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Nobody Tells Lia Anything by Carol Maloney Scott
Series: Spooky Matchmakers #1
Published by Carol Maloney Scott on May 23, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Chick Lit
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Lia needs ANSWERS from beyond, NOT matchmaking!
When twenty-something Lia’s grandmother dies, her life is knocked upside-down. In order to satisfy the terms of her inheritance, Lia is forced to move to the family’s apartment complex in the scenic mountain town of Applebarrow, leaving behind her dead-end job and long-term boyfriend, Jason. While she’s happy to fulfill her Granana’s unusual dying wish to play social director to the eclectic group of tenants, she’s surprised to discover they are not what she was expecting.
Her days as an RA in her college dorm were inadequate preparation for personalities such as a jealous librarian who names her Thanksgiving turkeys, a charmingly naive mechanic who thinks New Wave is beach music, and a volatile menopausal woman who claims to be a delicate flower.
To add to the mayhem, she meets Logan, an attractive young bartender with a penchant for rescuing her from absurd antics, such as losing her phone to a raccoon and thinking Long Island Iced Teas contain little alcohol. As Jason’s behavior becomes increasingly suspicious and erratic, Lia can’t help being drawn to Logan’s thoughtfulness, wit, and intense blue eyes.
As she adapts to her new community, secrets and lies emerge, and Lia wonders what the deceased, AND living, people in her life are hiding. Working to uncover the evidence, Lia hopes a wacky, unexpected visitor from beyond will provide the answers she craves – before she loses her grip on reality, and the love of her life.
If you’re looking for a feel good, make you chuckle, swoony read, then NOBODY TELLS LIA ANYTHING by Carol Maloney Scott is perfect. It’s a good add to your beach reads for the summer. Lia is a loveable character whose naive nature is a charming addition to a cast of hilarious secondary characters, and some not so funny ones (I’m looking at you shady boyfriend, Jason). The town of Applebarrow sounds delightful, and the apartment complex Lia inherits from her cooky grandma is full of characters that made me laugh out loud, and heavily swoon (Hello, Logan!). What I truly loved about this story was how everyone in her grandmother’s apartment complex connected. They were like a little community, a little family. Hysterical yet genuine and heart-warming. Her grandmother’s ghostly meddling was also a delight. The writing flowed very well, and the story had several good twists and turns that kept me turning the page. A little bit of mystery, a love triangle, and self-discovery turn this story into the complete package!