Monday, August 26, 2013

Mocha, Moonlight and Murder
by MaryAnn Kempher

Publisher: Booktrope 
Pages: 248 
 Format: ebook 
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Instead of feeding her late-night appetite, a midnight food run nearly gets 28-year-old Katherine O’Brian killed. She’s the only person to see the man who brutally murdered a local woman, and the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk.

Scott Mitchell left a broken engagement behind when he moved to Reno, and the last thing he needs is more melodrama. But when he and Katherine are paired for a college project, that’s what he gets. It can be very distracting when someone is out to kill your lab partner. Together, they try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the murderer. Passion flares, but with Katherine’s life in danger, romance seems like more than a bad idea.

Scott and Katherine will face jealousy, misunderstandings, lust, and rivals, not to mention attempted murder—and all before their first real date.



Kritters Thoughts:  Katherine moves away from her life with her husband and back to where her parents used to live to start over.  She witnesses a crime and from there it is an adventure until the end.  Scott comes into her life and they spend the majority of the book trying to decide if they could be a couple.

I will keep this review short because this book just wasn't one that I adored.  The book felt jumpy and not a smooth read.  I felt as though the author left out some vital bits and pieces that could have given the book more depth.  I wish that more of the crime and the suspect were in the book, it was introduced at the beginning and only made a brief appearance and then a little at the end, wish there had been more.  I also didn't love the "relationship" between Scott and Katherine; I didn't feel like they were acting their age, the waffling back and forth was too much.

I am not sure this book was for me, if you like a book that centers more around the moonlight and mocha than the murder, then maybe you would enjoy it more than I did.

Rating: not such a good read

Ebook 2013 Challenge: 53 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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