French Vanilla & Felonies

Cambria Clyne Mysteries Book 1

As the first book in the Cambria Clyne mysteries, this enchanting novel has hit a home run. I adore Cambria and all of the zany characters who pop up in this series. Cambria herself is a strong, vibrant character with more guts than brains most of the time. Chase is an enigma all wrapped in a pretty package...and working as the maintenance man at Cambria's apartment complex. The story itself is an absolute blast to read, and takes readers on a wild ride through suburban LA. I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a fun adventure with a bit of danger tossed in for fun.

Cambria Clyne is in a bind. She just lost her job, and is about to be evicted from her apartment. And she has an adorable three year old daughter named Lilly to look after too. How can she get out of this mess? A local apartment complex is hiring for a new apartment manager. It's a gift from above, and Cambria eagerly embraces her new role as manager. But everything is not all sunshine and roses. A tenant is murdered on her first night in her new home. The new maintenance man, Chase, is totally useless. And Kevin? well, he's a nightmare unto himself. Her Rent or Run score is tanking! So what's a girl to do? Why, investigate the murder herself! Before she knows it, Cambria is in way over her head. And Chase seems to show up at the most suspicious times, too. As the story races to the explosive ending, Cambria will learn more about herself and her tenants, and Chase too, than she ever thought possible. Cops, murderers, drug dealers, and more will arrive to threaten her new life. Can she survive and figure out the mystery, while maybe finding love on the way?

Book Blurb for French Vanilla & Felonies

A funny romantic mystery

When Cambria Clyne—klutzy, twenty-something single mom—takes the job of an apartment manager at an LA complex, she hopes her run of bad luck is finally coming to an end. She's got a nice home for her daughter, a steady source of income, and the cute maintenance guy is certainly a nice perk! But her luck takes a bad turn again when a dead body turns up, a crime spree takes over the community, and Cambria finds her complex squarely at the center of it all!

With her dream job suddenly on the line, Cambria dons her detective hat to get to the truth—after all, she's watched enough crime shows on TV to know how to catch a perp! Or so she hopes as she wades through a streaker in apartment 40, an ex-con with a shady agenda, an overly frisky retired couple, and the suspiciously sneaky dealings of the dentist in apartment 36. But will Cambria be able to catch a killer... or will she get caught up in his game and lose it all?

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2018 4.50