Imitation just isn't as good as the real thing... Love and Fat-Free Cheese by Crissy Sharp (Blog Tour Review)

This was a quirky, crazy, and suspenseful read. Check out my full review below...

Love and Fat-Free Cheese
Love and Fat-Free Cheese
by Crissy Sharp
Adult Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 304 Pages
November 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books


Fat-free cheese is okay—unless you’ve tasted real cheese. Juliet Easton learns this about love too as she uncovers who truly loves her, and who is using her to get to the secret she knows about the disappearance of her sister’s fiance and the pharmaceutical conspiracy he plans to reveal. Can she protect her loved ones’ lives and her heart? You’ll be hooked from Asiago to Zamorano cheese in this suspenseful and hilarious romantic thriller.

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My Review

LOVE AND FAT-FREE CHEESE was an unexpectedly humorous and suspenseful read. It was romantic, sweet, with a small-town feel and a great family dynamic, mixed with some crazy situations. If you enjoy your suspense on the light and quirky side, then give this one a try!

I really liked these characters! Juliet was easy to connect with and cheer on as she tries to move on to real life after college. She's surrounded by a great family and an overbearing grandmother. Then there are the other guys in her life, particularly Owen, who was charming.

Then there is a couple of plot-lines to follow. You have the situation with Eva and Will, which is dangerous and where most of the suspense comes from. You have the situation with Own and the Bradleys and the manipulative relationships there. Then there is the romance between Juliet and Owen. 

The issues I had with this story stemmed from the drama, which is rather over-the-top in places, and the believability of certain parts. I just couldn't buy in to how easily Owen was going along with some things, how easy it was for Mr. Bradley to manipulate, some of the lack of law enforcement, how easily a certain guy charms Juliet and that she is so spineless with him in parts (I really didn't get that at all, especially when it didn't feel consistent with her personality and when the guy is such a jerk). I started off really loving the story and then something would pop up that threw me and then I'd like it again for a while and then something else just wouldn't feel authentic... It kind of felt like there was maybe just too much going on or the author was trying to hard, but then there were parts that I just loved and ate up. So, definitely a hot and cold read for me.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes and no. There were some really great parts and things about this book that I loved and then some things I had issues with. Bottom line: I enjoyed it regardless. The author definitely has potential and expect her to only get better.

Content: Some violence, but clean.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Crissy Sharp is an author, runner, and sports enthusiast. She has a special knack for avoiding cooking and cleaning so she can focus on her true love: writing. She is in awe of people who can do a one-legged king pigeon without pulling something and detests everything about fat-free cheese. Though she’ll always be a Montana girl at heart, she also loves Tennessee, where she currently lives with her husband and three children.

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