Laissez les bon temps rouler!
The pleasure of your company is requested at the most over-the-top wedding New Orleans has ever seen…
When Poppy Fields, Hollywood IT girl and super-secret agent, agreed to be a bridesmaid, she anticipated gallons of Sazerac, memorable parties and handsome groomsmen. Instead, she’s dodging bullets.
Juggling wedding showers, exploding buildings, picnics, black magic, lunches in the Vieux Carré, and murder can be tough on a girl. Good thing Thor is there to escort her—until he disappears.
Poppy must outwit smugglers primed to flood the U.S. with a dangerous new drug (one Poppy knows all too well), save Thor, and get to the church on time. If she fails, she may end up dead. Or—worse—late to the wedding. (Summary via Goodreads)
I am a huge fan of the Marvel movies, especially the Captain America and Thor movies and characters. Why, do you ask am I saying this when talking about the Poppy Fields Adventure series by Julie Mulhern ? Because the main character, Poppy Fields, has a body guard/co-worker/boyfriend named Mark that looks like the character Thor and she calls him that throughout this series.....not to his face obviously but behind his back all the time and it is hilarious !! That is one of the many reasons that I love this series.
Fields' Guide to Voodoo is the third book in this series and it is so much fun to read. Poppy goes to New Orleans for a week-long wedding extravaganza for her college roommate and on the first night there while having drinks with the bride-to-be on the veranda of a hotel there is a car accident and men with guns chasing a man into the hotel. Poppy tries to think nothing of it until she gets into Adele's car and the man that was being chased is hiding in the back seat !!! Poppy's quick thinking gets her out of the jam but results in her shooting the bad guy to save a cop and putting her on the local detective's radar.
All Poppy wants to do is hang out with her friend in New Orleans and party all week with the wedding party and guests. Unfortunately her secret boss sents Thor in to watch over her and pretend to be her boyfriend. Now if you've read the previous two books in this series, you know that their relationship is borderline between co-workers and something else and if you are like me, you are rooting for the something else. (If you haven't read these books, I highly recommend it !!!)
And in Fields' Guide to Voodoo not only does Poppy have to come to Thor/Mark's rescue, she has to safe her ex-boyfriend Jake also. And do this with tight skirts and killer high heels !!!
You cannot help but love the concept behind this series......ditzy, rich party girl, daughter of a famous actress, always getting in the spotlight for the wrong things secretly working as a secret agent and she hasn't even gone for basic training yet !! And to make it more believable she owns a purse pup....a chihuahua that she adopted in the first book from the drug cartel......and you will love the conversations that Poppy and Consuela have. I have cats and I know that they can talk to us ....when they want.
I am a huge fan of this series and I cannot wait for the fourth book in this series. I was looking forward to the next book before I even finished this book but Mulhern ends the book in a way that will drive you crazy.....but in a good way..... I hope for Poppy's sake !!!!
Review by Missi S.