Sunday, April 25

Audiobook Review: Miss Frost Cracks a Caper by Kristen Painter

Author:  Kristen Painter
Narrator:  Hollis McCarthy
Title: Miss Frost Cracks A Caper
(Jayne Frost #4)
Genre: UF, Paranormal, Cozy Mystery, Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 302
Published:  October 3rd 2017
Where I got It: Audible 

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.

Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus's niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now...private investigator. Sort of.
When Lark Bramble, an old frenemy, shows up in Nocturne Falls, Jayne finds herself reliving the painful past and trying to make responsible decisions that won’t mess up her future. But being an adult proves harder than she thought.
Finally at peace with where things stand between her and Lark, Jayne thinks everything’s cool until a chilling event at the Black and Orange Ball shatters that peace and puts Jayne at odds with the powers that be. She knows she’s on thin ice, but she’s determined to crack the caper.
Can Jayne find a way to right the wrongs she might have caused or will she forever bear the guilt of allowing herself to be snowed again?

Book 4. Could not stop myself. I had to get started on this one right away because of the ending of the last one. 

We continue were we left off. Lark is back. Jayne is forced to relive the painful past and try to be an adult about it. Being an adult is hard. Finally accepting Lark's apology and having a peace between them, Jayne moves on with her life. They'll never be friends again, but at least the hatchet is buried. Some time passes and everything seems good. Jayne has her two beaus and she is enjoying her casual life until the Black and Orange Ball. Peace is shattered and now she has to track down the caper.

Lark is a jerk. But I would've tried to bury the hatchet with her too. I've had to do that with some past friends as well. It's hard, but hatred is poison for the person holding onto that hatred. 

The mystery of the caper, on the surface, was pretty easy to solve, but there was more at play then what you can guess. The whos and the whys were a surprise to me. Can't say much else on that front ;)

Both Grayson and Cooper were gone for the majority of this which annoyed me, but it made room for a new guy Sinclair. I like him a lot. Since the other two are gone and Jayne doesn't want to go alone to the Ball, Sinclair takes her. He's new to town and he makes can you blame her for saying yes? Plus...the other two know there is no commitment so who cares. Except....there might be real feelings with this one. Oooooo I can't blame her. I like him too.

OMG. So I will say the breakups were pretty lame. I get Cooper needs to be with his family and take care of his mom on the other side of the country. I get that. Fine and fair. BUT Grayson. What an asshat!!! We get your sire was killed by a necromancer. Sure okay....sad. HOWEVER, Sinclair is not that dude. Isn't that kind of racist in a way? Sighs. Wouldn't you want to fight for her and save her? Nope...he just walks away. OKAY. Bleh. I'm not really happy with how "easy" this all went down. After nearly 2 years of casually seeing each other the boys so easily walked away without ANY sort of fight. Doesn't sit well with me.*SPOILER END*

So yes - I am not happy with Grayson and his reaction to Jayne casually seeing Sinclair. Fine go away. Poor Cooper. I hope everything ends up okay but I still don't want her with Cooper. I am now Team Sinclair. Sorry Grayson. 

I am curious about the next one. Will there be more of a resolution or drama? I feel like Grayson needs a chance to have redemption? Maybe? Or is that chapter doneso? Can't wait!

The narrator is fantastic as per normal. Love her voices. 

In the end, there was a lot of drama here. The mystery was there but it was pretty simple on the who...but there are was some more depth to the whos and the whys which was entertaining. Curious to see what happens next. I'll give this 3. Not crazy with how some of the drama went.  

- #20 for Audiobook challenge


Blodeuedd said...

I had to read the spoiler

vvb32 reads said...

The intro of a new character with donuts looks promising ;-)

Jen Twimom said...

Too much drama has ruined a good series for me. I hope this one gets better for you.

Carole Rae said...

B, hehehe

vvb32, yess I am curious.

Jen, same here. Hopefully, it gets better again.