‘The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss’ by Krista Davis

tdsack kdSTORY: 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 newbeau and herexes, Sophie wonders if someone’s trying to send her a message—and if she’s next on a chocoholic’s hit list…Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!

REVIEW: Sophie Winston is a well-known young woman living in Old Town.  She has lots of friends and with homes and businesses so close together, she enjoys walking everywhere.

The Amore Chocolates company is celebrating it’s 60th anniversary with lots of events.  After many people submitted their recipes for various chocolate confections, a number of winners were chosen to attend the anniversary celebration.  Sophie Winston is in charge of the event ensuring that everything goes according to plan.

At the chocolate tasting garden party, a body is found upstairs in the Amore guesthouse on the property.  It turns out that the victim is an unpopular man who had tried to break into the chocolate making business.  At the same time, the head of Amore Chocolates, Joe Merano, has gone missing.  When Sophie starts getting boxes of “unlabeled” chocolates left on her doorstep, she dons her sleuth hat and works to try to piece things together to get to the bottom of these incidences.

We follow her as she once again tackles a mystery in her town.  As her friends jump in to try to help her figure out who murdered that man and where is Joe?  Has he been murdered too?  When another body shows up poisoned by chocolates in a box with Sophie’s fingerprints on it, the police start questioning her.

I’m ashamed to admit that this is the first of Krista’s novels that I’ve read.  However, it most certainly won’t be the last.  The story is chock full of characters knitted together to show a warm, loving community.  Sophie is always cooking up something delicious in her kitchen and her friends seem to have radar knowing that she is baking as there is never a lack of them helping to munch the goodies she makes.  Throughout the book there are great tips on cooking with chocolate.  Added to that are yummy recipes at the back of the book that will make you want to run to the kitchen and start cooking. 

A word of advice when you are reading this book.  Keep some chocolate nearby otherwise you will find yourself jumping up looking for something sweet! 

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Complimentary copy provided by the author

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