Review: Honey Moon Murder by Dahlia Donovan

Posted May 10, 2024 by Lola in Contemporary, Mystery, Review, Romance / 2 Comments

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Honey Moon MurderHoney Moon Murder (Honey Bear Cosy Mysteries #3)
by Dahlia Donovan

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: m/m

Honey, Romance, and Danger…

As August winds down, George Sheth and Murphy Baird are ready to put months of murder mysteries behind them. They hope for calmer days as they move in together. But it’s all for nought when his pug, Bumble, stumbles on the body of a new bride in the middle of the lane.

It’s clear Bumble didn’t kill anyone, but someone did—and they may have set their sights on George.

With a wedding party full of potential suspects, they find themselves caught between the police and angry family members. Can they make it safely through the end of summer alive?

My Review

Honey Moon Murder is the third and final book in this series. I really enjoyed this cozy mystery series with a m/m couple and one of the main character is autistic. There is a theme of honey, bees and mead, which is nicely done. This book was fun to read and I liked seeing George and Murphy solve another mystery, although my favorite parts were actually the non-mystery scenes reading about these two, the dogs and side characters.

George’s pug stumbles upon a dead body when the two are on their way home and they get involved in another mystery. In my opinion the mysteries aren’t the strongest point of these books, but I do enjoy seeing it all play out even if I am not as invested in the mystery. There are 3 possible suspects and they all seem to have a motive, but I managed to guess the murderer correctly. It made sense how George and Murphy got involved in the mystery, but I did think it strange some of the suspects sought them out. It all got wrapped up well.

I like reading about George and Murphy. Both are interesting characters and I like seeing them together. George is autistic and I felt this was written very well and he was quite the relatable character. I like reading about autistic characters as I am autistic myself. I was at times envious how well George knew what he needed and dealt with being autistic, as I am not there yet, but it also was inspiring. Murphy is a great character too and I liked reading about the mead he made. I like the two of them together and there are some sweet scenes between them. I liked the ending and where it leaves these two.

To summarize: I enjoyed this cozy mystery series with a m/m couple as main characters. The mystery wasn’t my favorite part of these books, but I still enjoyed seeing the mystery play out in this one even if I wasn’t as invested in it. There aren’t as many suspects and all have a possible motive, but I was able to guess the murderer. The characters and their romance is my favorite part of this series. I really like reading about both George and Murphy. George is autistic and I thought that part was very well written. I like the two of them together and there are some sweet scenes. There are some cute dogs and fun side characters as well. All in all I enjoyed this series and will be checking out more books by this author.

4 Stars


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2 responses to “Review: Honey Moon Murder by Dahlia Donovan

    • I really liked the way George was written, I thought the author really got the authentic autistic vibe pat down with him.

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