Sunday, August 16, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Killer Wedding Cake by Gayle Trent

Title: Killer Wedding Cake
Author: Gayle Trent
Series: Book 5 A Daphne Martin Cake Mystery
Publisher: Pocket Books
Source: Received for review from Author
Format: ebook
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: Four Stars
Reviewed by: Tina

Daphne is eager to start a new life with Ben Jacobs, her fiance who she will soon be marrying. She wants to escape from a painful past and and even more painful previous marriage to Todd Martin,someone who has made her life a living Hell with his years of emotional abuse and attempting to shot Daphne to death.

The future is looking bright for Daphne and her at home baking business, she is a baker and cake decorator with a steady business and she is also baking and decorating her own wedding cake. It all comes crumbling down, when Daphne's ex husband, Todd shows up at her door after being released or possibly escaping from a stint in prison for his attempt on Daphne's life claiming that he is still in love with Daphne and wants to try to make a life with her once again.

Wondering how and why he is here and how he found her, Daphne is confused and horrified and scared, she along with Ben and their family and friends are wondering how and why he really came back after not contacting Daphne for years. Todd is soon found murdered along with a man who has a connection to the wedding and after identifing Todd's body and  soon Daphne is in the midst of the investigation and wants to find their killer so Daphne and Ben can move on and have their happily ever after.

I was never more frustrated with a character than Daphne's mother, she seemed like a cold, heartless, you know what, something that  starts with a B and rhymes with witch toward her daughter. She make me so angry as I read. I could totally understand this mother and daughter relationship being much like my own relationship with my mother but I thought this was a little over the top.

  The way her mom treated her  and how she felt about Daphne's ex husband was upsetting but in the end Daphne and her mom came to an understanding but this reader is still not very convinced but hope to see their relationship grow and become better in future books.It's a beautiful thing when baking helped Daphne deal with her life  Killer wedding cake is a perfect sweet concoction of conflict, relationships, delicious cakes and a murder and perfect for a mystery fan with a killer sweet tooth.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author for the giveaway for providing me with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are our own and our reviews are honest.

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  1. Killer Wedding Cake sounds like a great book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Humor and a mystery love it...and I would really like to read it. I love ebooks too.
    Thank you,

  3. I hope the Mother starts off really bad so she can grow and become tolerable.

  4. Looking forward to reading this ASAP!

  5. It always hurts when a mother doesn't stand behind her daughter. There's a situation like that in the family right now (they haven't spoken in many years) and my relationship with my mother was strained. I'd try this book - might not finish it. It will be passed on to other readers either way. thanks.

  6. This book sounds awesome! Thank you for the review and giveaway!

  7. Looks like a yummy book. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at) yahoo(dot) com

  8. This sounds like a really good book. And it sounds like I could relate well with the mother/daughter dynamic. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
    Angie Young

  9. The cover of this book caught my eye. The description makes sound interesting. Conflicts are needed in a book to keeo interesting.

  10. Book sounds great with some interesting characters. I have a friend who bakes cakes at home. She also did her own wedding cake.

  11. Sounds like a great book. Although I love copies, this sounds like it is edgier. I like this type also because it changes it up a bit.

  12. This book sounds very interesting. I would love to win a cop.

  13. I have read the first book in this series and would like to read this one too!!
    Thank you.

  14. Love. This series!!!!! Would appreciate winning this one. Sure its a 5 star review!!!!!!!

  15. This book sounds exciting, looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  16. Sounds wonderful. Thank you for this chance!

  17. Oooh a new to me author! I probably need to get the previous ones if I am lucky!

  18. Sounds like a good series. I don't see how I've missed it.

  19. Sounds like a great series.

  20. This is a fun series. I have been enjoying it. Thanks for a new one.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net



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