Title: Miss Frost Ices the Imp
Author: Kristen Painter
Series: Jayne Frost #2
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Read: 2017, 2018, December 29, 2020
When Jayne Frost buys a sealed box at an estate sale she expects to be empty but instead she finds herself dealing with a mischievous imp who is wreaking havoc in Nocturne Falls. With the help of a sexy vampire, a hot summer elf, and a few new friends, Jayne sets out to find and stop the imp.
This was a fun mystery. The imp causes all kinds of havoc in Nocturne Falls which made for a fun read. Jayne has grown more confident in herself since the last book. She is starting to find her place in her kingdom. Before becoming manager she was shuffled around throughout the North Pole and never really enjoyed what she was doing. Now she has a job she loves, friends, and two beau’s. She has really grown from her introduction.
Jayne is still dating both Cooper and Greyson in this book. They have more meaningful discussion about their relationships in this book, including how they were both ok with Jayne dating both of them because it’s normal to have feelings for more than one person. I loved how accepting and supportive Greyson and Cooper both were with Jayne’s decision to continue to date both of them and see what the future brings. This love triangle doesn’t feel hostile or a race to see who can one up the other, and that is the only reason why I like it. I normally hate anything involving love triangles, but this one works for me because they discuss it and act like adults about it.
The continued theme of friendship in this book was wonderful. Jayne is gaining new friends with other members of the town and it really helps cement her place in the community. Also I love Birdie! She is a hoot. The mystery in this book was fun and slightly silly with the Imps hijinks, which just made for a great story.
Overall, this was a great story that had some great development in the characters. I am really enjoying the slow paced relationship and the exciting mysteries that Jayne faces.
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