Friday, June 29, 2018

Review: Italian Iced by Kylie Logan (Blog Tour)

Cozy Mystery



Release Date:
July 3, 2018

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Hot pasta and a cold corpse make for quite a combination in the latest book in the Ethnic Eats mystery series.

When Laurel Inwood features Italian cuisine on the Terminal at the Tracks menu, she knows she'll need to stock the shelves, the fridge, and the freezer with plenty of wonderful delicacies. She just never expected one of them to be her old boss, Hollywood superstar Meghan Cohan.

But one day when Laurel is at the restaurant early to get ready for the regular rush of customers, that's exactly what she finds--Meghan dead in the Terminal freezer.

What's a Hollywood A-lister doing in Hubbard, Ohio?

For Laurel, that's the real question, because the first question she'd ask in any other murder investigation--who would want the victim dead?--seems pretty much a no-brainer in this case.

Who would want Meghan dead?

Just about anybody who had ever met her.

My Review

It’s Italian food month at Terminal at the Tracks. Laurel Inwood is busy getting the restaurant ready to feed their customers delicious Italian food. She’ll make sure they have plenty of pasta and pizza ready. Imagine her shock when she discovers her old boss, Meghan Cohan, dead in the freezer.

Meghan is a mega Hollywood star who unceremoniously fired Laurel not long ago. Laurel can’t figure out what Meghan had been doing in the Ohio restaurant in the first place. She should have been in California being a superstar.

It goes without saying that Laurel had many reasons to be angry with Meghan, starting with being fired from her job. However, Laurel had put all that behind her in favor of her new career at Terminal at the Tracks. Still, it doesn’t look good for Laurel that Meghan had been murdered right under her nose. So, Laurel begins an investigation of her own.  She quickly discovers she wasn’t the only one with an ax to grind against Meghan.

This is the third book of the Ethnic Eats series. I read the previous one and still need to read the first, but I already fell in love with this series. I adore everything about it from the clever setting to the characters to the plot. Kylie Logan does an excellent job of drawing the reader in and making them feel as if they are right there with Laurel trying to figure out whodunit.

It’s fast-paced with well-developed characters. I’m already anxiously awaiting for my next visit to Hubbard, Ohio. I, also, plan to read this author’s other cozy mystery series. They all look good.

For reading challenges:
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2018
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2018 (Ohio)
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018

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


Here's your chance to win a print copy of Italian Iced by Kylie Logan? Thanks to Berkley, I have one paperback to giveaway to one lucky winner.

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  1. I know this is going to post from Casey Daniels, but it's really her alter-ego, Kylie Logan! So glad you enjoyed "Italian Iced." On my way over to Facebook right now to spread the word about the giveaway!

  2. This sounds good and I love that series is named Ethnic Eats! I used to live a few hours from Hubbard.

    1. So few people even know where Hubbard is!

  3. Sounds interesting, and who doesn't love Italian food?

  4. I adore Kylie Logan's books, and I am looking forward to reading this one!

  5. Thanks for the chance to win, look forward to reading this book

  6. Thanks for the chance to win. Kylie Logan’s book are all
    good reads.
    Happy July 4th Weekend to everyone.
    Carol Smith

  7. Sounds like a good book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  8. Italian Iced sounds like a good read. Thank you

  9. I love my fellow Ohioan's books. Thank you for featuring her on your blog. My fingers are crossed my name is chosen. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. A czoy with food, Italian food! Sounds like a winner to me. This cozy addict can't wait to meet your characters and I adore the cover and clever title.

  11. I really like Kylie's books. I haven't started this series yet, but I'm looking forward to reading the series.

  12. Love Italian food and cozies! Can't wait to read it.

  13. This sounds great and I love that it's set in Ohio since I live there!

  14. Sounds perfect book to take on vacation.

  15. That sounds like an interesting read.

  16. Sounds like a great series! I'll have to get the first book so I can start from the beginning. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. And just where is Hubbard Ohio??

  18. I've got this one coming up next and am really excited about it. I have the first two though haven't read them yet but it sounds like I can start here without any problem. Love this premise!


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