Thursday, July 15, 2021

70 Percent Dark Intentions by Amber Royer Great Escapes Tour


About the book 
Felicity Koerber’s bean to bar chocolate shop on Galveston’s historic Strand is bringing in plenty of customers – in part due to the notoriety of the recent murder of one of her assistants, which she managed to solve. Things seem to be taking a turn for the better. Her new assistant, Mateo, even gets along with Carmen, the shop’s barista turned pastry chef. Felicity thinks she’s learning to cope with change – right up until one of her friends gets engaged. Everyone’s expecting her to ask Logan, her former bodyguard, to be her plus one. But even the thought of asking out someone else still makes her feel disloyal to her late husband’s memory — so maybe she hasn’t moved on from her husband’s death as much as she thought. 

Felicity isn’t planning to contact Logan any time soon. Only, Felicity finds ANOTHER body right outside her shop – making it two murders at Greetings and Felicitations in as many months. That night, Mateo disappears, leaving Felicity to take care of his pet octopus. The police believe that Mateo committed the murder, but Felicity is convinced that, despite the mounting evidence, something more is going on, and Mateo may actually be in trouble.

When Logan assumes that he’s going to help Felicity investigate, she realizes she’s going to have to spend time with him – whether she’s ready to really talk to him or not. Can Felicity find out what happened to Mateo, unmask a killer, and throw an engagement party all at the same time?

And I thought
Up front I have to give my honest opinion.  
The cover didn't get me.  I probably would not pick this one up.  
If I noticed the author's name I probably would have done a double take and check it out.  
So.  Don't judge a book by its cover! 

I really enjoy this series.  I joined the Great Escapes Tour because I really liked the first book in the series. 

I liked the location when I read book one. 

I love the location now that I live on Galveston Island! 

And we'll on second thought the covers not so bad because the octopus on the cover turned out to be rather charming.  If octopus's can be charming.

Once again Amber Royer created a page turning mystery that keeps you guessing. 

Felicity is a fun character.  She can't help getting mixed up in trouble.  It kind of seems to follow her. 

And she seems to stumble into dead bodies.  Like right on her shops doorstep in this one. 

I really enjoyed this one and look forward to the next one.

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review is will appear on Good Reads and Retail sites.

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! I'm currently drafting Book 3, and that one will involve the cruise ship terminal.

  2. They just started cruising again.
    Best Wishes!

    1. I can't wait until we can go cruise again! I love travel and boats!