Rating: 4/5 stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Chick Lit, Comedy
August 6, 2017
Bald Knob, KY Police Department
Katerina: Why am I here?
Deputy Lloyd: Ur, I have no idea, ma'am, you were the one who initiated this interview.
Katerina: I'm pretty sure you know the reason, though.
Deputy Lloyd: Oh right, review purposes!
Katerina: Good boy. Even though I'd have preferred Sheriff Leo Hudson, I keep picturing him as Chris Hemsworth in Thor, is it true that the resemblance is uncanny? Because if it is I wouldn't say no to a trip to Valhalla with him-
Deputy Lloyd: He's not available right now.
But he does look like Thor.
Katerina: Is it true that his muscles are like tree trunks and his eyes the brightest blue of the sky and that-
Deputy Lloyd: Ma'am, I believe you've been carried away.
*A moment of hesitation*
Deputy Lloyd: But it is true.
Katerina: Why are the good ones always taken?
Deputy Lloyd: ...
Katerina: Anyway, how shall we proceed?
Deputy Lloyd: Um, I suppose I could ask you some questions?
Katerina: Shoot me!
Katerina: You're not very good at this, are you?
Deputy Lloyd: I beg your pardon? I conducted a murder investigation for Heaven's sake! Do you know that our Mayor was killed, and I had to interview a city full of crazy a$$holes who never mind their own business AND a freaking dog?
Katerina: Language, Officer!
Deputy Lloyd: Sorry ma'am.
*Another awkward silence*
Deputy Lloyd: So, let's start from the basics. Why did you read Jed Had to Die?
Katerina: Well, some friends on Goodreads and the friends of those friends and then some random strangers raved about this book, and I was in the mood for a rom-com featuring a murder, so...
Deputy Lloyd: From the smile on your face I take you enjoyed it?
Katerina: Wow you're realy observant, Officer! Of course I did, It was fantabulous!
Deputy Lloyd: Ma'am, please don't-
Deputy Lloyd: Ma'am-
Deputy Lloyd: You haven't tried homemade moonshine, have you?
Katerina: Nah, just five cups of Liquid Crack!
Deputy Lloyd: So you're a coffee addict, like our Payton?
Katerina: Oh yes, that's why I loved her, besides her sarcasm and her inability to keep her mouth shut and her bad decisions. She understands coffee's sacrosanct nature and healing abilities and-
Deputy Lloyd: Alright, alright, got it! What else did you like about Jed Had to Die?
Katerina: The homey athmosphere! I felt like I was watching Hart of Dixie and, to be honest, Bald Knob reminded me of my hometown with its gossip and meddling!
Deputy Lloyd: Wow, your town actually competes Bald Knob regarding the gossip and the meddling?
Katerina: Yup! Once upon a time someone spread the rumor that my momma was dead and people called to offer their condolences!
Deputy Lloyd: Are you serious?
Katerina: Like a heart attack.
*Third awkward silence*
Deputy Lloyd: Um, do you think Jed really had to die?
Katerina: Duh-uh, he deserved everything that happened to him, that twisted bastard!
Deputy Lloyd: Ma'am, you do realise that if the book wasn't finished you'd be a suspect for the murder of Jed Jackson, correct?
Katerina: But I'm not, and we all know that the person who did it was-
Deputy Lloyd: No spoilers, ma'am!
Katerina: Sorry, Officer.
Deputy Lloyd: Did you enjoy the romance?
Katerina: Oh yeah, I loved every minute of it! Leo was such a caveman and a darling at the same time, and the fact that he had those feelings for Payton all those years made me all mushy and cry-baby! They were adorable and VERY hot, if you know what I mean...
Deputy Lloyd: I'm so glad we're talking about my boss's sex life like some pervs. What about the rest of the characters?
Katerina: The female friendships were wonderful, their banters had me cackling like a hen! And I must admit, Officer, your interviews were what made my day!
Deputy Lloyd: At least someone took pleasure in my misery.
Katerina: Oh stop being a drama-queen! You enjoyed it, I enjoyed it, EVERYONE enjoyed it!
Jed Had to Die was definitely a feel-good novel, ideal for a beach read or a midnight read or an I-want-to-have-fun read!
Deputy Lloyd: On behalf of the town of Bald Knob, I'd like to thank you for your kind words. Please, do visit us again!
Katerina: No no no don't leave me yet, I don't want to go back to stupid reality, please-
Katerina: Darn it!