This is the fourth book in the Kitty Couture series by Julie Chase, who is also known as Julie Lindsey and Bree Baker. I hadn’t read the other three books, since I got this as an ARC, and at the time I thought for sure I’d be caught up. Nope. But it wasn’t a problem, because this book can work as a standalone. There are no spoilers to worry about, in fact, I’m kinda happy about what I know now when I’ll go back and start reading the series from the beginning. 😉
The San Fermin pic I found was from searching licensed for reuse pictures and it’s from Wikimedia Commons.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the first book I’ve read in this series and now I am definitely making a point of reading from the beginning. I love books about New Orleans anyway, because it just seems like a magical and fun place. I think I’ll enjoy knowing some of the things I know now from this book when I start the series 😉
The murder of the Pet Pageant MC had Lacy investigating, getting threats, almost run down by bulls and nearly killed during the showdown with the killer. I had briefly thought about the person who was the killer, but I dismissed it. I was really surprised at the reveal, but I’m not sure who else I would have come up with. I was just reading and having fun watching it unfold. It didn’t take me long to fall in love with these characters, especially who Lacy ends up with. Imogene was a hoot–I thought it was sweet of Lacy’s former nanny to be working for her at her pet boutique now. All along Lacy was trying to make time to hire an employee, and during her big party at the end, the perfect person was revealed. I’m really looking forward to more books in the series, but I do want to have some time to get caught up with the first three books. This book did work as a standalone, since no spoilers were given for any of the other mysteries.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.