Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review: The Princess and the Pizza Man by Cassie Mae

Heidi Reads... The Princess and the Pizza Man by Cassie Mae

My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it


Matchmaking, mansions, and murder - just another Tuesday for this princess.

Twelve years of tossing pizzas in his hometown in Alabama is like a dream come true for William Monroe, but his sister is ready to leave the Podunk place, desperate to find herself a man and get hitched. He’s not too thrilled to hear about the mansion she’s dragging him to, claiming it’s haunted with the spirit of Cupid, and it’s his job to make sure she doesn’t fall for the first guy who looks her way.

Winter’s been running the Frostville Murder Mysteries ever since she inherited a hefty sum of cash, wanting to give back in a fun and profitable way for her home city. Noticing a lot of puppy-eyed patrons, she gives herself the job of matchmaking, picking out the ones who seem best suited for one another. But when the outspoken and grumpy man from Alabama arrives with his eager-to-be-matched sister, her focus starts to falter, and she wants nothing more than to prove to Will that her mansion can feel like home, too.

My Review

My first impression of this book was that I thought the title was a little ridiculous, but I read it anyway since I'm reviewing the series. And I was pleasantly surprised! I had just finished reading an intense suspense book with murder and terrorism, so I found that this light-hearted, funny book was perfect to read next. Even though Winter, Will, and his sister Bells are over-the-top characters, they weren't written in an overly dramatic way, which I think was an important subtlety in making the book not turn me off. There are hints of depth to them that were intriguing in the midst of the humor and fun situations they find themselves in. I was curious how Will and Winter would find a happily ever after since they are from such different parts of the country and have entrenched lives there. A great balance of entertainment and deeper layers. Lesson learned- don't always judge a book by its title ;)

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