Monday, October 19, 2015

Bewitched,Bothered & Biscotti by Bailey Cates Audio Review

three-half-stars

As a new witch—not to mention owner of Savannah's most enchanting bakery—Katie Lightfoot is still getting used to casting spells, brewing potions, and mastering her magical powers. But that doesn't mean she can't find time to enjoy a picnic with firefighter Declan McCarthy . . . until she stumbles upon a corpse.

The dead man's tattoo reveals he was a member of a secret society—and it turns out he's missing an object that was very important to the group. When Katie learns the killer was after more than the man's life, she and her Aunt Lucy leave the baked goods on the rack to cool and set off in hot pursuit of a killer.

I come to really enjoy this series and the second book was even better than the first one. We get into this one with Katie continuing to adjust to life as a new witch and learn more about what she can do. Katie is enjoying a normal day and having a lunch date with her boyfriend Declan when things take a turn for the worse and she stumbles upon a dead body. The corpse has a tattoo that shows he is a part of a secret society and of course Katie being who she is she had to investigate. I think that is what I love the most about Katie is that she has such a curious nature about herself and always has to find out more. It actually makes her a pretty good amateur sleuth.

 

As we get more into the story we find Katie still trying to learn more about the secret society and her finding out they may not want anyone to know about them and will do anything to keep it that way. I think this book we got more of Katie and her having to deal with the budding love triangle that I didn’t care for. I from the start have only liked one guy for her and hope that is who she ends up with. I have to say though that I think what I love about this book the most is the food and oh boy we get some really good recipes in this one.  I think the author does an amazing job with coming up with the recipes and every time it makes me hungry and the way the narrator describes it all makes me want it even more.

Overall once we get to the end of this one I figured out the killer early on and was hoping I would be wrong because it was so easy. I think this book to me though was less about the mystery and more about Katie learning more about herself, her relationship and the glorious food. I enjoyed it though and this has come to be a series that I love on audio. I don’t think reading this would bring to life the food the way the narrator does. If you are looking for a new paranormal mystery series to read this one would be a great one to get into. You will not be disappointed.

three-half-stars

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