I loved Frankie with her quirky clothes, hair, and phobias. She definitely wasn’t a heroine who was sitting around waiting for a man to come save her and make her life complete. She was complete all on her own, thank you very much. (I am woman! Hear me roar!) And honestly, you just don’t read too many books about female coroners and embalmers, and I appreciated the uniqueness of it all.
Eric was a decent fish-out-of-water hero, too. He was funny and interesting in his own quiet kind of way. (His personality was a little overshadowed by Frankie’s, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Frankie’s role in the story is WAY bigger than Eric’s, so I didn’t really require anything more out of him.)
So, why not a 5-star rating? Well, while I loved the story and the characters and the humor, the only part of the book that I feel fell down a bit was the romance. Eric and Frankie just didn’t spend that much time together. Sexual tension was at a minimum, and sexy times were of the closed-door variety. I guess I was expecting a little...more.
But, all-in-all, this is a fun, quirky read with plenty of laughs. Perfect for beach reading!
Full disclosure: I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Definitely try Molly Harper’s backlist. Her paranormals are still my favorites. (Start with Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs and go from there.) And for light, quirky romance with more sexy moments and lots of snark, try You Complicate Me by Isabel Jordan.
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