Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Diva Steals the Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis

I do love some chocolate ... and, of course, a good mystery. The two are combined in the latest in the Domestic Diva Mysteries, The Diva Steals the Chocolate, by Krista Davis.

From the back of the book:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Wraps It Up unwraps an all-new tale in which chocolate is the kiss of death… 

From the back of the book:

Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in Old Town this summer. Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company’s CEO, Joe Merano—and Sophie is running the show. With cookies, candy, and five kinds of chocolate cake, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream! But when Joe goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly.

As if that wasn’t enough, Sophie’s been receiving daily boxes of sweet treats. After ruling out her new beau and her exes, Sophie wonders if someone’s trying to send her a message—and if she’s next on a chocoholic’s hit list…

My thoughts:

First, if grew up in or was in any way a part of a family that had a chocolate company, I would be bigger than the side of a barn! This was such a fun read. I really liked Sophie and want to read more of this series because, while it won't affect your enjoyment of this story, I would love to see how the complex relationships she has formed. 

There was more than one mystery at play here as well, which always makes for fun reading. Murders, a missing person and poisoned chocolates! Not to mention some terrible family secrets that added to the tensions. I did have some suspicions about who done it but wasn't committed so I won't say I solved it before the reveal but they were one of the ones on my list.  

Between the beautifully paced mystery and the fun characters, you really can't go wrong here and if you need another reason to grab your copy there are several delicious recipes in the back of the book. 

Take some time to browse the other great mysteries available from Berkley Prime Crime. While you are there, you can sign up for the newsletter so you never miss a new release. I must warn you though, after browsing my wish list is longer than I could probably read. You can also connect with them on Twitter where can happen across a fun giveaway as well. 

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