Book Review: “G” is for Groovy by Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black

Posted May 9, 2020 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: “G” is for Groovy by Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black"G" is for Groovy: A Malibu Mystery by Rebecca Cantrell, Sean Black
Narrator: Madeline Mrozek
Series: Malibu Mystery #7
Published by David Young on 04-17-20
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: five-stars

What do you get when you mix together an airhead heiress, a kooky cult leader, a giant plastic vagina, and a super-horny English Bulldog?

The latest hilarious outing featuring former child star turned Malibu Private Investigator Sofia Salgado.

Readers say:
"If you want to curl up with a book you can't put down and laugh this is the book for you."

"Gives Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum a run for her money."

"A fun read. I love the main character. She is smart, quirky and funny. I love women who can hold their own."

"If you're looking for a lead character who is likable but also kicks some serious butt, you found her!"

Sofia, Brendan and Aidan and the rest of the gang are back in this fun and funny mystery set in glamorous Malibu, California. Sofia goes undercover in a seemingly harmless cult called The Church of The Divine Goddess. At the same time she has to protect an overly amorous English Bulldog from crazed Aussie movie star, Bruce Brunt, who wants to do to Harvey what legions of women would love to do to Bruce––cut off his marble pouch!

Sofia Salgado is in charge, this time, of investigating a supposed cult that Tinsley, a rich young girl, got mixed up with: the Church of the Divine Goddess, a vegan and yoga society with a feminine twist. Tinsley’s father is worried because her eighteenth birthday is approaching, and she will inherit a fortune, making her an easy and appealing target for this Church.

I have to say that I enjoyed previous books in this series, but until now, this has been the best so for. It was entertaining, with hilarious moments, and a victim I cared about. I found it easier than other times to relate to Sofia and suffer for her during her undercover investigation. The plot was well built and the descriptions were accurate. I was not only highly entertained, but I was also invested in the story, and I was almost able to see the characters interacting and their surroundings. A light and easy listen for anyone into cozy mysteries.

Part of why this book worked so well was Madeline Mrozek’s narration. Her character interpretations were spot on, with the right amount of humor in her tone but also sounding casual when needed, like I would expect Sofia to sound in certain situations. She brought the characters to life and gave each a unique voice and style. The book was good, but Mrozek’s narration made it even better.

I have had my eye set on Rebecca Cantrell for a while now. She writes not only great cozy mysteries like this one but her mystery series are also very good. She is, definitely, an author I can recommend.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
Overall: five-stars