Caz Tallis runs her own shop restoring old rocking horses, her life is pretty normal, working and hanging out with her BF, until one morning she stumbles onto a man and his shaggy dog sleeping on her lounge outside. Thinking he’s just a poor soul passing through she doesn’t give him much thought, until he reappears again on her d ...more
Remix by Lexi Revellianis a book which covers several genres. When I started to read, it felt almost like chick lit, but developed into a mystery with romance thrown in for good measure. The main female character, Caz, is a likeable young woman, who restores and makes rocking horses. In fairly improbable circumstances, she meets Ric Kealey, one time member of a rock band. She becomes embroiled in his attempts to clear his name of a murder that he claims he did not commit. The story moves on quic ...more
Okay, astonishment expressed - when I started reading it I didn't know that it was f/m, it took me about some time to realize that Caz is a woman. (Yes, I downloaded it for free, probably for my hubby, a while ago and just thought...uh, well, let's read this one).
So color me stunned when the first mentioning of "woman" was made.
On the other hand, the fact that I didn't realize it while reading made me like the book even more, Caz is not the ...more
The characters are all great, especially Caz Tallis, who feels particularly real and I found myself believing in the ex-teacher who restores and makes rocking horses for a living. There’s a little bit of ...more
My only hesitation going in was the prospect of reading about the main character's rocking horse restoration career. Within the first scene where Caz talks about her passion for her chosen path, I was fascinated, and felt her enthusiasm and pride for art.
I haven't read a mystery since my ...more
I really liked the alternative crime where a restorer of rocking horses finds a strange man sleeping on the sofa of her roof garden.
This book has everything, an old mystery, romance and the ongoing details of restoring rocking horses adds a lovely extra dimension to the story. This book isn't particularly long but it is perfectly formed. Even though the likelyhood of the story e ...more
Rock band, especially the highly popular ones, have made a significant impact on contemporary culture. Their lives and activities take up whole sections of even legitimate pub ...more
Added 8 January 2015 - AudioBook Review
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I own a copy of this title that I purchased close to release: how could I not with a rock-star returning from the dead to infiltrate the life of a woman who restores rocking horses for a living? It was clever when I read it, and still holds up to the initial promise: full of the insecurities we all have but hide, an omnipre ...more
Caz, the narrator in this offbeat whodunnit, wanders out onto the balcony of her London flat early one morning to find a strange man sleeping there. Naturally, she's indignant and orders him to leave, which he's prepared to do--but before going he dials up his not-insignificant charm. Before she fully grasps what has happened, she ...more
One of the best mysteries I've read this year.
This is a total five star mystery that had me reminiscing about Sookie Stackhouse's early days. It was paced right with interesting characters and a believable set up. As a romance I had to give it four stars. I wish I had been asked to review it as a mystery. That's the gold in this story.
Cazz Tallis woke up to find a stranger sleeping on her chaise lounge outside. The stranger happened to be Ric K ...more
This is the story of Caz Tallis, who makes a meagre living restoring rocking horses. She finds a man and dog asleep on her sofa and, reacting with more courtesy than you'd expect in such a situation, finds herself befriended by a legendary rock star back from the dead - and that's before the action really kicks off!
The characters ...more
Caz runs a business making and restoring rocking horses and lives above her work space. She discovers scruffy Joe and his dog sleeping on her roof terrace, once she's got over the shock and despite doubting herself lends him money and helps ...more
I was caught immediately into the rhythm of this. Caz isn’t the ty ...more
Caz has a workshop (where she restores rocking-horses) and flat in trendy Hoxton in London, and one day she finds a man and his dog sleeping on her garden furniture. He’s not your average hobo, being quite charismatic and cute (which always helps in these things), but ...more
The plot burbles along nicely, without too many credulity-stretc ...more
The great thing about this book is that, although the premise is a little far fetched, the reader never really has to take it too seriously. This was a lig ...more
Remix was I suppose a cozy mystery for want of a better genre to put it in. It is told from the first person perspective of Caz, a woman living in London who restores rocking horses. Caz encounters a what appears to be a homeless guy on her roof terrace couch, who ...more
I started this book with absolutely no idea what it was about. I bought it on a whim and forgot about it until I noticed it sitting on my Kindle when I was looking for something to read. The first part of the book is very engaging. I could hardly put it down. Caz is a lovely character who is drawn well and eminently likable. The writing is excellent. Overall it's an easy, fun read.
This brings me to the book's one and only drawback. The plot is obvious. I didn't find the mystery at all mysterious...more
That hook worked for me. I've followed this book around for a couple of years. I watched Lexi work on it - but never read all of it. I waited until it was on sale for the Nook.
The characters are well-rounded 'Joe' is arrogant enough for a musician and human enough to be lovable. Otherwise I'd want Cas to dump him. (Rockers make terrible boyfriends.) I liked Cas and loved her rocking horses.
I just wish I could see her hors ...more
I started it knowing it would be a choppy reading experience, what with all the things I had going on. That alone could easily kill a lesser story. And, it did kill a few. But REMIX continued its initial promise of FUN, ADVENTURE and that lovable British version of English (yes, I'm American).
I've already downloaded the sample to ...more
This is the second British book along this line I've read recently, but it was really enjoyable. Having spent just a few months in England 35 years ago, it's still hard to get enough of it.
The author does a great job, it seems, with the detail ...more
There's perhaps a little too much self-indulgent description and it definitely feels as though there are a couple of chapters too many after the climax. These minor flaws aside Remix gives you a few hours entertainment in the company of interesting, rounded characters and a cute dog. Where else are you goi ...more
I enjoy reading intelligent, pacey books with humour, and that's what I try to write. I believe it's a crime to bore the reader.
My day job (using my real name, Lexi Dick) is designing and making jewellery and silver; I've made pieces for Lady Thatcher, ...more