You & I, Me & You
BOFFO, Book #3
By MaryJanice Davidson
ISBN# 9780312531195
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*Beware of possible Spoilers*

Cadence Jones is an FBI agent for BOFFO, a branch of the FBI that is completely staffed by individuals with mental disorders.  Her partner is the crass sociopath, George.  Together they are working on a murder investigation where the killer is making it appear his victims committed suicide.  During their search for the killer they are hit with the news that BOFFO has lost its funding and they are faced with the fact that this very well could be their final case.

Meanwhile, Cadence has finally decided to take the plunge and move in with her boyfriend, Patrick.  And, she’s bringing her ‘sisters’ aka her alternate personalities along for the ride, which may prove to be too much for all involved when Cadence finds herself daydreaming of one Doctor Gallo instead of the man she’s now sharing a home with.

I have to say this book is like nothing I’ve ever read before.  I have not read the earlier installments in the series and found it to be quite a shock to learn that the lead character had multiple personalities.   At times, especially early in the book, it made things a bit confusing not knowing which personality was actually in charge and conversing with those around her.  It does get easier to determine as the book goes on and you start to understand the author’s writing style and the different personalities of the alter-egos.   But it definitely takes some time to get used to.

This novel is marketed as a romance, but in my opinion, the romance was pretty muted during the majority of this book and it felt more like a cozy mystery as Cadence and her BOFFO friends hunted a killer.  The romance really started to bloom at the end of the story, and I found it to be really nice and I only wish we had gotten more of it!

Overall, this book was an okay read, but ultimately just wasn’t my kind of story, not to say it was bad by any means.  It was just different from what I’m used to.  I also found the ending to be quite abrupt and I was expecting there to be another chapter or two and there wasn’t  which was especially surprising considering this is the last installment of the series.  But if you’re looking for an interesting mystery with a quirky lead character, then this one might be for you!