Thursday, April 29, 2021

Review: For Batter or Worse by: Jenn McKinlay


Title: For Batter or Worse
 Author: Jenn McKinlay
Publisher: Berkley
Series: Cupcake Bakery Mystery #13
Format: e-book ARC ( 288 p.)
Source: NetGalley

Description:

The Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must discover the truth behind a death sprinkled with suspicion before Mel and Joe can say "I do", in the thirteenth Cupcake Bakery Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay.

Life is sweet and business is booming at the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery--and the fact that Mel and Joe are getting married is the icing on the cake. Their reception will be held at the swanky resort where Oz works as the pastry chef. The wedding planning is all fun-fetti and games until Mel and Joe meet the head chef at the resort who has been making Oz's life miserable. When the eccentric chef insults Mel's bakery, Oz gets into a blowout argument with the culinary prima donna.

Things turn extra sour when the chef is murdered, and Oz is the police's main suspect. As the countdown to the wedding day begins, Mel, Joe, and the rest of the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew must sift through clues to catch the real killer and clear Oz's name before their wedding plans are totally battered and baked.

My Thoughts; 

Mel and Joe are days away from getting married and are finalizing their wedding along with checking on Mel's worker Oz whose recently joined a new job as a pastry chef in a hotel.  While there they see an altercation between Oz and head chef Miles who seems to be a big Diva Chef,  When he is found dead the next day and Oz is leaning over him it's up to Mel to figure it out before Oz winds up in jail.  Who killed Chef Miles and why?  Was it someone he upset or was he into something much worse?

This book was great fun anytime Angie's brother's are there it is always a riot! Add to the fact Angie and Tate are getting ready for their baby to arrive it's a fun adventure with a great mystery in the middle and Mel is determined to solve it before her honeymoon!  

The players in this book all seem to have questionable agendas.  Some seem to be out for knocking others out so they can be the best chef and leaving others behind in their dust.  That doesn't seem to phase Oz who just wants to create great desserts or Mel who just wants to clear her pastry chef!

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