#Review French Pressed by Cleo Coyle @CleoCoyle #Mystery
I do not feel this book was up to the usual standards of the other books. I felt the character Clare was not as concerned about her daughter being arrested as she has been about others. In a previous book we see that Clare tried and actually receives permission to visit an employee in Rikers. However when her daughter is there she does not even try.
I really like how the author drove home Clare’s point to Matt.
(view spoiler)[“No! You were my drug, okay? It was a high, loving you, a fantastic high, but down the line, there was always the crash—the terrible, devastating, heartbreaking crash. You let me down too often, Matt. It was a terrible way to live.”
“Please, Clare. One more chance?” Matt’s brown eyes were actually blinking hard.
Why are you making this so difficult?!
“Listen, Matt, I care for you. I do. And I always will. If you need me, I’ll be there—as a friend. But I can’t love you anymore. Not like I used to. You may have changed. I’ll give you that. But I need you to get this, okay? I’ve changed, too. I want something more. Someone who can give me more. I want Mike Quinn.” (hide spoiler)]
No matter what the ex’s will always be friends and there for the other. They will always love the other but they can’t be together as a couple any longer. I so know this feeling. The love, hurt, betrayal, no matter what a person keeps seeing the hurt instead of the love that was once shared. It is hard to move past the heartbreak and find that love again.
I am wondering if this series will stay in the cozy mystery. With all the romance that keeps happening it does not seem that way.
The book was part of the BookBunny group reading challenge.