Monday, January 5, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Feta Attraction by Susannah Hardy

Title: Feta Attraction
Author: Susannah Hardy
Series: Book 1 A Greek to me Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for Review From Publisher
Reviewed by: Tina


Rating: 5 stars


"When you marry a gay man, it shouldn't come as a surprise when he leaves you" . The first  line from Feta Attraction had me hooked until the end and I knew I would love this book. I was right because I could not put it down. I read it at every opportunity.

The Bonaparte House is a Greek restaurant and a beautiful, notable, and historic home to the Nikolopatos family where Georgie, wife to Spiro runs and manages the place. I would be remiss not to mention Sophie, Spiro's mother who is the owner and matriarch of the family and quite a spunky Greek old woman.

Spirio has ventured out yet again on another one of his romps leaving Georgie to run the restaurant. With Gerogie being used to being left alone she thinks nothing of it until her husband is gone longer than usual. She begins to worry, but now having to deal with a reality TV show, Ghost Squad coming in to investigate supposed paranormal activity in the house by her husband.

Georgie takes a scenic boat ride with friend, Keith Morgan but along the way Georgie spots the body of rival restaurant owner Domenic "Big Dom" DiTomasso floating in the water, she tries to save him but realizes it's too late.

With Spiro missing and "Big Dom's" discovery of being murdered. Georgie literally has a lot on her plate and with her being suspect number one she is determined to find her husband and a killer but she soon finds out it's all connected.

Twists and turns abound in this first in a series called Feta Attraction. You cannot but help but love Georgie and her quirky mother-in-law, Sophie. The restaurant setting and the unconventional marriage of Georgie and Spiro have you wanting to say "opa" more than once. On the edge of your seat, Georgie never stopped and with never a dull moment. You feel like your right in the middle of the action, fast pased , It had me wanting and waiting for a second book in this adventurous new series and wanting to find out what's in store for all these dynamic characters.

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FETA ATTRACTION GIVEAWAY:

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95 comments:

  1. The book sounds really good, love learning about authors that I haven't read before. There is always room on my shelf for a new book.

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    1. Hi, Taryn. I love your name. This is the first novel I wrote, so I'm new to everyone!

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  2. Looks like a fun new series.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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    1. Thanks, bookwomen! I had a lot of fun writing it, and I hope that came out in the story.

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  3. This one sounds a little unusual for the genre. Love the plot.
    Marilyn Watson ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Yes, this is a cozy with some different elements than you usually see. I hope you like the book!

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  4. Sounds like a book I wouldn't be able to put down either!

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  5. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. Sounds great! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  7. Love the title and hope to get a chance to read it, thank you and happy new year :)
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. The titles are so much fun. I wish I could tell you the title of book 2 but the publisher hasn't finalized it yet :(

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  8. Sounds like a good book.
    sgiden at verizon(dot)net

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    1. Thanks, Sandy! Let me know if you like it and/or if you try any of the recipes.

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  9. Sounds great , Greek food is one of my favorite
    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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    1. It's one of my favorite cuisines, too, Debbie. What's your favorite food?

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    1. I hope so, PScribe! Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. This sounds so good. Thanks for the chance to win.

    nlb1050@yahoo.com

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    1. Good luck, Nancy! I wish everyone could win.

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  12. This book sounds very good. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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    1. You bet! My publisher is awesome to provide a contest copy!

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  13. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for a chance to win.
    donnajeaneno@yahoo.com

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  14. I can't wait to read this book!
    kpowers784@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Katrina! I hope you like it.

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  15. Looking forward to this new series!
    afarage(at)earthlink.net

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    1. There's some crazy stuff happening in book 2, just so you know...

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  16. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Sexydva at gmail dot com

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  17. I love new series...this sounds like a good one!
    cking78503@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Chris! I love old series (the characters are like old friends) and new series too (because the characters are like new friends!).

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  18. Thanks for introducing me to this author. bobbipad@gmail.com

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    1. I am brand new...well, I should say I'm a brand new author. Physically I'm, ahem, a little older than that.

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  19. Sounds interesting. Will have to try this series.
    thanks for the chance to do that.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I'd love to introduce you to Georgie and the gang from Bonaparte Bay.

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  20. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!
    smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  21. Sounds fun AND interesting! katdunn@cox.net

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    1. I hope so! I wonder sometimes if other people think my nerdy history is interesting or if they're secretly trying to get away from me, LOL! I tired to put only as much as was needed in Feta Attraction.

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  22. Sounds like a great beginning to what looks to be an interesting new series. Can't wait to explore it. Thanks for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  23. Sounds like something I'd want to sink my teeth into
    als@foxgull.com

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    1. Ha-ha! I'd rather sink my teeth into some nice baklava, but a book is good too :)

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  24. Great to have a Greek themed cozy series! I love Greek food, music and culture.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It's so much fun to get to explore another culture. I love doing my research!

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  25. Catchy title with a great cover-- never heard of a cozy with a Greek theme!
    nmpianoforte@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi, Nancy! As far as I know, this is the only Greek-themed cozy out there. And don't you just love the cover? When I first saw it, I cried, it was so beautiful. The art department at Penguin knocked it out of the park!

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  26. I also wrote--it sounds yummy I love cheese. Must be floating in cyberspace somewhere😂

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    1. Floating Feta... I love that mental image!

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  27. This really looks like it is going to be a great read!!
    Angie Young
    thelittlereadingcabin@yahoo.com

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  28. I look forward to this series. Thanks for the giveaway! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Look forward to reading this new series.
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Let me know what you think.

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  30. Congratulations Susannah on the release of your new book! I'm anxious to read this one. Thanks to you too Tina for the introduction and a chance to win!
    sxygrndma48(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Keepmelaffn! I love your name! Isn't Tina awesome, to bring us all these wonderful cozies?

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    2. Thanks Susannah for your kind words

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  31. Opa! Sounds wonderful! Looking forward to this book! angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  32. A mystery book concerning food...so me!

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    1. Me too! Not just food, but there's a cocktail recipe in Feta Attraction too.

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    1. Thanks! I hope it stays interesting, LOL!

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  34. This book sounds really interesting and different. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. It's a little different than the usual cozies, but I hope it still feels familiar. Good luck, Sue!

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  35. Congrats,Susannah! The book is a total gem!!!

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    1. Oh, Maddy, you're going to give me a big old swelled head. Anybody here like YA with paranormal elements? You'd love Madeline's book Daughter of the Fallen, just sayin'!

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  36. Sounds like a great start to a new series, Thanks for the chance to win.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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    1. Good luck! I hope this series will continue beyond three books. I have so many more adventures I want to send Georgie on!

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  37. I'm in! If I don't win it, I'll be ordering the ebook. :-)
    pearl.r.meaker@gmail.com

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    1. I love comments like that, thank you, I do have a link to buy it under the review.

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    2. I love comments like that too, Tina and Pearl! Thank you so much!

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  38. This sounds like its going to be a great start to a fun series. Count me in. awells2003@hotmail.com

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    1. Consider yourself counted! And good luck!

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  39. This sounds like a great new series. Looking forward to reading it.
    dotkel50 at comcast dot net

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    1. Thanks! I hope you love the characters who live in Bonaparte Bay as much as I do. Or almost as much. Or, you know, just some, LOL!

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  40. New author, new series, looks like fun.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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    1. Yup, this is my first book and I'm so excited it's coming out tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by, Kaye.

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  41. Wow looks like a great cozy mystery.

    xzjh04@ Gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Kiki. I just love the cozy mysteries, don't you?

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  42. This looks really good, I love to read about other cultures and it being a cozy mystery makes it even better.

    masoncml3 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hope you like it, Melina! It'll be out tomorrow.

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    1. Oh, you're so right about the research being fun. All Greek men are attractive and charming--every single one, no matter his age--and when you combine watching them at festivals and in restaurants with delicious Greek food, well, what I do doesn't feel like work!

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  44. I am always looking for a new series and the title of this one got me!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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    1. Don't you just love the titles of the cozies? They are so funny. I love to make them up. Sometimes I make up titles for other authors, just because I can. One of them even got picked!

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  45. I have it on my wanted list. suefoster109@netzero.nett

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  46. Oh I know I am late but thanks for sharing another great read for my TBR

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