“Kathy Lynn Hall did such an excellent job developing her fun, quirky, good-hearted characters in Book One that cracking open Book Two was like catching up with old friends.
The story opens with Red and her boyfriend, Joe, sun bathing on the deck of a cruise liner, enjoying some peace and relaxation, which doesn't last long. Before they know it, they find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving a love triangle. Things turn dangerous when Red seemingly becomes a target of revenge.
Though the plot is a lot of fun, the characters make the story for me. Hall, an excellent writer, knows how to carve out a character that rings true. She nails the superb voice of Red whom I liken to Stephanie Plum, a mature version of Stephanie Plum that is. Red is someone you'd want as your best friend; Joe is a guy you'd like to date; and their friends at The Springs, the mobile home park Red inherited from her aunt, are coveted neighbors. In other words, Hall's main and reoccurring characters are all that they seem: caring, loyal people. For me, that makes this series refreshing and a pleasure to read. However, I recommend reading Book One, Red Mojo Mama, first to really get to know this wonderful set of characters.
Note: This series is written for an adult audience. If you're not allowed to watch movies rated over PG-13, you'll have to wait on Red Mojo Mama.”