Gone With a Handsomer Man (Teeny Templeton #1)
Take one out-of-work pastry chef . . .
Teeny Templeton believes that her life is finally on track. She’s getting married, she’s baking her own wedding cake, and she’s leaving her troubled past behind. And then? She finds her fiancé playing naked badminton with a couple of gorgeous, skanky chicks.
Add a whole lot of trouble . . .
Needless to say, the wedding is off. Adding...more
For something that should be a quick, snappy, fast-paced read, the plot goes nowhere rather quickly, taking nearly a quarter of the book to get to the...more
What I loved about the book was that it was pure “chic-lit” but I didn’t feel as though I was losing any brain-cells while reading it. And while I did guess who the murderer was, I didn’t mind at all. I liked watching the story unfold and there were some twists along the way that I did not see coming. I felt like I c...more
Gone with a Hand...more
So glad my library has more by this author. I'll be reading them all.
Excellent! A mystery to solve, an u...more
The setting is Charleston. Teeny moves into one of the historic homes downtown courtesy of Bing's aunt Dora whom he dislik...more
Gone With a Handsomer Man is a zany, comic Southern mystery. Teeny Templeton catches her fiancé Bing naked playing badminton in his back yard with two skanky nude girls. Teeny is heartbroken and enraged, so she climbs a peach tree and uses green peaches as bombs to assault the three cheaters. Bing calls the police, and Teeny is arrested for trespassing and assault. Stung by the unfairness of the entire episode and looking for a place to live, she turns to Bing's Aunt Dora for help. Aunt...more
Gone with a Handsomer Man starts with a bang and never lets up. It had me laughing and reading to the very end. I was eager to figure out the mystery of who killed Bing and I wanted to read more and more about the...more
What Teeny needs now is an amazing lawyer and a kitchen. Baking is her...more
Teeny is the main character in this story. Her life is turned upside down when she finds her fiancé playing naked badminton with a couple of girls. Teeny doesn't go running she throws peaches at all of them. She gets arrested and a restraining order is put in place.
While she is not allowed to be near Bing, Teeny receives a text message from him asking...more
I adore Teeny! She is the epitome of my vision of the strong, sassy, git'r'done Southern woman who finds herself in a pickle and goes about doing what needs doing to get out of it.
The dialogue tickled me n...more
Kitabın cinayet tarzında bir kitap olduğunu düşünmemiştim açıkcası. İlk sayfalarda Teeny'nin o yemek tutkusu ve nişanlısıyla mutlu bir hayat kuracağını düşünmesiyle başlıyor. Evet, Teeny'nin yemeklerle olan ilişkisi gerçekten çok iyi. Herkes onun yaptığı yemeklere bayılıyor. Teeny'de bu tutkusuyla bir ömür geçirebilir bence. Onu sakinleştiriyor ve ara sıra da yemek tarifleriyle komplo teorileri oluşturuyor. Bunu sevdim. Okurken gerçekten kahkaha atmanızı sağlıyor.
Aşk karmaşık ve birden çok katma...more
I'm usually good at guessing mysteries but I never saw this one coming and I loved how things unwrapped, up to the very last sentence. Michael Lee West clearly does...more
And "Gone With a Handsomer Man" starts out well, with Teeny (the main character) chucking green peaches at her fiance, after catching him playing naked badminton with two gorgeous women. However, it goes downhill fast. The story is all over the place, characters wandering in and out with what seems to be no purpose. Silly thoughts and actions by Tee...more
Teeny Templeton is a self-taught cook, baker, and chef looking for work in Charleston, a little ways away from her home, a Georgia peach farm. She's happily engaged until she finds her fiance playing naked badminton with gorgeous skanks. She went from engaged to enraged to unsupervised probation with a restraining order.
All she needs to do is stay out of trouble for six months and get a job both of which prove harder...more
I have read romance novels that are combined with mysteries and some people do them well. This one does not. I had a very hard time believing that Teenie would be more concerned about her relationship with Coop than she was about being found not guilty of murder. There comes a lar...more
Well, during the tornadoes, we had no power, no internet and no cable. Thank goodness, my kindle was all charged up, and waiting for me was, Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee...more