Lucero has been running Zydeco Cakes, a specialty gourmet
cake business for over a year now, but things never seem to
settle down. No matter how hard she tries, her mother-in-law,
Miss Frankie keeps volunteering her for things. You see, Rita
and Miss Frankie co-own the business which had belonged to
Rita's nearly ex-husband, Philippe, who was murdered before
the divorce papers were signed.
does Rita have her hands full running the business Miss Frankie
signs the checks and makes “suggestions,”she also
has a penchant for getting involved in murder investigations.
Investigations which invariably put her own life in danger.
So when there is a murder in the swamp town where Miss Frankie's
neighbor, Bernice grew up, Rita is determined to stay home
in New Orleans on safe ground.
however, has other plans, and despite Rita's latest project,
a huge society event cake and being tasked with catering,
too, the swamp town of Baie Rebelle, keeps pulling her back
into the thick of things. The locals have closed ranks, and
even the most-likely-innocent, but suspected killer, Bernice's
cousin Eskil, won't talk to clear his own name. With staff
member Edie's baby due at any time, godmother to be Rita wants
to get things straightened out so she can get home, get to
work on the Belle Lune Ball, figure out her own plans to be
with her family for the holidays and have some time for the
two sexy men she's dating. Talk about exhausting!
of location from New Orleans to Baie Rebelle is a really smart
move by author Brady. Taking several of the main characters
out of their comfort zone brought a whole new range of options
to the table. I enjoyed this book so much I took it with me
everywhere I went today so anytime I had even five minutes
to read, I could get through a few more riveting pages!
Reviews of other titles in this series
Sheetcake Named Desire #1
on a Hot Tin Roof #2
and Old Cake #3
Cakes of Wrath #4
Rebel Without a Cake #5