The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis is the 9th book in the “Domestic Diva” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, June 2015
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. . .
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.
This was one book that kept me enthralled from beginning to end as I tried to figure out what was going on along with Sophie. In her latest adventure, chocolate is queen and someone is not playing fair when murder takes hold and Sophie inadvertently gets pulled in while trying to keep her distance. The author delivered a great whodunit that kept me guessing and I enjoyed watching it all unravel piece by piece by piece. Every time I thought I had it all sorted out, the author changed the direction all for the better when it all played out in the end. I especially enjoyed Sophie and the interactions with her men and glad of the outcome in that male arena. This was a great read and I’m really looking forward to the next book in this delightfully charming series.