This second in the series is a lot sexier than the first. Things definitely steam up between the main character and her two hot love interests. By the end you'll be biting your nails in frustration!
The sleuthing here is well-covered and Nikki goes to no small lengths to get this mystery solved. A big plus here is the very-present Simon and Marco, everyone's favorite gay duo. They were fabulous in this and really added to the overall flair of the book.
Well, after reading this second book in the series, my opinion hasn't changed. The wine information is fascinating, it is a technically perfect mystery, Scott hits all her marks for a "pure cozy" and somehow it still manages to come off rather soulless. There's nothing specific to fault - the characters are solid, the writing is good, the plots are well done, it just fails to captivate. Still, a good read.
This is the second "Wine Lover's Mystery" by Michele Scott. Failed actress Nikki Sands has moved to the Napa Valley, where she has started her new job as assistant to winery owner Derek Malveaux. The story opens with Derek and Nikki attending a swanky Napa Valley wedding, only to have Nikki stumble across the body of the bride shortly after the wedding. But when one of Nikki's new friends, Isabel Fernandez, is accused of the murder, Nikki is sure that Isabel is innocent and sets out to find the murderer. This story has really funny characters and two sexy love interests for Nikki. I enjoyed the first story in this series, and this one is even better!
Second in the series.. enjoyable... ending has a nice twist.. can't wait for third!