations in as many months. That night, Mateo disappears, leaving Felicity to take care of his pet octopus. The police believe that Mateo committed the murder, but Felicity is convinced that, despite the mounting evidence, something more is going on, and Mateo may actually be in trouble.
When Logan assumes that he’s going to help Felicity investigate, she realizes she’s going to have to spend time with him – whether she’s ready to really talk to him or not. Can Felicity find out what happened to Mateo, unmask a killer, and throw an engagement party all at the same time?
I don’t know it if is the freak summer we are having in Scotland right now but I took ages to get into this book. Having not read book one (which usually isn’t a problem) I found myself asking what happened in it? I did feel a little lost at time pertaining to past experiences in Felicity’s life as this wasn’t really dealt with in a fleshed out way in this book.
That being said once I got going I began to enjoy this story – Felicity gets involved in another murder this time discovering the body right on her doorstep! One of her employees Mateo has also disappeared and the police are pinning him as the number one suspect. To add to the mix her friend gets engaged and she needs to look after a octopus called Clive!
Felicity has a lot on her plate but can she find Mateo and prove he has nothing do with the murder? Or will she uncover something darker in the process?
About Amber Royer
Amber Royer writes the CHOCOVERSE comic telenovela-style foodie-inspired space opera series, and the BEAN TO BAR MYSTERIES. She is also the author of STORY LIKE A JOURNALIST: A WORKBOOK FOR NOVELISTS, which boils down her writing knowledge into an actionable plan involving over 100 worksheets to build a comprehensive story plan for your novel. She blogs about creative writing techniques and all things chocolate at www.amberroyer.com. She also teaches creative writing for both UT Arlington Continuing Education and Writing Workshops Dallas. If you are very nice to her, she might make you cupcakes.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Amber-Royer/e/B00PFV4CGM
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