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Review: A Pairing to Die For

Title: A Pairing to Die for

Series: Colorado Wine Mystery #2

Author: Kate Lansing

Release Date: January 26, 2021

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.

My Review: This is another great addition to this series. Though the books often have a focus on wines you do not have to be a drinker to enjoy the books. There are occasionally a few too many explanations of the wines if you don't care for them but I think they are interesting. I enjoyed the main characters in this book just as much as I did in the first, though this book introduced Reid's family and they were awful (on purpose). I know they were pretty much supposed to be sucky people and I understood why but I did think it brought down the tone of the book a bit so I took off a star for that. Other than that though the book was fantastic. The mystery was well done, the writing flowed and I loved the main character. I am looking forward to the next book!

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

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