The Changeup is the sixth book in the Resort Romance Series by Mary Billiter. It is a bit of a whodunnit mystery with romance, suspense, and intrigue. It can be read as a standalone, but the rest of the series is also really great, so you would be missing out by not reading them all and getting the full experience.
I have been really enjoying this series, so I was really pleased to get my hands on this book and see what Ms. Billiter had in store for us this time. Once again this Ms. Billiter gives us something a bit different from the other books in the series. This book definitely has its own identity, flavour and tone- but still blends in well as part of the overall series. I liked that this was a mystery with a whodunnit feel to it, and the mystery itself was quite intriguing.
Rebel Roberts is the conference services manager at the Point Resort in Long Beach. But, her whole life is a cover- as she’s been placed in Witness protection by the FBI. Rebel’s meant to be keeping a low profile, so the last thing she needs is to stumble across a dead body. She can’t bring that kind of scrutiny on herself, because that may blow her cover completely. What will she do?
Ryan McHenry is known around these parts as McCutie. The former college ball player is now training to be a deputy sheriff, while working part-time delivering office supplies. Chance has him on the scene as they stumble across the body. Contrary to his better judgement he finds himself agreeing to help her. What ensues makes for some very entertaining reading as we follow along on this investigation and try to get to the bottom of it all.
This book was a great read, but it did feel a little rushed at times, especially towards the end.
The characters are great, especially Ryan (and his father). I did like Rebel, but she really frustrated me at times with her choices.
The story is told from a duel POV which gives us a really balanced perspective.
I am looking forward to Ms. Billiter’s next book!
Thank you, Ms. Billiter!
Reviewed by @angelahayes