Review: Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte by Diane Kelly

Posted January 19, 2017 by Annie in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte by Diane Kelly
Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte
by Diane Kelly

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: February 28, 2012
Series: Tara Holloway #2
Published by St. Martins Griffin
Format: Paperback
 

“In this genre, you have a lot of intuitive heroines, but none of them come close to Tara Holloway in my opinion. She’s the kind of girl that you want on your side.”
~ Under the Covers

In this fun-filled Cozy Mystery, we’re back in action with Tara Holloway who has quickly become one of my favorite heroines. Kickass but completely likeable, she’s a character that I think often gets overlooked and I have no idea why. Not only does she have good instincts, but she is also a sharp shooter. In this genre, you have a lot of intuitive heroines, but none of them come close to Tara Holloway in my opinion. She’s the kind of girl that you want on your side.

In this second book to the series, things are looking a little bit grim in Tara’s latest case. She and her partner, Eddie, are working themselves to the bone and it seems that they are going nowhere. It’s starting to wear of them a little bit, as well as the people in their lives. Although Tara is in a relationship with Brett, Tara is keeping things away from him, so it makes me wonder if a relationship like that will last. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series to see what happens.

I will say that the pacing of this book is a little off. The beginning takes a while before things start to pick up, but that’s also to reflect the slump that Eddie and Tara are in. By the second half, it picks up a lot, making up for the slow start so in the end, I didn’t really mind it. It actually made for a good story.

This series is just so fun, and I love returning to it whenever I need something to pick me up. I can’t wait to see what comes from Pratt’s character next!

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Award-winning author Diane Kelly writes romance and romantic mysteries featuring feisty heroines, quirky sidekicks, and sexy leading men, with humor that leaves readers laughing out loud.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Annie

Darynda
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Darynda

Thanks for this, Annie! I love everything about this series.

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They are so addicting!

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I first noticed the creative titles for this series last year and meant to check it out. Tara sounds great and it seems I need to make a trip to the library for this one.

Thanks, Annie!

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Yeah, they are super fun! Really captures the essence of the series, I think. Hope you enjoy!

Amy R
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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

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I’ve read every one of these and always order the next! Also her Paw series! Read it, too!

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Ooooohhh, I think I will need to pick up her Paw series now! Thanks for letting me know!

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I love cozies so I will be adding this to mt tbr!

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Yay! Hope you enjoy!