Title: Viridian Tears
Everyone is dying for treasure. The builder, benefactor and mayor of Laverstone is found floating in the canal and becomes the first prominent customer of a new business he personally championed, the New Eden Cryotorium. His distraught young widow seeks the counsel of a spiritualist to contact her husband and discovers he left behind missing treasure. Meanwhile, Meinwen Jones, village witch and professional meddler, ends up helping the cryotorium owner find her missing backhoe. The search leads to mystery after mystery and more murders. Mechanic Winston Campbell thinks Meinwen is a perfect match for him. Both are alone and in need of someone to hold. He soon realizes a relationship with the village witch is a lot more complicated than he thought. Only Meinwen holds the key linking the seemingly separate mysteries, but will she solve them before more there are more deaths? Will she find love along the way? CONTENT WARNING: Graphic m/f sex and descriptions of human body disposal A Lyrical Press Erotic Romance
Author: Rachel Green
Published by Lyrical Press Source: Publisher
Published: September 15, 2013
Genres: Erotic Romance
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Viridian Tears… interesting. Part mystery, part romance, it was not at all what I was expecting. There were a few moments throughout the book that I found myself a little lost – it could have been because this is the fourth book in a series that I have not read, or it could have simply been because some of the terminology in the book was unique. Regardless, it did not stop me from enjoying the story that the author presented.
The characters were intriguing. Especially Meinwen, the village witch. Her character is written similar to that of a cozy mystery character – a self-motivated sleuth that seemingly always ends up in the middle of any murder investigation, and then works behind the scenes to try and find the answers that will solve the mystery. Her constant meddling helps her with her trade, but also puts her in precarious situations. But it’s because of this, that the local mechanic, Winston is drawn to her. Their relationship is steamy and a whole lot of fun in this book. I really enjoyed their interactions.
Aside from their relationship, the book had a great plot with plenty of murder and mayhem. The author’s detailed depiction of body disposal was interesting – and a little morbidly creepy, but it added to the story. There is also a disclaimer in the synopsis of graphic sex. And yes….. yes, there is.
This was my first book by Rachel Green, and after Viridian Tears, it probably won’t be my last.