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Caramel Crush
Cupcake Bakery #9
Jenn McKinlay

April 4, 2017/ ISBN 9780399583810
Mystery/ Cozy/ Amateur Sleuth/ Women Sleuth/ Culinary

Reviewed by Katrina Wiese


Mel should be concentrating on Angie and Tate's upcoming wedding; however, when her old college roommate, Diane Earnest, shows up requesting breakup cupcakes be delivered to her fiancé, what is Mel to do? When Diane sweetens the deal by calling it even between the two of them from a long standing debt, Mel has no choice but to bake up some caramel goodness to break the news. Things turn from bad to worse when Mel finds the fiancé dead in a ball pit, and Diane becomes the number one murder suspect. Now Mel has to handle Fairytale Cupcakes, a crazed bridezilla, a deviant old friend, and her own feelings of jealousy to her own ruined wedding while trying to find the murderer before her own cupcake gets smashed.

I loved this book, it is another great add to an already delicious series. The characters in this series are seriously the icing on the cake. I mean, how can you go wrong with the DeLaura clan, Angie, Mel, Tate, Dear Joe, Marty, Oz and Captain Jack? I especially enjoyed the interactions between Mel and Joe in this book, and have been waiting for some of these scenes since day one. And even with Angie being the crazy bridezilla, I love the friendship between her and Mel. I really enjoyed the mystery aspect of this book, because I didn't get the whodunit until it as revealed, which rarely happens to this cozy-aholic! And can we just say, WHAT?!, to the cliffhanger we were left with? Overall, I can't get enough of the sugary goodness that makes up this series. I am already crushing on the next book in the series, and can't wait to see what happens! If you're as addicted to cupcakes as I am, then you are going to love the recipes in the back of the book! Every recipe listed in this series is amazing. I think a Fairytale Cupcake Cookbook is in order!

Reviewer Notes: Also writes the London Hat Shop Mysteries, the Library Lover's Mysteries and Bluff Point Romance, as well as the Good Buy Girls Mysteries as Josie Belle and the Decoupage Mysteries as Lucy Lawrence.

Reviewed 2017