Death of a Chocoholic by Lee Hollis #minibookreview

So, I read this book…

BLURB: Food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is not looking for love this Valentine’s Day. Of course she also isn’t planning on looking for a murderer. . .

Fed up with dating after a disastrous setup, the only thing Hayley wants to snuggle up to is a box of made-to-order chocolates from plus-sized, plus-mouthed chocolatier Bessie Winthrop. But when Bessie is found dead in her kitchen, only Hayley suspects that Bessie’s “heart attack” might actually be a candy-coated murder.

Turns out Bessie had more enemies than a boxful of chocolates, each one a suspicious flavor. It’s sticky business juggling a job, two teenagers and finding a killer, but it’s better than letting a killer find Hayley first. . .

MINI REVIEW: I tore through it in about four hours in-between chauffeuring kids, grocery shopping, cooking, and not-writing, so I say, time well-spent. The Valentine’s date with which Hollis opens the novel had me LMAO, the recipes made me hungry, and while the plotting was meh, the characters were fun, the writing solid, and the romance sub-plot (what I always read for, lol) damn good.

Also, there was one (implied) shower sex scene…

Also, chocolate.

And that’s that. What more do you need from a book review by Jane?

mjanecolette
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Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and the just released TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, and the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown and Screw Chocolate. Coming in 2019: Once Upon A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown.

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