Reviewed by Donna
TITLE: Eggs and Kisses
SERIES: Yolks on You #5
AUTHOR: Jessica Payseur
PUBLISHER: JMS Books
LENGTH: 216 Pages
RELEASE DATE: February 11, 2017
Tensions are running high in Mount Angus as the entire town plans for the annual Be Mount Valentine Heartstival and all residents keep an eye out for the latest relationship drama. Kiko and Dom just want to enjoy life together, a task made difficult by nosy residents demanding to know when they’re going to tie the knot. And when Dom discovers Kiko actually hates this holiday, he decides it would be perfect to create a fake proposal.
But before anyone’s matchmaking schemes can get too far, Kiko’s employee Chad finds a body rolled in a rug.
It’s obvious there’s more than just love in the air, and if Kiko and Dom can’t figure out how to work around their emotions, the Heartstival might just end in tragedy.
So that’s it. The last Yolks on You book done and dusted, and even though I know it was the perfect time to end the series, I’m definitely going to miss this whole madcap town – the people, the animals, the laughs and murders. Most especially the murders.
“What are the odds?” asked Kiko as they were on their way. He sounded miserable.
“That Chad would find a body? Probably better than you think.”
Once again it’s holiday time in Mount Angus, and once again, there is mischief and mayhem afoot. And of course, murder. The three “ems” of Mount Angus. This time it’s Valentine’s Day, and Dom is shocked to discover that there’s actually a holiday that Kiko doesn’t love. Usually Kiko is the first to throw himself into any town event, but the Be Mount Valentine Heartstival is something he dreads each year. For some reason Valentine’s Day sends the already gossip hungry town folk into a feeding frenzy, and Kiko wants nothing to do with it. Unfortunately, with yet another body discovered in this unbelievably perilous town, and this time by Kiko’s shop assistant, Chad, the focus of the residents is firmly fixed on Yolks on You.
This is the first book where I truly felt confident in Dom and Kiko’s relationship. They took their time getting here…boy, did they take their time getting here, but Dom finally seems to have matured enough to be the person Kiko needs. In each book in this series the two men work together flawlessly while solving mysteries, but their personal relationship has always been so much hard work. Honestly, I doubted that the author could pull it all together fast enough to finish with this one last book, but it was pretty much faultless. To do that, this book is the first to focus more on the relationship rather than the mystery, but at the same time, the mystery was in no way lacking.
All of our old favourite characters make an appearance including Buddy whose deceased cow is conveying through séances that it’s time for Kiko to get a new pet. Then there’s Martha with her guns, Chad with his clueless ways and of Police Chief Gordon who should probably have retired in the sixties.
The epilogue was absolute perfection; with the series coming around full circle as the men celebrate a whole year together with another Mount Angus Eggstravaganza. And maybe a touch of revenge against some dickish exes.
I’m so glad I discovered this series and hope the author continues to inject her outlandish humor into future stories.