Wedding Cake Murder

wedding cake


Hannah Swenson is back planning her wedding and preparing to compete on the Food Channel’s “Dessert Chef Competition”. Her nice small wedding has just turned into a major town event and the planning has been taken over by her mother Delores and sister Andrea. They assure Hannah all she will need to do it pick her dress and show up. They have several dresses already order for her to pick from. The Food Channel has found out about her wedding and now they are planning on filming it for their show.

As Hannah and Michelle go through one or their trial runs for the competition Michele walks into the freezer and finds one of the judges on the floor with a piece of Hannah’s wedding cake in his hands. Since Michelle found the body Hannah feels she must find the murder.

As always Ms. Fluke has written another tasty book. The whole Lake Eden gang is back and preparing for Hannah’s wedding. I think the author handled the whole Mike and Norman situation wonderfully. I’ve read all of her previous books and I could never pick between Mike or Norman but I wanted to see Hannah married and happy.

I really like that Ross jumps right in and helps Hannah with this case since there is more than enough suspects. Ms. Fluke keeps you guessing who the culprit is until the very end.

This copy was provided by NetGalley for a fair and honest review.


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About LOVE IN THE LIGHT (Hearts in Darkness Duet #2):

Two hearts in the darkness…

Makenna James and Caden Grayson have been inseparable since the day they were trapped in a pitch-black elevator and found acceptance and love in the arms of a stranger. Makenna hopes that night put them on the path to forever—which can’t happen until she introduces her tattooed, pierced, and scarred boyfriend to her father and three over-protective brothers.

Must fight for love in the light…

Haunted by a childhood tragedy and the loss of his family, Caden never thought he’d find the love he shares with Makenna. But the deeper he falls, the more he fears the devastation sure to come if he ever lost her, too. When meeting her family doesn’t go smoothly, Caden questions whether Makenna deserves someone better, stronger, and just more…normal. Maybe they’re too different—and he’s far too damaged—after all…

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“Do you want to get changed and I’ll set dinner out?” Caden asked.

“Yeah,” Makenna said. “Sounds great.” The kitchen, dining area, and living room were one big room, with her bedroom door toward the far end. She paused there and looked back. Caden moved around her little kitchen, comfortably and familiarly, and he just looked so freaking good there. In her space. Well, their space now.

He still had his townhouse in Fairlington, but he rarely slept there anymore. And it was so bare bones in furnishings that he preferred they not sleep there because he feared she’d be uncomfortable. A part of her wasn’t sure why he even kept it at this point.

“What?” he asked, giving her a skeptical look.

She grinned and leaned against the door jamb. “I rode our elevator today.”

He shook his head. “Anything interesting happen?”

“Oh, I got trapped with a smoking hot stranger and made out with him in the dark. The usual,” she said.

He smirked. “That never happens.”

Makenna threw her head back and laughed. Still smiling, she changed into jeans and a pink camisole with a low back, and then she threw a warm, chunky caramel-colored cardigan over that.

She found Caden sitting at the set table, containers of food overflowing with several types of noodles. It smelled amazing—savory and spicy and like she could eat everything she saw.

For a moment, the look on his face made her think he was upset about something, but then he saw her and his expression transformed into a sexy smirk. “Smoking hot, huh?”

Laughing, she took the seat next to him. “You fishing for compliments, Grayson? I already said you were freaking gorgeous.”

“Yeah, but that’s not the same as smoking hot.” He arched a brow, and damn if his playfully smug, expectant expression wasn’t hot as hell with his brow piercing and the widow’s peak of his dark hair.

She picked up her fork. “Okay, then how about this? You are so freaking gorgeous and so smoking hot that you make my heart race and my mouth water and my panties melt. Every time I see you. How’s that for a compliment?”

Caden’s smile was slow coming but so damn sexy. “I like tattoo night.”

She laughed and shook her head. “So do I.”

 Praise for LOVE IN THE LIGHT:

“Readers that have been anxiously waiting for more of this story will be thrilled with the passionate and poignant way Kaye dives back in with this complicated and much loved couple. Love in the Light will have readers falling in love with Caden and Makenna all over again!” ~ Jay Crownover, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Marked Men Series

“Sexy, emotional and incredibly heartwarming, fans of Laura Kaye won’t be disappointed!” ~ Monica Murphy, New York TimesBestselling Author of the One Week Girlfriend Quartet

“Laura Kaye has a gift for writing beautifully damaged men and Caden Grayson leads the pack with enough vulnerability to twist your heart in knots.” ~ Tessa Bailey, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Line of Duty Series

“This book delivers – sweet romance, smoking hot sex, an entire tissue box full of angsty drama, and such love shining off the pages that it will blind you.” ~ Christi Barth, Author of the Shore Secrets Series

“This follow up to one of the most beloved couples in romance is delivered in the emotional and touching way that only Laura Kaye can do. Love in the Light is everything I could have wanted for Makenna and Caden–and more!” ~ Jillian Stein, Read-Love-Blog



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About Laura Kaye:

laurakaye-34 crop 2Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Last year a personal friend of mine hosted a challenge daring readers to use the library more, and since I use the library for audio books I signed up!  I ended up reading 2 books from the library as well as the audios that I listened to.

This year she has declined to host the challenge, but she found someone else to host it, and I’ve again signed up.  I’m super excited about this because while I know I will use the audio part of the library I’m hoping that I will also actually read some more books from the library.  I set my library reading goal at 24, but should easily exceed that with just the audios.

What I didn’t do last year that I hope to do this year is to take the money I would have spent on either the audio or the book and put it from my checking account into my savings account.  I will decide the amount based on the type of book.  For example if I do an audio I will use the Audible price since I mostly do the downloadable audios.  If I do a CD audio then I’ll use that price.  An ebook that is available in paperback will be at the price, but one only available as hardcover will be at that price.  It will be interesting to see if I can actually put the savings in my savings account.

Do you use the library?  What do you like best about it?  What do you like least?   I’m looking forward to hearing your comments!