Hot Gossip by Susanne O'Leary Reviewed by Alex Canton-Dutari The description -- almost a prologue -- was well-written and set my mind on the path of this page turner. Though this book is a sequel to Hot Property, it stands on its own as a separate novel and the references to the Irish countryside, with its slurry scent hanging in the air, made me add Ireland to my bucket list. Though the genre is romantic comedy, there are a few serious, deep, passages, especially relating to death adjustment, which I could relate to on a personal basis. Being practical during a divorce also made sense with "…miserable is bad enough. But being miserable in cheap clothes is worse." I don't know why, upon finishing the book, I felt the urge to drink a glass of Laphroaig single malt from the isle of Islay… Of course, Guinness is a must.