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Romeow and Juliet is the first in a cozy mystery series set on Madrona Island, a fictional island within the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. As a fourth generation islander Caitlin Hart is struggling to make her way as the economy and culture of the island evolves toward a tourism based industry. Cait lives in a cabin on her aunt's oceanfront estate where she helps her aunt run Harthaven Cat Sanctuary. When she isn't working with the cats, she helps best friend Tara, operate the coffee bar/bookstore/cat lounge they own, named Coffee Cat Books.
In the first installment to the series Cait and her dog Max find the body of a member of the island council dead in the back room of the old fish cannery. As Cait delves into the murder she finds herself with an unlikely sleuthing partner that might just lead to a relationship of a more personal kind.
Meanwhile, Romeo, as stray cat that followed Cait home, is causing all sorts of problems for Cait as, in spite of dire warnings from the neighbor next door, he refuses to stay away from her very expensive show cat, Juliet. Could Romeo really be trying to tell Cait something about the neighbor that she initially refuses to see?
Romeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley is the first book in the brand new Whales and Tails cozy mystery series. I absolutely adored this book! Kathi has written a wonderful book that really draws you in. Caitlin and Tara are two great characters that felt like friends. The setting of Madrona Island sounds beautiful and the author does a nice job of making the setting come to life.
I really liked that Cait has a cat sanctuary. We are cat people, and it was so fun to read about all the different cats in this story and their individual personalities. I liked that the cats played such an important part in the story, and so did Cait’s dog.
The story has a great mystery that kept me guessing until the end. When Cait and Tara stumble across a dead body at a property they are trying to buy, things just start going downhill from there. Cait gets swept up into the mystery. This was a quick, cozy read for me – perfect for spending the afternoon reading and getting lost in a great story. I liked everything about this book and really can’t wait for the next book in the series! Romeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley is a fantastic start to a series that I can see becoming one of my favorites.
Kathi Daley is giving away a copy of Romeow and Juliet to one lucky winner. US winners can receive a signed paperback, and international winners can receive an ebook. For your chance to win, please leave a comment on this post for the author (required). Then, fill out the Google form below. You can share the post on social media for an extra entry if you like. Winner will be selected via random.org on February 1st and notified via email. In addition to the giveaway here on Brooke Blogs, each winner of a Kathi Daley book from blog stops in January will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card! There will be 14 winners entered for this, so you have a great chance of winning. 🙂 Good luck everyone! Click HERE if you can’t see the Google Form below.