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My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey // Book Review


An all-new, spicy murder mystery from Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer…

It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation in sweet, sunny Cape Cod—just me and my beloved brother—but discovering a corpse in our rental house really throws a wrench into our tanning schedule. Now a rude, crude bounty hunter has arrived on the back of his motorcycle to catch the killer and refuses to believe I can be helpful, despite countless hours of true crime podcast listening. Not to mention a fulfilling teaching career of wrangling second graders.

A brash bounty hunter and an energetic elementary schoolteacher: the murder-solving team no one asked for, but thanks to these pesky attempts on my life, we’re stuck together, come hell or high tide.

I’m just here to do a job, not babysit an amateur sleuth. Although…it is becoming less and less of a hardship to have her around. Sure, she’s stubborn, distracting and can’t stay out of harm’s way. She’s also brave and beautiful and reminds me of the home I left behind three years ago. In other words, the painful hunger and protectiveness she is waking up in me is a threat to my peace of mind. Before I sink any deeper into this dangerous attraction, I need to solve this murder and get back on the road. But will fate take her from me before I realize the road has been leading to her all along?

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My Thoughts // ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I absolutely loved this book!

Another Tessa Bailey masterpiece – I’m not kidding.

Myles starts off as the distant, moody and grumpy character, not wanting to commit to anything or anyone. Slowly he finds himself falling for Taylor, the second grade teacher that is basically a small ball of sunshine.

I loved the way Myles tried not to care. That is the key word, tried. He just couldn’t help himself fall for the adorable, sunshine teacher – Taylor.

While this book is a short read it was a good one. I loved the dynamics between Myles and Taylor. Grumpy vs sunshine. An absolute favorite trope of mine. I loved how slowly and then how fast he fell for Taylor. As well as how quickly Taylor fell for Myles.

I loved the murder mystery that Tessa wrote. I believe this is the first mystery book she wrote and she got it right. The only thing that I wish Tessa changed was the length of the book. This book was too good to be the length it was. I just wanted more of Myles and Taylor.

However, here comes the good news!

Tessa is said to be writing a sequel which has the main character a Panda Caretaker who is Taylor’s brother. That’s right. We’re getting a romance novel about a Panda Caretaker! I believe I know who the love interest is but because of spoilers I will not be mentioning who it is.

I am so excited about this next book. I mean a panda caretaker. How adorable is that! In fact it was one of my favorite parts of My Killer Vacation. Finding out that Jude, is a panda caretaker was a highlight!

Please please read this book! Just for the cute moments, the romance and the spice!

2 thoughts on “My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey // Book Review

  1. Great review! I am so happy you enjoyed this one! I adore Tessa Bailey’s books and I cannot wait to get to read this book. And I’m all for a Panda caretaker getting a story. Tessa always manages to have the most unique jobs for her characters and I love that. Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you!
      Tessa Bailey has become a favorite author. I think I really will read whatever she writes. I am so excited to read her next book – the panda caretaker! I am glad to connect with a fellow Tessa fan!


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