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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Wedding Bear Blues (Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery #4) by Meg Macy


Wedding Bear Blues

(Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery #4)

by Meg Macy 


Paperback, 304 pages

Published December 29th 2020 by Kensington




Goodreads synopsis: 

In the fourth shamelessly adorable Teddy Bear Mystery, teddy bear shop manager and amateur sleuth Sasha Silverman vows to find out who killed the best man in a Valentine's Day wedding when a heartless, ice-pick wielding killer ruins the big day...


Always a bridesmaid, never a killer...


At the Silver Bear Shop and Factory, Sasha will be selling plenty of bride and groom teddy bears come springtime. But this Valentine's Day weekend, she'd take any of those silent, stuffed couples over the real thing. Sasha and her sister Maddie are bridesmaids at Cissy Davison's upcoming wedding in Silver Hollow. Cissy is fuming over the worst choice of best man--the jerk who broke her sister Debbie's heart--and the groom-to-be won't budge in his decision. At the rehearsal dinner you could cut the tension with a wedding cake knife.


That is, until best man Dylan is found dead, impaled with an ice pick. Although jilted Debbie is the most likely suspect--the blood on her dress doesn't help her case--the bride begs Sasha to prove her sister's innocence. If anyone's going to walk down the aisle, Sasha will first need to find the cold-hearted killer who iced Dylan...


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4.5 stars


This is the fourth book in the Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear mystery by Meg Macy.


I wasn’t exactly sure how this teddy bear dynamic would play out alongside a mystery, but it seemed to work perfectly fine. My first thought was, ‘how do you a business like that afloat?’ Then I remembered… Build a Bear was a majorly successful brand. That gave me no reason not to dive into this book.


This starts out at a friend’s wedding which gets interrupted by a murder. The best man is found dead with an ice pick impaled in him. The choice of best man was pretty questionable but the bride was indeed one of those girls you always hear about. When her Valentine wedding goes kaput, she wants to change all her colors from red to green. This side plot kept pace with the storyline and the bride had to be reigned in quite a few times. I enjoyed the mystery and found the whole teddy bear aspect charming. I even kept pace with the red herrings but still had no clue who the bad guy was until the end.


The characters were nice but I did have a bit of trouble telling one from another until I got further into the story. Then the figuring out was a lot easier.


Overall it was a great read. Definitely a cozy series to dig into!


If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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