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Peachy Flippin' Keen by Molly Harper
Series: Southern Eclectic #1.5
Published by Pocket Star on April 9, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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A prank war erupts in Lake Sackett, Georgia and coroner Frankie McCready has to turn to the gorgeous but surly new sheriff for help in Molly Harper’s newest Southern Eclectic novella, perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Amy E. Reichert.
The McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop has crickets running rampant in the store and hot sauce in the Snack Shack’s ketchup bottles. But as the county coroner, Frankie has enough on her plate without worrying about the increasingly mean pranks being played at her family’s business. And the arrival of Sheriff Eric Linden, both devastatingly attractive and painfully taciturn, is enough to push her over the edge.
Linden, who didn’t seem to get the memo about men in uniform and Southern charm, is condescending and cold, revealing absolutely nothing about his past as an Atlanta police officer, while also making Frankie’s job as coroner as difficult as possible. And with the town’s Fourth of July celebration coming up, it’s essential for McCready’s to be cricket-free and in good working order. Strangling the sheriff will make her job even harder. Can Frankie hold off the threats to preserve her own sanity?
It’s taken me a bit to get used to the locale and its unique characters but I’m enjoying the Southern Eclectic series. This short novella focuses on Frankie McCready, the town coroner.
I was just confused by Peachy Flippin’ Keen. It is a setup of a situation, and it reads well. We get to see some of the characters from the rest of the series. It is, however, just the foundation, with the story barely started. There is really no romance or mystery concluded.
At first, I thought it was about 200 pages, and with the next one, Ain’t She A Peach being just over 300, I knew a romance couldn’t be over 500 pages. But this is only 92 pages. And I started the next, since it is also Frankie’s book, and there are portions of setup repeated which seem the same.
I enjoyed this novella. I love Molly Harper. Honesty though, I think Peachy Flippin’ Keen and Ain’t She a Peach should be one book. The rest of the story will be released June 12 and I’ll be reviewing it also.