Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Taste of Christmas by Chelsea Field | Short Story | Review

I just read the best short story, y'all — Taste of Christmas, by Chelsea Field. Let me tell you a little about it.

Synopsis, from Goodreads:

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? 

Taste of Christmas by Chelsea Field
Series: An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery short story, #2.5
Genre: Cozy Mystery  
Publication Date: November 24, 2016
Publisher: JFP Trust
Print Length: 38 pages
e-Book File Size: 2481 KB

I love this series, the Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mysteries! Taste of Christmas is a great addition to it. Author Chelsea Field has combined a unique mystery plot for the series, with a promising love interest for Isobel "Izzy" Avery, the main character. Taste of Christmas (#2.5 in the series, a short story) begins immediately after the ending of Book #2, The Hunger Pains.

After a broken date with Connor to go ice skating on Christmas Eve, the next day Izzy and Connor are on their way to meet his family and spend Christmas with them. His mother's greeting to them? "Connor, why didn't you tell us you were bringing someone?"   O M G. How awful for Izzy, to be an unexpected Christmas dinner guest, when she was hoping to make a good impression on her boyfriend's family, and on their first date, at that.

To find out what happens next, you'll want to read Taste of Christmas, quick. Then you'll be ready for Book #3, Poison is the New Black, when it is released in January 2017. I can't wait!

I highly recommend Taste of Christmas to all fans of Chelsea Field's cozy mysteries, and to anyone who loves a madcap mystery romp. 

I really enjoyed Taste of Christmas, and hereby award it Four Kitties!

Four out of Five Kitties

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