Friday, August 21, 2020

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - August 21st

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

I'm also joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader.

I shared this one on Tuesday, but since I'm still reading it, I thought I would share some more snippets from it. The excerpts are from the E-ARC.


While I looked forward to making rum cocktails at an unpronounceable tiki convention in Fort Lauderdale, I wasn't fully prepared for a three- hour road trip with the man I couldn't get out of my head, his lovesick employee and a flatulent dog.

Neil, the leader of the Bohemia Bartenders, drove his roomy SUV through South Florida's bonkers traffic the way he did everything else, with cool, calm confidence. That cool was getting to me. On our recent adventure in New Orleans, we'd had a few moments of heat, but they'd all ended up being shaken and chilled over ice. Probably because they'd happened between moments of attempted murder and mayhem.

From 56% on my Kindle...

Neil asked me how I was doing, and I repressed a whole lot of feelings and muscle aches and just said "fine."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When rum collectors collide ...

When mixologist Pepper Revelle joins the Bohemia Bartenders for what promises to be an entertaining, rum-soaked tiki convention in sultry South Florida, she expects divine ukuleles, sublime swizzles and a chance to know chief bartender Neil a little better. What she gets is chaos — the death of a high-profile rum collector, a cast of sneaky suspects and ten thousand limes to squeeze.

With one of their own under suspicion, Pepper and Neil set out to find the real killer. But behind the aloha shirts and cocktail parasols is a blender full of secrets. The centerpiece of the convention is a high-dollar tasting of rums that survived a shipwreck and other disasters, and when a precious bottle vanishes from the crime scene, everyone with a ticket is a suspect.

As Pepper tries to keep the insatiable crowd inebriated and her gregarious dog Astra sober, she finds peril under every palm tree. It seems like everybody’s guilty of something. But who’s guilty of murder? And can she and Neil find the culprit before they’re smacked like the mint in a Mai Tai?

WRECKED BY RUM is the second book in the Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries, funny whodunits with a dash of romance set in a convivial collective of cocktail lovers, eccentrics and mixologists. These cozy culinary comedies contain a hint of heat, a splash of cursing and shots of laughter, served over hand-carved ice.


  1. This can be a nice light-hearted read somewhere on an island that is warm and sunny. I need that...!

    Happy weekend and here's my Weekend Book Friends

  2. I wouldn't mind some rum cocktails, although a road trip with a flatulent dog and those other characters, not so much. LOL.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “CLEO MCDOUGAL REGRETS NOTHING”

  3. I don't drink so I would probably skip this one. Nice review though.

  4. You had me with the cover but the snippets I enjoyed too! Happy weekend!

  5. Very funny opening line..."And a flatulent dog" hope the rest of the book is enjoyable, too. My book is called WEATHER

  6. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  7. Rum collectors !! that alone is enticing.

  8. Now I'm thirsty - sounds like a fun convention, and an amusing book. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.


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