It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in sweet, sunny Cape Cod—just me and my beloved brother—but discovering a corpse in our rental house really throws a wrench into our tanning schedule. Now a rude, crude bounty hunter has arrived on the back of his motorcycle to catch the killer and refuses to believe I can be helpful, despite countless hours of true crime podcast listening. Not to mention a fulfilling teaching career of wrangling second graders.
A brash bounty hunter and an energetic elementary schoolteacher: the murder-solving team no one asked for, but thanks to these pesky attempts on my life, we’re stuck together, come hell or high tide.
I’m just here to do a job, not babysit an amateur sleuth. Although… it is becoming less and less of a hardship to have her around. Sure, she’s stubborn, distracting and can’t stay out of harm’s way. She’s also brave and beautiful and reminds me of the home I left behind three years ago. In other words, the painful hunger and protectiveness she is waking up in me is a threat to my peace of mind. Before I sink any deeper into this dangerous attraction, I need to solve this murder and get back on the road. But will fate take her from me before I realize the road has been leading to her all along?
Title: My Killer Vacation
Author: Tessa Bailey
Publication Date: June 6, 2022
Genres: Adult, Murder Mystery, Romance, Contemporary
This was good book, but not Bailey’s best. It’s true crime meets rom-com.
A few points:
– insta lust
– age gap
– bounty hunter meets second grade teacher
In true Bailey fashion, this book was funny. The antacids and “hook-up panties” were cracking me up for some reason.
Myles was a bit wishy-washy. I was glad Taylor recognized this and acknowledged it, but that didn’t make things better. One second, he’s telling the police they’re a thing, the next he’s telling her they’ll never be a thing. Lots of mixed signals and I didn’t like it.
Also, Jude and Dante…Are we just going to pretend like they don’t have a whole mess of stuff to work through? That’s a whole story that I really hope Bailey decides to write. It just kinda fell off here with no real acknowledgement.
Overall, a decent book, but I won’t be thinking about it for long.