Friday, January 13, 2017

Review: One Good Eclair by Maria E. Schneider

Cozy Mystery


Bear Mountain Books

Release Date:
October 16, 2016

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Ivy is determined to make her living as a nutritionist, but her family has other plans. When that family is the mafia, and one of them has gone missing, all other jobs are summarily pushed aside. Or else.

Ivy can’t trust anyone outside of the family, but Slate is not only willing to help, he’s the last person to have seen her uncle alive. It only makes sense to keep her eye and gun on Slate while they hunt for clues. Watching him is easy because Slate is more than happy to keep her close, but is he leading her away from her uncle or truly helping?

Ivy can’t cook her way out of this mess, but she has a recipe or two for dealing with disaster—if she can just put the fires out before she gets burned!

My Review

From the very first page the author takes you on a madcap wild adventure. As soon as Ivy and Slate appeared, I saw the sparks flying between them. They take you on a crazy ride to find Ivy’s missing mafia uncle. Slate is the last person to have seen her uncle, and although she’s suspicious, Ivy has no choice but to work with him in finding her uncle. She’s a member of an experienced mafia family and she can handle this.

Slate is a bit taken aback by Ivy’s whacky family, but he’s determined to help Ivy no matter what it takes. They get themselves in some harrowing situations, but they manage to handle themselves just fine.

This is the first book in a brand new series and it’s off to a rip-roaring start. Maria E. Schneider gives readers a cast of the zaniest characters I’ve seen in a long time. They will not only make you smile, but they will keep you laughing.

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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