Well that was perfect, I lost count of how many times I got teary at the beginning as Royce and Sawyer go through the preparations for their wedding day.
We also get the main event too and it’s beautifully described in strongly visual language that I could almost believe I was there, sat in the Hummingbird Café, listening to the smatterings of conversation, enjoying the scent of the flowers and the delicious food.
The action happens when the guys land on the wee island they’re honeymooning on and I really liked the murder mystery they find themselves embroiled in. It was different to the other cases we’ve watched them investigate as they’re mostly side-lined and obviously not officially on duty.
Frank, their neighbour who Sawyer has known for years, is such a character too, I love these grumpy old men who are irascible and set in their ways but also really kind hearted under the surface.
The murder itself also had an interesting twist I hadn’t expected and I liked how it all played out. This time no-one’s specifically after our guys, which makes the tension a little easier to handle!
I really hope this isn’t the end of Locke & Key. I know Aimee has said she’d like to return back to them and I’m crossing everything that she does but I am seriously stoked for getting both Topher/Julian and the Chief’s romances later on this year!
#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review
Newlyweds, Royce Locke and Sawyer Key, embark on a honeymoon road trip where their biggest threat should be dodging drunk tourists on golf carts. But their arrival on South Bass Island lands them in the middle of a contentious battle between lifelong islanders and a property developer who won’t accept no for an answer. Tempers soar as the barometric pressure drops, signaling a dangerous storm brewing on the horizon and across the street. Minding their own business becomes impossible when a homicide wrecks their vacation and puts Royce and Sawyer in the path of a twisted killer.
Will their honeymoon be two tickets to paradise or a one-way trip to the morgue?
Killer Honeymoon is book three in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. ** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. **
Killer Honeymoon is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally.
Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+.
Work together, live together, and play together is the name of the game for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. But one of those things changes when Chief Mendoza taps Sawyer to lead the newly formed cold case unit. His first task: solve the Magnolia Murders that spanned three decades and suddenly stopped in 2000.
Chaos ensues when a fourth Magnolia Queen contender is murdered during a preliminary round. With the pageant’s one hundredth anniversary looming, the pressure is on to produce results. Royce and Sawyer, along with their new partners, have to team up to solve the Magnolia Murders—old and new.
As the investigation continues, a surprise visitor and an unexpected phone call force the men to face painful things from their pasts. The future Royce and Sawyer dream of is within their grasp, but first, they’ll need to uproot the seeds of discontent they’ve buried deep.
The Magnolia Murders is the first book in the Matrimony and Mayhem trilogy, the second story arc for Royce Locke and Sawyer Key. ** New readers should start with the Zero Hour trilogy before reading Matrimony and Mayhem. **
The Magnolia Murders is a continuation of Royce and Sawyer’s happily ever after as they move into the next phase of their lives—professionally and personally. Though some storylines span the trilogy, this book does not end in a cliffhanger. Heat, humor, heart, and homicide abound. You have been warned. 18+
About The Author
Ever since she was a little girl, Aimee Nicole Walker entertained herself with stories that popped into her head. Now she gets paid to tell those stories to other people.
She wears many titles—wife, mom, and animal lover are just a few of them. Her absolute favorite title is champion of the happily ever after. Love inspires everything she does, music keeps her sane, and coffee is the magic elixir that fuels her day.
I don’t know how she does it (well, that’s a lie, I do know, it’s bloody hard work and fantastic research) but Aimee Nicole has added yet another awesome murder mystery for me to try and figure out who done it!
And this time I was so sure I had figured it out, only to be hit with another twist right at the end which was both brilliant and totally obvious once you knew it 😁
No plot spoilers here, as always, but the pacing on this book is a lovely mix of fear and heart-racing terror when a trip to the hardware shop for Sawyer takes a menacing turn and the more steady, chipping away of the clues which lead to Royce and Tara solving the Bon Jovi (that’s what I’m calling it, it’s not called that in the book!) murder.
Our heroes though, they’re on fire as they move closer and closer to their own wedding and some of the sexy times in this book reach off the chart heat levels simply because of the emotional intimacy these two men have between them.
It’s fan the flames hot at the same time as so beautifully vulnerable because of the trust between them.
There’s a very clever secondary plot thread running through this one which started in book one and which concerns Sawyer’s old nemesis Sheriff Wheeler and I was very happily surprised by the turn that took.
And speaking of surprising twists, there’s another one which occurs that’s much closer to home for the Locke boys as Royce stands up for his brother Jace when he marries Holly and I’m not saying I might have got a bit teary at their wedding but…
Now, with just one book to go, I have to say if this is the end of the road for these two amazing men, I’ll be so very happy to have followed on their journey and will be wishing them all the joy in the world – after they finish solving the next murder that is!
#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review.