Book Review: Love And Fat-Free Cheese by Crissy Sharp

Fans of thrillers and romantic comedies will find an excellent combination of the genres in Love And Fat-Free Cheese. This book was written by Crissy Sharp and published by Cedar Fort Publishing. You will keep asking questions about the pharmaceutical conspiracy, laugh out loud at the romantic misunderstandings, and learn about how real love is nothing like fat-free cheese.

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“She says that if fat-free cheese is all a person knows, then it probably tastes pretty good. But, if you’ve had normal cheese and then you try fat-free, it’s gross. She compares it to love. Once you’ve been in love, the kind of love she has with Will, then other relationships pale in comparison. They’re gross, like fat-free cheese.”


Juliet’s life has never been the same since her sister’s fiancé, Matt, had to run away from those who would kill him for knowing the truth about a pharmaceutical conspiracy. But new beginnings are looking her way with a new job and a cute boss who has a psycho girlfriend. But things change when Juliet receives a coded message from Matt, and she soon realizes that someone close to her may put her life in danger.

“My grandma is not your typical loving grandma. She’s more of a makes-you-want-to-shove-marbles-in-your-ears-so-you-don’t-have-to-listen-to-all-of-the-snide-remarks-she’s-making kind of grandma.”

Review—4 Stars

I received a digital copy of Love And Fat-Free Cheese from Cedar Fort Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

This novel did an excellent job at combining the genres of thriller and romantic comedy. You get a lot of suspenseful, nail-biting sections in the last half and a lot of funny romantic comedy bits in the beginning complete with misunderstandings, flirty banter, and nutty characters. Though there were a couple of choppy sections in the middle, overall I enjoyed this book and couldn’t read it fast enough.

“If he’s making you feel bad about yourself, I don’t like him. You’ve always been so confident and a good guy should make you feel even better about yourself. You’ll like you better when you’re with him,”

This story introduces conflicts and questions from the very beginning, and it keeps building on those throughout. Sharp balances tension and pacing very well, such as presenting flashbacks that give tidbits of information when the story becomes slower in current day. I also enjoyed the vibrant characters, from the ones you loved to the ones you really wanted to slap. Because this is partially a romantic comedy, I would say that this book is a good thriller for those who don’t typically read the genre.

To see more reviews of Love And Fat-Free Cheese, check it out on Goodreads, Amazon, or its Cedar Fort blog tour page.

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