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Jewell by Tina DeSalvo was a cute, romance-mystery mix!
This book has a very slow start, and at first seems rather boring. Tina DeSalvo introduces the book well, but it drags on quite a bit. Once you get about 1/4th into the novel, it suddenly speeds up and gets exciting – there’s mystery, there’s potential romance, there’s comedy! It’s such a great book! You just have to get through the first little bit of the book and suddenly it’s fantastic!
It’s not your typical romance book – the main characters have to build their relationship over the course of the book, and they do. They also have to deal with realistic situations – Jewell’s professional reputation is being threatened, her Grandmother has Alzheimer’s, and then there is family drama to deal with.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Despite the slow start, the book is beautifully written! There’s the perfect mix of mystery, drama, comedy and romance all wrapped into this book!
Four out of five stars – due to the slow start.
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.