Thursday 16 May 2024

Dial A for Aunties - Book Review (repost/reread)


Dial A for Aunties (Aunties #1)
by Jesse Q. Sutanto

What is it about:
When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is accidentally shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working, at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for their family wedding business—“Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream cake flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?

What did I think of it:
This is an awesome read!

I was hooked from the start and had to keep reading to see what trouble Meddy and her mother and aunts would land in next. This is a hilarious and fun story and I snorted several times while reading.

Meddy's mother and aunts totally steal the show, but Meddy herself is a fun character as well. At the start of the book there are a few chapters with flashbacks into Meddy's past interspersed with the present, so you learn about her history with her college love.

There was one plot twist I saw coming, but with a book like this that doesn't matter as it is the weird situations and the bickering aunties that are most important to enjoy this very entertaining read.

This is apparently going to be a Netflix movie and you bet I'll be watching it. I'll also keep an eye out for the next book, because I need more.

Why should you read it:
Meddling aunties to the rescue! It's fun and very enjoyable.

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