This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Author, Chelsea Field. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Taste of Christmas: A Holiday Short Story by Chelsea Field
Series: Eat Pray Die Humorous Mystery #2.5
Also in this series:Eat, Pray, Die, The Hunger Pains, Poison is the New Black, Poison and Prejudice
Also by this author: Eat, Pray, Die, The Hunger Pains, Poison is the New Black, Poison and Prejudice
Genres: Contemporary, Cozy Mystery, Crime, Mystery
Release Date: November 28, 2016
Publisher: JFP Press
Format: ARC, E-book
Source: Author, Chelsea Field
Purchase at: Amazon
Mistletoe seems a whole lot less romantic once you’ve been poisoned by it. Isobel Avery would know — it’s one of the perks of being an undercover poison taster for the rich and famous. Still, with the weather as cold as it gets in Los Angeles and a hot new date, Izzy has a few ideas on how to keep herself warm this Christmas. They just don’t start under mistletoe.
However, before her cozy plans can come to fruition, she needs to survive meeting her date’s family over Christmas lunch. With a long, awkward road trip that has her wondering whether she’s fallen for the Grinch, a mysterious poisoner intent on killing the holiday spirit, and a Santa’s sackful of secrets she’s not allowed to spill, Izzy will need a Christmas miracle to avoid disaster.
The real question is, will her evening be naughty… or not?
I have reviewed both books in the Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery series and have thoroughly enjoyed both books. So, when I had an opportunity to read another story from that series I was very excited. This may be a short story but it is humorous and fast paced. A delightful addition to an already charming series.
This story takes place just two days after the end of the previous book, The Hunger Pains. There are just a couple of days until her date with Connor which just so happens to be on Christmas day. It is to be date #1 and it is also where Izzy is to meet his family for the first time. No pressure, right? 😉 Well this is Connor we are taking about and he is a bit on the stiff side so do we get to see a new side to him?? Ha ha, you will have to read and see.
I really enjoyed reading this story. It brought back some previous characters from book one, Eat, Pray, Die, and I was not expecting to enjoy their inclusion but I really did. The writing was able to take a creepy character and make him almost likeable. There is a bit of mystery woven into the story but the main focus is that this is Connor and Izzy’s first real outing as a couple and how it is going to pan out. The ending leaves you chuckling to yourself and wanting to get your hands the next installment in this series. If you have enjoyed either of the books in this series or are looking for a light and humorous read, then I highly suggest this story to you.
*Thank you to Author Chelsea Field for this eARC of Taste of Christmas*