May 30, 2010

Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate (Sophie Katz, Bk 3) by Kyra Davis

Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate
Author:  Kyra Davis
Publisher:  Red Dress Ink
Paperback, 400 pages

From Goodreads:

Sophie Katz's relationship with the irresistible and occasionally insufferable P.I. Anatoly Darinsky is on the fritz when a friend recruits Sophie's investigation skills to decode her possibly two-timing husband's strange behavior. When Sophie shows up in a short, red cocktail dress and her friend's hubby winds up dead, the loveable would-be sleuth can't help but take on the job.

Suddenly plunged into a crazy world of campaign mudslinging, dirt-digging and cover-ups, Sophie begins to uncover some pretty dirty secrets indeed— involving a conservative congressional hopeful's involvement in the Furry community, a group of people who dress up in mascot-size stuffed animal costumes. Sex and politics, wouldn't you know?

Way in over her head as usual, Sophie reluctantly—or not-so-reluctantly— enlists the help of her two-time sidekick and ex—Anatoly. Together they set out to determine who killed Eugene and why, and in the process can't resist falling for each other—again?

As most know I’m a huge fan of Kyra Davis, and her writing, that being said, I really liked Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate. I didn’t love it, though. It is my least favorite out of the first three in the Sophie Katz series, but I adore the character of Sophie Katz, and I zipped through this easily.

Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate has again Sophie Katz in the middle of a murder mystery. When Sophie’s mentor ask her for a favor she has no idea that it will entangle her in the murder of her mentor's husband. The reason I only like this book, and not LOVE it was the mystery part. It all seem farfetched the way it all connected in the end. I just wasn’t buying the motive, and I kind of lost interest in who done it about half way through. Of course, it was no problem continuing reading, because as I mentioned before these books are funny. The one liners are plentiful, and hilarious. The quirky characters are fun.  I so want to be part of that clique.  I love the interaction between Anatoly and Sophie.  Their connection is based on physical attraction, and one-upping each other.

I really can’t say enough about this series, and the writing of Kyra Davis.  If you haven’t given these a try, you really must. You will not be disappointed.  The first book in the series is Sex, Murder and a Double it!

Rating: 4


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