"lighthearted romantic whodunit romp"
In Six Palms, California after five years together and one
last sexual encounter, Troy Wilcox informs Frankie Smith he
is leaving her. At her diner Frankie realizes why Troy
suddenly dumped her when his caffeine junkie boss Karen
Ellis orders milk. Police Chief Jack West, who desires
Frankie offers to arrest Troy, but she says do not bother.
Frankie hires a new cook Michael True; they sleep together
until they hear a noise. They investigate and find the
corpse of Tish Whittier in her alley. Jack, who has worked
homicide in Los Angeles, takes charge of the official
investigation. However, the feisty fighting Frankie takes
charge of the case as she knows she is the prime suspect.
She plans to uncover the real culprit's identity not
realizing the trouble that will bring to her from the
residents who prefer secrets remain buried and from Jack
wanting to keep his beloved safe.
ALL U CAN EAT feels like a throwback to the 1930s
lighthearted romantic whodunit romps. The fun story line
stars an enchanting courageous female protagonist who will
have the audience wonder whether she will turn to Michael
or Jack as she conducts an amateur sleuth investigation
that drives the Chief who loves her crazy for several
reasons. Emma Holly cooks up an amusing sexually heated
(profanities included) romantic mystery that has readers
following the clues in and out of the heroine's bedroom
from start to finish.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted May 25, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 7, 2006