Book Review: Love and Fat-Free Cheese
By: Crissy Sharp
Published By: Sweetwater Books
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Page Count: 304
Source: Kindly Provided by Author
Adult - Contemporary Romance, Mystery
Love and Fat-Free Cheese is one of my favorite genres of books. Mystery with a healthy dose of romance on the side. The characters were entertaining, the mystery was interesting, and the romance was one I was definitely rooting for!
Juliet is the main character. She is a recent graduate with a degree in statistics and is looking for a job. Right away this got my attention because my oldest son is going to graduate school next Fall in Statistics! LOL Her brother got her a job interview at his work with his friend, who also happens to be the Vice President of the company. Of course, she gets the job.
Owen, the VP, is the handsome and attractive friend of Everett, Juliet's brother. But when Juliet arrives for her interview, Owen seems to have some girlfriend issues with another woman who is there to see him. But definitely not someone Juliet wants to be involved with.
Everett and Juliet also have a sister named Eva, who has some emotional struggles regarding her former fiancé. It took a few chapters to figure out what, exactly, had happened with Eva. It seems that her fiance Will had worked for a pharmaceutical firm that was involved in making a drug that caused cancer and was trying to cover it up. Will was digging up evidence and had to disappear for his own safety, and for Eva's as well.
It seems like there were a lot of secrets and issues going on in the town of Eden Falls where the Easton family lives.
The title of the book is a bit odd, but once I heard Eva's explanation, I thought the title was perfect. Eva & Juilet received a coded message for Eva to meet Will, but something went wrong. Eva was sulking in a bakery and began to muse about bagels and fat-free cheese.
"It's exactly like love."
"Yes, cheese." She sets her bagel down and drops her head into her hand. "Once you've been in love, the real kind. You know, the kind where you're head-over-heels, will do anything to make the other happy kind of love, then all other relationships pale in comparison. They're missing something. They're a little disgusting, just like fat-free cheese."
The book is not perfect, which is why I didn't give it 5 birdies. But I enjoyed it so much, I choose not to dwell on the negative and focus on all the things that I did love about it. If you like your mysteries with a healthy dollop of romance, then you will be enthralled with Love and Fat-free Cheese!
Fat-free cheese is okay--unless you've tasted real cheese. Juliet Easton learns this about love too as she uncovers who truly loves her, and who is using her to get to the secret she knows about the disappearance of her sister's fiance and the pharmaceutical conspiracy he plans to reveal. Can she protect her loved ones' lives and her heart? You'll be hooked from Asiago to Zamorano cheese in this suspenseful and hilarious romantic thriller.