Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Published: August 31, 2021
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Available Formats: Digital, Audio, and Mass Market Paperback
My Review: I am horrible when it comes to reading and I know a series is ending. I will drag a book out forever. It too me almost two weeks to read this and it wasn’t because it wasn’t good. I don’t want to leave Everly’s world. I love her tea shop, her aunts, her best friend Amelia and her bookshop, and of course Grady. Oh, how can you not love Grady?
In Partners in Lime, Everly tries to clear her friend Matt of a horrific murder of a previous competitor. At the same time she is helping Amelia’s boyfriend plan a surprise birthday party. Neither is going as planned.
I’ll go ahead and warn you to get a box of tissues for the last ten percent of the book. I found myself bawling in the middle of the night while my hubby slept beside me.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own.
From NetGalley: Everly will have to go against the tide to crack this case!
It all seems to be smooth sailing for Everly Swan. The island of Charm, North Carolina is hosting tons of fun summer events, her iced tea shop is a hit, and best of all, she’s finally dating the handsome Detective Grady Hays. But their romantic bubble bursts when tragedy strikes: a surf-pro is found murdered on the beach, killed with a theater prop.
Grady follows the evidence, all of which points to Matt, Everly’s friend and one-time fling. As Grady does his job, so does Everly—her unofficial chef-turned-sleuth-job, that is. She’s determined to clear her friend’s name but the arrival of a fancy new teashop and The Town Charmer, a gossip blog determined to rock the boat, complicates things. As Everly tries to keep rumors at bay and investigate the murder (and her new tea rival), the killer leaves a message in the sand…
Partners in Lime, the sixth book in Bree Baker’s critically acclaimed Seaside Café Mystery series, is sure to make waves among fans of cozy mysteries!