A Body To Die For, by Kate White
Book 2 in the Bailey Weggins mystery series
Was I out of my mind? was all I could think as I fired up the engine. The guy was a too intense, apparently humorless, small-city cop. I couldn’t believe he was making my heart pound so hard. This is what happens, I thought, when you go for months without physical contact. You look at men who are total strangers and feel the urge to tear their boxer shorts off with your teeth. You become attracted to a guy who probably bowls every Tuesday night and has a best friend named Choppy.
Magazine crime writer Bailey Weggins is back and ready for some R & R after solving her first case. She accepts an invitation to The Cedar Inn and Spa in rural Massachusetts. It is owned by an old family friend, Danny, who would like some help in promoting the spa. On her first night of relaxation Bailey discovers a murdered spa therapist and the R & R is over. Danny asks for help so the Inn and Spa don’t suffer and Bailey is thrown into an investigation that will lead to more dead bodies before the mystery is solved.
Bailey has been flying solo since her break up with Jack, but now he is back, hat in hand, and she must decide if his excuses are enough. There is also the cool, sexy Massachusetts detective that has taken a few opportunities to kiss her.
There is less New York, but it’s still full of the sometimes sarcastic writing that is filled with pop culture references. Bailey is still a New York gal, only stuck in a small town mystery. I really liked this one. It was full of surprises that I didn’t see coming. I also learned a little more than I needed to know about a massage ‘with benefits’.