No one would think the matchmaking industry would be fraught with danger, but for Gladys Burger that is just what she finds. Gladie joins her grandmother’s matchmaking business for two reasons. One to appease her grandmother who insists that Gladie has what it takes to be a great matchmaker and two to keep an eye on her grandmother. Gladie isn’t sure that matchmaking is her strength, but since she has tried just about every other job on the planet, she figures it can’t hurt.
Learning that the man across the street is found dead and then being dragged into the crazy family when she goes to offer her condolences sends Gladie on a search for a killer. She finds herself more in tune to the vibes surrounding the crime than to those having to do with matchmaking. She doesn’t realize how much danger she is in until it is too late to turn back.
Spencer Bolton, the sexy police chief, would like nothing more than to keep Gladie away from his crime scenes and out of police business. Unfortunately, they seem to keep running into each other and the attraction is hard to ignore. Gladie also finds herself strongly attracted to her mysterious next-door neighbor, Arthur Holden. No one quite knows what he does, but he is definitely a feast for the eyes.
Elise Sax offers her readers a delightful romantic mystery. The story is full of humor and Gladie is not your hardened investigator. She finds herself in some of the most ridiculous and humiliating situations and then has to figure out how to extricate herself from them. There were several scenes where I laughed out loud while reading them.
This story may seem like a simple case of whodunit, but there are a number of twists and turns throughout the story. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen and had to keep reading to find out. I also like that there is a love triangle for Gladie in that she is attracted to two men. We aren’t sure who she is going to finally pick and it adds even more intrigue to the story.
There were some transitions that were a little sudden and abrupt in this book. I found myself having to reread a few parts because the action suddenly moves from one place to another time and place without much warning. There weren’t even spaces between the jumps. This could have been due to the fact that I was reading the ebook version and the spacing might have been lost. Other than that minor inconvenience, I greatly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read the next adventure of Gladie Burger.