Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys

Tea Tiramisu and Tough Guys From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin a new cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town When Francesca s old high school crush Todd is accused of murder she is convinced he is innocent

  • Title: Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys
  • Author: Harper Lin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin a new cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town When Francesca s old high school crush, Todd, is accused of murder, she is convinced he is innocent The police don t believe Todd s story, and neither does Matty During the busy summer tourist season at Cape Bay, Francesca sets out to prove Todd s innocence Matty, howevFrom USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin a new cozy mystery series set in a charming beach town When Francesca s old high school crush, Todd, is accused of murder, she is convinced he is innocent The police don t believe Todd s story, and neither does Matty During the busy summer tourist season at Cape Bay, Francesca sets out to prove Todd s innocence Matty, however, investigates to prove Todd is guilty Why does Matty detest Todd so much But what if he s right what if Todd is a murderer Includes two special recipes This is Book 2 in The Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries The books don t have to be read in order.

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    1. I read an ARC of this book because I'm signed up for the author's Review Crew and newsletter. Thank you once again, Mrs. Lin! Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys is the second book of a new cozy mystery series Cape bay Cafe Mystery. If you haven't read the first book, Cappuccinos, Cupcakes and a Corpse, you can get it on or other online stores (and you should, because I really liked that one, too! Here's a link to my review on .) However, the book actually works well as a standalone - it isn't depende [...]

    2. This was a delightfully quaint murder mystery set in the quiet little tourist town of Cape Bay, where Francesca manages to not only run her cafe but also find herself in the middle of a murder investigation (something she has a habit of getting involved with it seems). While there isn't necessarily a lot of action this was a rather enjoyable read, reminding me of those Sunday afternoon Agatha Christies that were always shown with murder (well the solving of) being as much a form of entertainment [...]

    3. I have to say that the mystery portion of the story was definitely better then in book 1, although if the author padded out the story a little more it would be better. At least the perpetrator was introduced during the narrative and didn't just arrive in the last scenes. I like the 2 main characters and am going to start on book 3 now.

    4. The second offering in the Cape Bay Mysteries series continues the story of Francesca, Matteo, and Antonia's Italian Café. There is now a second murder and a reunion with Francesca's high school crush, Todd Caruthers. I enjoyed this story. Matty seems to be jealous of Todd but we are not told why. Seems he likes Franny more than he says or acts upon. As sure as Franny is that Todd is innocent, Matty is not so sure. Can it be the insecurities and jealousies of high school are rearing their ugly [...]

    5. Another great read in this series. Yet again I didn't know who did until the end. I really enjoy the characters in this series. They don't get carried away with all the drama. I like that since you don't get that with most books. I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the series.

    6. This is the first book in the Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries that I have read. I will definitely be reading book one because I loved this book two. The flow of this book was spot on with a very easy to follow plot and character development.The main character, Libby is a very strong independent woman. She owns the Antonia's Italian Cafe which she inherited from her mother who passed away She has grown up in this cafe and learning to make coffee since she could stand. Tea, not one of Libb's strong areas [...]

    7. I kind of liked the first one, but this one was more of a struggle. Fran is a cross between Mrs. Marple and Alice from the diner. Even after she got hurt during her first investigation, didn't learn a thing. Jumping into folks business and surprised if they are not pleased to have her there. Saying she lived in NY like she had street smarts, as if. For someone who just moved back to town she is certainly all in. I laughed hard when she was made at the older ladies for gossiping. honey that's you [...]

    8. AudioBook Reiview: Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4 Last month, just as Francesca returned to her old hometown, she was helpful in solving the murder of her best friend Matty’s father. Now, just as she’s thinking that things will return to normal and she can focus on expanding her café’s menu to add tea and tiramisu to the menu – something she’s wanted to experiment with since taking over the shop. But, not all is smooth. She’s still got a great relationship with Matty, but when [...]

    9. Another cute and quick listen and I am really starting to like these short cozies as they are great for getting a quick read in in between longer reads. :)In book two Francesca learns that she doesn't know how to make a very good cup of tea as some Brits came in and ordered. She want's to learn because she knows she can make a great cup of coffee as that was born into her but tea is different. So the lady teaches her the basics and she looks it up and learns how to make good tea. She didn't know [...]

    10. What's Better than Satisfaction? This book is the second in a series i suddenly cannot stop reading! The relationships between the main characters seem completely natural, coincidences seem totally ordinary, and the jigsaw pieces of the mystery and its solution play out so effortlessly that the reader is completely amazed to discover that the book is over! Just as a side note, i'm guessing most women who read this series probably have a crush on Matt.Try the series; i am certain you'll be hooked [...]

    11. Three stars. Interesting plot, but also kind of dullI was expecting much more from this as the author is often credited with helping to establish the Cozy Mystery genre, but’s just blahd bland, almost the complete opposite of the main character Francesca’s bubbly effervescence, not to mention her unique latte “froth art.” I’ll have to try another of the author’s books to determine if this is just an “off” book.

    12. When Francesca’s old high school crush, Todd, is accused of murder, she is convinced he is innocent. The police don’t believe Todd’s story, and neither does Matty. During the busy summer tourist season at Cape Bay, Francesca sets out to prove Todd’s innocence. Matty, however, investigates to prove Todd is guilty. Why does Matty detest Todd so much? But what if he’s right—what if Todd is a murderer? A great who dun it book. Couldn't put it down. 5 stars.

    13. 5% of the book is about the mystery. 80% of the book is about how she dismisses her close friend over a high school crush she hasn't seen in years. Which I personally despise about women. The remaining is about how to make coffee. No not real coffee info like other coffee books but how great she is and how to put it in a cup. 5 minutes at Starbuck's get you same info

    14. Love love love this series! Im addicted to cozies and am always looking for more! This is very well written and characters are believable, and no magic! Perfect. Keep 'em coming!!!

    15. Great quick readGood easy read, somewhat short. I enjoy the storyline, but it was a bit obvious. Getting to know the characters has been fun

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    17. Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys by Harper Lin is a fun cozy mystery to read. It is the second book in the Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries. Francesca “Fran” Amaro owns Antonia’s Italian Café. She serves all types of coffees and some sweet treats. Thanks to a British customer, Fran is exploring adding tea drinks to the menu. Fran and Matt Cardosi have been spending more time together since Fran solved the murder of Matt’s father. Matt and Fran grew up together and are now neighbors. They are also ex [...]

    18. This is book 2 in the 3 part Cape Bay Cafe Mystery series. Although each book could standalone, I recommend reading them in order. There is a development in the story line regarding the characters and their relationships. I was able to get book #1 for free through , it's called "Cappuccinos, Cupcakes & a Corpse."I enjoyed book 2 even more than book 1. This story was once again set in the same small town, where Francesca, owns a coffee shop. There is a murder and a man Francesca knows from Hi [...]

    19. I thoroughly enjoyed Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys! When Fran connects with a high school classmate that she used to have a huge crush on, she refuses to believe that he murdered someone in the parking lot of his gym. She begins to investigate the murder in order to clear his name, while her good friend and possibly romantic interest, Matty, tries to prove his guilt. Along the way there are lots of cappuccinos,foam art, and tourists in addition to detecting and eating out with Matty. I liked the [...]

    20. Delightfully, Dangerously Brewed New Cozy Series"'You won't be in jail!'I retorted, based solely on my own observances and not the years of police work and training that the detectives would be relying on." This is the gut reaction of Harper Lin's heroine, Franny Amaro, in Tea, Tiramisu, and Tough Guys. Franny cannot believe that her hunky high school crush, Todd, could have killed young Joe Davis and left his body behind Todd's own gym. However, Franny's current romantic interest, neighbor, and [...]

    21. Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys is the second book in the Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries series. Fanny is making slow changes at the cafe while trying to decide where her relationship is headed with Matt. Then Joe is found dead outside Todd's Gym. Of course Fanny has her curiosity peeked by the mysterious death. She and her dog Latte gently investigate. This gets Fanny a lot of attention from Todd who did not even relate to her or Matt back in high school. Add an interesting tourist, Jack, with Hawaiian s [...]

    22. Couldn't put it down!!! I'm a huge fan of Harper Lin, I knew after reading Cappuccino, Cupcakes, and a Corpse! Want to know my honest review check out my blog achicgeek.wordpress

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