Snipped in the Bud by Kate Collins is the 4th cozy mystery novel in the 'Flower Shop Mystery' series. I can confidently say (in my opinion) this cozy mystery novel is much better than the 3rd cozy mystery novel in the 'Flower Shop Mystery' series, Dearly Depotted, which I read and reviewed earlier this month. I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy Snipped in the Bud by Kate Collins based on the blurb from the back cover... But the storyline, characters, and writing were a lot of fun. I also really enjoyed the author's wonderful sense of humor.
The following is a plot summary for Snipped in the Bud by Kate Collins from Amazon:
When I swapped the thorny problems of law school for the budding business of my flower store, Bloomers, I vowed that I, Abby Knight, wouldn’t be caught dead visiting that hateful campus ever again. But sometimes a girl’s got to face down her dragons....
PLANT OF ATTACK
Someone orders a black rose for Abby’s old law school nemesis, Professor “Snapdragon” Puffer. But her plans for a speedy delivery are foiled when he catches her putting the bloom on his desk and sends it straight into the trash. Abby flees in terror, only to run smack into Carson Reed, the professor who recently had her arrested at an animal rights protest. After a biting exchange, Abby storms out of the building. But if there’s anything she can’t stand, it’s injustice and bullies. So, even though she knows bad luck comes in threes, she ignores the advice of her sometimes boyfriend, hunk-a-licious Marco Salvare, and heads back in to retrieve her dignity and her flower—only to find the rose now decorating a dead professor, and herself the prime suspect....I am giving Snipped in the Bud by Kate Collins a rating of 4 stars of of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!!