Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Caper Crush by Kathy Strobos today. This is also book twelve of the 20 books of summer challenge I’m taking part in. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
A feel-good, opposites-attract, slow burn romantic comedy
Somebody stole my painting! The one I need for the career-defining Vertex Art Exhibit. This upcoming art show is my chance to finally be recognized as an artist—after ten years of waitressing and being asked if I still have that “lovely painting hobby.”
I have mere weeks to find my painting or lose my artist dream forever—but it’s going to mean working with William.
William Haruki Matsumura. Good-looking, if you like the Secret Service type. You know, law-abiding, protector of women and children. That’s all fine, but I can never tell what he’s thinking. Which drives me crazy.
He insists on coming along to do “damage control.” As if “accidentally” wandering into certain areas is “breaking and entering.” I may be an emotional artist, but William shouldn’t dismiss my investigative skills yet.
William is definitely my opposite, and, if there’s one takeaway from my parents’ divorce, it’s that opposites might attract, but it doesn’t last. But detecting with William is kind of fun—and fluttery. I definitely can’t trust these feelings, or can I? However this caper ends, I think this may be more than a crush.
There was such a fun element to this story along with a wonderful slow burn romance!
I really enjoyed getting to know both William and Miranda. How even though they were opposites, little sparks kept flying between them. Miranda was instantly likeable especially as all the upset and drama around the art thefts unfolded. I was rooting for her right from the beginning! William was an interesting character and I thought it was great how the author carefully peeled away the layers of his personality. It was lovely to see that there was more to him than what first impressions showed.
The plot itself moves at a lovely pace and I was invested in both the story and characters. I have to say that Miranda and William investigating the art thefts were a highlight for me. Mainly because their personalities were so different they actually ended up complimenting each other. As one of them might have had a crazy idea, while the other reigned them in. Everything just worked so well from the mystery that needed solving to the sweet romance that had a wonderful slow burn feel. Caper Crush had mystery, romance but overall a charming and heartwarming vibe. It was lots of fun to read!
Kathy Strobos is a writer living in New York City with her husband and two children, amid a growing collection of books, toys and dollhouses. She grew up in New York City and graduated from Stuyvesant High School, Harvard-Radcliffe University magna cum laude, and Columbia Law School. She spent two semesters abroad at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. She previously worked as a lawyer. She left law to pursue her dream of writing fiction full-time and getting in shape. She is the author of Partner Pursuit, Is This for Real?, A Scavenger Hunt for Hearts, and Caper Crush. She is still working on getting in shape.
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