A Pairing to Die for
by Kate Lansing
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 26th 2021 by Berkley Books
A young winemaker is over a barrel when her new boyfriend is accused of murder in this delightful cozy mystery.
It's fall in Boulder, Colorado, and the leaves aren't the only things changing. Parker Valentine, owner of Vino Valentine, is finally settling in to her winery and her new relationship with Reid Wallace, a local chef. But their delicate pairing is endangered when Reid's estranged family comes into town to celebrate the opening of his new restaurant.
Reid and his family are immediately at loggerheads, given their often acidic temperaments, but Parker still wants to make a good first impression. However, her efforts might be in vain when Reid's sous chef is found dead in the alley behind the restaurant, and Reid is implicated in the murder. In order to save Reid, Parker will have to find the real killer, even if the truth is difficult to swallow.
This is the second book in the Colorado Wine mystery series by Kate Lansing.
The second book in this series starts off with a bang as Parker is trying to connect to her boyfriend’s family who is there for an impromptu visit. Then one of the people working in the kitchen gets murdered with her boyfriend’s knife making him suspect number one. And his family could care less about his predicament.
This was quite a page turner. I think I was most interested in the mystery and seeing how Reid’s relationship with his family might change by the end. Definitely a great read. Loving this series already. It is a good one to check out, especially if you love wine. Kinda missing the whole “wine making atmosphere” like in book one but this really kept my attention throughout.
If you love a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.