Saturday, April 9, 2016
Book Review/Giveaway: Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay
Author: Jenn McKinlay
Series: Book 8 Cupcake Bakery Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed By: Tina
Holly Hartzmark, a showgirl who wants out of the life to spend more time with her daughter has dreams of being a cupcake baker and is investing a quarter of a million dollars to start a new Fairy Tale Bakery in Vegas. When they all meet with the realtor and lawyer at the new bakery location, an explosion erupts from inside the bakery. The realtor, Scott Jensen was severely burned from the aftermath of the explosion and dies from his injuries and when police investigate it turns out that the explosion was no accident.
While looking at another location for the bakery a car crashes into the front window and the new realtor injuring Tate and the new realtor. The Fairy Tale Cupcake gang wonder if these incidents are some how connected to the the man that Mel's love interest, Angie's brother who is a lawyer is now prosecuting in a case or the fact that Holly has a stalker. When a shoot out happens at Holly's mansion and Holly goes missing.
Other Suspects are lurking in the shadows and Mel and the cupcake gang want to know who does not want this bakery to happen. At the same time Mel has a choice to make when it comes to love. With a murderer on loose that's determined to have everything that happens in Vegas stay in Vegas.Mel and her friends must risk it all to find a killer in fabulous Las Vegas.
I took a trip to Las Vegas with out even going there. It was such a thrill, with all the Elvis theme mixed in from Mel, Angie and Tates stay at the Elvis “Blue Hawaii” Themed Hotel “The Blue Hawaiian” Which I happily googled on the internet. To the Elvis Impersonator Convention and I had many laughs when Fairy Tail Bakery counter person also dressed as Elvis to try to fit in.
A very action packed romp for the Fairy Tale Bakery Gang while a killer is on the loose in Sin City. Vanilla Beaned was pure enjoyment and excitement to read and Holly had a heart of Gold And no, I'm not just saying that because this is one of my all time favorite series, There was no shortage of love for baking. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are honest and our own.
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