A Waffle Lot of Murder review

This is the fourth book in the All-Day Breakfast Cafe series by Lena Gregory, and it quickly became one of my favorite series just like her Bay Island Psychic series. The characters are so awesome, and I just love Gia’s big dog Thor! Since Halloween is my second favorite holiday (Christmas being first), I really extra enjoy any book set around Halloween where I can picture decorations and fun spooky community haunted houses.

My Goodreads review:

A Waffle Lot of Murder (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery Book 4)A Waffle Lot of Murder by Lena Gregory
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved the whole Halloween in Boggy Creek event! What a cool idea to have individual haunted houses for people to tour and businesses to decorate and make spooky! Except the woods had become complete with a real dead person found by none other than Gia and Savannah. Even though she’s an awesome main character, sometimes Gia seriously gets on my nerves with how darn persistent she is, but she’ll turn around and do something incredibly unselfish for her bestie or another friend, and I always get reminded that she’s very driven and passionate about the people she has in her life. All I can say is Hunt is the most patient man in this entire universe! lol

There were so many good distractions and things to throw readers off the track that I wasn’t sure until the reveal who the killer was. I was so set on it being someone else for most of the book. I just love Earl and Cole! They’ve always stepped it up a notch to help Gia whenever they could with Earl being the most faithful customer ever since day one. Cole was the best thing that ever happened to the cafe cooking scene too. It’ll be interesting to see if he adopts a dog and if Gia ever lets Savannah talk her into being a multi-dog mom! I’m already anxious for the next one which I’m hearing comes out in the spring.

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A Cold Brew Murder–review

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:

A Cold Brew Killing (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #3)A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory

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!

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Murder Made to Order–review

This is the second in the All-Day Breakfast Café series by Lena Gregory, who also writes the Bay Island Psychic series that I just finished earlier this spring. I loved Scone Cold Killer, the first in this series and I think I like this book even more! I know from her other series, the books and characters just keep getting better! These two series are definitely ones that the friendship described and the emotions in those friendships can cause me to have a leaky eye or two! I just love the sweet dog in this series that Gia has adopted. I think the picture I found captures what Thor probably looks like a lot!

The third book, A Cold Brew Killing, releases in November, stay tuned because I will definitely be reading that one, possibly earlier than its release if I can get my hands on the ARC.

My Goodreads review:

Murder Made to Order (All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery #2)Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s not every day that I can read a book practically non-stop but I sure did that with this one! This book was everything and more that I hoped the next in the series would be. An old mystery was solved, a couple of relationships got even better and Gia had a great personal epiphany.

Gia Morelli and her dog, Thor, were taking a walk in the park when she stumbled onto the body of the council member, Marcia Steers, who just the day before had urgently wanted to talk to her. Her detective friend, Hunter Quinn, aka Hunt, had been acting a little distant lately and Gia found out that before she’d come to Boggy Creek, Hunt and Marcia had been an item. Gia had trust issues but she learned to overcome them in this book and I have to say I’m proud of how she’s grown since the first book. Hunt was removed from the case due to his previous relationship with the deceased but Gia kept on investigating, along with her friend Savannah who was dating Hunt’s detective friend, Leo. Someone seemed to be stalking Gia and she hoped to get to the bottom of this mystery before she ended up dead like Marcia.

I just love this town and the main characters! I think if Earl was real, I’d just need to hug him, he’s that much of a sweetheart. I guess the only people I truly don’t like at all are Maybelle and her husband. Is it awful of me to keep wishing Maybelle is the perp so she’ll be out of the picture? 😉 Gia and Savannah are more than just friends, they’re like sisters and they seem to be lucky enough to have two of the greatest guys available. Some really awesome things happened in the course of the book, the showdown was exciting, what followed was totally sweet and Gia finally came to a decision about where she wanted to be. You’ll just have to read the book if you want to find out all these things. No worries, even though I read the first book, it had been awhile but I didn’t even have to refer to it since the author is really good about explaining previous happenings without giving away any of the spoilers from the first book.

Anxiously awaiting book three now!

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