Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: I Do, or Dye Trying
SERIES: Curl Up and Dye Mysteries #4
AUTHOR: Aimee Nicole Walker
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 242 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2017
Newly engaged Josh Roman and Gabe Wyatt know the road to happily ever after won’t be easy, but the two men are certain their biggest challenges are in the rearview mirror. However, life in Blissville is never what it seems and all signs point to dangerous curves ahead.
Josh and Gabe refuse to take a detour because everything they’ve dreamed of is within reach, not even when professional and personal revelations threaten to wreck their plans. It should be the happiest time in their lives, yet neither man can shake the feeling that something sinister waits around the next corner.
Buckle your seatbelts and hang on for the ride because Josh and Gabe are committed to saying “I do” or die trying.
I Do, or Dye Trying is the fourth book in the Curl Up and Dye Mysteries series. These books need to be read in order as the storyline unravels throughout the series. They contain sexually explicit material and are intended for adults 18 and older.
Please note that you really need to read this series in order from the beginning. This is book 4 and and the story draws from the previous books. In fact, this story is really all about wrapping up the mysteries from the previous books.
I have to admit, this book was not my favorite of this series. Oh, don’t get me wrong, it was still enjoyable, but the story wasn’t as compelling and I actually found myself skimming at points. I really feel this was because even with the beginning drawing me in with a promise, this story was definitely less mystery focused and more relationship focused. I had gotten used to things being action packed and tense. However, this story was just…there. The author spent most of the mystery superficially wrapping things up from the first three books. Many of these issues were minor and honestly, I had forgotten about them, so when they came back up, it pulled me out of the present story. I had to stop and remember back to figure out what was happening and why it mattered.
I loved the relationship aspect. Josh and Gabe were so wonderful together I almost got cavities. I loved their love and this story really highlighted their bond and longevity. I also liked that Emory and Chaz’s potential romances advanced and I am hoping this mean there will be more to the series, or spin-offs for their stories. They really need to be told.
I do feel like maybe this was supposed to be the end of this series, but honestly, I am not sure if it is because the ending never felt wrapped up mystery wise. Things started off with Emory making a prediction, and while I THINK it came to pass, I really am not 100% sure. This series has been structured to leave the reader hanging at the end of each story, and I am not totally sure this one didn’t do the same.
So while I enjoyed this romance and think this story was great from a relationship perspective, I was left feeling underwhelmed and unfinished.