Friday, June 4, 2021

Dial A for Aunties - Review

 ~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis:  What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family? 
You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!

When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline. It's the biggest job yet for the family wedding business—"Don't leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!"—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie's perfect buttercream flowers.

But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy's great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  Hilarious book! Absolutely loved it. I am not even sure how to summarize Dial A for Aunties.  It full of craziness, tons laugh out loud moments and a happy ending! 
-Meddy's mom pretends to be Meddy and sets up an online date
-Meddy accidentally kills the blind date
-Meddy's mom and aunties try to get rid of the body
-One very large rich Asian wedding (think Crazy Rich Asians series)
-Nutty bridal party
-College boyfriend is running the resort where the wedding is being held
-Dead guy is discovered and the old style sheriff is on the case

How does Meddy, her mom and Aunties get out of this one? You will have to read it to find out.  You will NOT be disappointed.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would love a sequel to Dial A for Aunties.  Maybe Dial B for Boyfriend? The film rights were bought by Netflix after a bidding war - that should tell it is a must read! 

Photo credit: Michael Hart

Jesse Q Sutanto grew up shuttling back and forth between Indonesia, Singapore, and Oxford, and considers all three places her home. She has a Masters from Oxford University, but she has yet to figure out how to say that without sounding obnoxious. Jesse has forty-two first cousins and thirty aunties and uncles, many of whom live just down the road. When she's not writing, she's gaming with her husband (mostly FPS), or making a mess in the kitchen with her two daughters.

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