2 1/2 stars
Oh, this book was ok. It was a silly little mystery, except that the main character was a man. Of course, I didn’t quite realize the main character was a man for 50 pages or so…I was really very confused why everyone was calling her “Harrison.” Does this problem speak to my abilities as a reader, or the author’s abilities as a writer? That’s a thought for another time. Anyhow—it was a very basic mystery. In fact, the mystery was almost secondary to the day-to-day life of the main character. The story is about a guy, Harrison, who inherited his late aunt’s candle shop as well as the storefronts and apartment that house it. One of his store owners gets murdered, and he has to figure out who did it in his spare time (I wasn’t exactly clear as to WHY he had to figure out the murder and just couldn’t leave it to the police, but I digress). The book followed him as he learned about candle making (lots and lots about candle making. It actually got rather tedious) and decided to date again. Meh. It was a quick read that killed some time. I’m not looking forward to the next book in the series, though.