Here's a description of the book from Tyndale House Publishers:
"PJ Sugar receives shocking news that she’s inherited the Kellogg family mansion. Though she has no idea why, the timing is perfect—PJ has clearly worn out her welcome at her sister’s house. Unfortunately, the mansion is in shambles, and PJ is short on cash. Rescue comes in the form of Max Smith, a mysterious handyman willing to trade his services for PJ’s investigative skills. But PJ already has a full docket with cramming for her PI license and nurturing a growing romance with her boss, Jeremy Kane. Can she take on Max’s case without dropping the ball?"
My Rating: Summer
This book has it all--humor, mystery, action, suspense, emotion, and yes, lots of romance! Although I haven't read the first two books in this series, I was still able to thoroughly enjoy this third installment. Mystery stories can be quite engaging, but this one was also very entertaining with its true-to-life moments of hilarity and honest struggles. I loved it!
The characters are authentic, and PJ is one fun heroine! Oh, and the love triangle? Wow! This book is full of romantic tension and sweet rescues, without compromising PJ's independence and courage. The ending wrapped it all up beautifully, and I was left more than satisfied with the conclusion. Eventually PJ learns a lot about herself and about perspective in regards to the past and the future. One line from PJ herself shows this idea well:
"I think that's what a fresh start is all about. Not ignoring the past, but seeing it through the eyes of God, through the eyes of grace. Knowing where we've been and where we're going. A fresh start isn't about forgetting; it's about perspective."
With a hopeful message and vivid word pictures (like watching a movie!), this book is simply wonderful!
*With thanks to Linda from Mocha with Linda for my copy of the book, which I won during a giveaway on her blog.*