The theft of a hot new fragrance leads to murder and a tangled web of deceit.
Honolulu landlord Wilson McKenna can smell a scam from across the room. So when one of his tenants loses everything in a work-at-home scam involving a new perfume, he’s shocked. With his wedding just weeks away, McKenna has to make a tough decision. Does he evict a woman who’s down on her luck? Or take time out from wedding planning to help his tenant?
Turning the case over to his PI-in-training friend Chance Logan seems like the perfect solution—until Chance tells McKenna he needs a wingman for a visit to fragrance entrepreneur Skye Pilkington-Winchester. McKenna’s sure he can keep everyone happy by helping Chance this one time. But nothing is ever as easy as it seems, and soon McKenna’s up to his board shorts in hot water. His tenant’s simple fragrance scam might involve industrial espionage, Skye’s assistant is murdered, and McKenna’s bride-to-be accuses him of having cold feet.
As McKenna and Chance dig deeper, it seems so much of what they’re being told doesn’t pass the sniff test. And the only way to get his life back is to find the dead girl’s missing boyfriend, unmask a killer, and finish up in time for the wedding. Other than that, it’s just another day in paradise.
I found the book to be nicely written and to have a steady pace. There are beautiful descriptions of the island which included the gorgeous weather, the mountains, the ocean and, of course, the beach.”
~The Avid Reader
What a fun story! I loved the engaging characters and the setting in this cozy.
~The Book’s the Thing
Mr. Ambrose has written a mystery that goes from simple to complex in the blink of an eye. Each twist and each turn brings more people into this convoluted story of lies, half-truths, and deception.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
I liked McKenna and Chance. I liked their characters. I enjoyed their camaraderie.
~My Reading Journeys