Thursday, April 4, 2013
Audio Book Review of Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle read by Rebecca Gibble
Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle
Read by Rebecca Gibble
From Good Reads.com
Manager and head barista of the bustling New York coffeehouse The Village Blend, Clare Cosi�s been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for a swanky wedding. Clare should be thrilled at this chance to shine, but it�s Matteo Allegro, her ex-husband and current business partner, who�s tying the knot�to Trend magazine editor Breanne Summour, who�s in full-blown bridezilla mode. Claire�s got to put her misgivings aside and focus on business, but since she�s a successful amateur sleuth, murder is Clare�s business, too. And when fatal accidents begin befalling people close to Breanne, Clare becomes suspicious. But what she unveils, amid melted chocolate and steaming mochaccinos, may just get her burned...
My Take: I enjoyed this earlier installment of The Coffee House Mysteries alot better than the first one that I listened to. I enjoyed seeing the relationship between Clare and her ex-husband mature and how she took on the task of protecting Breanne even though Clare really couldn't stand her. I enjoyed trying to figure out who was after Breanne and I was secretly hoping that Breanne got what she deserved. I enjoyed seeing how Clare would follow the leads but each one just left her more confused than before. Again there was a bit more language and sexual activity than I usually like in my cozy mysteries. I did not figure out who did until they figured it out in the book.
The same narrator read this book that read the other installment that I listened to. Again I thought Rebecca Gibble did a good job on everyone's voices except when she was Clare or just reading and again I thought she was a bit to ernest during these parts but they didn't seem as distracting as the last time.
I received a review copy from the publisher Audiogo as part of the Solid Gold Reviewer program at AudiobookJukebox.com. I was not required to write a positive review.