Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Proposals and Poison (Wedding Planner Mysteries #3) by Rachelle J. Christensen

Love can be a very dangerous thing.
At least it seems that way to Adri Pyper, the premier wedding planner in Sun Valley, Idaho. When one of her clients dies mysteriously, Adri takes the advice of the local detective and swears she will stay out of the investigation . . . this time. Luke Stetson's involvement in the case, along with the possibility of a kiss between the two, should be enough incentive to keep Adri out of trouble. But when a dog-themed wedding is almost ruined by a suspect, Adri and her assistant, Lorea, are thrust into private eye mode. When poison enters the picture, even a reluctant sleuth can’t steer clear of danger.

This is the third book in this Wedding Planner series featuring Adri Pyper.  If you love cozy mysteries, you will love this one.  Well, the whole series, really.  This series reminds me of the culinary cozy mystery series by Josi Kilpack starring Sadie Hoffmiller.  Instead of recipes for food (although there are some of those too), this one provides ideas for weddings and other helpful crafty ideas.

It's true.  Adri cannot keep herself away from trouble.  She finds it.  It finds her.  Murders surround this girl.  I think she is a dangerous friend to have.  Adri is a nice girl though and you cannot help but like her.  It's easy to find connections to her.  Well, aside from the whole murders thing.  That is one thing I cannot connect to.

There is a very slow moving romance in this series.  Very slow moving.  Definitely not the focal point but instead gently woven in everything else going on.  There are always a lot of characters in these books but I never feel overwhelmed by them.  The author does a good job of bringing them in naturally and allowing me to get a clear picture of who they are.

I think Rachelle Christensen is a fantastic writer.  This isn't my favorite genre- the cozy mystery series- and I have enjoyed other books by Rachelle better, but it was still good. 


  1. Cozy mysteries are pretty hit and miss for me. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I don't. I haven't read any of the books in this series, but they've all sounded like fun reads. I like that the romance isn't the focal point and that it is part of the larger story.

    Dena @ Batch of Books

    1. I feel the same way. Well, except for the romance part. I like more of that. :)


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