Early Review: Ain't She a Peach by Molly Harper

, by Kt Clapsadl

Ain't She a Peach by Molly Harper
Southern Eclectic #2

An Atlanta ex-cop comes to sleepy Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet—but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met.

Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything—but it seems rude to embalm them and not at least say hello.

Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. Led by Great-Aunt Tootie, the gambling, boozing, dog-collecting matriarch of the family, everyone looks out for one another—which usually means getting up in everyone else’s business.

Maybe that’s why Frankie is so fascinated by new sheriff Eric Linden...a recent transplant from Atlanta, he sees a homicide in every hunting accident or boat crash, which seems a little paranoid for this sleepy tourist town. What’s he so worried about? And what kind of cop can get a job with the Atlanta PD but can’t stand to look at a dead body?

Frankie has other questions that need answering first—namely, who’s behind the recent break-in attempts at the funeral home, and how can she stop them? This one really does seem like a job for the sheriff—and as Frankie and Eric do their best Scooby-Doo impressions to catch their man, they get closer to spilling some secrets they thought were buried forever.

Molly Harper is known for her snarky characters, and Frankie may just take the cake. I absolutely adored her! She's so spunky and feisty, yet vulnerable and unsure all at the. On the exterior her snark makes her seem like she has everything together, but on the inside she's still partly the scared little girl who almost died many times in her childhood. Seeing her grow and start to really overcome her past made for a really heartwarming read.

The romance in AIN'T SHE A PEACH is more of a slow burning build up rather than the star of the show. While I'll be honest, this romance lover wishes things had of progressed a little faster/stronger, but the slow burn fit the characters better than anything speedy/spicier would have. Frankie and Eric really needed that slow buildup to grow into themselves and each other as a couple. Not to be cheesy, but they each had their own issues to work out first before anything real could happen in the romance department, and I enjoyed getting to see that progression.

Simply put I love anything Molly Harper writes. If she writes it, you can guarantee I'm going to read it and love it. If you enjoy a sweet, heartwarming story with more than a bit of sass and humor, look no further than AIN'T SHE A PEACH.

(Received a copy from the publisher)

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