“Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel.
In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where she waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.
To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that the most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.”
Disclaimer: Received ARC from publishers through Netgalley for an honest review
I loved this book!! I was actually kind of unsure of this book because I had read reviews that were slightly negative, however I ended up really enjoying it. I had never read a book by Jenn Bennett before this one so I think that helped as I had no expectations going into it unlike people who have already read something by her and compare it to that. I absolutely loved Birdie. I loved her obsession with solving mysteries and just her overall quirkiness, she made me laugh so much. I also loved the blossoming romance between her and Daniel. I also loved her Aunt Mona. There were also a few twists that I didn’t see coming which I really loved. I will admit its more of a fluffy YA romance but it was still a good read for me. I wouldn’t discount it, it’s much more than you may think.
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