Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Drape Expectations by Karen Rose Smith
Drape Expectations (A Caprice Deluca Mystery)Series: A Caprice Deluca Mystery (Book 4)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (July 28, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00P53E0G2
Caprice De Luca’s former client and now friend Ace Richland–an 80’s rock star–asks her for a favor. Can she quickly stage his girlfriend’s house to sell? Widow Alanna Goodwin, a transplanted Southern beauty, will be moving in with him! Immediately Caprice realizes Alanna’s southern charm can be turned on and off at will. Caprice agrees to stage Alanna’s Kismet antebellum-styled mansion for Ace’s sake. But she soon learns Alanna doesn’t have a genuine love for her cat Mirabelle and also uncovers a plot her new client is hatching to sabotage Ace’s comeback. However, before she can tell Ace, Alanna is murdered and Ace is the prime suspect.
As Caprice investigates, she learns Alanna had more secrets than pie safes. With her Cocker Spaniel Lady by her side, she tracks down clues and adopts Alanna’s cat. In the midst of some of her own family upheaval–her uncle has moved in with her parents–she finds herself with a dilemma. Grant Weatherford, her brother’s law partner, advises Ace and reveals more of his past to her. Seth Randolph, the doctor she dates, wants her to meet his family. She must choose between them.
Danger stalks Caprice. Will her refresher self-defense course save her life? Only if she keeps her wits about her and Lady by her side.
STAGED TO DEATH, Book 1
DEADLY DECOR, Book 2
GILT BY ASSOCIATION, Book 3 February 2015
DRAPE EXPECTATIONS, Book 4 August 2015
SILENCE OF THE LAMPS, Book 5 March 2016
What I Thought:
This was my first visit to Kismet, PA with Caprice De Luca, but I really enjoyed it. Caprice is asked by her friend Ace to stage the home of his girlfriend, Alanna, to be sold. Caprice has several not so good interactions with Alanna and learns some things about her that Ace should know, but alas, Alanna is murdered before Caprice can spill the beans. This book is filled with quirky characters. Caprice is a great protagonist. I love all of her interactions. She also has two love interests to chose from plus a somewhat eccentric family to deal with. This is a great cozy that will leave you guessing till the end.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
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