Author: Jesse Q. Sutanto

Publication Date: April 27, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Desciption

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 accidentally 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 their 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 cake 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?

Book Review

Dial A for Aunties is ridiculous in the best way. After accidentally killing her date, Meddy Chan turns to her mom and aunts to decide what to do. They are going to get rid of the body. The next day the family is working their biggest wedding yet. The Chans have to make sure nobody finds the body while also doing their jobs. Meddy also runs into the ex she never got over. Throughout Dial A for Aunties I was stressed out about the Chans getting caught while also laughing out loud with all the ridiculous situations they end up in. This book is entertaining but also taught me about the Chinese-Indo culture. Meddy is always afraid of disappointing her family and is always doing what is best for them. The aunties have different personalities. I enjoyed seeing how they used their personalities for their jobs in the wedding business as well as when fighting with their sisters. Dial A for Aunties is not to be taken too seriously but is hilarious. I recommend Dial A for Aunties to anyone looking for an entertaining read.

Thank you Berkley Romance for Dial A for Aunties.

About the Author

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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