My rating: 4 of 5 stars
With the eighth installment of the Hannah Swensen series, Cherry Cheesecake Murder delivers strong. I was very excited by the story, characters and forward motion in this book.
The introduction of Ross as a new suitor for Hannah could have gone the wrong direction, but Ross combines the great attributes of Mike and Norman into a single man. I’m rooting for Ross to win Hannah’s love; and let’s get real, she needs to make a choice soon.
I’m only saying so because the story dictates her to choose or abandon the current options. I love both Mike and Norman, but to keep dragging them along is painful and also holds Hannah back. I’d be fine if she was perfectly single the entire series, or stopped/started several relationships, but she can’t linger and hold multiple all at the same time for the entire length of the series. I believe it would be too repetitive.
The characters really continue to grow as evidenced by the whole town starting to support Hannah’s investigations — especially her younger sister Michelle getting more involved.
I am excited to read the next installment!