In my audio book journey this was another “interesting cover, might be good” library shelf pick.
Jane greeting card store manager is hoping to become a proud franchise owner. She’s even gone so far as to a social study by a famous talk show host to help supplement the purchase of her storefront. In involves dating 40 guys who must first be screened and then compared to a qualification list set forth by herself and friends. And if that wasn’t enough her schizophrenic brother is leaving voicemail messages about corpses. Her concern for her brother throws her into a fight to stay alive, complete all her dates in time, and impress the secret shoppers that will be the deciding factor on whether or not she’ll be offered a “Wilkommen” store, and finally be out from under the corporations tedious scrutiny.
I would not say it was a slow start but I didn’t actually start to really enjoy this book until about half way through. Many of the characters make you laugh and sometimes pull a heart string or two. It makes you want to cheer them on. It’s a plot filled with twists and turns and the unexpected. It’s part romance, mystery, and humor all rolled into one.