Saturday, January 21, 2017

Book Review/Giveaway: Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinlay


Title: Assault and Beret
 Author: Jenn McKinlay
 Series: Book 5 A Hat Shop Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

 Book Review

 I'm not a big fan of hat making aka the millinery profession, this is a series I love for the characters and setting alone, it why I started reading it. Vivian Tremont is a hat maker, a milliner who has a hat shop in London she runs the shop along with her American cousin, Scarlet Parker.

 They are heading to Paris, the city of light and romance so Vivian can teach a hat class at the Paris School of Art and Scarlet is on a mission to find Vivian's misplaced, yes I said misplaced husband so Vivian can get an annulment after a hasty quick marriage.

 When Scarlet successfully finds Vivian's husband William Graham, an insurance investigator of priceless art, Vivian does not expect to fall back in love with him. Scarlet is also missing childhood friend and investor of Vivian's hat shop, Harrison who is back in London and is seriously considering breaking her vow of being single for a year despite her mother's dismay. William is abducted and a priceless Renoir painting goes missing.

 Scarlet makes it her mission with the help of friends from London to find William and the missing painting, with a murder of a secondhand shop owner along the way, Scarlet also needs to figure out a killer.

 Assault and Beret is the best of London and Paris in one cozy mystery. I love British Characters. Romance, Drama and delicious French food made this an excited and delectable read with a shocking, surprising twist that I didn't see coming.It made me look at Vivian's character in a whole new way, she went from a stuffy Brit to a someone who can fall in love and be vulnerable which made me like her more.

The murder didn't happen right away leaving me wondering when it would happen, happening late in the book leaving me disappointed, it almost felt like an after thought to me but a very Entertaining and suspenseful edition to the hat shop mysteries. I can't wait to review the next in the series.

 Giveaway


 Comment with your email below to win a copy of Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinlay in the comments. If you do not leave your email here on the blog or email acozygirlreads@gmail.com you will be disqualified from winning.

 If you don't want to leave your email here or not able to enter on this blog. Please send an email to acozygirlreads@gmail.com "Assault and Beret giveaway" in the subject line.

 Giveaway is open to US Residents only

 The giveaway closes Jan 22 12:00 AM EST Entries will not be counted after Jan 22 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

24 comments:

  1. It sounds great; thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. I haven't read this series yet - it's on my wishlist - but I love her other books!~ Thanks for the great giveaway.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  3. Never read a series about hats before, sounds interesting. I like the setting.

    Stormi
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  4. This sounds like a good series. Thank you for this chance.
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  5. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks.
    Carol Smith
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  6. Thanks for this captivating cozy which I would enjoy. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Love the setting, hats and story. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Bonjour! I love this series and heading off to Paris makes this a 'must read' book. Thanks for hosting this giveaway...
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  9. Sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for the chance to win. Lisamil46@gmail.com

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  10. I really enjoy Jenn McKinley's books, but I haven't started this series yet. Sounds like an interesting read and I'm looking forward to reading.
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  11. I really enjoy Jenn McKinley's books, but I haven't started this series yet. Sounds like an interesting read and I'm looking forward to reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! Hope I win this one! catlaw2 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  13. I can't wait for this one!! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  14. I have read the first of the Hat Shop Mysteries, and would love to read this one. Thanks so much for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I love the series and own the 3 previous books. I'd be thrilled to add this one to my home library.

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  16. Sounds like a great read! jawdance@yahoo.com

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  17. love this series mama2bulls(at)gmail.com

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  18. I have never read any Hat Shop Mysteries but the story sounds interesting.
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  19. Really enjoyed your thoughts on this series. Thanks for an interesting post & giveaway for a favorite author & series. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I love this series! Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  21. Great post! Would love to read. Have yet to read this author. The books are on my TBR. But so hope this will be an early start. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

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  22. Sounds so good and would love to read and post reviews on a few sites. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  23. I love this series. So sad it's come to an end. :)
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