Friday, September 18, 2009

REVIEW - Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate

I finished Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate by Kyra Davis last night, and while the writing was great, it was up to her usual goodness, I found myself having a really hard time enjoying the book. And the reason for that is because whoever wrote the cover blurb gave away things that didn't happen until 350 pages into the book. And this was a 390 page book. It took away a lot of what I felt should have been revelations and surprises.

I don't know, maybe we weren't supposed to be surprised by certain things, only the character was. Still, I think someone made a huge mistake (nod to Arrested Development there).

This was the third Sophie Katz novel, and since I can't even really remember anything that happened in the first two, it was kind of like reading a standalone book with references to previous things. In this one Sophie's friend enlists her help to try to seduce her husband, who she thinks is cheating on her. Well, it turns out her husband was not, and he ends up getting shot right after Sophie tries to seduce him at a bar. Now, I could go on to reveal everything the back cover does, and give away things, but I won't. I'll just say that chaos ensues as Sophie, with her ex-boyfriend Anatoly, tries to figure out who killed her friend's husband.

So this is your warning. If you pick up this book to read, don't read the back cover (or probably the blurb at Amazon or the like). Just go ahead and start the book. It was well written, and Kyra Davis hasn't let me down yet with her chick lit novels, so I would definitely recommend it, I just wish I hadn't been spoiled. I would rate it a 3.5/5, but it could have been higher.

1 comment:

kyradavis said...

I couldn't agree with you more about that back cover copy! I was so irritated when I saw it! But c'est la vie. Maybe one of these days they'll allow me more veto power when it comes to stuff like that.

Glad you enjoyed the book!