Review: Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper (Southern Eclectic #2)

 

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An Atlanta ex-cop comes to sleepy Lake Sackett, Georgia, seeking peace and quiet—but he hasn’t bargained on falling for Frankie, the cutest coroner he’s ever met.

Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Not like a ghost whisperer or anything—but it seems rude to embalm them and not at least say hello.

Fortunately, at the McCready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. Lake Sackett’s embalmer and county coroner, Frankie’s goth styling and passion for nerd culture mean she’s not your typical Southern girl, but the McCreadys are hardly your typical Southern family. Led by Great-Aunt Tootie, the gambling, boozing, dog-collecting matriarch of the family, everyone looks out for one another—which usually means getting up in everyone else’s business.

Maybe that’s why Frankie is so fascinated by new sheriff Eric Linden…a recent transplant from Atlanta, he sees a homicide in every hunting accident or boat crash, which seems a little paranoid for this sleepy tourist town. What’s he so worried about? And what kind of cop can get a job with the Atlanta PD but can’t stand to look at a dead body?

Frankie has other questions that need answering first—namely, who’s behind the recent break-in attempts at the funeral home, and how can she stop them? This one really does seem like a job for the sheriff—and as Frankie and Eric do their best Scooby-Doo impressions to catch their man, they get closer to spilling some secrets they thought were buried forever.

 

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Ain’t She a Peach is book two in the Southern Eclectic series by Molly Haper. It can be read as a standalone but you would be missing out on the first book and it is lovely! Read my sister’s thoughts on book one, Sweet Tea & Sympathy, HERE.

This book is so cute! I didn’t read any of the previous books in this series, this is my first one and I didn’t mind reading it as a first and by itself. Although I don’t doubt it would be amazing to read the whole series.

Ain’t She a Peach is such a sweet book set in a very small, quiet town. I enjoyed reading it a lot. It was nicely paced and has Eric as a hero which is all I could ask for. I found Frankie very interesting, she’s very unique and worried about her family and the family business. I enjoyed reading that but she is a little… spoiled, it doesn’t show often but at times you can tell she’s very sheltered, she works for her parents, lives with them, she’s fed and taken care of which is so not a bad thing, the bad thing comes when you don’t understand that not everyone has that and you lose a grasp on the “outside” world. I was a little annoyed sometimes but she goes through her life journey and it’s cathartic to read that.

I recommend this book to pretty much anyone who enjoys reading a sweet romance featuring a cute doggie and a healthy dose of zombies. Molly Harper is an amazing author and I’m sad Eric doesn’t exist in real life because he’s so freaking perfect my heart dies!

 

Massive thanks to Gallery Books for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

 

4 / 5 flowers

 

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