This is the third book in the All-Day Breakfast Cafe by Lena Gregory, one of my many, many favorite authors. These characters (and any in her other series as well) always feel like old friends when I read the latest installment. I’m so anxious now for book 4!
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is another of my favorite series that just keeps getting better. One of the Facebook book clubs I’m in had the first book in this series for our November discussion, and since I’d read the second one this summer, I was in the mood to read this one–especially since I had all the characters and situations fresh in my brain! 😉
When a local guy who was running for mayor was found dead in Trevor’s ice cream shop freezer, Gia had the need to help find the killer despite what her sorta-boyfriend (as she calls him) acting-Captain Hunt Quinn says. He is awfully sweet to her and I loved the awesome scenes they had together! He had his few little moments of jealousy over Trevor, but Gia assured him he had nothing to worry about. I liked the side mysteries as well that centered on Harley and Skyla.
A new character introduced was Skyla who was Willow the cafe waitress’ mom, and she had a secret of her own, as did the gentle homeless man Harley that Gia has kept supplied with dinner since the first book. Harley is such an awesome character. He doesn’t say much, but he sure is always there for his pal Gia. Another character that was somewhat new but introduced in the second book was a retired cook named Cole who was now working for Gia and loving it. He said retirement was boring. Earl (my fave since the first book since he makes me think of Columbo) got more page time as well, since he’s also a helper in the cafe when Gia needs him as well as a regular breakfast customer. A really cool character that I liked from the second book was Cybil, a somewhat mysterious woman who always walked in the woods. Gia became closer friends with her and invited her to the cafe. Cybil was a widow that Gia thought might enjoy meeting Earl, a widower.
Savannah is such a hoot! She’s the perfect bestie and she was determined that she and Gia would get a girls’ getaway. It didn’t quite happen the way she planned, but it was still some good adventure. Gia and Hunt are in a really good place right now. I like how their relationship has been a little slow, sometimes shaky but not stormy. I’m anxiously waiting for the next book!