Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Swept Away

Swept Away: A Squeaky Clean Honeymoon Novella 

Squeaky Clean Mysteries #12

Kindle Edition and paperback

by Christy Barritt

  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Publisher: River Heights 
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2016

Finding the perfect place for a honeymoon, away from any potential danger or mystery, is challenging. But Gabby’s longtime love and newly minted husband, Riley Thomas, has done it. He has found a location with a nonexistent crime rate, a mostly retired population, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation in the warm sun. 

Within minutes of the newlyweds’ arrival, a convoy of vehicles descends on a nearby house, and their honeymoon oasis is destroyed like a sandcastle in a storm. Despite Gabby’s and Riley’s determination to keep to themselves, trouble comes knocking at their door—literally—when a neighbor is abducted from the beach directly outside their rental. 

Will Gabby and Riley be swept away with each other during their honeymoon . . . or will a tide of danger and mayhem pull them under? 

My thoughts: SWEPT AWAY is a honeymoon novella set around the excitement of Gabby and Riley's lives--is it even possible they'll be able to enjoy a romantic vacation for two without trouble finding them? Not likely. Gabby tried very hard to be good and stay out of the mystery, but with an intruder, then being framed for the disappearance, and the police even thinking they did it when the "owner" said no one was supposed to be at his vacation home, what could they do but jump "on-board" and figure out who is really behind it, despite the threat on their own lives? I couldn't stop reading SWEPT AWAY. I'm not sure where this is in the series collection (11.5, I think) but it doesn't matter. Even though the two main characters remain the same, and they are always written in Gabby's point of view, the mysteries in most of the books stand alone and are not connected in any way. If you like cozy mysteries and novellas then you will love SWEPT AWAY. 5 stars. 

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