From author Erin Huss comes another “hilarious and fun” (Huffington Post) addition to the Cambria Clyne Mysteries.
For apartment manager, Cambria Clyne, every day is a bad hair day, and her birthday is no exception. At least the rest of her life is in order. Her daughter is thriving in their new home, Cambria is up for a promotion at work, and she’s got two men vying for her attention—the hunky ex-maintenance man and her dreamy baby daddy. As if that wasn’t enough excitement, Cambria’s best friend, Amy, has just landed the role of a lifetime on the hit prime time drama Ghost Confidential. Yes, things are looking up for Cambria Clyne, and this just might be her best birthday yet!
Until it all goes up in flames.
Celebrations are put aside when the stars from Ghost Confidential start showing up dead. There’s a killer with a personal vendetta on the loose, and when suspicious items show up in Amy’s possession, it becomes evident that someone is trying to pin the murders on her. Now Cambria must figure out who is attempting to frame her best friend, all the while still taking care of her daughter, dealing with the crazy antics of her residents, choosing between two men, and preparing for a property inspection that could make or break her apartment management career. Will Cambria catch the killer before anyone else shows up dead? Or will this birthday be her last?
Cambria Clyne Mysteries:
Strawberry Swirl & Suspicion (prequel short story in the Pushing Up Daisies collection)
French Vanilla & Felonies (book #1)
Rocky Road & Revenge (book #2)
"You cannot help but fall in love with Cambria!"
—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews (Summary via Goodreads)
Like I said after reading the first book in the Cambria Clyne Mystery series by Erin Huss, French Vanilla & Felonies, "You cannot help by fall in love with Cambria!" and that goes double for Rocky Road & Revenge. Cambria Clyne is "all that and a bag of chips" !!
After reading French Vanilla & Felonies, I was a huge fan of Cambria. I was in love with her and everything about her. Now after reading Rocky Road & Revenge not only am I a fan of hers but I want to move into the apartment complex she manages and hang out with her on a regular basis !!!
In Rocky Road & Revenge things hit really close to home when Cam's best friend Amy is being framed for the murder of Amy's co-star.....okay....let's back up a bit. Amy is an actress and Cam's best friend and she also lives in an apartment in the complex Cam manages. Amy is on a television show where she doesn't get along with her co-star and when the co-star is found murdered, Amy is the prime suspect. Unfortunately Amy doesn't have an alibi for the time of the murder and things are not looking good for her......
The thing I love the most about Cam is her ability to multi-task. She is getting the property ready for it's yearly inspection, she is trying to help Amy prove her innocence, she is celebrating a birthday, taking care of her 3 year-old daughter, dating a police detective and trying to figure out the best way to co-parent her daughter with the one night stand that produced said daughter...... Even though things seem to be spiralling out of control and a normal person would hide under their bed, Cam runs at danger straight on....no seriously, she does !! You have to read it to believe it !!!
I highly encourage you to read this series. Huss will have you holding your breath as you turn the pages, hitting yourself in the forehead while reading one page and then laughing out loud on the next. She will have you rooted to your seat while you get lost with Cam and all the "fun" that she is having. And when you get to the end, Huss will have you breathing a sigh of relief and smiling when you put the book down.
Review by Missi M.