Monday, August 22, 2016

My Nails and My Book Review - Wedding Bell Blues by Ruth Moose


Title: Wedding Bell Blues
Series: Dixie Dew Mystery #2
Author: Ruth Moose

Goodreads Summary: B&B owner Beth McKenzie must deal with a mad bride, a bean festival and a missing white rabbit in this charming Southern cozy from an award-winning author

Beth McKenzie, owner of the Dixie Dew Bed and Breakfast, is enjoying an exciting affair with her new love, Scott. Meanwhile, the town of Littleboro, North Carolina is abuzz with gossip about Crazy Reba’s upcoming nuptials. Most brides go crazy at some point, but Littleboro’s resident homeless lady has had a head start: she’s beloved, indulged, and most of all, eccentric. But at almost 60—or thereabouts—her marriage seems a little peculiar. Sure, she’s sporting a diamond big enough to choke a horse, but no one can tell if it’s real, or just a Cracker Jack prize she pilfered from a yard sale.

Crazy Reba’s wedding plans go confirmedly awry when the bride-to-be is arrested for her fiancé’s murder. Beth, determined to clear Reba’s name, gets in over her head when a lady wrestler who threatened to kill her books a room at the Dixie Dew, and Robert Redford, her neighbor's white rabbit, disappears.

Then Litteboro’s First Annual Green Bean Festival gets up and running, a famous food writer becomes deathly ill, and Beth must battle through madcap mayhem to apprehend the culprit and save the day.

My Review: **I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review**

I wanted to like this book. I tried so hard to like it. But something about it just hit me wrong. The main characters acted like complete jerks, laughing behind people's backs. Parts of the mystery were never resolved. I enjoyed the writing style, and there were a few parts that made me laugh, but overall I was tempted to put the book down and not pick it back up.

My Manicure: I'm really not happy with how this one turned out. The color looks a lot prettier in real life, a nice off-white shimmer that isn't showing up properly in my picture. But my application was absolutely horrendous. Part of it was because I had issues applying my acrygel, so I wasn't polishing on the best surface. My white polish, Zoya Purity, was also a bit thick and not playing nice at all. Sinful Colors Kovet applied beautifully over it, but then my top coat started dragging it so it looks even more uneven. Then the wedding cake, stamped with Pure Ice Silver Star and Bundle Monster BM-20, didn't want to stamp centered, and now looks ready to fall off of my nail. Oh well, I tried.


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