I received a gifted galley of DIAL A FOR AUNTIES by Jesse Q. Sutanto from Berkley Publishing Group and Netgalley for an honest review.
Publication Date: 4/27/2021
Rating: 4.5 / 5
DIAL A FOR AUNTIES centers on Meddelin Chan. Meddy is the good child of the family, the lone daughter who has stayed home to work with her mother and her three aunts in the family wedding business. Her family is very close and very involved in each other’s lives in addition to the family business. When Meddy’s mother sets her up for a date, Meddy agrees to go but things quickly go awry and her date winds up dead.
With a big wedding the next day, the timing of this accidental caper could not be worse, so the aunts rally around Meddy to help dispose of the wayward date. The wedding itself brings more complications, including the reappearance of the man Meddy once loved but had to let go.
This book was so much fun! This is one of those reads where you have to go in willing to suspend disbelief. Could this situation really happen like this? No. Is it absolutely laugh out loud funny to read about? Yes! There’s an over the top wedding, bickering aunties, a second chance romance and of course the constant danger of being caught.
I loved the relationship between Meddy and her family and the relationships between the four sisters of the older generation. They each have very distinct personalities with a lot of clashes, but when the pressure is on, the family loyalty comes out.
I highly recommend this one for a fantastic fun read! I will be looking forward to more from Jesse Q. Sutanto in the future as well. DIAL A FOR AUNTIES is out today!