Although the weather feels like otherwise, the first day of Spring is just around the corner on March 20. As I am truly looking forward to Spring this year, with allergies and all, I typed in "spring fever" into Encore, the library's online catalog. Lo and behold, there is a book with that exact title written by Mary Kay Andrews. I have been known to read "chick lit" on occasion (ok, ok, more than occasionally) so I checked out the book that afternoon.
I have never read anything written by Mary Kay Andrews as the romance/mystery fiction authors I enjoy are Nora Roberts, Kresley Cole and Edna Buchanan. Spring Fever is about Annajane, her ex-husband Mason, his new fiancée Celia and Annajane's best friend and Mason's sister Pokey (Patricia). The story centers on the family business of Quixie, a cherry soda that has been around for decades.
I felt that Spring Fever lacked in "fever" and intensity. It was a cute story with a little deceit, a little mystery and a little romance. But, it never really grabbed you in, although I found myself wanting to see how it ended. All in all, I agree with the Booklist review that Spring Fever is "tailor-made for laid-back summer pleasure reading" as the book would be perfect to take on vacation sitting on the beach with a cold drink in hand.