By: Nic Roberts
Blurb: This novella is the kickoff point for the Westford Bay B&B Series! Ten chapters of Ally Wescott going from nearly-wedded bliss with her very French fiancé to investigator! Two letters bring about loss, but as this is book zero on the series, I assume they bring Ally much more!
Death, Emotional Abuse, Food, Murder
Body Count: 1
- Series Name: Westford Bay B&B Cozy Mystery
- Book Number: 0 of 3
- Technical Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
- Theo’s Genre: Fluffy Mystery, Murder-y Fluff
- Page count: 53 pages
- Limited 3rd.
- Publication information:
- Paperback page count: 53 pages
- Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075KLPDDZ
Other Fun Stuff:
To Read or Not To Read (Again):
Bedside Bookshelf Donated Furniture Support
Rating out of five: 2.0 out of 5
Representation and Sexism Tests:
Bechdel–Wallace Test: PASS
Do two female characters talk about something other than a male character? YES NO
DuVernay Test: FAIL
Are there fully actualized characters of color? YES NO
Ellen Willis Test: PASS
Would two related characters still work to carry the story if their genders were reversed? YES NO
Mako Mori Test: PASS
Is there a female character? YES NO
Does she get her own arc? YES NO
Does it do anything other than support a man’s story? YES NO
Sexy Lamp Test: PASS
Would the plot fall apart if the female character was replaced by a sexy looking lamp? Absolutely Maybe? No.
Vito Russo Test: FAIL
Is there a character on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum? YES NO
Are they a character beyond their orientation? YES NO
Do they affect the plot? YES NO
It’s a good introduction to the series, I’m sure, but not at all a stand alone story. It genuinely feels like it was half of a book. I would likely read the series, though, as I enjoyed Nic’s style and voice.
Smutty moments/smut review: None!
Was it engaging?
Yes No At times Room for improvement Had to fight through it.
Tim the baker.