The Real Thing (West Coast Forensics #5) by Elle Keaton

The Real Thing is suspenseful and steamy. A fantastic conclusion to the West Coast Forensics series!!

From the blurb:

An oblivious prince wishes for his knight in shining armor. His knight has been under his nose all along, will he claim him before it's too late for them both?

As deeply as he craves his own fairy tale happily-ever-after, resort owner Cody Prescott doesn't have time for a relationship. That doesn't stop him from crushing on most men on Piedras. Luckily for him, they're emotionally unavailable or already taken, so he doesn't have to worry about getting attached.

Wade Buckner, the island's handiest handyman, is tired of waiting for Cody to wake up and realize Wade is the man for the job. He's ready and willing to rescue Cody from just about anything, even questionable hotel guests.

The Harvest Feast is the kick-off for the resort's one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary and they have a full house. But something sinister is afoot at the resort, something that even his knight might not be able to rescue Cody from.

Are they trying to kill him, put him out of business, or both?

#grumpy-sunshine #FamilyHistory #OnlyOneBed

The Real Thing, book five in the West Coast Forensics series, is dual POV and follows Cody and Wade all the way to their happy ending. Can be read as a standalone but might be better enjoyed if you start with Real Trouble, first in the WCF series.

Janet's Review:

The Real Thing is the fifth book in the West Coast Forensic series. Each of these books can be read as standalones, but I’d recommend reading them in series order. 

I’m going to miss this series so much. I’ve been impatiently waiting for Cody to get his man! Cody is the owner of the Brooch Resort and is run ragged. Wade is his fix-it man. He can fix anything except his relationship with his family. 

They both were so freakin clueless to other’s feelings! I loved the Harvest Feast! It set off a chain of events that even Jessica Fletcher couldn’t have solved very easily! And of course, Cody is in the middle of that murder mystery and Wade was the perfect protector! Wade and Cody were the perfect grumpy/sunshine pairing! 

Overall, a fantastic ending to the West Coast Forensic series. Well written with addicting pacing that sucked me right in.

Rating: 5 Stars

The Real Thing is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.