Review: Pumpkin Spice Sacrifice (Murder in the Mix #3) by Addison Moore

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Murder in the Mix #3
Addison Moore
Cozy Mystery
Hollis Thatcher Press, LTD.
October 18th 2018


*A laugh out loud cozy mystery by New York Times Bestseller Addison Moore*

My name is Lottie Lemon, and I see dead pets. Okay, so on occasion I see a dearly departed human, too. And, unfortunately for me, that horrible scenario is playing out right this minute. Worse yet, that good-looking ghost just so happens to look just like my friend, Everett, and it refuses to leave his side. I’m petrified of losing Everett, so much so that I too refuse to leave his side, which of course doesn’t exactly bode well with my newly minted boyfriend, Noah Fox, who is just as comely as his surname suggests. After two horrific murders just took place in our small town of Honey Hollow, I’m ready to put the last few months behind me, but when I come across another gruesome discovery, my entire world comes crashing down on me once again.

Lottie Lemon has a brand new bakery to tend to, a budding romance with perhaps one too many suitors, and she has the supernatural ability to see dead pets—which are always harbingers for ominous things to come. Throw in the occasional ghost of the human variety, a string of murders, and her insatiable thirst for justice, and you’ll have more chaos than you know what to do with.
Living in the small town of Honey Hollow can be murder.

From the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, Addison Moore—Cosmopolitan Magazine calls Addison's books, "...easy, frothy fun!"


** Read as part of the Murder in the Mix Boxed Set. **

Pumpkin Spice Sacrifice is book three in the Murder in the Mix series by Addison Moore.

To start Chapter 1 is a repeat of who Lottie Lemon is, what she can do, who her friends and family are and last who her boyfriend is. It’s nothing new. If you haven’t read the series then you know what’s what at the start, but for those that have read in order it’s just a repeat of information we already know about. It felt redundant.

As for the murder mystery it wasn’t in the forefront. And, what Lottie does to get answers in solving the mystery like going to The Jungle Club, you can guess what that is, and a nude swim class well let me just say the areas aren’t something Lottie would go to, so it was out of character. I just shook my head at what she was willing to do to get answers. It was all to far-fetched to me.

Then we have her friends, family, and boyfriend that keep telling her over and over to stay out of the investigation. She says she will, but she doesn’t. Now I get that we don’t have a story without her getting involved, but something about her, her profession, and her breaking her promises make me wonder. Her character just doesn’t make scenes to get involved in mysteries.

Then their is the drama with her boyfriend Noah. She likes him, but she’s unsure. She’s keeping secrets from him. She plans to to tell him, but their ends up being to many disagreements or miss understandings. I just didn’t care for all the drama. Either they are together and trust each other or they are not together.

Last, Lottie is a baker and runs a bakery, but I don’t know how she makes any money when she keeps giving all her baked goodies away for free.

On a positive note: I like the revamp in the covers for this series. It’s better then the first publication and very cute. I like Edward, Noah’s brother, and I like Lottie’s friends.

Pumpkin Spice Sacrifice was ok. As for the Murder in the Mixseries it has some interesting concepts and nice characters, but it’s just not working out for me. I gave the series a three book try, but I won’t be continuing. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.

Rated: 3 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “Review: Pumpkin Spice Sacrifice (Murder in the Mix #3) by Addison Moore

  1. I would say three books is definitely being more than fair to let a series get the chance to grab you. You bring up niggles that I know I would find distracting or annoying, too. I like the character to act consistently with the way they were described and that romance element sounds like a pain.
    Oh well, onto the next…
    Appreciate getting your thoughts on these, Angela!
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    • I feel that 2 or 3 books is enough of a chance for any book series. If it doesn’t grab you and the same issues arise over and over then it’s time to move on. I wanted to like this series. It sounds cute and the covers a fun, but it didn’t work out. To many issues and not enough to keep me wanting to read on.

      Thank’s Sophia, for visiting. I try to getting my feelings and thoughts out in a good way to others, so they can make an informed decision on trying a book or series.