Throughout the month of December, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time reading books set around the holidays or during the winter. One of the books that I decided to re-read this holiday season was Get A Clue, by Jill Shalvis.
While Get a Clue is not a holiday-focused book, it does take place in the snowy Sierras, which I think makes it a perfect book to read during this time of year.
“My life would be much more amusing if it was just happening to someone else.”Get A Clue, by Jill Shalvis (page 91)
Get A Clue focuses on a young woman named Breanne Moorland, who is having a horrible day. After being left at the alter by her fiancé, Breanne decides to go on her honeymoon by herself. Shortly after her arrival, she learns that not only has her luggage been lost, but there’s been a booking error at her supposedly private lodge…a fact she becomes aware of when she walks in on Cooper Scott while he’s showering in her honeymoon suite.
Snowed in at the lodge, with no electricity, no luggage, and a handsome cop who keeps tempting her to break her new “no more men” resolution, it seems like things can’t get much worse…until she stumbles across a dead body in the lodge’s wine cellar.
I first read Get A Clue when I was still a college student. I came across a copy of the book at a local bookstore, and fell in love with the story the moment I began reading. I’ve had the opportunity to re-read it several times since then, and it never fails to make me laugh.
One of the things I enjoy most about this book is the cast of characters. Breanne and Cooper are a lot of fun to read about, especially since their first meeting is incredibly awkward for both of them. But in addition to Breanne and Cooper, Get A Clue also includes a group of well-developed supporting characters who are every bit as interesting as the main characters. The lodge is staffed by a very unique group of individuals, and their interactions with each other, as well as with their guests, are a big part of what makes this story so much fun to read.
If you’re a fan of steamy romances, but also enjoy mysteries, then Get A Clue is a book that I’m sure you’ll enjoy checking out. If you do have the opportunity to read this hilarious novel, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.