Friday, February 6, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Played By The Book by Lucy Arlington

Title: Played by The Book
Author: Lucy Arlington
Series: Book 4 A Novel Idea Mystery
Publisher: Berkley
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Star Rating: 5
Reviewed by: Tina Diamond




If someone asked me what character in a book I would want to be my number one choice would be Lila. She has my dream job and my dream man besides who occasionally tries to burn the Lila's kitchen down. Lila works as a agent at the Novel Idea Literary agency, she makes writers dreams come try by setting them up with publishers. 
The Novel Idea Literary Agency is gearing up for a visit with a book signing and dinner set up by Lila and her co workers for television star, Damian York, a gardening and landscaping guru.

While setting up her backyard garden for the annual garden walk to be part of the book signing and dinner ordered by her boss Lila finds a skull buried there and soon discovers the young woman buried there was murdered. As The local garden club known as "The Dirty Dozen" are busy beautifying their respective gardens for the garden walk on of their members, Frannie is found murdered while tending to her prized roses. 

Lila desperately want to solve the mystery of who is buried in her back yard to give that person a proper burial and for their family to find closure and she soon finds herself trying to find who would want to murder one of "The Dirty Dozen". Lila soon may discover that these two crimes could be connected. But how? Lila has to do some serious digging to find a killer who no one suspects and the suspects are aplenty.

A favorite series, each book in the series gets better and better. Played by the book mixes books, food,murder and charming and down right evil characters with perfection. I couldn't end this review without mentioning Makayla, the owner and barista at "Expresso Yourself" and her boyfriend Jay's blossoming romance. Jay is the most romantic character ever written. I eagerly await how he will sweep Makayla off her feet next, it always brings tears of joy to my eyes. I only hope that Lila's man, Sean can take some pointers from him. I can't wait to read and review the next in the series.



Comment with your email below to enter to win. The author is graciously giving  away a autographed paperback copy of "Played by The Book" to one lucky winner. If you do not want to leave your email here email acozygirlreads@gmail.com with "Played by the book Giveaway" in the subject line

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The winner will be announced on February 8th on the Blog and Facebook Page and notified by email.








44 comments:

  1. I would enjoy reading this. suefoster109@ netzero.net

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  2. I enjoyed reading your review of Played by the Book. I am looking forward to reading the book. Thank you for the giveaway. myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Looks great and I hope to get a chance to read it soon :)
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. Sounds like a fun read to me. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  5. I love this series. I would really love an autographed copy for my collection.

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  7. I would love an autographed copy. I love this series.
    marlene.ezell@gmail.com

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  8. I really enjoy this series and would love the autographed copy.
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  9. I really like this series. I can't wait to read this one. I would love to have lila's job.
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  10. I'll never plant flowers again. Sounds like an interesting series.
    thanks
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  11. I agree with you, Tina. I would love to be Lila. This is such a fun series. Can't wait to read her latest adventure. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!
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  12. This sounds so good. I am seeking a fun, interesting book and this might be the one. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  13. Great review! Lucy Arlington is one of my favorites. I really love that you say each one gets better and better. Want to read this one!! Thank you for this giveaway.

    CarolBWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. I'm really looking forward to this book. Thanks for the giveaway!!! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  16. Would love, love, love to win this one! thank you!
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  17. This would look awesome in my library! codykev@gmail.com

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  18. I read the other books in the series and liked them. Hopefully I will like this too. Christik311@gmail.com

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  19. Count me in! I'm looking forward to reading "Played by the Book"! patucker54 at aol dot com

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  20. Love this series and look forward to this book.
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  21. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  22. A captivating and intriguing book. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Sounds like a great book! Thank you for the contest!
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  24. This looks so good! Crossing my fingers and toes I win!
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  25. Would love to win. A great series! Wendalee50@aol.com

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  26. This sounds like a good cozy. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
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  27. How wonderful! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  28. Thank you for the opportunity! I really enjoy this series.
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  29. I love this series and am envious of Lila's job. Of course, it's OK that I don't find dead bodies on a regular basis...but I'm still envious.

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  30. I don't think I'd want to find dead bodies----but I know I do want to read this book.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  31. Would love to win. Haven't read any of these.
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  32. I have added this book to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Looking forward to reading this one.
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  34. I would love to read this

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  35. I enjoy this series. Thank you for a chance to win a copy.

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  36. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks!

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  37. I am enjoying this series - congratulations on the new release! Thanks for the giveaway offer! dm_richards@yahoo.com

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  38. This is such a great series, I would love to read the latest about Lila! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  39. I love this series. Inspiration Valley is one of my favorite fictional towns.

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  40. Thank you for the review. Sounds like a fun read. Looks like the book got some great review on GoodReads all well. Just added to my GoodReads TBR list. :D

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  41. What a wonderful GIVEAWAY!!! This book is on my challenge list!
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  42. Never read this author before dcgirl919@hotmail.com

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