Title Killer Cupcakes
Author Leighann Dobbs
Stars 2 out of 5
Lexy Barker has finally opened her dream bakery, gotten ride of her cheating boyfriend, has a hot cop Jack Portillo lives next door and settled down in grandmothers house. Life seemed perfect until her ex boyfriend is found murdered by Lexy’s cupcakes.
Lexy’s grandmother and her iPad friends try to solve the case so Lexy can reopen her bakery.
This book is as cute, predictable sweet as the cupcake recipes at the back of the book. The romance is obvious from the first chapter which kind of took away from the build up as I like to call it ‘Will They? Won’t They?’ moment.
The second the murder enters the picture its so obvious that I wasn’t sure I wanted to keep reading.
If a book has fun and interesting characters with lots of humor it can make up for the weak and predictable plot but this novel had none. Lexy was too sweet, Jack was too flat and grandma and her “detective club” were lacking something.
I love Nancy Drew when I was a kid and sometimes pull them out for fun but as an adult I want mysteries to be exciting, intriguing not predictable and flat.
I found several grammar and spelling errors though the book is the reason I gave it two stars instead of three.