More murder mystery than romance, especially the first half of the book. Heroine keeps mum about what could be a crucial piece of evidence in the murder because, she's embarrassed she made a mistake? Not sure but super annoying and dragged out. There was a love triangle trying to happen but even that couldn't muster up the energy to really thrive (much like me trying to write this review). Sometimes the interaction between our leads would draw me in but there wasn't enough to keep me hooked. The ending with the villain and motive was a bit wackadoodle too, for how sedate the rest of the book was. There's glimpses of writing I liked but not sure there was enough to have me giving another book in the series a go.