The story has great characters, several of whom have secrets that will be uncovered as the story progresses. With policemen as both her ex and her current boyfriend, her boss as a potential boyfriend if only they can get their timing right , folks being murdered and Juliet in the thick of the action.
This story is a crazy, fun light hearted, mystery packed with humour, murder, misdirection and romance! I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it. Apr 10, Anita rated it really liked it Shelves: arc , mystery-cozy.
I really like this series.
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It has mystery, humor, and a heroine who is having a really tough time with her love life. All elements that I find really make this series work. It is strongly recommended that you read the books in order for the full story. Juliet Langley is finally getting her life back together after being injured and then left by boyfriend Ryder Hamilton, MNPD Detective, as he chased after a murderer.
She hasn't heard from him for over 3 months and is moving on. Juliet is also a newly minted PI and working for Maya Huxley, her new employer and trainer. Pete Bennett, Juliet's best friend since college and owner of Java Jive, is not at all happy about Juliet now being somewhat legal with all the crazy things she gets dragged into. Now that Juliet is an official PI, Maya is handing her a case to work.
Gentry, a partner in the company Wonder-Gen Fabrications, suspects his partner of something underhanded and wants to find out what is going on in his company. Juliet crosses paths with Ryder on surveillance and learns some things that make her question her own judgment. She died of a heroin OD, but no one has ever seen her so much as take a drink. This investigation leads them to her place of employment, Leonidas Luxury Events, and some really nasty people. This is a fun paced murder mystery with a lot going on as new PI Juliet tries to solve two crimes. That brings a bewildering cast of characters and I'm still not entirely sure I worked out who all of them were.
I liked the love triangle angle, it added a nice edge to the story and I'll be interested to see what happens next with those characters. The first mystery is around whether a business owner is channelling dirty money through his business which also involves Juliet's current boyfriend who This is a fun paced murder mystery with a lot going on as new PI Juliet tries to solve two crimes.
The first mystery is around whether a business owner is channelling dirty money through his business which also involves Juliet's current boyfriend who may not be all he seems. This was the least interesting of the two for me. I just couldn't quite care too much for it. The second one was around the murder of a young woman, the human interest and the characters for this one were more interesting. I'd have been happier with just the one story around this particular murder. The characters seemed much more rounded and developed in this strand of the book.
I found it a quick read and it had enough to keep me going without skipping pages. After four books Juliet and her men are well rounded with decent development as we go along.
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The female friends seem like add-ons. The main one Maya Juliet's boss is sent out of the country at the beginning of the book and we don't hear much from her after that. I'd say all in all it would make a good beach read for a lazy day by the pool. Free arc from netgalley Mar 02, Dawn rated it liked it. Juliet had finally gotten her PI's license and is eager to get started. Her first case is to catch a cheating husband and she does, right before he gets stabbed.
Then there is another death affecting the staff at Java Jive and she and Pete decide to get to the bottom of what the police are writing off and not investigating. That leads them to a bridal fair and undercover work. John and Juliet are moving right along in their relationship and all seems well. But then Ryder shows up to try to tell Juliet had finally gotten her PI's license and is eager to get started.
But then Ryder shows up to try to tell ker something about John that makes her pull closer to him instead of away, just because it's Ryder who's telling her. When she gets her second case she is working all the time and is burning the candle at both ends and that normally doesn't end well for her. What she discovers during the second case though, could shatter what she thinks she has.
Now with at least three dead Juliet is racing to figure this out with the help of none other than Ryder. There are so many layers and twists and turns in this book it's crazy. I always like the messes Juliet seems to get herself into. This is a good book. A good read.
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I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Mar 17, Deb rated it liked it Shelves: fiction , reading-for-review , series , mystery-thriller , romance , cozy-mystery. Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars for me: liked, didn't love. This is the 4th book in the Java Jive cozy mystery series, semi-set in a coffee house.
I say semi-set because most of the action is set outside Java Jive especially since Juliet has just gotten her P. In addition to running Java Jive, Jules is working with her friend Maya on a couple of cases, one at a warehouse that has them undercover as the cleaning crew. Meanwhile, a Java Jive employee's fiancee has died of an overdose an Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars for me: liked, didn't love. Meanwhile, a Java Jive employee's fiancee has died of an overdose and the employee Shane is convinced it was murder so Jules and Pete, her boss, best friend and potentially unrequited love wants to work with her to solve the case--as much as he is unhappy about her PI work and the potential danger it puts her in.
Not only does Jules have a crazy work schedule with everything going on, she seems to be getting more serious with current boyfriend, police cold case investigator John Stafford and old boyfriend and fellow detective Ryder Hamilton is back, lurking about and warning her about John. Overall this is a fun and good series but this was not my favorite book. The mysteries were fine for a cozy and I like that Jules got her license and is more official in her PI work but I felt like the book and Jules needed a bit more focus. In both areas--romance and career she jumps around more than I'd like to see.
Still, Jules is likable and I will definitely read the next book to see the direction it takes. I was not compensated in any way for my review and my thoughts and feelings are my own. Jun 12, Janet Robel rated it really liked it. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Juliet Langley is one of my favorite amateur sleuths. The secondary characters are great too.
he.lifepower.vip.avoori.com/3832-buscar-mujeres.php So glad to see that Ryder is back, and I love the wizened Gertie. Juliet finally has her P. I enjoy Pete, but I keep hoping he'll grow a pair and get together with Juliet instead of just being friends and her boss. Starting from the beginning of this series I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Starting from the beginning of this series is recommended. Nov 01, Jessica Robbins rated it really liked it Shelves: own-kindle. Mar 13, Betty rated it really liked it Shelves: arc , e-books , cozy , private-investigator.
Juliet Langley is excited she has her private investigator certification. Her first major investigate has her looking at an electronic company whose accounts show more money being received than goods being sold. Juliet is teaming with Pete Bennett on the death of a friend from heroin. The police believe it was an accidental death.
Pete feels it was murder. Ryder is back in Juliet's life. There are several romances either occurring or ending giving the tale romantic feelings. Juliet finds working Juliet Langley is excited she has her private investigator certification. Juliet finds working with the police is satisfying.
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The ending is interesting and will either amuse you or you will leave feeling disgusted. I recommend this book and series. Disclosure: I received a free copy from Alibi through NetGalley for an honest review.
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