70% Dark Intentions
Amber Royer, author
Felicity Koerber's bean to bar chocolate shop on Galveston's historic Strand is bringing in plenty of customers - in part due to the notoriety of the recent murder of one of her assistants, which she managed to solve. Things seem to be taking a turn for the better. Her new assistant, Mateo, even gets along with Carmen, the shop's barista turned pastry chef. Felicity thinks she's learning to cope with change - right up until one of her friends gets engaged. Everyone's expecting her to ask Logan, her former bodyguard, to be her plus one. But even the thought of asking out someone else still makes her feel disloyal to her late husband's memory -- so maybe she hasn't moved on from her husband's death as much as she thought. Felicity isn't planning to contact Logan any time soon. Only, Felicity finds ANOTHER body right outside her shop - making it two murders at Greetings and Felicitations in as many months. That night, Mateo disappears, leaving Felicity to take care of his pet octopus. The police believe that Mateo committed the murder, but Felicity is convinced that, despite the mounting evidence, something more is going on, and Mateo may actually be in trouble. When Logan assumes that he's going to help Felicity investigate, she realizes she's going to have to spend time with him - whether she's ready to really talk to him or not. Can Felicity find out what happened to Mateo, unmask a killer, and throw an engagement party all at the same time?