Review of Pairing a Deception

February 5, 2019 Book Reviews 6

Review of Pairing a Deception

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Pairing a Deception by Nadine Nettmann
Published by Midnight Ink on May 8, 2018
Pages: 228
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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Katie is on Cloud Wine at a Santa Barbara Festival...until a new mystery is uncorked.
With only a few days left until her Advanced Sommelier exam, Katie Stillwell hopes to balance studying with attending a wine and food festival in Santa Barbara.
The weekend with Detective Dean is off to a great start--until an attendee is murdered and suspicion falls on the festival emcee, Master Sommelier Hudson Wiley. Katie tries to keep her focus on the festival and her last-minute studying, but when she discovers people aren't who they say they are, she finds herself in the middle of a tangled web where nothing, except the wine, is what it seems.
Praise for the Sommelier Mysteries: "A strong new series."--Mystery Scene
"This mystery delivers a fast, sophisticated ride with just enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the final confrontation."--RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

Also by this author: Decanting a Murder

Here is what I thought

This is the third book in the series and I found it just as enjoyable as the others even though I know nothing about wine.

Katie  will be taking her Master Sommelier test soon but she was wanting to go with Dean to the Food and Wine festival nearby so she promised to study while she was there. Things didn’t go so well when they happen on a dead body of a lady they had just met and it’s outside the hotel room of one of the Master Sommeliers.

She really hopes that Hudson didn’t have anything to do with it but she doesn’t really know him. Her boyfriend Detective Dean has to go back home to work on a case for a day and tells her to stay out of trouble but we all know that won’t happen. She can’t help but want to figure out what happened. She is pretty sure it has to do with a winery but not sure why or who might want to kill the woman.

I like Katie and Dean and think they make a cute couple. I love that Dean is trying to learn more about wine and his always quizing her on her flash cards and helping her study. Katie is fun and very inquisitive and seems to know her wine but I have not clue as I couldn’t tell one wine from another I don’t drink. 🙂

Overall I thought it was a good cozy and if you like cozies and wine (nor not like me) you might enjoy this series.

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