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Kiss & Makeup

Beauty Secrets Mystery, Book 2
Narrated by: Tonia Blake
Series: Beauty Secrets Series, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ziva Diaz has been really looking forward to this week. Her best friend is getting married, and her beauty line is launching. Life is good, and she’s on top of the world - what could go wrong?

Sabotage, a feud, and a murder, it turns out. 

Stumbling over a dead body on the beach trips Ziva up in more ways than one, particularly when one of her beauty clients is charged with the murder. She doesn’t believe for a minute that Mrs. J. would murder anyone; too bad she’s the only one. As Ziva sets out to solve the mystery, someone else sets out to ruin both her reputation and her friend’s wedding. Can Ziva solve the case and serve up some just desserts? Or will her investigation fall flatter than a wedding soufflé?

©2017 Stephanie Damore (P)2018 Stephanie Damore

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A CUTE GIRLIE COZY MYSTERY

KISS & MAKEUP is the second book in the Beauty Secrets series. Though it does stand on its own, I felt I was missing background on the characters by not having read the first book. I would recommend reading the series in the order of release.

This is a cute, girlie cozy-mystery with lots of snarky and laughable moments. Great pacing that kept me entertained and engaged – what more could I ask for as I was traveling to and from work? This is what I want in my audiobooks.

There was a lot going on, but the details were well metered out so that nothing was lost or rushed. There was plenty of humor, lots of detail, mystery, romance, and a sweet dog to add to the heartstrings and friendships.

The best part – besides a fun and wonderful story – was that I learned a few new facts about beekeeping. I’m sure it will come in handy during the next game night!

Narration: Tonia Blake does a great southern accent. I’m not sure if it’s real or play-acting. Either way, it was fun listening to her many voices in this story.

Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy via Audiobook Boom, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Title: KISS & MAKEUP
Series: Beauty Secrets #2
Category /Genre: Cozy Mystery
Recommended for: 16+ due to fright factor
Listenability: OK for most ears
Received from: Tonia Blake (as an Audible gifted copy)

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one of those weeks

This is a good what happen who done it story, I love to read this series, kept my attention, couldn't wait to hear what happens next.

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Loved it!!!

I listened to the second one first, and now I am going to download the first one!!! It had a great story line and never got boring!!! Would definitely recommend.

I was given this free review copy audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

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Decent Listen...

This story was good but honestly I couldn't get past the narrator's voice. It sound like she was voicing for a commercial the whole time. The plot was decent Alittle bit more action and Alot less cattiness would have excelled this story. All and all I recommend it for a funny cozy mystery.

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A Honey of a Story!

Her nemesis dies of poison after eating her cake and then the boyfriend is poisoned, too! Is Mrs. J losing it or merely being framed? Meanwhile Ariana's wedding is off the rails and rapidly becoming a train wreck. And Ziva's new business? Fahgeddabadit! Tonia Blake's narration keeps pace with this zippy plot as we learn to emphasize eyes OR lips, but not both. Hey, the subtitle IS "Beauty Secrets," after all!

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Ziva Diaz is the kind of friend every girl needs

Ziva is thriving. Her line of organic beauty products is about the launch, her best friend is getting married, and she's surrounded with loving and supportive friends and family. Unfortunately, her birthday celebration is interrupted by the discovery of a dead body buried in the sand.

This is a fun, light read with likable characters. There are enough clues and suspects to keep you guessing. This story is well written and highly recommended.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Mystery

I liked this book because the main character doesn't go around and asks questions. She finds out through gossip, observation, research and generally chatting with people. I found this refreshing and realistic.
I would recommend this book!

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So good!

Love the characters, love the story, love the narration! Highly recommend this wonderful cozy mystery!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Kiss & Makeup

Ziva finds herself in the middle of another mystery (or 2), and there’s not a lot of time left to get to the bottom of things... after all her best friend is getting married!

A fun cozy mystery with a great narration. I hope to see more in this set!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Cute & modern

I’m new to Cozy Mysteries and was excited to listen to Kiss & Makeup. The story was well written and the narrator was great too. I liked how modern and current it was and enjoyed the beauty aspects throughout the story. I liked the book a lot and look forward to reading others in the series.