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Southernmost Murder

Monday, January 6, 2020

Southernmost Murder (2018) C.S. Poe

Southernmost MurderI’m beginning to think I should just go ahead and read everything CS Poe has written, because I’ve really liked everything I’ve read so far.

Aubrey Grant runs an historical property in Key West–a job he does well, despite the regular inconveniences of his narcolepsy. He’s also looking forward to a visit from Jun–and hoping they’ll get along as well as he remembered and move their friendship to romance.

But a literal skeleton in the closet puts Aubrey’s plans in disarray, and instead of romancing, he and Jun try to figure out just who wants into the Smith house so badly–and why.

I really like Aubrey.

I was five feet three when I didn’t slouch and probably weighed a hundred and twenty pounds soaking wet … I’m pushing forty and still wear dirty Chucks, skinny jeans, and at times, tastefully offensive T-shirts. My hair was bleached white, I wore zero-gauge plugs and a nose ring.

Sometimes when a character is brash and in-your-face about everything, it bothers me to a small degree. But with Aubrey his attitude fits perfectly.

One thing I particularly liked was that although Aubrey and Jun weren’t dating at the start of the story, they had a long established friendship and both were hoping Jun’s visit would change that friendship into a relationship. It was sweet and believable, since they were already friends and attracted to each other.

Another thing I’d forgotten about CS Poe’s stories is that they are generally written from a single POV, which has been unusual in a lot of the romance I’ve read recently, but I quite enjoyed.

Did I mention how much I liked Aubrey?

I eventually reached a fence in someone else’s yard I had to scale. And I did scale it, which impressed me to no end— but then I fell off the other side and into the Smith garden. At least there was no one around to see that.

This was an adorable romance AND an interesting mystery. Plus, it’s a stand-alone, so if you wanted to see if her writing was for you, this is a good book to check out.

Publisher: DSP Publications
Rating: 8.5/10

Categories: 8.5/10, 8/10, LGBT, Mystery, Romance, Sexual Content     Comments (0)    



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