Book Review: Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter

I got an email from a marketing intern at a publishing house asking if I want to review Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter by Diane Kelly before it released. Oh heck yeah. I love getting books early. Diane Kelly writes the police dog book series I adore because she includes chapters from the point of view of Brigit the German Shep. LOVE it.

So I e-gallied Satin Garter with pleasure. This is considerably along in the series, the 11th book in fact, and I haven’t read any of them before. shrug. Was not a problem at all. The cases Tara Holloway works in the book are stand alone. All characters are introduced in a way that explains quickly where Tara knows them from. The romance is already blooming but it’s still fun to enjoy their process. Cough, cough, no pun intended.

I have to admit I found the first third of the book slow, but maybe that was just my mental state at the time, because the next two times I sat down to read I really liked the book. I felt it moved at an appropriate pace, was funny and entertaining, and I was mildly irritated when I had to stop reading and handle something else. It’s a pretty quick read, maybe 5 hours. It left me with no lingering questions about the state of the world or any desire to gouge my own eyes out. LOL. It was just a pleasure.

℘℘℘℘ – Four Pages. Read it in 3 sittings. I’ll definitely grab more in this series.

Death, Taxes, and a Satin Garter releases August 2nd.

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