Snipped in the Bud – Kate Collins

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5/5 Death Roses

On The Back:

When I swapped the thorny problems of law school for the budding business of my flower store, Bloomers, I vowed that I, Abby Knight, wouldn’t be caught dead visiting that hateful campus ever again. But sometimes a girl s got to face down her dragons….

PLANT OF ATTACK

Someone orders a black rose for Abby’s old law school nemesis, Professor “Snapdragon” Puffer. But her plans for a speedy delivery are foiled when he catches her putting the bloom on his desk and sends it straight into the trash. Abby flees in terror, only to run smack into Carson Reed, the professor who recently had her arrested at an animal rights protest. After a biting exchange, Abby storms out of the building. But if there s anything she can’t stand, it s injustice and bullies. So, even though she knows bad luck comes in threes, she ignores the advice of her sometimes boyfriend, hunk-a-licious Marco Salvare, and heads back in to retrieve her dignity and her flower — only to find the rose now decorating a dead professor, and herself the prime suspect….’

My Thoughts;

Another series that is getting better and better; this series started off very slow, with the first book being almost boring, but it picked up wonderfully, and now I look forward to reading it!

I really liked Abby in this book, and after reading tons of other mysteries where the MC was a chief suspect, I exected this book to be just like the others, but it wasn’t. Abby was probably the most believable character that I’ve ever read that is a chief suspect. She is angry about it, but at the same time feels like she’s about to be arrested, but she continues on and doesn’t get down. The author did a wonderful job of portraying Abby in this book.

The mystery was very good, and I really liked how Abby and Marco went through each suspect and checked out their alibis before ruling them out. The killer was a surprise, and the last scene was very tense, like a dam burst from all of the feelings before in the book.

Overall a very good book, I look forward to reading the next one!

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